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Tunisia halts all United Arab Emirates flights over security measures

December 25, 2017 2:26 am
Tunisia halts all United Arab Emirates flights over security measures

This file photo taken on March 22, 2017 shows an Etihad Airlines plane from Abu Dhabi preparing to land at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AFP) Tunisia has halted all United Arab Emirates (UAE) airlines’ flights from landing in the country over security measures. On […]

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Yemen cancels all flights due to Saudi Arabia’s blockade of impoverished country

November 6, 2017 12:24 am
Yemen cancels all flights due to Saudi Arabia’s blockade of impoverished country

This file photo shows a Yemeni passenger plane All flights to and from the war-torn Yemen have been canceled after the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition, which has been pounding the impoverished country for over two and a half years, announced the closure of all land, air and sea ports in […]

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Australia to tighten airport security after foiled terror plot

October 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Australia to tighten airport security after foiled terror plot

A photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows police walking past passengers as they patrol at the Sydney Airport in Australia. (By AFP) Australia says airport workers in the country will undergo random searches for explosives as part of new security measures designed to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks. […]

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110,000 Britons stranded abroad as UK’s Monarch Airline collapses

October 2, 2017 1:47 pm
110,000 Britons stranded abroad as UK’s Monarch Airline collapses

Grounded Monarch airplanes sit on the tarmac at Luton airport, south England on October 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The collapse of the UK’s Monarch Airline has left some 110,000 Britons stranded abroad, kicking off the biggest peacetime repatriation program to take them back home. Britain’s longest-surviving airline brand ceased […]

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Spanish security staffers to go on strike at Barcelona airport

August 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Spanish security staffers to go on strike at Barcelona airport

Security staff at the airport in the Spanish city of Barcelona will be going on strike to demand a pay increase. Approximately 350 security workers, who are tasked with checking passengers’ baggage, say they will stage four one-hour walkouts on Friday and Sunday, followed by a 24-hour stoppage on Monday. […]

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Persian Gulf airlines of Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways rap US carrier for ending deal

July 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Persian Gulf airlines of Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways rap US carrier for ending deal

This photo taken on February 24, 2017 from a passengers’ window shows a view of an American Airlines plane at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. (photo by AFP) Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways have expressed disappointment after a major American airline cut its codeshare cooperation with them. American Airlines […]

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British Airways crew begin 16-day strike over pay

July 1, 2017 8:30 am
British Airways crew begin 16-day strike over pay

The long and bitter British Airways cabin-crew dispute has intensified, with an unprecedented 16-day strike timed to hit the start of the summer peak on July 1. British Airways cabin crew have begun an unprecedented 16-day strike at the start of the peak summer travel season amid a long-running dispute […]

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US implementing strict aviation security measures for foreign flights to avoid laptop ban

June 29, 2017 8:58 pm
US implementing strict aviation security measures for foreign flights to avoid laptop ban

The US is introducing new aviation security measures for all international flights coming into the country instead of imposing a laptop ban, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday. The administration of US President Donald Trump is implementing strict aviation security measures for all international flights coming into the country […]

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European aviation giant Airbus to sell 73 planes to Iranian airlines

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
European aviation giant Airbus to sell 73 planes to Iranian airlines

Airbus says it has signed basic agreements with two Iranian airlines over the purchase of a total of 73 planes. (Photo by AFP) European aviation giant Airbus says it has signed basic agreements with two Iranian airlines over the purchase of a total of 73 planes. Airbus said in a […]

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Romanian air traffic controllers go on strike

May 30, 2017 10:30 pm
Romanian air traffic controllers go on strike

The undated photo shows a view of Henri Coanda International Airport Arrivals Terminal in Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Romanian air traffic controllers staged a four-hour strike on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, leading to some cancellations and delays. Transport Minister Razvan Cuc said the strike ended after officials struck an […]

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British Airways flights grounded due to global system outage

May 27, 2017 10:30 pm
British Airways flights grounded due to global system outage

Travelers are seen stranded outside the entrances of Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 after British Airways flights where cancelled, May 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) British Airways has grounded all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports because of “a major IT failure” that is causing severe disruption to its global […]

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United Airlines forced to apologise to father after detaining him for ‘touching’ son’s lap

May 25, 2017 10:13 am
United Airlines forced to apologise to father after detaining him for ‘touching’ son’s lap

Joel and Henry with their five-year-old son Ben. Photo/Facebook United Airlines has been forced to apologise to a family after a father travelling with his son was accused of laying his arm “too close to the child’s genitalia” as he slept. The man, Henry Amador-Batten, his husband Joel and their […]

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Ethiopian Airlines defends deportation charges from Nigerian passengers

May 23, 2017 9:33 am
Ethiopian Airlines defends deportation charges from Nigerian passengers

The airlines’ General Manager in Nigeria, Solomon Begashaw denied the claims that the charges were “unauthorised fees” and an attempt to exploit Nigerians. PHOTO: TWITTER/FAAN Ethiopian Airlines yesterday defended its “refundable deportation fees” being collected from Nigerian passengers. The airlines’ General Manager in Nigeria, Solomon Begashaw denied the claims that […]

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Iran receives 4 new planes purchased from Franco-Italian aviation player ATR

May 17, 2017 11:30 am
Iran receives 4 new planes purchased from Franco-Italian aviation player ATR

Iran has received the first batch of medium-range planes that it has purchased from Franco-Italian aviation player ATR. Iran has received the first batch of medium-range planes that it has purchased from Franco-Italian aviation player ATR.    Four ATR 72-600 turboprop planes landed in Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport on a […]

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Fire at Singapore airport causes flight delays

May 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Fire at Singapore airport causes flight delays

Firemen inspect Changi International Airport terminal 2 in Singapore on May 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Singapore’s Changi Airport after a small fire erupted in a terminal that was later extinguished, authorities and witnesses said, delaying flights at the global hub. Smoke swept through […]

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