A Paris court has said Continental Airlines was “criminally responsible” for the crash of a Concorde supersonic jet 10 years ago, and fined it 200,000 euros (£170,000).
A passenger plane crashed in Libya on Wednesday, killing 105 people, Al Arabiya television said, quoting official sources.
Airline losses from the volcanic ash cloud climbed above $1 billion on Monday, and the industry demanded compensation from the European Union as officials agreed to let flights resume on a limited basis.
Airlines are losing as much as $300 million per day, with European companies like British Airways suffering the most. An umbrella group for the airline industry criticized European leaders’ handling of the disruption, which has grounded thousands of flights to and from Europe for the past five days.
AMSTERDAM — Dutch airline KLM said it safely flew aircraft without passengers through a window in the cloud of volcanic ash over Europe Sunday, and pressed for an end to the total ban on commercial air traffic that Source has paralyzed travel across the continent.
Other airlines including Lufthansa and Air France said they, too, were conducting test flights. Authorities, however, extended airspace restrictions across Europe and said there was no end in sight to the plume spewing out of a volcano in Iceland, which they insist is dangerous to planes.