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Russia to retaliate if Washington bans Aeroflot flights to US

By ethan / August 9, 2018

If the United States bans Russian state airline Aeroflot, Moscow has enough power to respond accordingly, Maksim Suraev, a member of the State Duma Committee on Transport and Construction, has said. Washington is planning to impose new sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK. Moscow […]

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Saudi airline stops flights to Canada amid escalating diplomatic row

By ethan / August 7, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s national airline Saudia announced the suspension of all direct flights to and from Toronto following Canada’s comments about the kingdom’s treatment of human rights activists. The flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport will be suspended beginning August 13, according to the announcement the carrier published on its Twitter. Previously, Toronto was the only […]

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'Quiet Skies' TSA surveillance team targets Americans on domestic flights without warrant – report

By ethan / July 29, 2018

If you board late or change your appearance before a domestic flight, the TSA might have you followed, based on a new screening program, which many critics say wastes taxpayer’s money, an investigation by the Boston Globe reveals. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched a covert civilian surveillance program called Quiet Skies across major US […]

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Airline urges booze ban before Ibiza flights after 20 drunk passengers wreak havoc

By ethan / June 18, 2018

Ryanair has called for a ban on booze at Irish airports after drunken passengers forced an Ibiza-bound flight from Dublin to divert to Paris. The airline wants alcohol sales to be banned before 10am after 20 unruly Irish passengers caused havoc on the early-morning flight on Saturday. Three passengers were removed from the plane and […]

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Friendly skies: North-South Korea flights to start soon, if UN grants Kim's request

By ethan / May 4, 2018

United Nations aviation agency directors will visit North Korea next week to discuss Pyongyang’s request to establish air routes to South Korea. Officials from the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will conduct a ‘joint mission’ to consider the proposal, the UN agency said on Friday. Read more “ICAO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Director, Mr. […]

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New 'cosmic' airport in Crimea offers flights to Venus & Mars

By ethan / April 17, 2018

A new terminal opened at Crimea’s Simferopol International Airport on Monday, when the spaceship-like complex welcomed its first flight from Moscow. The facility is located 6km from the old airport it replaces. It was built in 22 months and covers an area of 78,000 square meters. The hub can handle 3,650 passengers per hour or […]

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Kuwait Airways suspends flights to Lebanon over ‘serious’ threats to security

By ethan / April 12, 2018

Kuwait Airways, the country’s national carrier, has announced it will cease all flights to Beirut starting Thursday. The decision was made in light of a security warning that came from the Cyprus government, it said. The company announced on Twitter that it made a decision to stop all flights bound for Lebanon “on the basis […]

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Supersonic passenger flights may return, but without the boom

By ethan / April 5, 2018

Lockheed Martin has won a $ 247.5 million contract from NASA to develop a supersonic jet plane quiet enough to be allowed to fly overland. A test model is expected to make its maiden flight sometime around 2021. Dubbed X-Plane, the supersonic passenger liner has been under development by Lockheed’s Skunk Works team since 2016. […]

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#Windmagedon grounds more than 2,000 flights as ‘life & death’ cyclone arrives

By ethan / March 2, 2018

More than 2,130 flights have been cancelled nationwide as the powerful nor’easter cyclone made landfall – bringing with it severe wind, snow and rain. A further 550 flights have been delayed, reports FlyAware. Most airlines are waiving the fees for flyers forced to change their arrangements as airports all across the Northeast shut down. Wind […]

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