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NEWS May 01, 2024 Emirates CEO Apologizes Following Operational Disaster In April of 2024, unprecedented floods in Dubai wreaked havoc on all aspects of the city. This disruptive weather unleashed a massive blow on the city as it dealt with the heaviest rain in 75 years. Emirates, Dubai's hometown carrier and the Middle East's largest airline suffered a huge blow as it struggled to properly accommodate large numbers of passengers following a large swath of disruptions ranging from weather to airspace closures. Read More →
NEWS Apr 13, 2024 Iranian Drone Attacks Force Airspace Closures, Airlines to Cancel or Divert Flights Several Middle Eastern countries closed their airspace to flights after Iran launched a drone attack against Israel on April 13. This drone attack comes a few days after an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Damascus killed seven officers from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Multiple airlines canceled or diverted flights flying over the region amid the worsening geopolitical environment. Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 Hundreds of Flights Canceled in Argentina as Aviation Employees Go on One-Day Strike Hundreds of flights were canceled in Argentina as unionized airport employees partake in a 24-hour strike on February 28. The only airlines operating at Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires are American Airlines and Flybondi. As the strike was coordinated, various domestic and international airlines flying in the country rescheduled or moved flights to assist their passengers. Read More →
NEWS Feb 18, 2024 Lufthansa Ground Staff to Strike Over Low Pay at Seven German Airports A German trade union has called for a Lufthansa ground staff strike later this week. The strike will occur across seven German airports and is expected to disrupt flight operations significantly. The strike will begin at 4:00 a.m. on February 20 and end at 7:10 a.m. local time on February 21. Major airports will be affected, including Frankfurt, Munich, and Berlin. Read More →
NEWS Feb 06, 2024 Hundreds of Flights Canceled at Tokyo Airports as Region Faces Heavy Snow More than 100 flights from Haneda Airport (HND) in Tokyo were canceled on February 5 amid severe winter weather across the Greater Tokyo Area. Japan Airlines' 54 flight cancellations affected 6,150 passengers, with one canceled international flight to Seoul affecting 200 passengers. Meanwhile, ANA's 34 cancellations impacted the travel plans for 5,170 passengers. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 Hundreds of Flights Canceled at German Airports as Lufthansa Employees Go on Strike Lufthansa ground staff at multiple major German airports are set to go on strike later this week. The strike, set to last from 4:00 a.m. on February 7 to 7:00 a.m. the following day, is the latest to hit the German transportation industry following strikes at railway companies over demands for a shortened work week. The upcoming strikes will affect Lufthansa, as the airline is already reeling from a previous strike last week. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 El Al Removes Two More International Routes as Airline Faces Uncertain Future El Al has eliminated its routes to Dublin Airport (DUB) and Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Both routes, operated from Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv, have suffered from low travel demand due to Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. This announcement comes only a week after El Al suspended flights to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg after an International Court of Justice ruling on the Gaza war. Read More →
NEWS Jan 03, 2024 Flying to Spain? Your Iberia Flight Could Be One of 444 Cancelled Due to Employee Strikes Iberia canceled 444 flights in January due to an airport employee strike scheduled for January 5 to 8. These cancellations will affect 270 Iberia flights, 64 flights from Iberia's low-cost subsidiary, Iberia Express, and 110 flights from regional carrier Air Nostrum. The strikes coincide with Epiphany on January 6, a public holiday in Spain honoring three major events in Jesus Christ's early life. Passenger traffic is expected to face significant disruptions as Epiphany marks the end of the Christmas season in Spain. Read More →
NEWS Dec 04, 2023 Flight Cancellations in Western Europe: How Airports Operate With Winter Weather December is a time for family and friends, but not everything is fun about this time. This can be seen in Europe, where most airports had to cancel their flights due to major snowfall. Snow can significantly disrupt Europe's aviation industry, with major airports canceling their flights and thousands of people stranded. Read More →
NEWS Sep 12, 2023 American Airlines Fined $4.1 million in Breach of USDOT Rules Major US-based carrier American Airlines has been fined 4.1 million US Dollars by the United States Department of Transportation. Read More →