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China advises airlines to stay clear of Taiwan

China’s air traffic authority has sent a notice to airlines operating in Asia, informing them of an upcoming military exercise around Taiwan. They were advised to stay out of six zones around the island, that the Chinese military earlier earmarked for live-fire training. The notice, which was reported by Bloomberg, …

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China offers lifeline to Russian airlines

China is ready to supply Russian airlines with spare parts for aircraft, Chinese Ambassador to Moscow Zhang Hanhui said on Friday. “We are ready to supply spare parts to Russia, we will set up the cooperation. Now, [airlines] are working [on this], they have certain channels, there are no restrictions …

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Russian airlines told to prepare to fly without GPS – media

Russia’s national air traffic regulator has told carriers to prepare to fly their planes without relying on the American Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite-based-navigation tool, newspaper Izvestia reported on Friday. According to the letter from Rosaviatsia, which was seen by the outlet, it has instructed national airlines to prepare to cope …

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Russia pledges state support for airlines

The Russian government has announced plans to support the country’s airlines so they can reimburse passengers whose flights were canceled due to sanctions. Under the proposed plan, Russian air carriers will get 19.5 billion rubles ($238 million), according to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. “The subsidies will be used to …

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Boeing suspends jet maintenance for Russian airlines

Boeing has announced that it is suspending technical support operations for its planes owned by Russian airlines after multiple countries closed their airspace to Russian planes in response to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine. “We have suspended major operations in Moscow and temporarily closed our office in [the Ukrainian capital Kiev],” …

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Airlines raise staff pay to keep planes flying

Several US airline companies announced a significant increase in onboard staff payment in an effort to keep the planes flying after a week of cancelations. Spirit Airlines offered flight attendants double pay for working this holiday week, Reuters reported, citing the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. “All flight attendants, regardless of …

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Holiday heartbreak for thousands as airlines pull flights

According to flight tracking firm FlightAware, 2,380 flights were called off and another 11,163 delayed globally on Christmas Eve. The figures for Christmas Day stood at 2,388 cancelations and 2,579 delays as of the afternoon. Another 747 flights scheduled for Sunday have been pulled as well. US airports accounted for …

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African country to fine airlines for unvaxxed passengers

The rule comes into effect on Tuesday at Kotoka International Airport in the capital, Accra, and follows the country’s health ministry’s move last week to make vaccinations mandatory for all people entering Ghana. The measure also comes after the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced a €75 million euro ($85 million) …

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American Airlines passengers suffer frightful Halloween weekend with 1,700 flights canceled since Friday amid staffing woes

Sunday’s cancellations equated to about 30% of American Airlines’ scheduled flights for the day, according to data from tracking service Flightware.com. A further 269 flights were delayed as of around midafternoon, following 435 such scheduling breakdowns on Saturday. To put American’s latest disruptions in perspective, the second-biggest US airline, Delta, …

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