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American / Iranian conflict in Irak :
https://www.aviation24.be/airports/bagh ... -landings/
Royal Jordanaian Airlines also announced to suspend all flights to Baghdad.
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TLspotting wrote:
03 Jan 2020, 19:23
American / Iranian conflict in Irak :

Royal Jordanian Airlines also announced to suspend all flights to Baghdad.
Important to highlight that Royal Jordanian has suspended flights to Baghdad only. The airline will continue to operate flights to Basra, Erbil, Najaf & Sulaimaniyah. (Source: Alex Macheras)
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03th Jan 2020, Air Canada Express (Jazz) AC-507 Montreal-Saguenay, C-FSOU (Dash 8-300):

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flight YUL-YUL on FR24:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... u#2366c9c8

Journal de Montréal:
https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2020/ ... -demi-tour

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04 Jan 2020, 18:28
03th Jan 2020, Air Canada Express (Jazz) AC-507 Montreal-Saguenay, C-FSOU (Dash 8-300):

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flight YUL-YUL on FR24:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... u#2366c9c8

Journal de Montréal:
https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2020/ ... -demi-tour
Tabernacle !

Wizz Air A320 HA-LYD had an APU fire yesterday evening, before departing from Debrecen to Paris Beauvais.
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Israel Cargo Airline "CAL" wants to expand to passenger services :
https://simpleflying.com/israel-cal-passenger-airline/

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TLspotting wrote:
03 Jan 2020, 19:23
American / Iranian conflict in Irak :
https://www.aviation24.be/airports/bagh ... -landings/
LOT doesn't fly more through Iranian airspace.
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I couldn't decide if I had to post this in the topic "Military crashes" or "Monday morning smile". So I post it here:

"No sign of major damage", says Reuters:

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For those who don't follow Dutch (.nl) media:

on 14th January, the 3 crew members from MP-6912 = Martinair 747-400F PH-CKA have been arrested at EZE - Buenos Aires, Argentina, after 80 kgs cocaine were found in the cargo hold from their aircraft. Scheduled routing MP-6912 was Campinas (Brazil) -> Buenos Aires (Argentina) -> Quito (Ecuador) -> (Amsterdam (NL). The drugs were hidden inside electronic devices, and were found during a massive police raid on aircraft on the tarmac, obviously after police was informed about the transport.

So far KLM - Martinair's mother company - refuses to comment.

MP-6912:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/mp6912
PH-CKA:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-cka

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Passenger wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 09:10
on 14th January, the 3 crew members from MP-6912 = Martinair 747-400F PH-CKA have been arrested at EZE - Buenos Aires, Argentina, after 80 kgs cocaine were found in the cargo hold from their aircraft. Scheduled routing MP-6912 was Campinas (Brazil) -> Buenos Aires (Argentina) -> Quito (Ecuador) -> (Amsterdam (NL). The drugs were hidden inside electronic devices, and were found during a massive police raid on aircraft on the tarmac, obviously after police was informed about the transport.
Thanks for the heads-up Passenger! I was able to write the following story: https://www.aviation24.be/airports/buen ... martinair/

Note that the crew possibly wasn't aware of the transport.

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On 15 January, Hugo C., a Belgian citizen aged 54 bound for Madrid, Spain was arrested at Lima’s international airport in Peru. He got caught carrying 20 live birds – all protected species – hidden in his suitcase, which he intended to sell in Spain, the National Forest and Wildlife Service (Serfor) reported on Wednesday.

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/lima ... -suitcase/

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Passenger wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 09:10
For those who don't follow Dutch (.nl) media:

on 14th January, the 3 crew members from MP-6912 = Martinair 747-400F PH-CKA have been arrested at EZE - Buenos Aires, Argentina, after 80 kgs cocaine were found in the cargo hold from their aircraft. Scheduled routing MP-6912 was Campinas (Brazil) -> Buenos Aires (Argentina) -> Quito (Ecuador) -> (Amsterdam (NL). The drugs were hidden inside electronic devices, and were found during a massive police raid on aircraft on the tarmac, obviously after police was informed about the transport.

So far KLM - Martinair's mother company - refuses to comment.

MP-6912:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/mp6912
PH-CKA:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-cka
Just noticed they have painted all three aircraft in the wavy livery, alot of ground time?

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Three major U.S. airports will screen passengers from a city in China where a mysterious respiratory virus has sickened dozens.

