Air India Avoiding Afghanistan Airspace While Saving an Hour to…

Due to Air India's newly permitted Hindu Kush route for its 777s, passengers flying to and from North America may expect their flights to be up to an hour shorter. Airlines linking India with Europe and North America have had to take a detour to avoid restricted airspace since Afghanistan…

Emirates Halts Flights to Kabul Amid Chaos in Afghanistan

Emirates has suspended all operations to Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, until further notice. Emirates, which operates daily flights to Kabul, said that it is closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan to ensure the safe operation of its services. "The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and will…

FAA Prohibits U.S. Carriers from Persian Gulf Airspace, Other Airlines…

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to all U.S. air carriers, commercial operators and those pilots issued with FAA airman certificates prohibiting overflying the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman due to “heightened military activities and increased political tensions.” The order comes after…

United, Air India Marketing New Delhi Flights as Nonstop Despite…

With Pakistan restricting access to its airspace, airlines operating in the region have been forced to take indirect flight paths to get to their destinations. While this may mean an extra hour or so flying time and a brief delay for some, it means fuel stops for those flying the…

London Airspace Left Incapacitated After Computer Failure

On Dec. 12, 2014, all London airspace was closed because of a computer failure, and no flights would be accepted in or out of London until 7 p.m (GMT). The closure of the airspace affected the third busiest airport in the world; London Heathrow, along with London City, Luton, Stansted…