Air France Cancels 60 Pct Of Flights As Strike Continues

Air France Cancels 60 Pct Of Flights As Strike Continues

  The pilot strike at Air France has entered its second day with the two sides apparently no closer to resolving a dispute over cost cuts that has forced the carrier to cancel 60 percent of flights. The airline said it expected to operate “at least 40 percent of its flights” on Wednesday, based on […]

Russia Says Ukraine Responsible For MH17

Russia Says Ukraine Responsible For MH17

  Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu blamed Ukraine for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine and was quoted as saying the tragedy would never have happened if Kiev had not taken up arms. “The catastrophe happened in the air space belonging to Ukraine, which bears full responsibility for what happened,” he […]

Another Crash Claims Three Lives as Cargo Flight Goes Down in Serengeti District

Another crash claims three lives as cargo flight goes down in Serengeti District (Picture by Peter Pabel @LOWL)

SERENGETI DISTRICT PLANE CRASH KILLS ALL THREE ON BOARD A converted Fokker 27-500, operating as a cargo plane, crashed yesterday evening for yet to be determined reasons while enroute from Mwanza, Tanzania’s lake side city, to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The aircraft, registered with the Kenya Civil Aviation as 5Y-SXP and MSN 10681, made […]

Russia Demands Publication Of MH17 Data Recordings

Russia Demands Publication Of MH17 Data Recordings

Russia is demanding to know why investigators have yet to publish the black box data from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July. Moscow blames Ukraine for the disaster, in which all 298 passengers and crew were killed. In a version of events widely believed in the West, Ukraine […]

Flight Systems Problem Disrupts Madrid Airport Traffic

Flight Systems Problem Disrupts Madrid Airport Traffic

. A two-hour technical problem in the flight planning system at Madrid’s Barajas airport caused delays and cancellations on Saturday, a busy weekend when many Spaniards and tourists were due to return from holiday. Enaire, the state-owned body responsible for air traffic management in Spain, said the problems affected part of the air transit control […]

Germanwings Pilots To Strike After Talks Break Down

Germanwings Pilots To Strike After Talks Break Down

Lufthansa said talks with pilots over an early retirement scheme had ended without an agreement, leading to strike action on Friday that will affect thousands of people coming back from summer holidays. The Lufthansa pilots want the management to maintain the scheme that allows them to retire early at 55 and still keep some of […]

Malaysia, Australia To Share MH370 Search Costs

Malaysia, Australia To Share MH370 Search Costs

Malaysia said it will share with Australia the cost of the next stage in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in the hope of unlocking modern aviation’s greatest mystery. Months of searching have failed to turn up any trace of the missing Boeing 777, which disappeared on March 8, carrying 239 passengers and […]

Southwest Airlines Loses 85-Year-Old Passenger

Southwest Airlines Loses 85-Year-Old Passenger

  Southwest Airlines Loses Passenger Alice Vaticano Airlines misplace luggage all the time, but Southwest Airlines is coming under fire for losing a passenger. After visiting her daughter, Alice Vaticano, 85, was flying home to Denver from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. A skycap working on behalf of Southwest Airlines promised to take […]



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