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…

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…

ALERT Miami International Airport will be closing a terminal after more security officers are absent from work due to shutdown

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday Miami International Airport will end flights at 1 p.m. from Concourse G and relocate them to either to Concourse F or Concourse H. The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 51,000 officers will miss a paycheck on Friday as the shutdown hits its 21st day. The screeners are among the lowest-paid federal…

A maintenance man was decapitated by helicopter blades at Brooksville airport, Florida

Authorities are investigating a decapitation involving a helicopter at a Florida airport, according to multiple local media reports. A maintenance man was decapitated by the rotor of a helicopter near the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport in Brooksville, a Hernando County Fire Rescue official confirms to 10News. Preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration says a…