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Biztravel.com's website crashed for 45 minutes on Tuesday afternoon (23 May) after it announced that it would refund customers whose flights with certain airlines were late or cancelled. The Internet company said that the traffic generated by the announcement went 'far beyond expectations'.

Lineas Aeroes Allegro expects its sales to rise by 25-30% this year due partly to new regional services the airline is starting in June. The carrier is also thought to have applied for the right to fly the routes once operated by the bankrupt airline Transportes Aeroes Ejecutivos.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport's parking facilities will continue to be expanded with property formerly owned by Northwest Airlines soon to become 1,000 long-term parking spaces and 11,500 spaces in the airport's new midfield terminal. Over the past four years the airport has added over 1,300 spaces.

About 200 delegates from Russia's leading airports and CIS member-countries attended an international conference on airport ground services on Wednesday 24 May to discuss ways to upgrade technical and commercial servicing of aircraft, handling of freight and baggage, aircraft fuelling and passenger catering.

Northwest Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines have renewed their commercial cooperation in a five-year agreement which includes codeshare flights, reciprocal frequent flyer programmes and 'seamless' airport service. The new agreement expands the frequent flyer programme by allowing members on both airlines to redeem miles on both the airlines' flights worldwide.

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Date:May 24, 2000
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