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Lion Air's first 737 MAX 9. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Huy Do)

Lion Air Suspends Flights Until Further Notice

On June 3, 2020, the Jakarta-based Lion Air group announced that it would be suspending flight operations starting on June 5, 2020. The suspension of flights applies to all Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air flights on both the domestic and international level. In a press release, the airline group said that this decision was made on the basis that, “many prospective passengers were unable to carry out air travel because they did not complete the required documents and…

Regional Carrier Trans States to Suspend Operations by 2021

The end of 2020 will mark the end of Trans States Airlines as an internal memo to employees outlined that the carrier would cease operations when their contract with United Airlines ends. The airline, based out of Bridgeton, Mo., has been operating since 1982. Currently, the United Express operator has…

Via Airlines Ceases Commercial Service, Reverts Back to Charter Operation

Growing independent regional airline Via Airlines has abruptly ended all scheduled commercial flights with plans to revert back to its original business model of conducting charter operations. Known by its shortened name, ViaAir, the airline began flying in 1997, specializing in both public and private charter flights catered for corporations,…

Tunisia Suspends Emirates Flights Following Denied Boarding for Women

Tunisia has suspended flights operated by Emirates due to a public uproar over security measures aimed at women from the North African country. The suspension, which will take effect on Dec. 25, 2017, comes after several Tunisian women were denied boarding for their Dubai-bound flights on Emirates. The Tunisia transportation…