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A Qantas A380 at London Heathrow Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Qantas to Operate A380 Between Darwin and London

Australian flag-carrier Qantas will temporarily operate its flagship route from Sydney to London via Darwin, making it the first-ever non-stop flight between the two cities, effective from Tuesday, March 24. The amendment to the normal routing via Singapore comes after the travel restrictions imposed by the Singapore government regarding the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. QF1, known as the 'kangaroo route,' will instead depart from Sydney at 6:00 p.m. and arrive in Darwin at 9:15 p.m. After refueling, the Airbus…

U.S. Travel Ban Extended to the U.K. and Ireland

President Donald Trump confirmed at a news conference on Saturday, March 14, that the current travel ban restricting flights from the European Union will now include the United Kingdom and Ireland. The travel ban now affecting the U.K. and Ireland will take effect from 4:00 a.m. (UK time) on Tuesday,…

Qantas Announces Measures to Reduce Impact of Coronavirus

Australian flag carrier Qantas has announced what actions it will take to mitigate the business impact due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and the subsequent global drop in demand in travel bookings. The airline group will see cuts to its international flying program with a reduction in capacity by around 25…

Airlines Further Adjust Flight Programs Following COVID-19

Airlines across the world are continuing to downsize their flying program in response to the drop in demand, following the outbreak of COVID-19 as it sweeps across the world. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has been battling the effects of the virus since the outbreak back in December no thanks to…

Heathrow Airport’s Third Runway Expansion Blocked by Court

A Court in the United Kingdom has ruled plans for a third runway at London Heathrow to be illegal based on environmental grounds. At a time where the conversation about climate change has grown over the past year, questions are now being asked if Heathrow will ever expand its' airport…

Storm Ciara Brings Havoc to U.K. Airports

Airports around the United Kingdom experienced winds up to 65 knots today as Storm Ciara, the worst storm to hit U.K. land in seven years, swept across the United Kingdom causing major disruptions to airlines flying in from around the world. Records are set to be broken as the tailwinds…

Foreign Pilots Working in China Removed From Duties Without Pay

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 450 people, airlines in China are now having to significantly downsize their flying programs due to the lack of demand in travel. Last week saw a great number of major airlines across the globe significantly reduce…

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 Overruns Runway in Istanbul

A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 has been involved in an accident following a landing at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Turkey. The flight, operating PC-2193, took off from Izmir, Turkey at 5.45 p.m. and arrived at around 6:20 p.m touching down on runway 06. However, TC-IZK, an 11-year-old aircraft, touched down…

Airlines Continue to Cancel China Flights

Following a change in advice from the United Kingdom's Foreign Office regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus, British Airways has canceled all flights to China. The Foreign Office warned against all but essential travel to the country which resulted in BA suspending the daily flights from London to Beijing (PKX) and…

Boeing Completes First 777X Flight in Everett, Wash.

After years of design, testing, set-backs to overcome and a few last-minute weather delays, Saturday was the day aviation saw the Boeing 777X take to the skies for the first time. Marking a new era for what has been a turbulent period in Boeing's history. N779XW, a 777-9 variant, took…