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…

ALERT Farnborough International Airshow is cancelled

Farnborough International Airshow was due to take place 20-24 July. Statement It is with great regret that we announce the Farnborough International Airshow 2020, due to take place in July, is cancelled. After very careful consideration, the unprecedented impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic has forced this decision in the interests of the health and…