The final Boeing 727 commercial aircraft to carry passengers has made its last flight. Operated by Iran Aseman Airlines, flight EP851 did a two-hour domestic route from Zahedan to Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport on Sunday 13 January. The jet itself was a 38-year-old Boeing 727-200 Advanced, and was the last to be flown as a passenger
Airline passengers flying to, through or from Germany on Tuesday 15 January face chaos as security staff strike at key airports. In an unprecedented move, no passengers will be able to board flights at the nation’s main hub, Frankfurt, unless they arrive in transit. Lufthansa, which is based in Frankfurt, said: “Due to a strike by
A Ryanair flight was forced to abort its landing twice after being buffeted by 50mph winds. The aircraft was on the approach to Leeds Bradford Airport on 13 January having departed from Malta. However, strong winds, which reach speeds of up to 50mph in the UK yesterday, prevented the plane from touching down at the
Machu Picchu has changed its ticketing policy – and it’s now even stricter. As of 1 January, the hugely popular Unesco World Heritage Site in Peru requires visitors to select specific time slots and arrive within one hour of them or risk being turned away. This means that travellers who book for a 10am time slot
Trendy hotel openings abound as we swing into 2019, from affordable luxury in Denmark to historic decadence in the heart of London. Here are the best openings in January. PuXuan Hotel offers a haven in the crowded city (PuXuan Hotel and Spa) Hot on the heels of the success of the PuLi in Shanghai and he just-opened
American Airlines shares tumbled Thursday, after the largest U.S. airline cut its profit estimate for 2018 and warned investors that it struggled to grow revenue toward the end of the year.
Miami International Airport will close one of its terminals early this weekend as double the usual number of Transportation Security Administration officers, working unpaid in the partial government shutdown, called in sick.
As any Scot worth their tartan will tell you, Burns Night is an integral part of Scottish culture. Celebrated annually on 25 January, it honours their national poet, Robert Burns, who was born on this day in 1759. Traditional celebrations involve feasting on haggis, a dram of whisky, ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing) and recitations of the
Egypt has demanded that UK airlines should resume flights to the nation’s leading resort, Sharm el Sheikh. The airport has been off limits to British carriers since November 2015. The ban was imposed by the Foreign Office five days after a Russian charter flight crashed shortly after take-off from Sharm el Sheikh. All 224 people
Trendy hotel openings abound as we swing into 2019, from affordable luxury in Denmark to historic decadence in the heart of London. PuXuan Hotel offers a haven in the crowded city (PuXuan Hotel and Spa ) Hot on the heels of the success of the PuLi in Shanghai and just-opened RuMa hotel in Kuala Lumpur comes
The union representing the United States’ air traffic controllers is suing the Trump administration over pay that’s frozen as part of the partial government shutdown, a sign of increasing tension between federal workers and the government as the impasse edges closer to becoming one of the longest ever.
The drone attack on Gatwick has dented the airport’s performance for 2018 – cutting the expected rise by one-quarter. Unauthorised drone activity closed the Sussex airport for 33 hours shortly before Christmas, causing around 1,000 flights to be cancelled and wrecking the travel plans of 150,000 passengers. Gatwick Airport has been growing rapidly over the
Regional airline Flybe has been a solidly performing carrier in its 40-year history, but this week shares nosedived by 90 per cent as a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic swooped in with a cut-price offer to buy the Exeter-based firm, which had recently begun to stall. It is now about to undergo a radical makeover.
Not so long ago, finding a quality hotel in the Northern Irish capital required a single phone call. During the Troubles and for some time afterwards, The Europa was the only place in the city that offered anything even approaching international levels of service and comfort. No longer. This fabled old behemoth is still a
Airlines can’t get federal officials to sign off on new planes and routes amid the U.S. government shutdown, while keeping federal aviation workers furloughed or unpaid altogether threatens the country’s key aviation sector, industry members said Thursday.
Two months after Flybe put itself up for sale, the loss-making regional airline is to be rescued by a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic. In November, Flybe’s chief executive, Christine Ourmières-Widener, said the airline was struggling with “a recent softening in growth in the short-haul market” as well as higher fuel and currency costs. Two buyers
Visitors departing Japan can now expect to pay a 1,000 yen (£7.20) tourist tax upon leaving the country. According to The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO), the new levy has been introduced to “expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure”, describing it as “a small tax that will make a significant difference.” The tariff, which
Disney fans are set to pay a premium to visit the happiest place on earth after the Disneyland park in California raised prices by up to 25 per cent for 2019. The theme park’s price hike sees even the cheapest tickets cost more than $100 (£78). The move comes just before the opening of the