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A Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pulling into the gate at JFK. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Shaquille Khan)

Qantas Halts International Flights Through December

Qantas Airways announced on Wednesday that it would be forced to halt any current and planned international flights until at least the end of the year. Australia's national carrier said that the sudden decision was mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the country's newly revised anticipated timeline for the completion of the vaccination rollout — currently set for the end of this year — and with the timelines for the reopening of Australia's international borders to mid-2022. Despite having…

Montenegro Airlines Ceases Operations

Just as the worst year in civil aviation’s history is drawing to a close, another carrier has ceased all operations and is going into liquidation. Montenegro Airlines, the flag carrier of the European country of Montenegro, has been shut down by the government of the small Balkan republic and stopped…

Norwegian Scandinavian Subsidiaries File for Bankruptcy

It’s no secret that over the past few years Norwegian has been standing on a very thin rope, accumulating losses, seeking additional cash injection and restructuring routes in order to stay afloat. As COVID-19 hardly hits the global aviation year as no event in the past century; Norwegian’s Danish and…

San Francisco Temporarily Closes International Concourse A Gates

Although San Francisco International Airport (SFO) remains open and operational during the Bay Area's "shelter in place" lockdown, the airport is closing one of two concourses at the International Terminal after a major drop in travel due to the coronavirus. SFO officials say international flights have dropped almost 52 percent…

Manchester Airport Becomes First in U.K. to Close Terminals

Manchester Airport announced the decision Friday to close two terminals and transfer all commercial traffic to the remaining terminal, following the drop in passengers flying in and out of the northern U.K. airport. On Wednesday, March 25, Terminals Two and Three will close and any flights still operating in and…

Air France Bids ‘Au Revoir’ to Joon

Air France has ended operations of its short-lived subsidiary Joon. The carrier was created by the French national carrier to compete with low-cost airlines on heavily traveled routes. However, the carrier has been poorly received since its announcement in 2017, and since it took to the skies the carrier hasn’t…

Flybmi Becomes Latest European Carrier to Go Bust

The U.K.'s Flybmi is the latest airline to cease operations following an announcement on the airline’s website last weekend. The news brings an end to the British Midland franchise that dates back to the 1960s and misery to thousands of passengers due to fly out this weekend at the beginning…

Two People Arrested Then Released Following Gatwick Drone Incident

Two people that were arrested in connection to Gatwick's disruption this week have been released without charge. The pair were arrested on Friday night on suspicion of "criminal use of drones" after Gatwick Airport closed three times over the past two days. The arrest happened on Friday evening where a 47-year-old…

London’s Gatwick Airport Closes Due to Drone Activity

London's Gatwick Airport has closed following drones operating in the vicinity of the airfield, posing a risk to arriving and departing aircraft. Operations at the U.K.'s busiest airport were suspended around 9 p.m. on Wednesday following sightings of two drones, resuming 6 hours later at around 3 a.m. the next morning.…