17 dead, 173 hospitalized after Air India Express flight skids off runway in Kerala with 191 people on board, splits in two

An Air India Express passenger flight en route from Dubai with 191 people on board overshot the runway during landing at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport. Police officials confirmed 17 deaths with another 173 injured. … Read More >17 dead, 173 hospitalized after Air India Express flight skids off runway in Kerala with 191 people on board, splits in two

Deadly crash-landing of Air India Express flight renews concerns over ‘dangerous’ TABLETOP location of Kozhikode airport

The crash of an Air India Express plane in Kerala, killing 14 and injuring dozens more, has renewed concerns over the airport’s location on a raised plateau that would seem to invite accidents like the one that befell the flight. … Read More >Deadly crash-landing of Air India Express flight renews concerns over ‘dangerous’ TABLETOP location of Kozhikode airport

Russia partly resumes international air traffic, reportedly may further ease travel restrictions in 10 days

Russia lifted its blanket ban on international flights on Saturday after months-long suspension due to the Covid-19. Travelers can now go to just a few countries, but some reports say all destinations may be reopened soon. … Read More >Russia partly resumes international air traffic, reportedly may further ease travel restrictions in 10 days

Iran to pay compensation for downing Ukrainian plane and if Tehran stalls Kiev will take legal action

Iran has agreed to pay compensation for its accidental shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane, although details of payment amounts have yet to be determined. Kiev said if it feels Tehran is stalling, it may launch legal action … Read More >Iran to pay compensation for downing Ukrainian plane and if Tehran stalls Kiev will take legal action

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot will demand foreign visitors provide negative Covid-19 test BEFORE flying to Russia

You didn’t think they were going to make it too easy, did you? Russia’s national airline has decided that if it’s going to ferry international passengers into the country, they’ll have to prove they are coronavirus-free first. … Read More >Russian flag carrier Aeroflot will demand foreign visitors provide negative Covid-19 test BEFORE flying to Russia

Iran Agrees to Pay Compensation for Ukranian Plane Downed in January, Foreign Ministry Says

In January, the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 killed all of the 176 people on board. Commenting on the tragedy, Tehran later said that the plane was mistakenly downed after the military confused it with a hostile target. … Read More >Iran Agrees to Pay Compensation for Ukranian Plane Downed in January, Foreign Ministry Says

International airline body slams UK’s ‘unilaterally decided blanket quarantine’ on travellers from Spain

Global airline group IATA says the UK’s decision to make travellers from Spain quarantine for two weeks is a “big setback” that doesn’t accurately reflect the Covid-19 risk in the country, as airline stocks plunged on Monday. … Read More >International airline body slams UK’s ‘unilaterally decided blanket quarantine’ on travellers from Spain

‘You’re almost dying but can’t do anything about it’: Iranian plane passengers tell Ruptly about encounter with US fighter jets

What the US Air Force called a routine “visual inspection” of an Iranian commercial plane in Syrian skies turned out to be horror for everyone on board, passengers told RT’s Ruptly video agency shortly after the drama ended. … Read More >‘You’re almost dying but can’t do anything about it’: Iranian plane passengers tell Ruptly about encounter with US fighter jets