Miscellaneous

Flightright takes Ryanair to court over compensation for passengers affected by recent pilot strikes

German passenger rights company Flightright is taking Ryanair to court over whether it should pay financial compensation to passengers affected by the recent pilot strikes...

Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787 hits tail of a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 at Istanbul Atatürk Airport

On 9 August, a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787 (CN-RGT) destination Casablanca was taxiing out to the holding point at Istanbul Atatürk Airport when...

Oman Air signed in as the official carrier of Ironman

The iconic and internationally acclaimed sporting event Ironman 70.3 will be held in the Sultanate of Oman, supported by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT)....

Five killed after Cessna 414 crashes near South Coast Plaza, California

On Sunday 5 August, a Cessna 414 (N727RP) crashed on a parking lot near South Coast Plaza, a shopping mall in Costa Mesa, California....

Ju-Air Junkers Ju-52 historical plane crashed at Piz Segnas, Switzerland – nobody survived the crash

On Saturday 4 August, Ju-Air lost one of its historical planes. A Junkers JU-52 (HB-HOT) "Tante Ju", "Auntie Ju" crashed when it impacted terrain...

Ryanair will cancel 104 flights to and from Belgium on 10 August

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair cancels 104 flights to and from Belgium on 10 August, due to the call of the pilot unions BeCA...

Court issues a preliminary injunction against FNV and CNV trade unions preventing security staff strike actions in excess of 15 minutes at Schiphol

The preliminary relief court has partially ruled in favour of FNV and CNV to permit a maximum of 5 work stoppages not exceeding 15...

Amsterdam airport Schiphol files for injunction against security staff strike actions, and looses

Schiphol has filed for a preliminary injunction to prohibit the 15- and 20-minute work stoppages by security officers announced by FNV and CNV until...

An AeroMéxico E190 aircraft with 100 people on board crashes near Durango. No fatalities

An Embraer 190 aeroplane of the largest Mexican airline AeroMéxico with 97 passengers and four crew on board crashed in the Northern Federal Mexican...

SWISS to offer tomato juice on European flights longer than 50 minutes

SWISS is to offer tomato juice in Economy Class on its European services departing from Zurich from 1 August. The airline will also be...

Trade unions shocked by Ryanair’s warnings to its striking staff

Belgian trade union CNE/LBC considers "scandalous" that Ryanair sends "no show" warning messages to its staff in the aftermath of the strike on Wednesday...

Four people lost their lives in a Robin aircraft crash in Anniviers, Switzerland

On Friday 27 July, four people have lost their lives in a plane crash in Anniviers, Switzerland. The Robin aircraft took off from Sion...

After Ryanair’s official refusal to compensate passengers for flights cancelled due to cabin crew strikes, Belgian consumer organisation announces legal actions

Despite a very clear jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice, a reminder of this jurisprudence by consumer organisation Test Achats/Aankoop, by Belgian Minister...

Leading EU Tourism Associations join A4E efforts to minimise impact of damaging ATC strikes

29 strike days in the first six months of 2018 have caused delays and cancellations affecting millions of travellers. Members of NET, the...

Ryanair recognises Ver.di union for German-based cabin crew

OVER 60% OF CABIN CREW NOW COVERED BY UNION RECOGNITION AGREEMENTS   Ryanair today (19 July) announced that it has signed its third cabin crew...

[Photo & Video Report] Brussels Airlines flies the People Of Tomorrow from Frankfurt to Brussels

Last week we reported that Brussels Airlines organises - for the seventh year in a row - party flights from all over the world...

Ryanair cancels 300 of its 2,400 daily flights (including 50 in Belgium) on 25 and 26 July, due to cabin crew strikes

RYANAIR TO CANCEL UP TO 300 OF 2,400 DAILY FLIGHTS NEXT WEDNESDAY 25 AND THURSDAY 26 TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION TO CUSTOMERS FROM STRIKES BY...

Belgian Minister of Consumer Affairs Kris Peeters refers Ryanair to obligations towards the traveller on expected strike

Belgian deputy prime minister and minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs Kris Peeters will contact Ryanair's management to ensure that the rights of...

Belgocontrol launches Droneguide app

As of now, drone users in Belgium have a handy tool to fly safely: the mobile application Droneguide of Belgocontrol and the Belgian Civil...

Man in underwear jumps on Delta Air Lines aircraft wing and runs around on Atlanta tarmac

A crazy man at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) stripped down to his underwear, climbed over the fence into a restricted area and ran...