Frontier passengers may have been exposed to Ebola virus

/ October 19, 2014 07:16

CDC Expands Passenger Notification A nurse who had treated the first US Ebola patient was exposed to the Ebola virus and later contracted the disease. Before she was hospitalized, she had taken the following two airline flights in early October […]


Ebola and air travel update

/ October 17, 2014 07:18

The recent news that a nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, who was both infected by the Ebola virus and showing Ebola-related symptoms, was on an airline flight with 132 other passengers (and at least five crew members) was disturbing for a […]


Germanwings pilots will strike this week

/ October 15, 2014 16:38

The pilots of Lufthansa’s low-cost unit Germanwings are to go on strike on Thursday Oct. 16 as a dispute over an early retirement scheme drags on. The strike, the seventh at Lufthansa this year, will last for 12 hours from […]


American Airlines Boeing 757 makes emergency landing in San Francisco

/ October 14, 2014 07:47

An American Airlines Boeing 757 made an emergency landing in San Francisco on Monday Oct. 13 after a number of interior wall panels came loose in mid-flight. The plane, carrying 184 passengers and six crew, was en route for Dallas […]


Full operation restored at the Chicago-area ATC center

/ October 13, 2014 10:04

Full operation was restored on Monday Oct. 13 at the Chicago-area air traffic control site that was shut down in September by a fire, forcing extensive flight delays and cancellations. The fire forced the evacuation of the FAA control facility […]


Are the new Ebola screening measures likely to be effective?

/ October 10, 2014 18:24

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), announced a series of new screening measures on Oct. 8 at selected US airports. These measures, which will focus on travelers arriving from the west […]


Delta jet quarantined on the tarmac at Las Vegas Airport in Ebola false alarm

/ October 10, 2014 11:08

A Delta Air Lines plane was briefly quarantined on the tarmac at Las Vegas Airport on Friday Oct. 10 due to an Ebola scare that turned out to be a false alarm. A Delta spokesman said the concern began after […]


UK will start screening passengers arriving through London airports and Eurostar for Ebola virus

/ October 9, 2014 11:51

Britain said it would start screening passengers entering the country through London’s two main airports and the Eurostar rail link for possible cases of the Ebola virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates Ebola has killed over 3,800 people in […]


Aircraft cabin cleaners walked off the job at New York’s LaGuardia Airport over Ebola concerns

/ October 9, 2014 11:48

About 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off the job at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday Oct. 9 to protest what they say is insufficient protection from exposure to the Ebola virus for workers whose jobs include cleaning up vomit […]


Family of dead TSA officer sues LA and the Police

/ October 9, 2014 11:43

The family of a TSA officer who was fatally shot when a gunman opened fire in a terminal at Los Angeles Airport last year has sued the city and its police department, alleging that security failures led to his death. […]


What you need to know about Ebola when you travel

/ October 9, 2014 08:52

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs & Border Protection (CBP) announced on Wednesday Oct. 9 that they will begin new layers of entry screening at the five U.S. airports that receive […]


Transaero will start twice-weekly direct flights between London Heathrow and St Petersburg

/ October 8, 2014 13:40

Transaero Airlines will launch a twice-weekly direct service between London Heathrow and St Petersburg from October 29 this year. It is the first time the route has been operated by Transaero.   The scheduled service will operate on Wednesdays and […]


US airlines working with government health officials to ensure the safety of passengers from the Ebola virus

/ October 8, 2014 11:43

US airlines have only said they are working with government health officials to ensure the safety of passengers from the Ebola virus. Industry experts said screening could pose a new burden to airline workers and airport officers, already under pressure […]


US health officials will start screening passengers for the Ebola virus at airports

/ October 8, 2014 11:38

US health officials will unveil within days new screening procedures for the Ebola virus at the country’s airports to address public concern over the possibility of an outbreak. “We’re working very intensively on the screening process both in the places […]


Dynamic Airways will starts flights to Latin America

/ October 8, 2014 10:10

Dynamic Airways, based in Greensboro, has been given the go-ahead to start scheduled interstate and foreign flights with the resumption of its Guyana services set for late next month. “The airline is planning to resume regular flights between New York […]


Turkish Airlines cancelled all of its flights to southeastern Turkey

/ October 8, 2014 09:15

Turkish Airlines cancelled all of its Wednesday morning flights to the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey after the local governor imposed a curfew amid civil unrest, the Turkish Kanal 7 TV channel reported Oct.8. Five people were […]


Bek Air begins international flights from Kazakhstan

/ October 7, 2014 16:25

Bek Air, based in Almaty, began international operations on Saturday, Oct. 4, with the launch of Astana to Ulgit (Mongolia) via Ust-Kamenogorsk flights. Kazakh newswire, B News, states the route will operate on a weekly basis initially with the frequency […]


US administration not considering ban on visitors from countries affected by the Ebola virus

/ October 6, 2014 15:47

The US administration is not considering a ban on visitors from countries most affected by the Ebola virus outbreak but is reviewing possible additional passenger screening measures. “A travel ban is not something that we’re currently considering,” White House spokesman […]