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France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash

France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash

French authorities are working to declassify military files linked to a mysterious crash more than 50 years ago of an Air France plane that plunged into the Mediterranean just minutes before it was due to land ...

British Airways pilots' strike enters second day

British Airways pilots' strike enters second day

A landmark strike by British Airways pilots entered its second day on Tuesday with more travel chaos -- and no end in sight to the long-running dispute over pay.

British Airways cancels 1,700 flights as pilots strike

British Airways cancels 1,700 flights as pilots strike

British Airways (BA) pilots began a two-day strike on Monday, grounding nearly all of its flights and disrupting thousands of passengers in a dispute over pay.

Fuel supplies restored to debt-ridden Air India

Fuel supplies restored to debt-ridden Air India

Fuel supplies have been restored to debt-ridden Air India at six airports following government-mediated talks, after a two-and-half-week suspension by oil companies over the late payment of dues, local media reported.

KLM to scrap 10 flights over ground staff strike

KLM to scrap 10 flights over ground staff strike

Dutch national carrier KLM will scrap 10 European flights Monday due to a two-hour strike by ground staff demanding higher wages, an airline spokeswoman said Sunday.

Flights suspended at Libya airport after rocket fire

Flights suspended at Libya airport after rocket fire

Flights were temporarily suspended Saturday at the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport after it was hit by a rocket as two civilian flights were landing, airport authorities said.

Philippines approves plan to build new Manila airport

Philippines approves plan to build new Manila airport

The Philippines on Wednesday approved a plan to build a new airport near Manila, in a bid to ease congestion with the capital's existing airport operating at full capacity.

Aviation set to benefit from global research to make air travel 'cleanest, less-polluting', says al-Baker

Aviation set to benefit from global research to make air travel 'cleanest, less-polluting', says al-Baker

The global aviation industry may benefit from research by engine manufacturers that aims to make air travel one of the “cleanest and less-polluting” mode of transportation, says Qatar Airways group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker.

Aviation industry braces up for disruption as US-China trade war ratchets up

Aviation industry braces up for disruption as US-China trade war ratchets up

Aviation is the business of freedom. It enables globalisation. Since 1990, on average, globalisation has lifted 130,000 people a day from poverty.

Qatar’s aviation industry growth unaffected buy airspace curbs

Qatar’s aviation industry growth unaffected buy airspace curbs

Two years ago this week, a Saudi-led unjust blockade against Qatar prohibited all Qatari-registered jets from entering Saudi, UAE, Bahrain & Egypt airspace.

India's beleaguered Jet Airways founder held at airport

India's beleaguered Jet Airways founder held at airport

Indian Immigration authorities on Saturday stopped former Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal and his wife from travelling to London, an official said, months after the debt-laden company grounded its fleet.

US FAA meets with air regulators on fate of Boeing 737 MAX

US FAA meets with air regulators on fate of Boeing 737 MAX

The Federal Aviation Administration is meeting with international air regulators Thursday from around the world to assess the status of the grounded Boeing Co 737 MAX and what steps are needed to return it to service.