An Indonesian fighter jet taking part in an aerobatic show has crashed and burst into flames, killing two pilots.No one on the ground was injured The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle, a US-South Korean-made light attack aircraft, spun out of control on Sunday.
An Air France flight travelling from Mauritius to Paris has made an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspect package was found on board, according to reports. Details
Qatar Airways has launched new services between Doha and Durban. The four-times-weekly service to Durban further complements the airline’s existing daily flights to Cape Town and double daily flights to Johannesburg, and is an expansion of the airline’s operations in South Africa. Details
Emirates is launching three new weekly flights between Dubai and Cairo, commencing on 1st January 2016. The new service will supplement the current twice daily Boeing 777-300ER flights, taking the total number of flights serving Cairo to 17 each week. Details
Reuters says a man was taken to hospital after repeatedly stabbing himself in the head on Wednesday at Heathrow T5 which triggered panic among the passengers. Sitting at Fortnum and Mason Heathrow T5 when a man runs past stabbing himself in the head – security has contained the situation— Neerav Valiram (@neeravval) December 16, 2015…
American Airlines’ state-of-the-art, flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft performed a flyover of Sydney Harbour this morning and was welcomed by joint business partner Qantas in Hangar 96 at Mascot. The aircraft visit is a prelude to American’s new daily service from Sydney to Los Angeles, which starts on December 19, as part of the carriers’ expanded…
Alas Uruguay is the newest participant airline within the Sabre travel marketplace. Under a long term technology and e-commerce agreement, the airline will distribute fares via the Sabre GDS. Details
Travelport has revealed that travel agents can now select and purchase WestJet paid seats in advance, including the ability to sell a Plus fare and fulfill a Plus seat, using Travelport Smartpoint, Travelport’s industry-leading desktop point of sale. Details
Etihad Airways will add three new weekly services between Abu Dhabi and Manila from 1 May 2016, offering a total of 17 return flights per week. Details
Air France will launch a new service between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Glasgow next summer. From March 27, the airline will operate a daily service, using a 131-seat A318, on the route. Details
easyJet has appointed Jacky Simmonds as Group People Director and that she will join the airline on 4 January 2016. Prior to this appointment Jacky was TUI Group’s Global Human Resources Director, having worked for TUI for fifteen years. Details
UPDATE 18:55 UTC North Terminal of Gatwick airport was evacuated as a precaution, all getting back to normal now. UPDATE 18:15 UTC Fire service still investigating a fire alarm at North Terminal of London Gatwick airport.