NEWS St Helena Airport is now certified

Another major milestone for St Helena Airport was achieved yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 10 May 2016, when Air Safety Support International (ASSI) issued an Aerodrome Certificate to St Helena Airport – having been satisfied that the Airport infrastructure, aviation security measures and air traffic control service complies with international aviation safety and security standards. This follows…

EMERGENCY JetBlue flight hit by severe turbulence causing refrigerator to ‘explode’ leaving 8 injured

A JetBlue flight was hit by severe turbulence causing a refrigerator to ‘explode’ and leaving eight people injured. Frightened passengers described the shaking plane as being ‘like a movie’ after oxygen masks fell from above their heads and they were ordered to fasten their seatbelts. The flight from San Juan , Puerto Rico, was travelling to…

#OnThisDay in 1996, ValuJet Flight 592 crashes into the Everglades

20 years ago today, ValuJet Flight 592 (N904VJ) was a scheduled flight from Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 was carrying 105 passengers & 5 crew members. Photograph taken of N904VJ at Washington Dulles International Airport in May 1995. The pilots on board ValuJet…

NEWS JAL & Alaska Airlines Launch Partnership

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Alaska Airlines have announced plans to enter into a codeshare agreement and a frequent flier partnership, which will provide customers with an enhanced network and more mileage earning opportunities between Japan and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. With Alaska Airlines’ extensive operations across California, Oregon, Idaho and Washington, JAL customers will have…