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INFORMATIONAL Feb 02, 2024 Why South Africa's Aviation Industry is Collapsing Amid Flag Carrier Bankruptcy and Economic Issues South Africa's aviation industry, once a symbol of the country's economic prowess, currently navigates turbulent skies. The collapse of South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier, and broader economic strains have created a perfect storm, threatening the industry's survival. Read More →
NEWS Jan 28, 2024 Embattled Brazilian Low-Cost Carrier GOL Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (GOL), Brazil's largest low-cost carrier, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. on January 25.¬†Although many industry analysts already expected GOL to file for bankruptcy,¬†the move highlights airlines' enduring challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and broader economic uncertainties. Read More →
NEWS Jan 23, 2024 U.S. Sanctions Fly Baghdad for Financing Iran-Backed Terrorist Groups in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq The U.S. has placed sanctions on Iraq's Fly Baghdad and its CEO, Basheer Abdulkadhim Alwan al-Shabbani, for assisting Iran-backed militant groups across the Middle East. The sanctions were announced on January 23, alongside a fifth round of sanctions on Hamas for using cryptocurrency to finance their operations. According to the U.S. Treasury Department (USDT), Fly Baghdad and its CEO have worked with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iranian proxy groups in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. Read More →
NEWS Jan 19, 2024 SpiceJet Under Fire After Passenger Gets Stuck in Bathroom for Entire Flight A passenger onboard a SpiceJet flight found himself locked inside the lavatory as he went to use it. As an unfortunate addition to this debacle, the crew could not get the door open in flight despite their best efforts, leaving the passenger stuck inside for the majority of the flight. Read More →
NEWS Jan 18, 2024 Passengers Can Soon Commute By Air in These Four U.S. Cities Many companies aim to solve traffic congestion through urban air mobility, using electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOLs) aircraft to transport passengers and cargo across urban areas. One company that has become a leader in the space, Archer Aviation, announced a partnership with Atlantic Aviation to introduce electric aircraft operations in four major U.S. metropolitan areas on January 17. The deal involves expanding charging infrastructure and launching eVTOL routes in these regions. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Jan 07, 2024 10 Asian Cities You Must Visit in 2024 There are so many fantastic cities in Asia, but here are my personal top ten. With airline advice and a list of things to do in each city, this article will get you thinking about your next trip! Read More →
NEWS Jan 01, 2024 Passengers Restrained on American Airlines and Qantas Flights After Dramatic Outbursts At approximately the same time, two unrelated incidents involved disciplinary actions against unruly passengers. The first incident occurred on an American Airlines flight on December 30, while the second occurred on a Qantas flight the following day. Cases involving unruly passengers have been rising since the pandemic, with these incidents increasing by 47% from 2021 to 2022. Read More →
NEWS Nov 25, 2023 GPS Spoofing: Why are Planes Getting Hacked in the Middle East? In a recent development that has raised alarms among aviation experts, dozens of commercial airliners flying over parts of the Middle East have reported experiencing GPS spoofing attacks in recent months. These attacks involve the transmission of false GPS signals, effectively tricking aircraft navigation systems into believing they are in a different location than their actual position. Read More →
NEWS Oct 23, 2023 American Airlines Adds Flights to Super Bowl LVIII, Barcelona Tech Conference Passengers interested in American football or visiting Barcelona are in for good news. American Airlines is adding flights to two major events in February and March. These high-demand events are Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas and a mobile communications trade show in Barcelona. Read More →
NEWS Oct 17, 2023 EasyJet Cancels Flight After Passenger Bathroom Incident easyJet canceled one of its flights after a passenger defecated on the bathroom floor. The flight was scheduled from Tenerife South Airport (TFS) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) on October 15. This incident added to the several hours of delays that the flight has faced. Read More →