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A scorpion as unexpected guest aboard Lion Air flight to Jakarta

On 14 February, passengers on Lion Air flight JT293 had an unexpected visitor on board when suddenly a scorpion appeared from the overhead compartments....

[Video] Lion Air Boeing 737-800 skids off runway at Supadio Airport, Pontianak

On 16 February, a Lion Air Boeing 737-800 (PK-LPS) skidded off the runway at Supadio International Airport, the airline confirmed the incident and explained...

Air Belgium will resume flights from Brussels South Charleroi to Hong Kong on 31 March

Air Belgium intends to resume scheduled operations on 31 March 2019 with a thrice-weekly service between Brussels South Charleroi and Hong Kong. Tickets are readily available on its...

Norwegian launches two seasonal transatlantic services: New York JFK-Athens and Chicago-Barcelona

Norwegian will introduce new nonstop service from New York to Athens and Chicago to Barcelona for the 2019 summer season. Service from Chicago's O'Hare International...

Eurowings moving to Terminal 1 at Munich Airport in the summer

Airline to get a new home at Munich Airport on relocation to Area A in Terminal 1 in June 2019. Fast and convenient...

Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 broke into the asphalt at Tel Aviv Airport and became stuck

On 15 February, this Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 (B-LRX) broke into the asphalt during push-back procedure and got stuck. The aircraft was supposed to...

Motor Sich Airlines announce opening of Zaporizhzhia-Burgas route

The flight will operate from June 6, 2019 to September 19, 2019 on Thursdays and Sundays on the Antonov AN-140 plane. The flight duration 2...

Iberia offers Virtual Reality on flights, starting with New York and Tel Aviv

In collaboration with Inflight VR, the airline plans to expand its in-flight entertainment options to include virtual reality and 3D content on board. ...

Lufthansa Consulting helps sorting out Turkmenistan Airlines’ EU ban

Turkmenistan’s national airline Turkmenistan Airlines has commissioned Lufthansa Consulting to help them to raise their performance in terms of the Third Country Operators (TCO)...

A Jet2 plane diverted to Manchester because there was no water on board for tea and coffee

The coffee or tea break is of considerable importance for some (British) people. So much so that, during a Jet2.com holiday flight, the crew...

ASL Aviation, owner of ASL Airlines in various countries, bought by European private equity firm Star Capital

The Belgian-owned Irish holding company ASL Aviation has been acquired by Star Capital, a European private equity firm, in a deal said to be...

Brussels Airlines flight to Toronto returns to Brussels over mechanical issue

This morning, Brussels Airlines flight SN551 from Brussels to Toronto, operated by Airbus A330-300 OO-SFW, returned to its home base after the crew detected...

Ryanair launches customer care improvements for 2019

Ryanair today (14 Feb) unveiled its 2019 customer care improvements, delivering ‘More Choice, Lower Fares & Great Care’ to its 152m customers. The latest...

[Valentine’s Day] British Airways upgrades 100 couples from Economy to First

A FIRST CLASS VALENTINE’S DAY FROM BRITISH AIRWAYS To celebrate Valentine’s day, British Airways this week surprised 100 customers with the trip of a lifetime,...

LOT Polish Airlines commits to Budapest Airport, opens routes to Brussels and Bucharest

Budapest Airport and LOT Polish Airlines have today announced a significant commitment to the future of the Hungarian gateway’s network development. The Polish flag...

[Valentine’s Day] British Airways schedules a Buenos Aires flight staffed only with couples

Valentine’s Day has just taken a new dimension: today, British Airways is showing that love is really in the air by staffing an entire...

Etihad Airways reaches agreements with Airbus and Boeing to restructure orders

Following two consecutive years of losses, Etihad Airways has reached agreements with Boeing and Airbus to restructure a large portion of its previous orders. The...

Airbus to end A380 production in 2021; Emirates orders 40 A330-900 and 30 A350-900 instead

An important decision on the production of Airbus A380s has been taken today (14 February): Emirates and Airbus agreed to reduce the airline's A380...

Severe turbulence on a Delta Air Lines Embraer ERJ-175LR forces the pilots to divert to Reno

On 13 February, a Delta Air Lines Embraer ERJ-175LR (N613CZ) operating flight DL5763 from Orange County to Seattle encountered severe turbulence forcing the pilots...

An Air France Boeing 777 and an Air Mauritius Airbus A350 clip wings at Paris CDG

In the morning of 13 February, two aircraft clipped wings at Paris CDG airport. An Air France Boeing 777 (F-GSQH) collided with an Air...