April 1, 2021| 51 0

India’s DGCA Increases Air Security Fee Charged To All Passengers

India’s aviation regulator, the DGCA, has increased the Air Security Fee (ASF) on all domestic and international flights from today. The decision comes as Indian aviation reels from the pandemic and the airports look to cover losses. The domestic ASF will go up by ₹40 ($0.55) per ticket to ₹200. Hiked For the second time in six months, the government …

March 24, 2021| 78 0

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 Suffers Tire Damage Departing Doha

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 returned to Doha on Wednesday after suffering tire damage on departure. The plane had flown over 2,000 kilometers when the pilots made the decision to head back. The aircraft landed safely around five and a half hours after departing. Pilots suspect burst tire or a bird strike Simon Hradecky first reported the incident …

March 20, 2021| 29 0

United Airlines Ferries Grounded Boeing 777s To The Desert

It was on February 21st that the FAA said it would be issuing an Emergency Airworthiness Directive to inspect all Boeing 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The actual directive came days later. Accompanying this was the grounding of the affected jets by most of its operators. This, of course, followed an engine failure which saw pa …

March 20, 2021| 23 0

REVIVED AUCKLAND–HOBART WILL BEGIN WHEN TRANS-TASMAN BUBBLE OPENS

Air New Zealand will operate flights between Auckland and Hobart for the first time in a generation as soon as a two-way trans-Tasman bubble starts.  The announcement was made amid speculation quarantine-free travel between the two countries could surprisingly restart in as little as three weeks.  It comes after Australian Prime Minister Scott M …

March 17, 2021| 24 0

Philippine Regulator Limits Manila Passenger Arrivals

The Philippines Government is temporarily limiting the number of international inbound arriving passengers at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport to 1,500 per day. The daily passenger cap will begin tomorrow, March 18, and run through to April 19. The cap will roughly half the number of inbound international passengers Manila’s Airport now …

March 16, 2021| 29 0

Brussels Airport welcomes back Cathay Pacific for pax freighter flights

To increase links with the European vaccine production hub, Cathay Pacific Cargo has announced it is adding additional capacity to operate on the Pharma Corridor between the Belgian capital and Hong Kong. The extra cargo flights are planned until June and the schedule will be adapted to market demand and the latest developments. The airline has seen …

February 24, 2021| 23 0

Heathrow Airport Wants To Be Exempt From Paying Property Tax

Heathrow’s boss has asked the UK’s finance minister, Rishi Sunak, to provide airports with the same property tax exemption afforded to other sectors. John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow’s chief executive, claims it would be the fair thing to do by establishing a level playing field. Heathrow seeks property tax relief for airports Holland-Kaye has called on S …

January 26, 2021| 28 0

India Makes Its Biggest Airport Drugs Bust Yet In Delhi

India has made its largest airport drug bust in history this week, seizing ₹68 crores ($9.28 million) worth of heroin. The drugs were found during a search of two passengers traveling from Uganda, who hid them in their checked bags. Here’s more on the incident. Huge In a statement from the Customs Department, seen in Outlook, two men were arrested at …

January 10, 2021| 34 0

FAA Takes A Stand Against Unruly Passengers After Crew Raise Concerns

This week in aviation in the US was all about security. After the events in Washington D.C., flight attendants raised concerns as they faced unruly passengers onboard aircraft. As airlines and law enforcement agencies bolster air security and legislators consider what to do in Washington D.C., the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) …

January 9, 2021| 44 0

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to close the runway for major maintenance

Amsterdam Airport Schipol’s Polderbaan Runway (18R-36L) and its surrounding taxiways will undergo major maintenance from 25 January to 26 April. An area of 600,000 square metres is being renovated, and during this 150,000 tons of asphalt will be supplied and processed for the maintenance. Besides, 70 kilometres of cable will be installed, and 2,100 r …

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