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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    European airlines join Emirates in avoiding Iraqi airspace for safety

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... troops amid the blitz offensive launched last month by al-Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State, which captured large swathes of land in the country's west and north, including Iraq's ... Syria and Libya, as well as eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Amsterdam-based KLM said it stopped flying over Iraq last week, adding that it had suspended some flights to Israel in recent days ...

  2. News - Asia - AVIATION

    More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... billion, he said. International tourist arrivals in Asia-Pacific grew an annual 6 per cent to 248 million last year, the strongest of any region worldwide, according to the UN World Tourism ... existing 237. Soekarno-Hatta in Jakarta is improving capacity after handling 60 million passengers last year, nearly three times what it was designed for, ACI said. And Kuala Lumpur aims to double ...

  3. News - China - AVIATION

    Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay flights

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Daniel Ren, Phila Siu and Nectar Gan

    ... are the last words we want to hear now because it could mean a long delay." On Monday, the Civil Aviation Administration of China forewarned Shanghai airports that capacity would be cut by 75 per ... cancelled. Three flights to or from Hongqiao were delayed, but there were no cancellations there. Last night the mainland's aviation authority said air traffic had returned to normal. ...

  4. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airbus to test-run newest passenger aircraft in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... operating the world's biggest fleet of A330s, Airbus' best-selling medium-sized aircraft which it is relaunching this month with a new engine option, the A330neo. Hawaiian Airlines last ...

  5. News - China - AVIATION

    Shanghai, Hangzhou airports back to normal as weather clears up

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 01:37pm by Nectar Gan

    ... It added that no flight had been delayed for more than two hours today. The aviation administration had warned last night that Shanghai’s two airports would face large-scale delays this afternoon ... It added that Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan airport would also be affected. The bureau’s warning last night came on the back of reports of massive flight delays and cancellations across the mainland over ...

  6. News - China - AVIATION

    Defence Ministry says bad weather behind flight disruptions

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Andrea Chen

    ... The mainland's civilian air traffic authority last week said delays at key airports in the east of the country were the result of "stormy weather and regular military drills". The delays were expected to last until August 15, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said. By 6pm yesterday, Shanghai's two airports had cancelled 130 flights while another 519 flights were delayed, ...

  7. News - China - AVIATION

    Military exercises cause major flight delays in China as PLA carries out live fire drills

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by Amy Li

    ... early?" he said. Air travellers can expect little relief from the delays, with the live-fire drills- which started last Sunday- due to continue in waters off the east coast until August 15. Notices on the websites of the national and local maritime safety administrations said exercises would be carried out in the Bohai Sea for eight days from last Friday, in the East China Sea ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    US limits on drone use may impede research, some academics say

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:41pm by AP

    ... Administration (FAA) on Friday, 30 professors said a clarification the agency issued last month on rules for model aircraft hobbyists would eliminate the ability of researchers to use small, unmanned ...

  9. News - China - AVIATION

    ‘I closed my eyes and hoped I would be OK’: passengers on planes that turned back before Penghu crash relive terror

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Adrian Wan

    ... the flight until 5.43pm. The aviation authority said weather was safe for flying when the plane was last in contact. Visibility at Magong airport was about 1.6km, and winds were 20km/h. The cloud ... and experts from France and Canada. They arrived in Penghu on Saturday. Taiwan's Ministry of Justice and the National Police Agency identified the last of the victims late on Saturday. Taiwanese ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    'We have only seen body parts', says delegation member at the site of Air Algerie crash

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by AFP

    ... safety record, and the head of France's civil aviation authority said on Thursday that the plane had passed through France last week and been given the all-clear. Air Algerie flies ...




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