UK government to prepare a series of bilateral deals with each of the EU 27 members to allow flights to continue to operate in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

A UK CAA spokesman said: “The government, the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the entire aviation industry have been clear that our collective preference is to secure the UK’s ongoing participation in the European Aviation Safety Agency system once the UK withdraws from the European Union. “However, as a responsible regulator, we continue to make…

ALERT Ryanair is expected to cancel 150 flights to and from Germany today after pilots and flight attendants go on strike in Germany

Ryanair is cancelling dozens of flights after pilots and flight attendants in Germany started a one-day strike over pay and conditions, union officials said. The Cockpit union said the 24-hour strike began at 3am Wednesday and would affect all the airline’s bases in Germany, including Frankfurt and Berlin. The union, representing pilots, is being joined…

BREAKING British Airways investigating after around 380,000 payment cards have been compromised on website and mobile app

British Airways is investigating the theft of customer data from its website and app and has urged customers affected to contact their banks or credit card providers. The airline said around 380,000 payment cards had been compromised. In a statement, it said: “British Airways is investigating, as a matter of urgency, the theft of customer…

Osaka Kansai Airport to reopen partially tomorrow after typhoon Jebi flooded the facility

Japan’s Kansai International Airport, which was shut down after Typhoon Jebi flooded the facility, will reopen partially tomorrow, helping airlines to gradually resume services. Japan’s third-largest airport by traffic numbers will open one terminal and ANA Holdings Inc.’s low-fare unit Peach will be the first to start flights, Yoshiyuki Yamatani, president of the airport operator,…

Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 declared an emergency to get priority to land in Hawaii after pepper spray explodes on flight

A can of pepper spray went off inside a plane headed from Oakland, California, to Maui today, requiring emergency help for several people aboard, Hawaiian Airlines said. Twelve passengers and three flight attendants were treated for respiratory issues and released by emergency responders at the airport in Kahului, Hawaii, airline spokesman Alex Da Silva said.…