Emirates is the latest major international airline to announce that it will be flying services to Iraq’s capital Baghdad. As the country’s security continues to improve and its economy continues to grow airlines are showing increasing interest in tapping into Iraq’s potential. The commercial aviation sector in the country was all but destroyed after 1990′s […]

According to a statement made by Virgin Australia to the Australian Securities Exchange, final approval has now been secured from the US Department of Transportation for an alliance across the Pacific with Delta Airlines. Both carriers now have clearance for code-share agreements and flight schedule coordination. According to John Borghetti, chief executive at Virgin, the […]

An ash cloud drifting from Iceland could cause disruption for passengers in the UK as a number of airlines suspend services in Scotland. Among the carriers announcing cancellations are British Airways, Aer Lingus, KLM and easyJet. The Irish Aviation Authority has ordered Ryanair to ground flights this morning to and from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh […]

Proceedings will continue later this week against a number of international airlines accused by the Commerce Commission in New Zealand of fixing prices on cargo shipments. The main aim of the hearing on Wednesday is to establish whether the carriers can be tried for overseas price fixing on shipments coming into New Zealand. The case […]

The European Union has announced plans which could see rail journeys replace flights between European cities. Siim Kallas, the EU’s transport commissioner, has outlined a number of initiatives aimed at reducing the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere by 60 per cent by the middle of this century. He explained that by […]

International airlines around the globe say they are continuing to monitor the situation in Japan regarding a damaged nuclear power plant as most continue to fly schedules in and out of the earthquake stricken country. On Tuesday, Lufthansa announced that it would be diverting its services to Tokyo. The carrier will now fly from Frankfurt […]

Flights to the tourist hot-spot Bali have been cancelled by Jetstar and Virgin Blue as volcanic ash spews from East Java. Both airlines said they were waiting for experts to give them the all-clear before any more aircraft take off for the region. The eruption of Mount Bromo is the cause of the problem. Singapore […]

Dubai International Airport recorded an increase in passenger traffic of 15.3 per cent last year on 2009. The figure is a new record for the hub which served 47.2 million passengers throughout 2010. The growth of flydubai and Emirates did much to boost the figures, but the number of passengers also indicates the popularity of […]

Cathay Pacific has issued an apology to more than 1000 of its passengers after they were forced to spend hours on the tarmac at New York’s John F Kennedy airport because of severe weather conditions. Travellers have accused the airline of mismanaging the situation and not communicating with them. Cathay has admitted that some 1100 […]

The east coast of the United States has been bracing itself for freezing weather and blizzards which could bring with them almost 12 inches of snow to areas of New England and New York City. The storm has made travelling difficult for many as trains, buses and airlines are forced to cancel services. The news […]

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