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Will Hong Kong International Airport Be Shut Down by Protestors for Second Straight Day?

Hong Kong International Airport reopened early this morning after a mass sit-in by thousands of protesters forced the airport authority to order an unprecedented shutdown.  Around 200 flights were cancelled after officials decided the airport could no longer properly function…

A Massive Strike at Heathrow Airport Could Cancel Hundreds of Flights Next Week

A dispute between the Unite trade union and Heathrow Airport could result in hundreds of flights being cancelled and at least 88,000 passengers disrupted if a planned strike goes ahead on Monday and Tuesday next week.  The dispute over pay…

Abu Dhabi’s Massive New Midfield Terminal is Now Set to Open by the End of the Year

A multi-billion dollar construction project on a new airport terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport is finally nearing completion and authorities now claim the Midfield Terminal Complex (or MTC) will open by the end of 2019.  In the last few…

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protestors Are Set to Flood the International Airport this Friday

Mass protests have been taking place across Hong Kong for weeks – the protests started off in opposition to a highly controversial extradition bill that would have allowed the authorities to send suspected criminals to mainland China for trial.  That…

Environmental Protestors Call Off Controversial Heathrow Drone Protest

The environmental protest group, Extinction Rebellion has decided to call off a controversial direct-action protest at Heathrow Airport which was expected to start on Tuesday 18th June.  Protestors had planned to fly drones around the airport in a bid to…

Environmental Protestors Told They Could Face Life in Prison if Drones are Flown Near Heathrow Airport

Police have warned environmental protestors from the Extinction Rebellion movement that they could face life in prison if they fly drones near Heathrow Airport in West London.  The group is said to be planning a day of action at Europe’s…

Spare Any Change? Passengers Left Nearly $1 Million at TSA Checkpoint’s Last Year

According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), harried passengers left $960,105 in various currencies at its checkpoints across the United States between October 2017 and September 30th 2018.  It’s the largest amount ever recovered from forgetful passengers and marks a…

Could We Be Facing a Summer of Long Lines and Even Longer Waits at TSA Airport Security Checkpoints?

The peak summer travel period is just around the corner and with it comes the usual big lines at TSA airport security checkpoints across the country.  But this year, those lines could be even longer than normal – and it’s…

Extinction Rebellion Protestors Threaten to “Shut Down” Heathrow Airport Tomorrow

Over the last few days, hundreds of environmental protestors have descended on major intersections and landmarks in Central London shutting down roads and even super-glueing themselves to a mass transit train in order to gain publicity.  The protestors from a…

Dubai International Airport Says its “Good to Go” for 45-Day Closure of Runway Starting Tomorrow

After more than a year in the planning, the world’s busiest international airport plans to close one of just two of its runways for a 45-day period starting tomorrow.  Dubai International Airport (DXB) says the operations team is “good to…

San Jose’s Genius Response to Chick-fil-A Opening a Concession at SJC Airport

The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is once again making headlines over allegations that it donates money to anti-LGBTQ+ organisations through its “charitable” arm the Chick-fil-A Foundation.  This time, the self-proclaimed ‘home of the original chicken sandwich’ has been told it can’t…

Woman Arrested at Dubai Airport for Two Facebook Posts She Wrote Over Three Years Ago

A single mother from London was recently arrested at Dubai International Airport (DXB) under the UAE’s strict cybercrime laws for two Facebook posts she wrote in 2016 about her ex-husband’s new wife.  Both Laleh Sharaveshm, 55 and her 14-year old…

SOURCES: There’s Going to be a Delay in Dubai Creating One of the Largest Airport’s in the World

Grand plans by Dubai’s ruling family to build an airport which serves as a mega-hub with five parallel runways and the capacity to handle something in the region of 200 million passengers per year have apparently been put on hold. …

Dubai International Airport Celebrates its 58th Birthday and a Very Impressive History

Yet another claim by Yemen’s Houthi rebels of a successful military drone attack on Dubai’s main international airport, DXB hasn’t succeeded in stopping officials from celebrating the airport’s 58th birthday today.  In a statement, the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority…

Ryanair is Now Accusing the UK’s Air Traffic Control of “Discrimination”: Files Formal Complaint

Unlike in many countries around the world, the government of the United Kingdom doesn’t fully own its air traffic control service.  Instead, the organisation which is known only as NATS is 49% owned by taxpayers, while two private companies own…

New Figures Reveal Just How Many Disruptive Passengers UK Airlines Have Had to Deal with this Year

Loud-mouthed and potentially dangerous disruptive passengers have become a major concern for airlines in the United Kingdom over the last few years. In fairness, it’s not an issue which only effects British airlines but it’s certainly one which has caught…

Did Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Really Attack Abu Dhabi International Airport with a Military Drone?

As the United Arab Emirates gets further drawn into the Saudi-led intervention of Yemen’s civil war, new claims made by anti-government Houthi rebels suggest they managed to carry out a drone attack on Abu Dhabi International Airport.  If true, the…

REPORTS: Dubai International Airport Will Have to Shut One of its Two Runways for Over a Month

According to a report in the UK’s The Independent newspaper, Dubai International Airport (DXB) – the world’s busiest airport by international passenger numbers – will be forced to close one of its two runways for around 45 days during April…

Passengers Behaving Badly: Were AA Flight Attendants Right to React the Way They Did in This Bizarre Incident?

Details have emerged of the latest incident of a passenger behaving very badly – in this case, a flight attendant was left bleeding when a passenger bit her arm after charging towards the cockpit.  And all while the plane was…

Dubai Retains #1 Position As World’s Busiest Airport: But Growth Was Slow And Below Expectations

In 2014, Dubai International Airport (DXB) overtook Heathrow Airport in West London as the worlds busiest airport for international passengers – and has left Heathrow for dust ever since.  Last year, the airport welcomed 88.2 million passengers – that’s over…

CONFIRMED: A Fire Caused A Power Outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Resulting in Thousands of Flight Cancellations

Yesterday afternoon, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia suffered a near 12-hour power outage forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights and the diversion of hundreds more.  ATL-based Delta Air Lines said they had cancelled over 900 flights with a…

Government Workers Union Defends Role of TSA – Says “Airplane Travel is Safer, Easier” Thanks to Them

As the Transportation Security Administrations (TSA) marks 16 years of overseeing airport security across the United States, the President of the American Federation of Government Employees says air travel has never been safer thanks to the hard work of the…

The Unite Union Starts Legal Action on Behalf of 1,858 Monarch Airlines Staff Who Have Been Made Redundant

One of the UK’s largest trade unions, the Unite Union has launched legal action on behalf of 1,858 ex-Monarch Airlines staff who were made redundant when the airline suddenly fell into administration on Monday. The vast majority of the carriers…

Norwegian is Recruiting Pilots in Dublin – Cabin Crew Recruitment to Follow Soon

Norwegian Air Shuttle is expanding its operations in Ireland with plans to open a new base in Dublin.  The base will initially have space for 40 pilot positions but the low-cost carrier is already exploring the feasibility for more job…

Dubai International Airport Wins Top Award for Response to Crash Landing of EK521 in August 2016

The company behind Dubai International Airport has won a major award for the way in which it handled the crash landing of Emirates flight EK521 last year.  On the 3rd August 2016, a Boeing 777-300 aircraft belonging to Emirates smashed…

Heathrow Airport Reports Record Breaking Month for Passenger Numbers

As one of the busiest airports’s in the world, Heathrow is used to serving thousands of passengers every day – especially during the busy summer holiday period.  But July proved to be a record breaker for the West London airport. …

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