ALERT Etihad Airways is suspending all flights

Effective from 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March, at the directive of the Government of the UAE, Etihad Airways will suspend all flights to, from and via Abu Dhabi for an initial period of 14 days. This decision has been made to help contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and to protect the UAE, its…

ALERT Paris Orly Airport to close by end of the month

The south of Paris airport could close by the end of March, according to the secretary of ‘State of transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari. The airport in the south of Paris could close its doors due to the collapse of air traffic. The remaining activity would be transferred to Paris Roissy airport (CDG), north of Paris. The…

Only one passenger on flight from Tel Aviv to Barcelona (video)

On Monday, Israel’s El Al Airlines canceled the flight that an Argentine named Ilan was planning to take from Tel Aviv to Barcelona. So he looked for another one. Despite the near-total shutdown of Ben Gurion Airport because of Israel’s strict coronavirus-induced travel restrictions, the 21-year-old found an option through Norwegian Air International (it’s actually…

McCarran airport control tower remains closed for third day

The air traffic control tower at McCarran International Airport remained closed Saturday, three days after a controller tested positive for the novel coronavirus. McCarran has remained open since the Federal Aviation Administration shut down the tower late Wednesday night, with flight operations being handled by the Las Vegas Terminal Radar Approach Control, operating as the…

Manchester Airport to close two terminals

Manchester Airport is to close two out of three of its terminals next week as flights have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from airport bosses said from Wednesday only Terminal One would be in operation. The statement also said: “In some instances, where people find themselves returning to a different Terminal…

ALERT Vietnam to suspend all inbound international flights

Vietnam will suspend all inbound international flights to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, the government said in a statement on Saturday. “(Vietnam) will suspend all the flights carrying foreign passengers to minimise the number of people coming to the country,” Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in the statement, without giving a…

BREAKING easyJet to ground nearly all of its fleet

EasyJet has said it will ‘ground the majority of its fleet of aircraft’ from Tuesday. It will operate rescue flights ‘as required to repatriate customers’ still abroad and will continue to run a ‘minimal schedule of essential services’. The minimal scheduled services will mainly involve routes serving the UK, it has been reported. The EasyJet…