No matching items found
A "Christmas tree" deftly made and decorated using items that passengers had to leave behind during screening is on display at Vilnius Airport in Lithuania. AFP
Staff at the Lithuanian airport in Vilnius came up with a sharp idea to remind travellers that safety comes first: a Christmas tree made of confiscated knives and toy guns.
The "tree" on display in the airport departures hall stands one-and-a-half metres (five feet) tall and was deftly made and decorated using items that passengers had to leave behind during screening.
"Knives, scissors, lighters, blades, and all sorts of other dangerous goods − this Christmas tree has them all," airport spokesman Tadas Vasiliauskas told reporters.
"If you don't want your personal, yet prohibited, belonging to land on our Christmas tree next year, you'd better check out the baggage requirements before packing for your next flight," he added.
Vilnius airport has served over 4.6 million passengers so far this year, according to official statistics posted the Lithuania Aiports website.
A police report said the thieves left with about 750kg of gold and other precious metals, along with two airport workers taken as hostages, and remained at large.
Two people have been identified as suspects by authorities investigating a deadly fire at an Indonesian lighter factory that killed 30 people including several children, a police chief said on Saturday.
Dubai Airports, DXB, and Etihad Energy Services Company, Etihad ESCO, have announced the successful installation of a solar energy system comprising 15,000 photovoltaic panels at Dubai International’s Terminal 2 — the largest at any airport in the region.
When Resti Novita Sari booked to fly from Jakarta to her hometown of Padang to visit family for holidays, airfares were 40% to 60% higher than she had paid in previous years.
At least 3,419 people have died in Turkey and 1,602 in government- and rebel-controlled parts of Syria, bringing the total to at least 5,021, officials and medical sources said.
The AFP cameraman captured a poignant picture of a Turkish father, Masoud Hanser, refusing to leave his dead daughter's hand under the rubble.
The two leaders engaged in friendly conversation and reviewed several topics of concern to UAE citizens, including the potential for maximising state gains.
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld a judgment issued by the Criminal Court, which sentenced an Asian maid to six month is prison and fined her Dhs2,000, to be followed by deportation.