Chaos at Shanghai airport after authorities ordered a mass testing

Shanghai’s international airport momentarily descended into chaos Sunday night, after authorities ordered a mass testing drive in response to a small outbreak of Covid-19 linked to several cargo handlers. Since the beginning of November, seven cargo workers and their close contacts at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport have been diagnosed as confirmed coronavirus cases, including…

More than 1 million people flew through U.S. domestic airports on Friday, the second-highest total since the pandemic hit

More than 1 million people flew through U.S. domestic airports on Friday, the second-highest daily total since the coronavirus pandemic hit last spring, even as officials warn against travel around the Thanksgiving holiday. Airline passengers still lag substantially behind normal levels, but data posted by the Transportation Security Administration show that at least some people…

EasyJet hopes to fly from London Heathrow

Britain’s biggest low-cost airline, EasyJet hopes to fly from London Heathrow airport, even though its application for 98 weekly slots has just been rejected. Although EasyJet’s rival airlines, Ryanair and Jet2 haven’t requested for slots, EasyJet had applied for 14 daily take-offs and landing slots for the summer season next year. However, EasyJet was unable…