Snow causes flight delays in Istanbul

Posted: February 19th, 2015

While snow isn’t often a factor in Istanbul it seems as though it was playing quite the devil’s advocate with flights and travel in general this week. A massive snowstorm is to blame for numerous closures and flight delays in Istanbul and the airport itself went through a three-hour suspension. This Wednesday saw a total of 200 flights that were cancelled on Turkish Airlines and at Ataturk Airport. An incredible 24 inches of snow fell in the city over the course of two days. Turkish Airlines just so happens to be Europe’s fourth-largest carrier, so the weather affected a large amount of travelers.

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St. Anthony airport – business as usual

Posted: February 17th, 2015

It seems as though it’s back to business as usual at St. Anthony Airport according to a spokesperson at Navigation Canada. The airport had been suffering from a software issue that required repairs over the weekend. There had been issues with instruments related to the airstrip, which are vital for pilots to use in order to assure safe landings. The instruments that were malfunctioning are needed to identify the planes’ speed values, direction, and altitude.

As of this Monday the software has been tested and is running again but Liberal transportation critic Tom Osborne has warned that pilots should know that flights to the airport could be diverted.

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FAA will allow commercial drone flights in U.S.

Posted: February 15th, 2015

The FAA has made a proposal that will allow commercial drones permitted in U.S. airspace. Operators will have to pass a test on FAA rules to get a certificate for drone flying. Pilots must also agree to comply with FAA safety requirements. The test has to be passed every two years. The rules state that flights must be kept below 500 feet, during daylight, and must be kept within sight of the operator. No drones will be permitted near airports or over people not involved in its flight. The proposed rules are open now for a 60-day period of commentary, which the Federal Aviation Administration will consider before publishing the final regulations.

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Take advantage of flight deals

Posted: February 12th, 2015

Instead of deciding you won’t be able to afford to go away on vacation this year why not take a look at when the best time is to buy your flight and save yourself some money. Thanks to a study done on the 2014 flight data from CheapAir, an online travel agency, that exact date can now be determined. If you book your domestic flight 47 days before its departure it has been shown to be at its absolute cheapest then. Most people are well aware of the fact that the prices of flights go up and down pretty much on a daily basis so having this inside information can certainly help your bank account. Now it’s about the day you book your ticket rather than the time of year in which you plan to travel.

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City of Toronto under extreme cold alert; dozens of flights canceled

Posted: February 8th, 2015

The City of Toronto has issued an extreme cold weather alert for Monday and over 120 flights were canceled at Billy Bishop and Toronto Pearson airports. Sunday, the national weather bureau issued a freezing drizzle warning and freezing rain, ice, and snow fell on the city. The warnings were lifted Sunday night and the light snow that came down overnight stopped around 4 am Monday morning. By 9:30 am Monday, 40 departures and 63 arriving flights had been canceled at Toronto Pearson. Most were coming from or heading to Ottawa and New York City. Fifteen arrivals and four departures were canceled at Billy Bishop airport.

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Fredericton airport loses its Sunwing flights to Cuba

Posted: January 14th, 2015

The Fredericton International Airport has temporarily lost its Sunwing flights to Cuba. This year, the airline will use the Saint John airport rather than the Fredericton airport. According to the FIAA CEO, the issue is due to a disagreement between Air Canada and Sunwing. The two airlines came to blows over the baggage handling for flights going into and out of Fredericton. The CEO of the airport has said they are limited when it comes to what they can do because the problem is between two carriers and isn’t specifically involved with the airport. Sunwing has said that this is a temporary interruption.

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London International Airport cancels its flights to Newark

Posted: January 10th, 2015

In fewer than four months after flights to Newark were launched, the London International Airport in London, Ontario, Canada were canceled. The airport made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday morning, saying that the flights would be unavailable after April 21 of this year. Rumor has it that the flights weren’t profitable enough for United Airlines, the airline offering the flights. Starting October 26, the airport offered two flights every day from London to Newark Liberty International Airport. The airport serves more than half a million a passengers a year and has been slowly trying to increase its list of offered destinations including Cuba, Winnipeg, Mexico, Ottawa, Toronto, and Calgary.

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Delays at Kelowna International Airport

Posted: January 7th, 2015

The storm that has been hitting the Southern Interior of the province of British Columbia for over 24 hours from Sunday to Monday caused cancelations and delays at Kelowna International Airport. WestJet canceled most of its Monday flights and made more flights available Tuesday for those passengers who wanted to re-book. Anyone affected should contact the airline to make alternate arrangements.

The storm has caused other delays elsewhere in the province and across the country. One Alaskan Airlines flight from Seattle to Kelowna was canceled Sunday, on one of Kelowna Airport’s busiest travel days of the year; normal travel days have around 4,200 people moving through the airport. On Sunday and Monday following New Year’s, almost 7,500 passengers move through.

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Flights along east coast canceled due to storm

Posted: January 5th, 2015

A snow storm in the Okanagan Sunday affected local airports. A spokesperson for Kelowna International Airport said there have been several delays and a few cancelations as a result. One flight from Seattle to Kelowna canceled because of runway conditions; while other planes were able to take off and land, the Alaska Airlines officials decided it wasn’t ideal. Next, two WestJet Encore flights were canceled because of projected conditions upon arrival from Victoria and Vancouver. The return flights were also canceled. Passengers on those canceled flights would be rebooked for later Sunday or Monday. The spokesperson went on to say that it’s frustrating because the Sunday before school resumes after winter holidays is one of the busiest travel days of the year.

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SpiceJet denies extending flight cancelations

Posted: January 1st, 2015

SpiceJet has confirmed it will offer 230 flights every day in January 2015, denying the speculation of increased flight cancelations. A SpiceJet spokesperson had a phone call interview with a reporter from IBTimes and denied the media reports that there were 300 flight cancelations until January 31. The spokesperson said it would keep operations at current levels. In December, the airline reduced its flight schedules and fleet by 33 percent, going from 345 flights per day to 230. The spokesperson didn’t say how the airline planned to gather the cash needed to fund the business. As of Wednesday, the last trading day of 2014, SpiceJet was trading at prices 3.93 percent lower. It hit a high on May 26, 2014 and a low on August 13, 2014.

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