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Emirates cuts thousands of flights for duration of Dubai airport repair

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Over 5,000 flights will be removed from Emirates Airlines’ flight schedule between May 1 and July 20 during upgrades to Dubai International Airport’s runways.

Despite the 2,700 outbound and 2,700 inbound flights being cut, the carrier says no passengers will be affected because those with booked flights are going to be handled out of another airport. Further, a spokesperson said all 140 destinations served by Emirates will continue to be served for those 80 days.

The southern runway at Dubai International will be closed from May 1 to May 31, and the northern runway will be closed from May 31 to July 20.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

Flybe to offer flights from London City Airport starting in October

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Flybe will offer flights from London City Airport beginning in the fall.

Starting on October 27, Flybe will offer four flights per day to Dublin and Edinburgh, three flights per day to Exeter and Belfast, and two flights per day to Inverness. It’s expected the flights from London City Airport will carry about 500,000 people per year.

Although the carrier serves other cities in the UK and Europe, this will be the first time Flybe has flown out of London. Eventually, the carrier wants to offer flights to northern Spanish and French destinations as well as to European ski resorts.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

Gambia bans flights coming from Ebola-affected countries

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Gambia has banned flights coming from west African countries affected by Ebola.

According to staff at Banjul International Airport, President Jammeh made an order to all airlines to cancel all flights from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus Ebola. This means that people who are traveling are now stranded in those countries.

Brussels Airlines will still be permitted to drop people off but cannot pick up any passengers.

To date, 168 cases have been identified in Guinea, which is the worst in history. One hundred and eight people have died since the start of the year. According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak started in the southern forests but spread to a city on the Atlantic coast that is home to two million people.

Liberia has 21 suspected cases and 10 deaths, Mali has suspected cases, and Sierra Leone has no suspected cases but is still on the list of banned countries.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

Air Canada Rouge to hire over 100 flight attendants in Montreal

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Air Canada Rouge is opening a base of operations in Montreal in June, and plans to hire more than 100 flight attendants.

A low-cost division of Air Canada, Rouge will offer travellers 51 flights a week from Montreal. Some of the 12 destinations it will serve will include the United States and Europe. Right now the flights from Montreal are staffed by crews that fly in from Toronto on Air Canada flights.

According to Air Canada, service will be transferred from some routes to Air Canada Rouge later in April from Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. Flight attendants based out of Vancouver will fly the Calgary routes.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

Air Canada: some flights may be canceled because of pilot strike

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Air Canada has warned its passengers that some code-sharing flights with Lufthansa might be affected by the current Lufthansa pilots’ strike.

On Tuesday, Lufthansa announced that approximately 3,800 flights would be canceled between Tuesday and Thursday, including to and from some airports in Canada, because of a planned strike by cockpit crews.

Air Canada is a partner with Lufthansa in the Star Alliance and has code-share flights with the German airline. Air Canada recommended travelers check their Frankfurt and Munich flights to ensure they wouldn’t be affected. If so, Air Canada is offering those affected passengers rebooking through other available gateways.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

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