ALERT IranAir suspends all flight operations to European destinations until further notice

IranAir has stopped all flights to European destinations, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the Civil Aviation Organization. “With attention to the restrictions that have been placed on (IranAir) flights by Europe for unclear reasons all IranAir flights to European destinations have been suspended until further notice,” IRNA reported,…

ALERT Fighter jets from Norway, UK & France were scrambled today to intercept Russian long range Tu-142 approaching EU airspace

RAF Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft were scrambled today from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby. Quick Reaction Alert at RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby was scrambled today to intercept Russian long range aviation as it entered the UK’s area of interest. The Typhoons were supported by a Voyager tanker from RAF Brize Norton. At no…

BREAKING Lufthansa Group grounds 20% of its fleet and will reduce capacity by 50% in the coming weeks

German airline giant Lufthansa said it would ground 150 of its more than 750 planes worldwide, days after announcing a slimmed-down timetable over the effects of the novel coronavirus. “25 long-haul aircraft and 125 short- and medium-haul aircraft” will no longer fly, a spokesman for the group also including carriers Eurowings, Austrian and Swiss told…

United Airlines is cutting April and May flights, freezing hiring and offering employees voluntary unpaid leave due to the coronavirus crisis

United Airlines, faced with a steep drop in travel demand due to the coronavirus crisis, is aggressively cutting April and May flights, freezing hiring and offering employees voluntary unpaid leave. The airline announced the unprecedented steps, the first by a U.S. airline since the outbreak began, in a memo to employees Wednesday. “Due to decline…

INCIDENT American Airlines #AA2300 was forced to make an emergency landing when a passenger tried to open an exit door

An American Airlines flight from Chicago to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday when an unidentified passenger tried to open an exit door. Multiple passengers helped to subdue the man on board AA Flight 2300. Another passenger, who was seated in the emergency exit row, told NBC DFW that…

Flybe has officially entered administration – all flights cancelled

Flybe, which operated regional services from airports across the United Kingdom, has entered administration. All Flybe flights, and those operated by Stobart Air, are cancelled. Flybe customers are therefore urged to make their own alternative travel arrangements via other airlines, rail or coach operators. For flights operated by Flybe franchise partners (Eastern Airways, and Blue…