Articles tagged “flights”

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled as Storm Ophelia Lashes Ireland

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled as Storm Ophelia Lashes Ireland

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

In the aviation industry, safety is paramount and with the worst storm in 50 years rolling across Ireland, airlines are naturally going to be extremely cautious.

1 week ago

UK Chancellor Downplays Brexit Threat to Aviation Sector

UK Chancellor Downplays Brexit Threat to Aviation Sector

Robert Hutton, Bloomberg

The Chancellor might be right to say a scenario where UK flights would be blocked to Europe is unlikely, but the lack of planning from the UK government on the subject of aviation is very alarming. The industry is tightly entwined with the rest of Europe and separating it is going to be a mammoth task.

2 weeks ago

Turkey and Venezuela Agree to Increased Flights and Tourism

Turkey and Venezuela Agree to Increased Flights and Tourism

Joseph Ataman, Associated Press

We see it all over the world these days: When countries have difficulties with their traditional allies, they turn elsewhere. It's a smart move by Turkey and Venezuela to seek closer ties, although both governments are pariahs right now.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Flight Cancellations Lead to Exit of Operations Boss

Ryanair Flight Cancellations Lead to Exit of Operations Boss

Associated Press

Heads had to roll over this flight-scheduling debacle at Ryanair. If Hickey retains his ties to the airline in an "advisory role," it might be prudent not to take his advice.

2 weeks ago

UK Planes Ready to Fly Stranded Passengers if Monarch Airlines Goes Bust

UK Planes Ready to Fly Stranded Passengers if Monarch Airlines Goes Bust

Sofia Horta e Costa, Bloomberg

Kudos to UK regulators for having a plan to assist stranded passengers if Monarch Airlines goes bust. That wouldn't happen in many other countries.

3 weeks ago

New Zealand Flight Disruptions Ease as Pipeline Repair Stems Fuel Shortages

New Zealand Flight Disruptions Ease as Pipeline Repair Stems Fuel Shortages

Nick Perry, Associated Press

Vacation-planning and business travel can soon get back to normal now that a 10-day fuel crisis has been abated with a pipeline repair. Airlines using Auckland Airport had been supplied with just about 30 percent of their usual fuel allotments.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair Could Suffer Considerable Damage to Its Friendly New Image From Mass Cancellations

Ryanair Could Suffer Considerable Damage to Its Friendly New Image From Mass Cancellations

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

In recent years, Ryanair has sought to move away from its brash, aggressive tactics that upset so many passengers. Its new friendly approach was paying off, but all that good work may well have just been undone.

1 month ago

Ryanair Forgot to Consider Crew Vacations So It Canceled 82 Flights in One Day

Ryanair Forgot to Consider Crew Vacations So It Canceled 82 Flights in One Day

Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

Dear Ryanair Human Resources: As you know, you commute daily to work in Dublin, and the Irish government has rules about flight crews taking time off. You might want to have the people in charge of crew and flight scheduling take these things into account before booking passengers on these flights. It would be so much easier for all concerned.

1 month ago

Houston Flights Restart in Early Sign of Very Tentative Recovery

Houston Flights Restart in Early Sign of Very Tentative Recovery

Prashant Gopal, Jeff Green and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

When passengers arrive at George Bush International Airport in Houston, then what? Getting anywhere on the roads is nearly impossible. Recovery is going to take a very long time.

2 months ago

Facial Scans for U.S. Citizens on International Flights Stir Controversy

Facial Scans for U.S. Citizens on International Flights Stir Controversy

Frank Bajak and David Koenig, Associated Press

Such a requirement for international flights isn't in place yet but privacy advocates are already questioning the move to mandate facial scans. There is always a tradeoff between security and privacy. Where should we draw the line?

3 months ago

Trump’s Proposal to End Rural Air Subsidies Spurs Opposition

Trump’s Proposal to End Rural Air Subsidies Spurs Opposition

Associated Press

Heidi Heitkamp will be the first of many big-time politicians — Republican and Democrat — who come out in favor of the Essential Air Service. It's a costly program, and the subsidies can be gigantic, but rural constituents like it. And they vote.

7 months ago

Air Canada Wants to Fly More U.S. Travelers Through Canada and Overseas

Air Canada Wants to Fly More U.S. Travelers Through Canada and Overseas

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Air Canada may face questions from investment analysts who seek reassurance that it is resisting its old instinct to redistribute profits to its customers by adding flights.

8 months ago