UK Transport secretary says flights between the UK and the EU to continue in case of no-deal Brexit

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has argued travellers can “continue to book with confidence” following the latest developments in negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union. The comments come after the European Commission published a ‘no-deal’ contingency action plan which could come into force in March next year. On transport, it includes a proposal which…

ALERT France activates plan for no-deal Brexit and will invest €50m into French ports and airports

France’s prime minister Edouard Philippe says €50m (£44.3m) will be invested into French ports and airports to mitigate a hard Brexit. France activated its no-deal Brexit plans following UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s historic defeat in the British parliament earlier this week. On Tuesday, the parliament voted against the previous plan on the UK withdrawal from the European Union, backed…

BREAKING Cargolux Boeing 747-8F returned to Kuala Lumpur Airport after reporting fire in the cockpit

Cargolux aircraft returned to Kuala Lumpur Airport after report of fire in the cockpit. Cargolux flight #CV303 to Zhengzhou returned to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The pilots of the Boeing 747-8F departed at 11:50 UTC  and declared an emergency few minutes later before returning to Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft (reg. LX-VCJ) landed on runway 32R…

ALERT Strike at Frankfurt, extended to 8 German airports tomorrow, 500 Lufthansa flights cancelled

Due to a strike by the security staff at the airport, Lufthansa flights to and from Frankfurt will be considerably impaired next Tuesday, 15 January. Security staff strike at Frankfurt airport now extended to Hamburg, Munich, Hanover, Bremen, Leipzig/Halle, Dresden and Erfurt airports in a series of coordinated industrial action, according to the Verdi union.…

A bird was found on board business class of Singapore Airlines A380 during 14-hour flight to London

A Singapore Airlines flight headed to London’s Heathrow Airport found it had an unintended passenger on board. Business-class passengers found themselves greeted by the avian stowaway about 12 hours into the flight. A typical Singapore-London flight takes about 14 hours. In a statement on Sunday (Jan 13), an SIA spokesman confirmed that a bird was…

BREAKING Due to shutdown, TSA security checkpoint at Terminal B to be closed at Houston Bush Airport, making it the first airport to do so

Due to staffing issues associated with the partial shutdown of the federal government, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint and the ticketing counter in Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport closed at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, and will remain closed the rest of the day. Flights scheduled to depart from…