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First Airlines: Plane-themed restaurant offers VR 'in-flight' dining experience

February 19th 2018 9:45AM
If you thought plane food was one of the worst bits about flying, this restaurant in Japan might not be quite to your taste. First Airlines restaurant in Tokyo is offering guests a unique “in-flight” Virtual Reality (VR) dining experience, with virtual tours of cities including Hawaii, Rome, Paris and New York.

Indonesia volcano erupts, airlines warned from flying over area

February 19th 2018 9:33AM
Airlines have been issued a 'red notice', barring them from flying over parts of Indonesia because of the eruption. According to South China Morning Post there were no fatalities or injuries from Monday morning's eruption, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said. Indonesia is known for its volcanic ...

Sichuan Airlines Signs for 10 Airbus A350-900s

February 19th 2018 9:33AM
China's Sichuan Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 10 Airbus A350-900s. The deal, still subject to government approval and valued at 200 billion yuan ($31.56 billion), amounts to the largest aircraft signing ever by the Chengdu-based airline. Meanwhile, Sichuan Airlines awaits ...

Nigeria: Dana Air signs interline, aircraft deal with Asky Airlines

February 19th 2018 8:48AM
A Nigerian private airline Dana Air and Asky Airlines based Lome, Togo have signed an interline lows agreement, which allows each airline to sell the other's segments, while maintaining its own code and allowing customers to easily identify the operating airline.The commercial pact is expected to ...

Airlines protest Trump budget proposal to raise passenger fees

February 19th 2018 8:15AM
But now, a trade group that represents those same U.S. airlines is protesting a proposal from the Trump administration to raise fees on airline tickets to collect nearly $3 billion. The Trump budget would raise the passenger security fee charged to all flyers by $1 per one-way trip next year and $1.65 in ...

Ukrainian International Airlines drastically reduces ticket prices for Armenian passengers

February 19th 2018 7:30AM
The management of the Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) company has agreed to reduce ticket prices for Armenian passengers. “After intense talks with UIA we have reached a mutually beneficial agreement whereby the prices for air tickets for UIA passengers traveling to and from Armenia will be ...

Search for Iran plane crash wreckage 'ongoing', state media says

February 19th 2018 5:37AM
Pilot Hojatollah Fooled successfully landed a similar plane after an engine problem in 2013, the airline said in an Instagram post. It described Fooled as "very experienced." "On a previous flight from Yasuj to Tehran in 2013 he had an issue where the second engine of the ATR72 went out," said the post.

New airlines haven't cut into rival carriers' business at Charleston's airport

February 19th 2018 5:26AM
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines continues its hold on the largest piece of the Charleston airline market with about a third of all ticket holders leaving the Lowcountry. Its share of 32.3 percent in 2015 slipped slightly to 30.4 percent last year, but its number of passengers soared by about 60,000 over the past ...

How an American Airlines Employee Saved Two Teenage Girls From a Very Bad Man

February 19th 2018 5:15AM
Two girls, aged 15 and 17, approached Miracle's ticket counter at American Airlines with first-class tickets for a flight from Sacramento to New York. They had a small number of bags but no identification, which set off warning signals; then, Miracle noticed the girls' tickets were purchased online using a ...

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines jet

February 19th 2018 4:34AM
Search and rescue teams are continuing to look for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday. Officials told state media that the wreckage had been found, but an aviation spokesman said he could not confirm this. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains ...

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines jet

February 19th 2018 4:34AM
Search and rescue teams are continuing to search for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday. Officials told state media that the wreckage had been found, but an aviation spokesman said he could not confirm this. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros ...

Transavia Airlines emergency landing: Reason as explosive as it is hilarious

February 19th 2018 4:30AM
Transavia Airlines emergency landing: When you hear about an aeroplane making an emergency landing, reasons that probably come to your mind are technical glitches in the aircraft, sometimes even bad weather or maybe a hijack in the worst case. But, what if you get to know that the reason is none ...

Crews reportedly reach wreckage of Iran plane crash

February 19th 2018 4:30AM
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on ...

US airlines applaud Trump crackdown on Middle Eastern carriers

February 19th 2018 3:56AM
A top official at Delta Air Lines has praised the Trump administration for taking tough steps to ensure that foreign airlines are not unfairly benefitting from government subsidies as they compete with US carriers. Speaking as a representative of the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies coalition, Delta's chief ...

Airlines warned as volcano shoots columns of hot ash more than 16400ft in Indonesian eruption

February 19th 2018 3:56AM
A red warning was issued to airlines after a volcano erupted in Indonesia sending hot dense clouds of ash shooting more than 16,400ft (5,000m) into the air and rolling down its slopes on Monday. Despite dramatic images emerging from the scene at Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra, there were ...

Mount Sinabung: Airlines issue 'red notice' as Indonesian volcano erupts on island of Sumatra

February 19th 2018 3:56AM
Mount Sinabung: Airlines issue 'red notice' as Indonesian volcano erupts on island of Sumatra. Updated 19 Feb 2018, 2:00amMon 19 Feb 2018, 2:00am ... The regional volcanic ash advisory centre in Darwin issued a "red notice" to airlines. The volcano, one of three currently erupting in Indonesia, was ...

Airlines on "red notice" as volcano fires hot ash skyward

February 19th 2018 3:45AM
The regional volcanic ash advisory center in Darwin, Australia, issued a "red notice" to airlines. Some 30,000 people have been forced to leave homes around the mountain in the past few years. Mount Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval ...

Sichuan Airlines seats soar; capacity trebles since 2008, Chengdu is leading airport

February 19th 2018 3:45AM
Sichuan Airlines provided more than 32 million seats across its network in 2017, an 8.1% increase compared to the previous year. The airline trebled its available seats from 2008 to 2017, with domestic services dominating operations. Despite this, international capacity has been growing fast and a new ...

Iran resumes hunt for missing Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 after blizzard condition improves

February 19th 2018 2:48AM
Tehran: Iranian rescue teams resumed their search on Monday for a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains on Sunday with 66 people onboard, local media reported. State television said the weather had improved after blizzard conditions hampered search efforts Sunday, and ...

Airlines raise fuel surcharges on int'l routes for March

February 19th 2018 1:52AM
SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korean airlines said Monday they will raise fuel surcharges on their international routes for next month to reflect rising oil prices. Fuel surcharges of up to 46,200 won (about US$43) have been added to long-haul routes for this month. They will be marked up to 56,100 ...