Massive flight delays at Mumbai airport: How congestion is killing India’s aviation growth story

Massive flight delays at Mumbai airport: How congestion is killing India’s aviation growth story

New Delhi – India is the fastest growing aviation market across the world but also boasts of a creaky airport infrastructure. Though we have managed to build showpiece airports with the help of private developers in our major metros, there is a serious capacity constraint already at Mumbai and may soon also be seen at Chennai airport. A country where majority of fights still originate in the metros and which is eyeing double-digit traffic growth…

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Lufthansa Flight From Frankfurt to Chicago Diverts Over Medical Emergency

Lufthansa Flight From Frankfurt to Chicago Diverts Over Medical Emergency

A Lufthansa Boeing 747 plane, which took off from Frankfurt bound for Chicago, has returned to Frankfurt International Airport following a medical emergency on board. The plane has since landed safely. According to Lufthansa, the Boeing aircraft was diverted due to a medical emergency. “It had to return due to a medical emergency of one of the passengers on board,” Lufthansa posted on its official twitter account. Flight #LH430 was heading toward Chicago O’Hare International…

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Everjets Budget Airline Makes Emergency Landing in Athens in Route to Larnaca

Everjets Budget Airline Makes Emergency Landing in Athens in Route to Larnaca

An Everjets budget airline flight originating at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport with service to Larnaca was forced to make an emergency landing at Athens International Airport on Saturday. The airplane reported having issues with the cabin pressure, although no further details are available at this time. After circling the Greek island of Aegina off the southern coast of the mainland to use up excess fuel, the plane landed safely in Athens with no injuries reported, according…

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Fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays to get lowest air fares

Fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays to get lowest air fares

NEW DELHI: Mirroring a global trend, air fares in India are getting to be the cheapest during the middle of the week, when demand is at the lowest. Passengers who flew on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the period from March to July paid the least for their tickets, according to data compiled by online travel company MakeMyTrip.com. The trend is based on the average air fare on select routes for each day of the month during…

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Boeing Delivers 50th 787 Dreamliner To All Nippon Airways

Boeing Delivers 50th 787 Dreamliner To All Nippon Airways

KUALA LUMPUR: Boeing delivered All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) 50th 787 Dreamliner at a ceremony held at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center on Thursday. The milestone marked yet another record for ANA to become the world’s first airline to operate 50 787 Dreamliners. “The 787 Dreamliner has played a significant role in opening up new routes into new markets, while also forming the backbone of our long-haul fleet. “As the launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner family,…

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Hudson Valley Honor Flight to reach milestone of flying 1,000 veterans its Sept. 10 trip to Washington, D.C.

Hudson Valley Honor Flight to reach milestone of flying 1,000 veterans its Sept. 10 trip to Washington, D.C.

WALDEN, N.Y (Aug. 16,  2016) — Walden-based Hudson Valley Honor Flight will fly its 1,000th veteran on  its Sept. 10 flight to Washington, D.C. to see the nation’s memorials honoring veterans.  This Saturday flight, which would normally be called Mission 13 but is now dubbed Flight 1,000, will depart out of Stewart International Airport in Newburgh.  “To reach this milestone of giving 1,000 area veterans the thrill of visiting Washington, D.C., with their veteran colleagues, to see their respective memorials…

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These are the most DELAYED flights from Birmingham Airport – have you been affected?

These are the most DELAYED flights from Birmingham Airport – have you been affected?

The school summer holidays are an ideal time for a family getaway. Whether it’s a culture-packed city break or a beach holiday filled with sun, sea and sand, you can find some great flights from Birmingham Airport. For us Brummies, it’s right on the doorstep, making it a really convenient option for travelling on holiday. But it’s not so happy and hassle-free if flights are delayed. We took at look at which flights suffer from…

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Israir flight heading from Sochi makes emergency landing

Israir flight heading from Sochi makes emergency landing

An Israir flight heading from Russia’s Sochi with 118 passengers onboard made an emergency landing at an airport southeast of Tel Aviv today due to an engine malfunction, a local TV channel has reported. “The plane of Israir company en route from Sochi landed at the Ben Gurion Airport on August 16,” the Channel 9 has reported. “This was an emergency landing as shortly before it the crew informed the flight controllers about a malfunction…

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British Airways replace in-flight meals on long-haul journeys with fun-size chocolate bars

British Airways replace in-flight meals on long-haul journeys with fun-size chocolate bars

British Airways will now serve passengers just one fun-size chocolate bar instead of a meal on long-haul flights, in an attempt to save money. Hungry passengers who used to get a proper sandwich and snack before landing blasted the measly offering last night. Cabin crew still serve a main meal earlier in flights but have been left squirming at what has replaced the second one. Previously, passengers would awake from a seven hour trans-Atlantic flight to a small sandwich,…

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Your guide to British Airways World Traveller Plus

Your guide to British Airways World Traveller Plus

British Airways World Traveller Plus premium economy class is a popular choice among cost-conscious business travellers as well as discerning leisure passengers on BA’s Sydney-Singapore-London route. This article is sponsored by British Airways. Premium economy is enjoying growing popularity in international travel, offering some of the benefits and advantages of the more expensive cabins but at a more reasonable price. British Airways’ World Traveller Plus – which sits between the World Traveller (economy) and Club World…

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