"Since then, our customers had been asking us to restart the nonstop route" an airline spokesperson told Newsweek. The timing of the announcement has nothing to do with the recent focus on Singapore, which is set to host a historic first meeting between the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on June 12—although it is a reminder of just how far Trump will have to travel to negotiate with Kim face-to-face. "The re-launch timing is linked to the arrival of the new aircraft from Airbus to operate the route," the spokesperson said. … [Read more...] about World’s Longest Flight Will Connect New York to Singapore in Just Under 19 Hours
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According to its website, the Iranian airline Mahan Air will add the City of Lights to the list of European destinations it is already serving, including Athens, Copenhagen, and Dusseldorf. What makes the current and proposed Mahan routes interesting to regulatory experts is that Mahan Air is on the U.S. Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. According to the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Mahan Air has moved troops and equipment for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and has provided support and transport to the Assad regime in Syria. … [Read more...] about Europe Opens Routes for Sanctioned Iran Airline: Flying the Too-Friendly Skies?
Prohibiting national airlines from participating in the EU ETS;Lodging an official complaint with the ICAO;Requiring EU airlines to submit data, including flight details, thereby adversely affecting entities operating in Europe;Suspending current and future talks with EU airlines regarding possible new routes; andRecovering the cost of the EU ETS by imposing levies and charges on EU airlines.The countries also requested a review of the Bilateral Air Services Agreements, including the Open Skies agreement. Following the meeting in February, delegates of the opposing nations issued a declaration stating that the “inclusion of international civil aviation in the EU ETS leads to serious market distortions and unfair competition.” … [Read more...] about Non-EU Countries Oppose Inclusion of Emissions from Airlines in EU ETS
What are the theories about the fate of MH370? Russian president Vladimir Putin was accused of being involved in the hijacking of MH370. by a US Science writer. Jeff Wise claimed Putin "spoofed" the plane's navigation data so it could fly unnoticed into Baikonur Cosmodrome so he could "hurt the West". French ex-airline director Marc Dugain accused the US military of shooting down the plane because they feared it had been hijacked. A book called Flight MH370 – The Mystery also suggested that it had been shot down accidentally by US-Thai joint jet fighters during a military exercise and covered it up. Malaysia police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar suggested that the crash could have been suicide. He said that someone on-board could have taken out a large life insurance package before getting on the plane, so they could treat their family or pay back the money they owed. Historian and writer Norman Davies suggested MH370 could have been remotely … [Read more...] about What happened to flight MH370, what’s the latest news on the Malaysia Airlines plane and is the search still going?
The incident killed one passenger and injured seven others, authorities said. The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that dropped from the ceiling prayed and braced for impact. … [Read more...] about What happened on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 and why did the Boeing 737-700 engine fail?