Monday, July 4, 2022


Fresh transport strikes hit UK, mainland Europe

The RMT rail union insists this week's actions are necessary as wages have failed to keep pace with UK inflation, which has hit a 40-year high and is on course to keep rising.

Problems soar for airlines despite pandemic recovery

Cracks are already showing in the sector's recovery, though industry figures are optimistic about the future despite the issues.

Britain tells airlines to stop selling flights they can’t deliver

Airports across Europe have struggled to cope with the rebound in demand but British airports are facing a particularly difficult week as a school half-term holiday combines with a long Jubilee public holiday weekend.

British airport disruption ominous for global travel recovery

The next few months will be the first time since 2019 that the aviation sector will be able to enjoy a peak summer season free of substantial coronavirus restrictions, but staff shortages at airlines and airports may hinder that outlook.

China’s zero-Covid policy to hit Asia aviation recovery, says airline industry group

The aviation sector's recovery in Asia is already relatively slow, and the International Air Transport Association warns Beijing's approach makes the picture bleaker.

What rights do passengers have when their flights are cancelled?

Many are unaware about their rights as consumers.

EU-wide mask rules for flights, airports to ease

Despite the new guidance, Germany as the EU's most populous country and top economy says it has no plans to lift the mask mandate for flights.

Don’t let it happen again, AirAsia told as more holidays loom

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi says AirAsia should come up with an 'appropriate quantum of compensation' for its passengers.

Taliban banning women from flying without male chaperone, sources say

The move comes after the Taliban backtracked on their commitment to open high schools to girls, a U-turn that shocked many Afghans and drew condemnation from humanitarian agencies and foreign governments.

Plane carrying 132 crashes in China, causing ‘mountain fire’

The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region, CCTV says, citing the provincial emergency management bureau.

Pilots raise alarm at Qatar Airways over doctored hours, hidden fatigue

Pilots say that to manage new flights with smaller crews, the airline is under-counting work hours to maximise operated flights while technically playing by the rules.

US criticises China over cancelled flights

The latest suspension affected two United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Shanghai and four China Southern Airlines flights from Los Angeles to Guangzhou.

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