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Aviation industry pledges 50 percent cuts in emissions

Airlines have agreed that they will aim to cut emissions of greenhouse gases to 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. The move, which aims to pre-empt unfavourable attention at the Copenhagen summit in December, is the most radical vision to date of the future of air travel.

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Airlines coalition calls for air emissions to be included in climate change treaty

Four leading airlines, plus the UK airport operator, have formed an industry coalition to campaign for aviation emissions to be included in an international deal on climate change.

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US: Former British Airways executive to be jailed for price fixing

The former commercial general manager of BA World Cargo is to serve eight months in jail after pleading guilty to fixing prices of air cargo shipments.

Business leaders lobby for carbon cuts

Business leaders from 99 companies, including British Airways, Deutsche Bank, EDF, Petrobas and Shell are lobbying heads of governments to set targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and to help establish a global market for carbon.

UK: British Airways attacked by archbishop for dress code rules

British Airways has been criticised by the Archbishop of York for its policy that bans a member of staff from wearing a christian cross above her uniform. Dr John Sentamu called the company's position "nonsense".

Germany: Lufthansa settles price fixing suit

Airline Lufthansa has agreed a payment of $85m to settle over allegations of price fixing, ending a series of class action lawsuits that were pending over the company.

British Airways investigated over alleged price fixing

British Airways is facing an investigation into an alleged cartel that fixed flight prices through fuel surcharges following an intervention by rival company Virgin Airline.

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