Airports in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will begin screening passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for infection with a mysterious respiratory virus that has killed two people and sickened at least 45 overseas, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/-AA ... 21YBAAAAAA~
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luchtzak wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 12:53
Passenger wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 09:10
on 14th January, the 3 crew members from MP-6912 = Martinair 747-400F PH-CKA have been arrested at EZE - Buenos Aires, Argentina, after 80 kgs cocaine were found in the cargo hold from their aircraft. Scheduled routing MP-6912 was Campinas (Brazil) -> Buenos Aires (Argentina) -> Quito (Ecuador) -> (Amsterdam (NL). The drugs were hidden inside electronic devices, and were found during a massive police raid on aircraft on the tarmac, obviously after police was informed about the transport.
Thanks for the heads-up Passenger! I was able to write the following story: https://www.aviation24.be/airports/buen ... martinair/

Note that the crew possibly wasn't aware of the transport.
There are reports on Twitter that Argentina has released the KLM crew.

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Passenger wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 16:21
luchtzak wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 12:53
Passenger wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 09:10
on 14th January, the 3 crew members from MP-6912 = Martinair 747-400F PH-CKA have been arrested at EZE - Buenos Aires, Argentina, after 80 kgs cocaine were found in the cargo hold from their aircraft. Scheduled routing MP-6912 was Campinas (Brazil) -> Buenos Aires (Argentina) -> Quito (Ecuador) -> (Amsterdam (NL). The drugs were hidden inside electronic devices, and were found during a massive police raid on aircraft on the tarmac, obviously after police was informed about the transport.
Thanks for the heads-up Passenger! I was able to write the following story: https://www.aviation24.be/airports/buen ... martinair/

Note that the crew possibly wasn't aware of the transport.
There are reports on Twitter that Argentina has released the KLM crew.
From the homepage:
Argentina releases Martinair pilots and ground staff
KLM and Martinair Cargo are sincerely delighted to confirm that the 3 pilots and 3 ground staff involved in the investigation in Argentina will be released today. In connection with the welfare and privacy of all employees involved, KLM will not make any substantive statements as long as the investigation is ongoing. The aircraft, a KLM Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter registered PH-CKA in use by Martinair Cargo and investigated by the Argentinian authorities after the discovery of 84 kg of cocaine, has not yet been released.
After the initial joy, it's back to reality. The crew has been released from prison indeed, but they are not allowed yet to leave Argentina. One local Martinair ground crew member remains in custody.

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Corona virus in China: on 29th January 2020, the Belgium Foreign Office (FOD Buitenlandse Zaken - SPF Affaires étrangères) has called a "negative travel advice" for China. Exception: Hong Kong. This means that touroperators have to cancel tours that they had scheduled. For tickets only, it's different. When flights are cancelled, airlines have to give the passengers the choice between a rerouting and a cancellation with full refund. Passengers are not entitled to the €600 indemnity however. When flights are still operated, airlines could refuse to give passengers that choice - but airlines then face nasty comments on social media.

FOD Buitenlandse Zaken: "...Alle reizen naar de provincie Hubei worden tijdelijk afgeraden. Bovendien wordt landgenoten aangeraden om niet-essentiële reizen naar de andere Chinese provincies (uitgezonderd Hong Kong) uit te stellen... De maatregelen die de Chinese autoriteiten hebben genomen om besmetting en verspreiding van het coronavirus 2019-nCoV-coronavirus te voorkomen, hebben immers belangrijke gevolgen voor het vervoer, de economische activiteiten, de gezondheidszorg en het toerisme in het hele land..."
https://diplomatie.belgium.be/nl/Dienst ... ezen/china

SPF Affaires étrangères: "...Tous les voyages dans la province du Hubei sont temporairement déconseillés. De plus, il est conseillé aux compatriotes de reporter les voyages non essentiels vers les autres provinces chinoises (à l'exception de Hong Kong)... Les mesures prises par les autorités chinoises pour prévenir la contamination et la propagation du coronavirus 2019-nCoV ont d’importantes conséquences sur les transports, les activités économiques, les soins de santé et le tourisme sur l’ensemble du territoire..."
https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Servic ... tion/chine

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The US state of Delaware gets reconnected by air as Frontier Airlines begins serving its capital Willmington from May. Hard to be believe the entire state did not have any airlines flying there since some years.

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For sale in an online auction - closes today (18/02/2020): 747 cockpit seats, stick shakers:
https://www.troostwijkauctions.com/nl/t ... /01-31738/

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