Authorities at London's Gatwick Airport, the second-busiest in the British capital, have announced a cap on the number of flights this week due to understaffed air traffic control operations amid an outbreak of Covid-19. A daily 800-flight limit affecting both departures and arrivals has been imposed until Sunday.
The Russian government Thursday banned at least two European flights from landing in Moscow because they intended to avoid Belarusian airspace as per the European Union's advise, it was reported.
The European Union seems determined not to let Sunday's incident at Minsk airport go by and is pressing for harsh sanctions against the regime of Belarussian leader Aleksander Lukashenko, starting with a ban on all Belarussian aircraft to fly through EU skies.
The Government of Belarus Sunday forced a Ryanair Boeing 737 en route from Athens, Greece to Vilnius, Lituania which was flying over their territory to land and make the arrest of 26-year-old dissident journalist Roman Protasevich possible.
Ryanair has won the dubious honor of the UK's least-liked short-haul airline for the sixth year running. The results from a Which survey of airline passengers ranked Ryanair at the bottom of 19 carriers flying from the UK. A Ryanair spokesperson said the airline's success was not reflected in the survey.
Michael O’Leary was announced as the winner of the world’s worst boss at the 4th International Trade Union Confederation World Congress in Copenhagen. The ITUC representing 207 million workers, is meeting in Copenhagen with more than 1200 delegates from 132 countries.
A review is being launched into airlines' seating policies, the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority has said. It will examine whether companies are deliberately splitting up groups of passengers so they pay to sit together. Airlines allocate seating via computer algorithms.
Ryanair is set to challenge a Lufthansa deal to buy parts of failed German carrier Air Berlin. The budget Irish airline said it would take the €210m deal to European competition authorities.
Thousands of passengers are facing long delays after airports in Scotland and Ireland closed because of a fresh cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland. Flights have been grounded in Glasgow, Prestwick and Derry since 0700 BST, while the airspace over Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh has also since closed.