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Portugal pilots unionise

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Ryanair's pilots based in Portugal have voted for a collective labour agreement governing pay and conditions for the next four years.

The agreement was negotiated between Ryanair and the Portuguese pilot union SPAC to cover all of the airline's directly employed pilots in Portugal.

Europe's top carbon emitters

BBC data journalist Daniele Palumbo has put together this graphic to show Europe's carbon emitters.

It is the first time a company that does not run a coal-fired power plant has come near the top of the ranking.

Carbon emitters
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Ryanair 'one of Europe's top polluters'

A Ryanair plane on the runway
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Ryanair has become the only airline to be included in a list of Europe's top 10 polluters,according to data from the EU's Transport & Environment group.

It is the first time a company that does not run a coal-fired power plant has come near the top of the ranking.

Seven plants in Germany and one in both Poland and Bulgaria were on the list.

The data said Ryanair's carbon dioxide emissions rose by 6.9% last year, but the firm said it was "Europe's greenest and cleanest airline".

Easyjet falls 7% after downbeat trading update

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Easyjet's downbeat trading update has hit its shares. They're down more than 7% in early trading, falling 82.50 to 1,35.00.

Rival budget airline Ryanair has also been hit: its shares have fallen around 5% - down 0.56 to 11.15.

New Edinburgh to Vienna service launched

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Austrian airline Laudamotion is to launch a direct service between Edinburgh and Vienna in the autumn.

The airline, which operates as Lauda, will fly between the cities three times a week from 27 October to 26 March.

The service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays using an Airbus A320.

Laudamotion was founded by Formula 1 racing legend Niki Lauda but became a fully-owned subsidiary of Ryanair in January.