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Ethiopian Airlines plane overshot runway as pilots allegedly fell asleep during flight

Two pilots are believed to have fallen asleep and missed their landing during a flight from Sudan to Ethiopia on Monday, according to a report by commercial aviation news site Aviation Herald. The incident took place on board an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Khartoum to Addis Ababa, the report said, "when the pilots fell asleep" and "the aircraft continued past the top of descent." Data obtained by […]

todayAugust 20, 2022 204 1

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Pilot was the first to run away from plane after hearing a loud explosion

A pilot of a passenger jet was allegedly the first to flee the aircraft, abandoning all the passengers on board after he heard a loud explosion before the flight took off, media reports said. The incident happened on a Vueling flight that was scheduled to take off from Barcelona, Spain, to Birmingham in the U.K. on July 21. "It was completely shocking. Suddenly there was this huge bang and the […]

todayJuly 25, 2022 92 2

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GACL Issues Statement on Incident at Terminal 3 Departure Frontage

A statement sited on Ghana Airports Company Limited's social media accounts gives account on how a woman let loose her anger on a KIA car park attendant at the front of the Terminal 3 departure hall at the Kotoka International Airport. The statement reads, "On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at about 10:45 am, a female foreigner parked on the Pedestrian crossing at Terminal 3 departure frontage, Kotoka International Airport (KIA). […]

todayJuly 14, 2022 353 1

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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 […]

todayJune 20, 2022 155

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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. […]

todayJune 19, 2022 288 1

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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 […]

todayJune 11, 2022 64 1 2

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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 […]

todayJune 8, 2022 89

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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 […]

todayJune 8, 2022 24

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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 […]

todayJune 8, 2022 28

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Ethiopian Airlines to Commence Flights to Chennai, India

Addis Ababa, 30 May 2022: Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, is set to start thrice weekly operations to Chennai, India as of 02 July 2022. Chennai will join the vast Ethiopian network as a fourth destination in India after New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Ethiopian started its service to India with a debut flight to New Delhi in 1966, just 20 years after the airline was founded. Ethiopian pioneered the […]

todayMay 31, 2022 15

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