NEWS Ryanair cancels planned Ukrainian service planned to start in October

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has canceled flights to Ukraine it had planned to start in October. According to a Ryanair statement July 10, the decision was made “following Kiev airport’s failure to honor a growth agreement reached at the Ministry of Infrastructure with airport officials and the current airport director general, Pavlo Riabikin, in March of this year.”…

NEWS Workers at major NYC airports to go on strike

Seven hundred workers, including baggage handlers, cleaners and customer service agents at three New York-area airports are going on strike. The airport workers at Newark Liberty International Airport walked off the job at 9 p.m. Tuesday in a labor dispute with their employer, PrimeFlight, a subcontractor for several airlines. The workers are alleging unfair labor…

EMERGENCY Delta Airbus A320 windshield and radome damaged by hail

Passengers aboard a Haiti-bound Delta airline are stranded after the aircraft had to make an emergency landing. The Airbus A320 from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, touched down at Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport on Monday because the aircraft’s windshield and cone head were struck by hail. A cracked windshield as well as chipped…

NEWS Evacuation at Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center delayed flights around Washington region

An evacuation at a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center in Leesburg, Va. delayed hundreds of flights around the region Monday night, authorities said. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said there were ground stops at all three major airports in the region, meaning inbound flights didn’t take off from their origins for hours. Loudoun…