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The world's most terrifying airport landings

OK, OK - we'll admit that the title of this article is a little misleading. Air travel is safe - thrilling, high-powered and often awe-inspiring - but safe. However, that doesn't mean that us mere mortals can't marvel at some of the 'terrifying' aspects of air travel, which most pilots probably fin... Read more

Columbus Direct travel insurance kiosks launched at Gatwick Airport

If you’re heading away on your holidays soon and you’re flying from Gatwick’s South Terminal, you may spot a familiar face as you wait for your flight. For the next three months, Columbus Direct will be selling travel insurance from new kiosks in the airport’s main atrium - so if you've forgotten t... Read more

Travel advice: Your insurance and the Istanbul airport attack

The attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport (Europe’s third-busiest airport) have caused some travel disruption to and within Turkey. If you’re in Istanbul and you want to know how your travel insurance can help you, we’ve answered some FAQs below. For more information, please call our customer servic... Read more

The top five airport hubs you need to explore

While all airports now offer some form of entertainment, some go further than others. Here, we introduce you to five of the world's most impressive airport hubs. From tropical gardens and indoor golf courses to the comfort of airport lounges, there's plenty to put a smile on your face. 1. Munich Fr... Read more

Enjoy free lounge access if your flight’s delayed

There’s nothing worse than sitting around the airport when your flight’s delayed. The crowds, the lack of space and the uncertainty of when your flight’s due can lead to rocketing stress levels - and we think that’s unacceptable. So, if you buy a travel insurance policy with Columbus Direct, we’ll ... Read more

Travel warning: Strikes in Germany, India and Spain

People travelling to Germany, India and Spain are strongly recommended to check with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office before setting off on their journey. Germany Strike action at Frankfurt Airport is expected to cause severe delays and cancellations until Thursday, 1st March, as up to quarte... Read more

Immigration Staff Announces Strike

In a row over pensions, Immigration Services Union has announced a one-day strike on May 10. Hundreds of thousands of passengers face fresh disruption at airports and ports as up to 4,600 immigration officials are expected to walk out on Thursday. All this comes at a time when the Government is alr... Read more

Strikes in Portugal will cause delays

Flights to and from Portugal will be disrupted as a result of a series of walkouts planned by Portuguese Air Traffic Controllers. Thousands of passengers face having their flights cancelled or delayed as airport staff are planning 24-hour strike action tomorrow starting at midnight, which will exte... Read more

Heathrow Cargo staff announces strikes

In a dispute over pay, staff working for Swissport Cargo Services at Britain’s largest airport announced two three-day strikes. The proposed walkouts will take place from: 6.30am on Wednesday, June 27 to 6.29am on Saturday June 30 6.30am on Wednesday, July 4 to 6.29am on Saturday, July 7 ... Read more

Travel Delays likely as Lufthansa cancels flights

People flying in and out of Germany will experience travel delays as Lufthansa cancels flights due to a second strike. At least three airports – Frankfurt (Germany’s busiest airport), Tegel Airport in Berlin and Munich airport are affected by the industrial action. Lufthansa has cancelled 190 fli... Read more

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