Airport News

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. …