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Toilet breakdown compels British Airways passengers to ‘hold it’ for 3 hours

The airplane had pulled off a 180-degree turn and divert it to Portugal when its onboard loo suddenly packed in and left passengers red-faced as they were asked to ‘hold it’.   This aircraft had landed at Faro airport around …

China unveils plan for hypersonic planes, travel New York to Beijing in 2 hrs

Transporting passengers and cargo from Beijing to New York will happen in two hours as per a team from the Chinese Academy of Science while the journey currently takes an average of 13 and a half hours.     A …

Delta passengers stranded on tarmac for 12 hours amidst weather delay

Delta Airlines has been confronting with criticism after one of its airplanes were stuck on the tarmac for nearly 12 hours during an ice storm in Kansas City that left passengers stranded as they made efforts to fly to Los …

Indigo passenger denied entry despite being on time, flight says ‘inadvertent error’

A passenger of Indigo Airlines that was already in a coach ferrying passengers to a Goa-bound airplane at Hyderabad airport was denied boarding on Wednesday.   The airline mentioned that the incident had taken plane on account of an ‘inadvertent …

Cebu Pacific to launch Batanes route on March 25

Last November 2017, the Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, launched a crowdsourcing campaign via Facebook. Since then, netizens have been using the #CEBFlyMeTo hashtag to let us know where they want us to take them next.   Based on feedback …


  • Ryanair loses its top airline spot to Lufthansa due to wrong roster of pilots

    Published on : Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Ryanair is no longer the largest airline of Europe after it cancelled thousands of flights following a rostering issue in 2017 and had to suspend a number of routes throughout the continent.     In September 2017, the airline said …

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  • Newquay declared as UK’s fastest growing airport

    Published on : Saturday, January 13, 2018

    With passenger numbers increasing by 22 per cent in 2017, Newquay is officially the UK’s fastest growing airport for the second year running.     Around 454,000 travellers were handled by the Cornish airport last year and  in 2016 it abolished an unpopular £5 …

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  • easyJet reveals a series of technological milestones in 2018

    Published on : Saturday, January 13, 2018

    easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has forecast reaching a number of key milestones in technological initiatives over the next 12 months.     Half of easyJet’s fleet is now A320 aircraft following a programme of up-gauging from 150-seat A319s to the …

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  • Stay in Vermont with your money at par when flying with Porter Airlines

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    Porter Airlines has partnered with Vermont to bring its passengers exclusive at-par savings on winter getaways in the Green Mountain State. Great offers on lodging and lift tickets are available exclusively for Porter passengers who can choose from more than …

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  • airBaltic Carries 99% Transfer Passengers on Time in 2017

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    The Latvian airline airBaltic carried over 900 000 transfer passengers in 2017 out of whom only 1.08% lost their connection due to different circumstances, including delays caused by strikes in European airports and weather conditions.   Laura Vecvanaga-Puķīte, Vice President Ground Operations and …

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  • Spectacular SWISS air show at the 88th Lauberhorn Ski Races

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    SWISS teamed up with the Patrouille Suisse, the Swiss Air Force’s display team, today to offer a spectacular air show to Lauberhorn fans between the combination downhill and slalom races. The air show featured another SWISS first: the début of …

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  • Newsweek Names United Airlines Top Global Carrier in 2017 Green Rankings

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    United Airlines ranked number one among global carriers in Newsweek’s 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. United placed 59th among 500 U.S. brands and 100th among 500 global brands, …

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  • Non-Stop Service to be launched by Hainan Airlines

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    Hainan Airlines will officially launch a non-stop service between Shenzhen and Brussels on March 20, 2018.     Following the launch of the Beijing=Brussels and Shanghai Pudong=Brussels services, this will be Hainan Airlines’ third direct flight from China to Brussels.   …

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  • 69% passenger growth in WOW air

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

      The passenger numbers in WOW air  grew by 69% to 2.8 million in 2017.     There was an  80% increase in available seat kilometres over the period with the low cost carrier’s load factor of 88% remaining the …

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  • United Airlines recognized as one of the world’s greenest companies

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    United Airlines ranked number one among global carriers in Newsweek’s 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. United placed 59th among 500 U.S. brands and 100th among …

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  • Luxembourg Airport saw record passengers in 2017

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    Luxembourg Airport saw a record number of passengers in the last year- 2017 with a setting of 3.6 million passengers.     Previously called as Findel Airport, the airport has overall increase of passengers that counted about 20%.     …

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  • Air France launches new route

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

      A new daily Air France flight to Paris-Charles de Gaulle is launched by Cock Airport, the service will be launched in May and will be operative over summer.   The route will run from May 26 through to October …

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  • American Airlines to reimburse passengers for in-flight complaints

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    The flight attendants of American Airlines would now be providing compensation for problems that might occur while the aircraft is flying.   Whenever a passenger comes across a meal shortage, any issue with seat or a broken in-flight entertainment system, …

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  • Ryanair’s new hand luggage policy is an attempt to reduce boarding delays

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    Ryanair is going to change its hand luggage policy effective from January 15 by reducing the number of free bags passengers can carry with them in the cabin.     Currently, the airline allows passengers to take two bags, one …

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  • Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Austrian Airlines can look back at a successful year in 2017. Close to 12.9 million passengers flew with Austria’s red-white-red national carrier last year, comprising a rise of 12.8 percent compared to 2016. The airline plans another small expansion step …

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  • Drunken Irish couple forces Ryanair to make unscheduled stop

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    An Irish couple got drunk on a Ryanair flight and had to be forced off the plane after an unscheduled stopover.   Ryanair flight FR7063 was on its way from the tourist resort of Alicante in Spain to Dublin on …

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  • Plane makes emergency landing at Kraków airport, nobody hurt

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    A plane of Lufthansa Airlines that was flying from Kraków to Frankfurt in Germany and it had been carrying 50 people on board as per IAR.   The pilot then decided to divert the airplane back to the Kraków airport …

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  • A record 130 million passengers carried by Lufthansa Group in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

     Lufthansa Group’s airlines welcomed approximately 9.3 million passengers showing an increase of 19.9 per cent compared to  previous December. It was reported that the available seat kilometres increased 14.2 per cent over the previous year while sales increased by 15.9 …

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  • Air Canada issues travel caution due to freezing rain warnings

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Air Canada has started warning tourists that there are likely to be a few delays since eastern Ontario is expected to receive up to four millimeters of freezing rains.   This company had issued a tweet on Wednesday to notify …

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  • American Airlines to compensate for inconveniences

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    American Airlines employees will be able to offer on-the-spot compensation to travelers for small inconveniences at airports which will be into immediate effect.     It will be available in-flight later this year  and the compensation will come in the …

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