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July 12, 1991 | ROBERT E. DALLOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Delta Air Lines on Thursday agreed to purchase a major portion of Pan American World Airways, including all of its European routes and its lucrative Northeastern shuttle, in a deal worth about $260 million. Once the deal is consummated, Delta will rank with United Airlines and American Airlines as among the largest carriers in the world.
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November 29, 1995 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just six months into his presidency, French leader Jacques Chirac was hit Tuesday by a crippling, expanded strike that virtually shut down the nation's rail and bus network and set up an important test of the new government. Striking workers in the state-run railway company, SNCF, marking their fifth day off the job, were joined Tuesday by other public transportation employees protesting government plans to reform France's generous, debt-ridden social security system.
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BUSINESS
November 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Delta Air Lines, which began business in the 1920s by spraying cotton-gobbling boll weevils, became a full-fledged aviation superpower Friday, absorbing most of the fading Pan Am. It was the end of one era of commercial flight and another milestone in the modern age of growing "mega-carriers."
NEWS
June 24, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The European Union's semiannual summit, on the Greek island of Corfu today and Saturday, was envisioned as a look at Europe's future. The agenda carries an interim report on a planned multibillion-dollar trans-European network of new and upgraded rail lines and highways that will not just bind the continent more closely in the next century, but also create thousands of jobs and a vision in the process. Russian President Boris N.
NEWS
June 24, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The European Union's semiannual summit, on the Greek island of Corfu today and Saturday, was envisioned as a look at Europe's future. The agenda carries an interim report on a planned multibillion-dollar trans-European network of new and upgraded rail lines and highways that will not just bind the continent more closely in the next century, but also create thousands of jobs and a vision in the process. Russian President Boris N.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Northwest Changes Cut-Rate European Fare Plan: Major U.S. airlines are studying a move by Northwest Airlines to extend to Feb. 9 what had been a Dec. 31 deadline to buy cut-rate European fares. Northwest officials said an earlier statement by the airline that the final purchase date had been advanced to March 15, 1993, was incorrect.
NEWS
February 9, 1991 | From United Press International
A killer storm blowing out of Siberia sent temperatures plunging below freezing Friday across Europe and blanketed roads with snow, snarling traffic, stranding thousands of travelers and causing at least four deaths. The snow, falling from Yugoslavia to Britain and piling up more than three feet in places, shut schools and airports, caused traffic accidents and warmed the hearts of Austrian ski resort operators.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Northwest Changes Cut-Rate European Fare Plan: Major U.S. airlines are studying a move by Northwest Airlines to extend to Feb. 9 what had been a Dec. 31 deadline to buy cut-rate European fares. Northwest officials said an earlier statement by the airline that the final purchase date had been advanced to March 15, 1993, was incorrect.
TRAVEL
August 30, 1992 | JAMES T. YENCKEL, WASHINGTON POST
Who offers the best car-rental deals in Europe? If you're looking for a bargain--and who isn't during a recession?--there's a little-known option that could save as much as a third or more on your rental cost: U.S.-based wholesale car-rental firms. No, this isn't a scheme to fob off junk cars on the unwary. The wholesalers work with Hertz, Avis, National, Budget and other major international rental companies. But they often are able to offer cheaper rates than the majors themselves.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
Before the nation's airlines had time to catch their breath after the big fare war for domestic tickets, Delta Air Lines said Monday evening that it was cutting prices on summer fares to Europe by up to 45%. The sale, while not as sweeping as the fare war that ended Friday, will allow Delta's highest-paying customers, business travelers who fly on little notice, to save money. Continental Airlines immediately matched the sale in most markets.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1992 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under intense competition from giant airlines across the Atlantic, Europe is lurching toward the partial deregulation of its skies--and a consolidation of its bewildering and inefficient array of national carriers. Deregulation, European style, will not be as complete or as chaotic as the American variety that took hold about a decade ago, which gave birth to short-lived carriers and contributed to the disappearance of some familiar airlines.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Delta Air Lines, which began business in the 1920s by spraying cotton-gobbling boll weevils, became a full-fledged aviation superpower Friday, absorbing most of the fading Pan Am. It was the end of one era of commercial flight and another milestone in the modern age of growing "mega-carriers."
TRAVEL
October 13, 1991 | JACK ADLER
Ferry sailings can be a scenic and money-saving alternative to high-cost flights for consumers traveling in Europe. Plying major routes throughout the European seas, these ferries make short runs that usually amount to overnight passages, thus saving the cost of a night's lodging. The downside, of course, is the extra time it takes to travel by boat.
BUSINESS
November 14, 1990 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Airlines is expected to close its purchase of Pan American World Airways' European routes today, but the deal could fall apart if the British government forbids transfer of Pan Am's authority to use London's Heathrow Airport. Without the coveted access to Heathrow, "the deal is off," Lawrence M. Nagin, general counsel of United's parent, UAL Corp., said in an interview from London. If the sale collapses, there could be other buyers in the wings. Trans World Airlines Chairman Carl C.
BUSINESS
April 12, 1989 | From Reuters
The European Court of Justice, in a landmark judgment that could help cut air fares, ruled Tuesday that nearly all pricing pacts between airlines could violate European Community free competition policy. The ruling is expected to help the EC's executive commission push member states and national airlines to agree to new steps toward liberalizing air transport. At present national airlines tend to fix air fares on international routes either through multilateral or bilateral agreements, a procedure attacked by critics as restricting competition and keeping air fares artificially high.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1991 | ROBERT E. DALLOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Delta Air Lines on Thursday agreed to purchase a major portion of Pan American World Airways, including all of its European routes and its lucrative Northeastern shuttle, in a deal worth about $260 million. Once the deal is consummated, Delta will rank with United Airlines and American Airlines as among the largest carriers in the world.
NEWS
February 9, 1991 | From United Press International
A killer storm blowing out of Siberia sent temperatures plunging below freezing Friday across Europe and blanketed roads with snow, snarling traffic, stranding thousands of travelers and causing at least four deaths. The snow, falling from Yugoslavia to Britain and piling up more than three feet in places, shut schools and airports, caused traffic accidents and warmed the hearts of Austrian ski resort operators.
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