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Irish court grants extension to Norwegian's debt restructuring

DUBLIN - The Irish High Court said on Friday it had granted an extension to Norwegian Air's creditor protection, as requested by the examiner overseeing the process.

Distraught families of Sriwijaya Air victims visit crash site

JAKARTA - Relatives of those killed in the Sriwijaya Air plane crash on Jan. 9 wept and threw red and white petals into the ocean on Friday after an Indonesian navy vessel took them to the site in the Java Sea where thei

Georgia to lift ban on international flights on Feb. 1

MOSCOW - Georgia will lift a ban on international flights, imposed last March as an anti-pandemic measure, in 10 days' time, authorities said on Friday.

Denmark halts all flight from Dubai for five days

COPENHAGEN - Denmark has halted all arriving flights from Dubai for five days due to potential problems with fake coronavirus tests in Dubai.

Hong Kong to mandate two-week quarantine for flight crews

HONG KONG - Hong Kong is set to require flight crew entering the Asian financial hub for more than two hours to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Argentina hails Lufthansa Falklands travel request

ImageBUENOS AIRES - The German airline Lufthansa has asked the Argentine government for permission to overfly its country en route to the Falklands, Argentina said on Thursday, adding that the request implies recognition of F

Airbus slows A320 ramp-up on weaker outlook

ImagePARIS - Airbus has slowed a planned ramp-up of A320 aircraft production, the European planemaker said, as the coronavirus travel slump takes a growing toll on its airline clients. Output of the single-aisle A320 jet fami

Lufthansa curbs cash drain

FRANKFURT - Lufthansa is losing 1 million euros ($1.2 million) every two hours, "a significant improvement" over the low point of the Covid-19 crisis, the German airline group's chief executive said on Thursday.

German government considers flight ban

BERLIN - The German government is discussing drastically reducing travel from abroad in a bid to prevent more virulent mutant variants of the coronavirus finding a foothold in the country, officials said on Tuesday.

Travel troubles force Rolls-Royce to cut 2021 flight forecasts

ImageLONDON - Rolls-Royce lowered forecasts for how much its engines will fly this year as tighter coronavirus travel restrictions inflict fresh pain on airlines, saying this would mean a cash outflow of some 2 billion pounds

UK government tells public not to book vacations

ImageLONDON - Britain will announce on Tuesday whether it will bring in mandatory quarantine in hotels for some or all arrivals, the country's coronavirus vaccination minister said as he warned the public not to book summer v

Sweden extends recommendation against travel outside of Europe

STOCKHOLM - Sweden has decided to extend its advice against non-essential travel to all countries outside the Europe until April 15, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Chinese air passengers can request refunds

BEIJING - Chinese airline passengers who bought tickets for flights between Jan. 28 and March 8 can request a full refund, the Civil Aviation Administration said.

Luton Airport applies to increase passenger cap

ImageLONDON - London Luton Airport has submitted an application to Luton Council to change its current annual passenger cap from 18 million to 19 million. The application, which follows a public consultation held in October 2

Kuwait will keep airport at curbed capacity

KUWAIT - Kuwait's government has delayed the second phase of its plan for resuming commercial flights until further notice, the state news agency said on Monday, keeping the airport's capacity at 30 percent of pre-pandem