Author Archives: Arpita Paul

Loganair flight makes emergency landing in Aberdeen

A flight from Shetland to Glasgow made an emergency landing at Aberdeen this afternoon after crew noticed a defect in the aircraft’s windscreen.     The Loganair flight LM436 departed Sumburgh shortly after 2.15pm, but a short time later at …

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Fuel truck hits wing tip of American Airlines plane

A fuel truck struck the winglet, or wing tip that extends vertically from the end of the wing, on an American Airlines plane filled with passengers Friday, according to leading news media platforms.   The news sites report the aircraft (Flight …

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Woman kicked off British Airways after trying to smuggle her cat in hand luggage

A woman was kicked off a flight after she was caught trying to smuggle her cat on board inside her hand luggage.     The passenger, who was bound for Heathrow on a British Airways flight from Glasgow, claimed that …

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Lightning strike prompts emergency landing of Southwest flight

A Southwest Airlines aircraft made an emergency landing Tuesday evening at Bradley International Airport after experiencing a lightning strike, officials said today. The plane landed safely, no one was injured, and there was no impact to airport operations, officials said. …

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Hawaiian Airlines flight to Kahului makes emergency landing in Oakland

According to the airline, a cockpit light illuminated, indicating a possible issue with a component in one of the two engines that is required for extended over-water flying that led to an abrupt landing.   A Hawaiian Airlines flight from San …

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Cockpit window shatters, Icelandair forced to make emergency landing

An Icelandair flight from Orlando, Florida, was forced to make an emergency landing in Canada after a ‘crack; was discovered in one of the aircraft’s windows.   Flight 688 departed Orlando International Airport Friday night bound to Reykjavik, Iceland. The …

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Rosewood Hotels outlines six years expansion plans in Asia

Rosewood Hotel Group is going to expand its market in Asia with the inclusion of Rosewood Shenzhen (opening 2022), Rosewood Hermana Mayor (2023), New World Jaipur Resort (2023) and Rosewood Shanghai (2024).     Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel …

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Auckland witnesses largest hotel sale in 12 years

The Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand’s Central Business District, has been sold to the Australia-based Mulpha Group for more than $54 million. The 178-unit strata-title development was sold subject to a new 11-year performance lease underpinned by …

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American Airlines Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Calgary

A flight from Dallas to Beijing was detoured to Alberta Thursday afternoon following a medical emergency and a mechanical issue.   Flight AA263 departed Dallas-Fort Worth late Thursday morning and was scheduled to arrive in Beijing on Friday afternoon.   The …

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Violent sickness strikes 300 passengers on luxury Mediterranean cruise

Cruise passengers were stuck down in droves by a sickness bug during a luxury Mediterranean voyage. Around 300 passengers on the cruise ship Aida Prima were left suffering from the suspected virus. There were cases of vomiting and diarrhoea throughout …

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Wizz Air announces a brand new baggage policy

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced a new baggage policy that it claims will ‘ease’ the boarding process for passengers.   The policy, which comes into effect from 1 November, guarantees one free carry-on with dimensions 40x30x20 cm for all …

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Urban art invades streets and commercial hubs of Rio

Rio de Janeiro, home of the world’s second largest graffiti according to the Guinness World Records, will be the capital of urban art in the coming days. This weekend, on the 13th and 14th, the sixth edition of Arte Core will …

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Dreamworld staff to sue theme park for ‘psychological damage’

Four former Dreamworld workers are suing the Gold Coast theme park, two years after they witnessed the entire horror of four people dying on the Thunder River Rapids ride.   Three of the four workers will give evidence at the …

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Thai teenage gang shootout near Bangkok’s Watergate Pavilion kills an Indian tourist

A shoot-out between two teenage gangs in a popular shopping district in Bangkok left at least one Indian tourist dead and four others injured, according to a health official said Monday on 8th October.   The deadly skirmish occurred on …

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Dubai Chamber name TIME Hotels as CSR leader for fourth consecutive year

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels, has added to its growing list of accolades with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dubai Chamber) CSR Label Award for the fourth year in succession.     Launched in 2010 to reward corporate …

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Thailand airports plan $4.3 billion expansion as visitor arrivals shoot up

Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) plans to invest 140 billion baht (US$4.26 billion) to expand the country’s main airport as it expects an increase in passenger arrivals, a senior executive said on Monday (October 8).     Suvarnabhumi airport will …

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Melbourne-bound Malaysian Airlines makes emergency landing at Perth

An aircraft of Malaysian Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Perth today due to a “medical diversion”.   A spokeswoman for Perth Airport said flight MH149 was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne when it was …

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787-dominated theme park to be launched at Chubu Airport

The brand new commercial complex of Chubu Airport is ready to welcome Flight of Dreams that is about to be opened on October 12, dominated by Boeing Company’s first 787 Dreamliner on display.   Flight of Dreams, which offers aircraft-related …

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Indigo systems down for 90 minutes, airline operations affected

Travelling with IndiGo today will be inconvenienced, as the airline’s systems were down for 90 minutes in the afternoon causing delays across the network. IndiGo’s system went down for about 90 minutes across all airports holding up flight operations.   …

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APAC cities rule global travel rankings but Australians swap Bali for Paris

Australian tourists have started swapping Bali for Paris.   Visitor numbers to the French capital have risen by nearly 31 per cent last year as compared with a 4.2 percent decline in visitors to Bali. Though it continued to remain …

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