FAA to take strong action against any passenger who disrupts or threatens the safety of a flight, with penalties ranging from fines to jail time

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson today signed an order (PDF) directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers in the wake of recent, troubling incidents. The FAA has seen a disturbing increase in incidents where airline passengers have disrupted flights with threatening or violent behavior. These incidents have stemmed both from passengers’ refusals to…

BREAKING Norwegian Air to stop long-haul flights

Norwegian Air plans to close its long-haul operation and focus instead on a scaled-down European business as it seeks to contend with the coronavirus crisis and complete its debt restructuring, the budget carrier said today. The plan is subject to approval by an Irish bankruptcy court. It would cut Norwegian’s fleet to about 50 aircraft…

Atlas Air Worldwide Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide today announced an agreement to purchase four 747-8 Freighters. “The 747-8F is the best and most versatile widebody freighter in the market, and we are excited to bolster our fleet with the acquisition of these four aircraft,” said John W. Dietrich, Atlas Air Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer. “This…

Emirates to resume flights to to Seattle, Dallas, San Francisco and boost flights to New York, Los Angeles and Sao Paul

Emirates has announced it will resume non-stop services to Seattle (from 1st February), Dallas and San Francisco (from 2nd March). The addition of these three destinations will take Emirates’ North American network to 10 destinations following the resumption of services to Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Toronto and Washington DC. Flights to/from…