JAKARTA, 13 March 2015: Indonesia urgently needs an aviation masterplan addressing safety, capacity and regulations, according to the International Air Transport Association. In a keynote address to mark IATA Aviation Day in Jakarta, IATA’s director general and CEO, Tony Tyler,...

Drunk in the cockpit

OTTAWA, 20 February 2017: Canada on Friday called on domestic airlines to ensure that pilots show up for work sober, following recent arrests for drunkenness in cockpits. "As a commercial air carrier authorised to carry passengers in Canada, you have...
WASHINGTON, 30 October 2017: US-bound travellers face security interviews before checking in for flights on a number of global airlines as anti-terror measures are stepped up worldwide. Starting last week, Lufthansa, Emirates, Air France and Norwegian Air confirmed that US...
PARIS, 22 March 2016: Up to a third of flights were cancelled at French airports on Monday as air traffic controllers entered a second day of strikes. Low-cost airline Ryanair deplored what it said was the 41st strike by French...
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 January 2017: Malaysia-based AirAsia on Monday denied any connection to the corruption scandal engulfing Rolls-Royce, which reportedly paid millions of dollars in bribes to win contracts. After its largest ever graft probe, Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO)...

Air Canada reports profit

MONTREAL, 18 February 2016: Air Canada said Wednesday it posted a record Can$1.2 billion (USD884 million) profit last year, more than doubling its previous record earnings in 2014, thanks largely to low fuel costs. Canada's flagship airline raked in Can$13.9...
DUBAI, 14 June 2018 – Emirates will boost its flights to Jeddah during the busy Umrah season. The airline will operate 24 extra flights adding more than 10,000 additional seats between Dubai and Jeddah until to 24 June. The additional flights...
DUBAI, 11 JUNE 2018: Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) at the weekend. The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down just before 1400 local UK time Saturday, and marked London...
HANOI, 2 March 2016: Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has engaged in talks with the Russian ambassador on a proposal to launch direct air service between Vietnam and Vladivostok. Saigon Times quoted Russian ambassador to Vietnam, Konstantin, Vasilievich Vnukov, saying it...

US and Cuba agree on flights

WASHINGTON, 15 February 2016: The United States and Cuba will sign a bilateral agreement, Tuesday, to restore regular flights between the two countries after more than half a century, the State Department said. "While US law prohibits travel to Cuba...