First international flight to land in Melbourne since 5 months

Australia’s second-largest city welcomed its first international passenger flight in five months on Monday, an arrival that will test the state of Victoria’s revamped hotel quarantine system. Australia has since March closed its borders to non-citizens, but airports serving Melbourne, Victoria’s capital, stopped accepting any arrivals in late June after an outbreak of COVID-19 that…

Norwegian Air is now operating only six aircraft

Norwegian Air sees 95% collapse in passenger numbers in November. Norwegian Air, which has filed for bankruptcy protection in Ireland, has reported a 95 per cent collapse in passenger numbers in November. The troubled carrier said 124,481 customers flew with it last month as travel restricions across Europe continued to decimate air travel. The airline…

Watch the Arecibo Observatory’s collapse

The National Science Foundation has released remarkable footage of the Arecibo Observatory’s 900-ton platform falling into the 1,000-foot wide (305 meters) dish below. A drone happened to be performing an up-close investigation of the cables that hold the platform above the dish as they snapped. Videos released Thursday by NSF show both the drone footage…

EasyJet to charge for overhead luggage lockers

EasyJet customers who want to use overhead luggage lockers will have to buy more expensive tickets. Under the new policy, passengers who want to travel with an additional large bag as hand luggage must pay an extra fee, which will also enable them to select a seat either near the front of the plane or…