ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR TRAVEL

No sign yet of MH370 in 1st update of underwater search

2014-10-15 10:44

Australian authorities have released their first update on the latest underwater probe for missing flight MH370, saying more than 670 square kilometres had been searched without success.

Worker set fire at US air traffic site

2014-09-26 18:06

Police say the fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility was set by a contract employee.

Pilot in critical condition after crash

2014-09-12 16:04

A spokesperson for the Western Cape emergency services says a pilot is in a critical condition after crashing his crop-dusting aircraft near Witsand.

Lufthansa on strike - 200 flights cancelled

2014-09-05 19:51

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike for six hours forcing the cancellation of more than 200 scheduled flights and disrupting travel for 25 000 passengers.

West African states call for open borders

2014-08-28 22:37

West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States says.

Malaysian minister heads to Aus for MH370 meeting

2014-08-25 11:54

Malaysian transport minister has left for Australia to discuss the ongoing search for missing flight MH370 with his Australian and Chinese counterparts.

UN urges Ebola exit screening

2014-08-18 21:27

The UN has urged Ebola-hit countries to start exit screening at airports, ports and major crossings.

Flights grounded for Typhoon Halong

2014-08-09 12:20

A strong typhoon has lashed large areas of southwest Japan, grounding around 460 flights and stranding thousands of holidaymakers.

FAA bans US civilian flights over Iraq

2014-08-08 21:28

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned all US civilian flights over Iraq just hours after air strikes order by Washington on Islamist fighters.

Ebola alert: Emirates halts flights to Guinea

2014-08-04 09:27

The largest carrier to the West African nation of Guinea has suspended flights until further notice.

No more remains found at MH17 site

2014-08-03 22:22

The head of a team of international investigators says more personal belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in eastern Ukraine have been found, but no human remains.

Airbus A350: Look up Joburg

2014-08-03 15:36

After a grim few weeks in the aviation industry, Johannesburg has been treated to a preview of the newest addition to the Airbus family.

Zuma forced to wait for flight, like the rest of us

2014-08-01 15:10
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Next time you find yourself stranded due to flight delays/cancelations, remember this: even presidents get stranded at the airport on the odd occasion.

SAA extends its Africa network

2014-08-01 09:15

South African Airways will be extending its African flight schedule to offer customers more travel options on the continent.

East Africa boosts anti-Ebola measures

2014-07-31 15:54

Kenya and Ethiopia, home to some of Africa's largest transport hubs, have boosted measures to combat possible Ebola cases arriving in their countries.

Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly

2014-07-30 20:56

The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10 000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm.

Ebola Alert: All ports of entry to SA being monitored

2014-07-30 10:47

Tighter screening of passengers will be taking place as experts sound the alarm that Ebola could become the latest disease to be spread by international air travel.

Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

2014-07-30 10:13

Passengers aboard a Jetstar flight returning from a Byron Bay music festival were warned about sniffer dogs at the airport by a kindly flight attendant.

West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

2014-07-29 22:37

West African airline Asky has suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak.

FlySafair ticket sales open, promise cheapest prices

2014-07-29 12:06

FlySafair has started selling tickets for flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg and Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, ready to take to the skies in mid-October this year.

Emergency landing after cocaine bursts in drug mule's stomach

2014-07-28 09:26

A Virgin Atlantic flight was forced to make an emergency landing when the cocaine packages a passenger had been smuggling burst in his stomach.

 

Pilot of missing chopper found alive

2014-10-09 13:49

The Thai pilot of a helicopter that went missing in a mountainous part of Myanmar almost two weeks ago has been found.

Ukraine MH17 initial crash report due

2014-09-09 10:32

A highly anticipated preliminary report into what brought down Malaysia flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine is set to be released, hoping to shed light on the air disaster that claimed 298 lives.

Poland bars overflight by Russian minister

2014-08-29 19:14

Poland has refused permission for a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to fly through its airspace.

More airlines stop flights to Ebola zone

2014-08-27 20:23

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak are being left increasingly isolated as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

2014-08-23 22:18

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has begun erupting under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.

Iceland raises volcano alert level

2014-08-18 21:21

Iceland's Met Office has raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange.

Psychiatrists to examine man over 'bomb hoax'

2014-08-06 18:41

A man arrested over a suspected bomb hoax on a Manchester-bound Qatar Airways flight has been ordered to take a psychiatric evaluation under Britain's Mental Health Act.

Malaysia Airlines averts 3rd tragedy in 5 months

2014-08-04 12:48

An air traffic controller in Australia has averted what could have been the final nail in the coffin for Malaysia Airlines.

Airbus A350: Look up Joburg

2014-08-03 15:49

The newest addition to the Airbus family has been doing a series of tests at OR Tambo.

Air France grounds flights

2014-08-01 22:52

Air France has cancelled some of its short and medium-haul flights from airports across France on Saturday due to a strike by ground staff.

Flight forced to divert after drunk woman demands 'cigarettes and a parachute'

2014-08-01 12:36

A plane was forced to divert when a drunk passenger threw her prosthetic leg at crew members and made unreasonable demands.

Identifying Mali air crash victims could take years

2014-07-31 18:37

Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police says.

Passengers disgusted as toddler poops in airplane seat

2014-07-30 11:04

If you thought parents changing babies' nappies on airplane tray tables were bad, you haven't heard about this!

Airlines could face new protocols to curb Ebola spread

2014-07-30 10:19

The deadly Ebola virus hitchhiking across borders for the first time aboard a pan-African airline could spell new flight restrictions aimed at containing outbreaks.

Flights from Pretoria to Cape Town coming soon?

2014-07-30 09:46

Local charter flight company, FlyCemair has announced that it is looking at launching flights from Pretoria’s Wonderboom National Airport to Cape Town International.

Plane crash concerns as air traffic doubles

2014-07-29 13:14

Growing demand for travel, mostly in developing nations, to pose safety challenge for airlines.

Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

2014-07-29 12:28

More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.

Emirates airline says will not fly over Iraq after MH17

2014-07-29 09:48

Emirates will stop flying over Iraq due to concerns over jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine.

LISTEN: Heated exchange between pilot and air traffic controller

2014-07-28 15:08

An audio clip capturing a heated exchange between a pilot and an air traffic controller at a US airport has been doing the rounds online. Check it out here.

Ebola travels by plane to Nigeria

2014-07-28 11:38

A death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel – West African airports take precautions.

Bad weather seen as probable cause of fatal Air Algerie crash

2014-07-28 08:19

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed 118 people on board, French officials have said.

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