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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 128

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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 71

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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 20

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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 8

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Capt. Quainoo of Emirates fame joins McDan Aviation

Captain Solomon Kwakye Quainoo, a celebrated Ghanaian pilot,  has joined the country’s foremost indigenous aviation service provider, McDan Aviation Services. His addition to the McDan team, which runs the country’s first private jet terminal situated in Terminal One of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra, is consistent with the company’s goal of attracting the best names to develop the local aviation industry. Capt. Quainoo gained international recognition when in […]

todayMay 22, 2022 159

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Aviation Fuel: Airline Operators, NNPC Limited, others reach new agreement

Airline Operators of Nigeria, the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and relevant regulators have reached new agreements to end volatility in the price of Jet A1 fuel. The agreement was brokered by the leadership of the House of Representatives on Monday. Following three hours of deliberation chaired by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the parties agreed the airline operators should get trusted marketers that will distribute […]

todayMay 10, 2022 14 1

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Emirates airline launches new ‘hospitality-based’ operational strategy

Emirates airline is launching a new 'hospitality-based' strategy that will take customer experiences to 'new heights,' The Dubai-based carrier is setting up an internal Emirates Hospitality Centre of Excellence to engage and co-ordinate the rollout of the program across diverse teams involved in delivering customer experiences. This includes cabin crew, airport services employees, contact center teams, catering, inflight products, training, recruitment, sales and marketing, and more. "The program will be […]

todayMay 10, 2022 27

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All the British Airways flights cancelled today from UK airports

British Airways has cancelled more than 120 short-haul flights to and from its main base, London Heathrow airport on Tuesday. The Independent calculates 26 domestic flights have been grounded, including three of the seven planned round-trips from Heathrow to Aberdeen. A total of 96 short-haul international flights are cancelled, including three round-trips to and from Paris CDG, Amsterdam and Geneva, as well as links to Athens and Malaga. BA says the flight cancellations are all pre-planned […]

todayMay 10, 2022 47

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Azman Air fire incident in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, has confirmed the Azman aircraft incident, saying it happened at Jeddah Airport in Saudi Arabia on Thursday night on Thursday 14th April, 2022 in the evening. It reported that it was due to an alleged fire incident while taxing to take off. The spokesman for the bureau, Tunji Oketumbi, said that though Nigerian authorities are yet to get a documented report from the Saudi Arabian […]

todayApril 15, 2022 78

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