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Almost 20,000 flights canceled or delayed in the US due staff shortages

The weekend's travel chaos did not let up on Monday as major airlines continued to cancel and delay many of their scheduled flights - even as airline executives continue to defend the industry. On Monday morning, more than 750 flights were delayed within, or coming into or exiting the United States, and over 270 were canceled, according to Flight Aware. New York City-area airports Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy […]

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GACL confirms death of passenger who arrived on United Airlines at KIA

The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has confirmed that on Friday, June 17, 2022, a middle-aged male passenger arrived onboard United Airlines at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from Dulles International Airport Washington at approximately 10:20 am in the company of a relative. A statement issued by management of GACL on Saturday, June 18 stated that, the passenger was reported to have complained of tiredness and had difficulty in breathing. […]

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US to drop Covid-19 test requirement for air travellers

The US will no longer require air travellers to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country from abroad. Officials said they were dropping the requirement due to the "tremendous progress" the country had made in the fight against the virus. The travel industry has been pushing for an end to the policy, which they say has deterred bookings, as families fear getting stranded abroad. The change […]

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ITA fires Pilot After Alleged Sleeping During long haul flight

A captain of a long-haul flight between New York and Rome was fired after accusations that he fell asleep and was unavailable while flying over France on May 1. ITA Airways confirmed on Tuesday that the pilot, who denies the incident, was dismissed, but stressed that passengers were not in danger at any time.The air-traffic control in Marseille was unable to contact the Airbus A330 in the early morning. This […]

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Qatar Airways, the first to move as Heathrow gears to reopen Terminal 4

On 14 June Terminal 4 will reopen to travelers for the first time in over 2 years as part of our long-standing plan to ramp up airport capacity ahead of the summer. Qatar Airways will be the first to move, followed by around 30 airlines over the following month. The move will allow Terminal 4 airlines more check in space and stand capacity as well as access to their premium […]

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Air France-KLM CEO has expressed concerns over staff shortages at KLM and Schipol

The chief executive of Air France-KLM has expressed concern over further staffing shortages and aircraft delivery delays, as he looks ahead to the busiest travel months of the year. Ben Smith’s comments came after tough operational challenges at KLM in recent weeks, where disruption and flight cancellations have affected services at the Dutch flag carrier’s Schiphol hub. “We had an experience at Amsterdam Schiphol, which we’ve never seen before, over […]

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