DBA to close: Dba will no longer operate as of 30 November 2008.
Parent company Air Berlin is discontinuing dba flights after transferring the airline's administrative and technical functions to other group companies.
Dba's 120 pilots and 175 flight attendants will be offered roles within the group, although a redundancy scheme is also in place.
Discussions are currently underway between Air Berlin, staff representatives and the unions.
Dba currently operates nine aircraft. Three older Boeing 737-300s are to be retired in November 2008 as planned.
Bmi drops fuel surcharges
Bmi, Heathrow's second largest carrier, has removed all fuel surcharges on its flights within Europe and the UK.
The airline said the move "recognises the current economic situation and the need to provide more affordable and transparent air fares."
Bmi's full service flight network links 17 European cities.
Peter Spencer, bmi managing director, said: "The abolition of fuel surcharges on these short haul flights is designed to help encourage more business and leisure travel."
Bmi said fuel surcharges were still in place on its regional UK and European flights.
BA, Virgin and Air France-KLM have all reduced, but not abolished, their fuel surcharges recently.
KLM returns to Liverpool after 70 years
KLM will once again fly Liverpool John Lennon to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as part of its summer 2009 schedule.
KLM cityhopper will operate the route three times a day using Fokker 70s, starting on March 29, 2009. Tickets will be available from November 4.
Pieter Elbers, senior vice president network at KLM, said: "We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with Liverpool after such a long absence.
"By adding Liverpool to our network today, KLM has further strengthened its position in the UK market."
The Amsterdam route first began in 1934 but was stopped when war broke out in 1939.
Norwegian scrambles to replace Sterling
Norwegian Air Shuttle is moving quickly to fill the gap left by the collapse of Sterling Airlines last week.
A new base in Copenhagen is to open this week, with eight to ten jets operating out of the capital by May 2009. Norwegian has earmarked some of Sterling's jets as priority acquisitions.
Norwegian - the fourth largest LCC behind Ryanair, easyJet and Air Berlin - is stepping up its expansion despite the economic downturn.
Plans to add Copenhagen to London, Amsterdam, Rome, Krakow, Prague, Barcelona and Pisa are being made.
Norwegian will also replace Sterling flights from Stockholm.
World airport traffic in decline
World traffic growth for September 2008 year-on-year fell by 4% according to Airports Council International (ACI).
ACI figures show an overall decline of 2% during the third quarter of this year, the first contraction since 2003.
The Middle East was the only region to record overall growth in September at +2.4%, despite a drop of 5% at Dubai International.
For a full report of the figures, visit www.aci.aero.