ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR TRAVEL

All bodies retrieved after Indonesian plane crash

2015-08-20 20:33

Authorities have retrieved the bodies of all 54 victims of a weekend plane crash in Indonesia's Papua province.

India gets first solar-powered airport

2015-08-19 18:59

The Indian government is to start incorporating solar energy into their daily operations at airports countrywide.

Indonesia plane loses contact in Papua

2015-08-16 12:11

An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control.

Plane forced to land in Bloemfontein

2015-08-13 22:14

A plane was forced to land at Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein due to a technical problem, the Airports Company of SA says.

Volcanic ash forces airport closures in Colombia

2015-07-26 22:35

Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano has erupted in an ash cloud prompting authorities to temporarily close two airports in the area.

3 Indonesian airports closed due to volcanoes

2015-07-16 15:53

At least 3 Indonesian airports are closed due to eruptions of the Raung and Gamalama volcanoes.

13 detained in Heathrow runway protest

2015-07-13 22:02

Police have detained more than a dozen climate change activists at London's Heathrow Airport.

British Airways flight diverted for unruly passenger

2015-07-08 21:56

A British Airways flight to Texas has been diverted to Boston because of an unruly male passenger.

Portugal pilots warned of 70 000 homing pigeons

2015-06-20 16:21

Pilots in Portugal have been advised to fly with special care after 70 000 homing pigeons were released in Spain to participate in a race back to their homes in Portugal.

Fighter jets scrambled for French flight to NY

2015-05-25 18:39

An Air France jetliner heading from Paris to New York was escorted by fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip because of a threat against the flight, the airline says.

 

Bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash

2015-08-19 20:57

The first bodies of 54 people killed when a plane went down in eastern Indonesia have been carried from the remote crash site.

2 men killed in Tokyo plane crash

2015-08-16 14:10

Two men believed to have been a pilot and his passenger have been killed after an ultra-light plane crashed into a golf course.

Flight control problem keeps US flights grounded

2015-08-15 19:32

A flight control problem at an FAA centre is limiting flights in and out of the Washington area.

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Warsaw

2015-07-30 16:39

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 en route to San Francisco has made an emergency landing safely in Warsaw.

A year after MH17 downed, families want justice

2015-07-16 17:05

One by one, the names of the 298 passengers and crew who died aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be read aloud by relatives on Friday, a year after the passenger jet was shot out of the sky.

Israeli firm makes health-warning sensor for pilots

2015-07-16 05:19

An Israeli defence electronics firm says it has developed a body sensor that could help save the lives of pilots by forewarning of possible loss of consciousness in extreme manoeuvres.

Jet Airways plane diverts to Muscat

2015-07-09 18:07

A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Dubai has made an emergency landing in Muscat after a bomb threat.

Aeromexico Dreamliner makes emergency landing

2015-06-29 23:38

An Aeromexico Boeing 787 travelling from Mexico City to Paris made an emergency landing in Ireland.

Airline carrier orders new planes worth $20bn

2015-06-15 15:46

Several substantial orders and inquiries about new aircraft have surprised everyone at the Paris air show by the sheer volume of confirmed agreements.

Twee village threatened by travellers

2015-05-25 17:44

London's airport expansion plan is threatening neighbouring villages to meet the demands of travellers.

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