Financial Times


Qantas has increased its total aircraft orders to A$35bn ($31.6bn) based on list prices after agreeing to buy up to 188 narrow body aircraft from Airbus and Boeing to support its expansion plans in Australia and Asia.


Eurostar is hoping to expand its services in continental Europe to Amsterdam, Cologne and other destinations following Wednesday’s launch of high-speed services from London’s refurbished St Pancras International station.


Delta Air Lines, under pressure from a large investor to combine with rival United Airlines, has formed a special committee to review strategic options, including a possible merger.


 


Guardian


Rail passengers at Britain’s largest stations face being searched and having their bags screened as part of a package of national security measures unveiled by Gordon Brown yesterday.


 


Telegraph


Passengers will be able to carry more than one bag on board aircraft from Jan 7, Ruth Kelly, the Transport Secretary, announced yesterday.


 


The Times


Tough security restrictions at Britain’s airports have contributed to an 18.1 per cent fall in operating profit in the first nine months of the year at BAA.


 


Daily Mail


Travellers face price hikes and confusion after the Government unveiled plans to take up to 53 pieces of information from anyone entering or leaving Britain.