J&K floods: Carriers continue evacuation spree

 Carrying out their evacuation spree, several hundred marooned people were flown out of flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir today, as Air India mounted 21 flights between Jammu, Srinagar and Leh to carry military personnel for aiding rescue and relief operations.

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated today as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Gulf carriers re-routing to avoid northern Iraqi airspace

Airlines in the Gulf region are becoming increasingly cautious of the security situation in strife-torn Iraq and are re-routing their flights to maintain a safe distance from the troubled zone.

Etihad, Gulf Air re-route Iraq flights

Two Gulf-based airlines on Saturday announced that they have re-routed flights over Iraq because of the deteriorating security situation there, even as Turkish Airlines said it has resumed flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil.

Flights grounded as Typhoon Halong heads for south Japan

A strong typhoon lashed large areas of southwest Japan on Saturday, grounding some 460 flights and stranding thousands of holidaymakers, officials and local media said.

Flights diverted as rain lashes Delhi

Flights were diverted due to bad weather after rain lashed the national capital and its adjoining areas Saturday leading to clogged roads and traffic snarls.

US airlines, others resume flights to Israel

Washington: American, Russian and some European carriers resumed flights to Israel Thursday after a two-day freeze amid fears that rocket fire from Gaza was endangering commercial air traffic into Tel Aviv.

John Kerry tells Netanyahu flight ban only for safety of Americans

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a temporary ban on US flights to Israel was mainly to ensure safety and security of American citizens.

European carriers suspend flights to Israel

Major European carriers today followed their US counterparts and suspended flights to Israel over security concerns amid the raging Gaza conflict.

Greenpeace left red-faced after top official travel expose

Anti-carbon advocate Greenpeace has grounded flights for a top official after a media report fingered him for commuting by plane between his Luxembourg home and its Amsterdam-based headquarters, a spokesman said today.

Changing flight path can help curb climate change: Study

A new study has revealed that aviation could become more environmental friendly by re-routing their paths.

Volcanic ash halts flights to north Australian city

Flights into and out of the northern Australian city of Darwin were cancelled Saturday and some to Bali affected due to huge ash clouds thrown up by an Indonesian volcano.

Flights to China`s Xinjiang diverted after suspected passenger threat

Two Chinese flights bound for the troubled far western region of Xinjiang were diverted to other airports after a passenger said his travelling companion had threatened to blow up one of the aircraft.

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday.

`Congress delaying flights of BJP leaders`

Accusing Congress of deliberately delaying flights of BJP leaders during their campaigning, BJP in Chhattisgarh said here today that such "cheap" practices showed Congress?party`s "frustration" about Narendra Modi`s popularity.

Fog disrupts flight operations at IGI Airport

Dense fog once again hit operations at the IGI Airport here on Monday, disrupting the schedule of around 50 domestic and international flights and leading to diversion of eight others.

Pollution shrouds Tibetan capital, grounding flights

China`s pollution reached new heights today, as the Tibetan capital of Lhasa was shrouded in a cloud of dust that halted flights and rendered one of its most-recognisable landmarks nearly invisible.

China tells pilots to improve landing skills to deal with Beijing smog

Chinese media frequently reports fights, attacks on airport and airline workers and passengers storming aircraft in response to delays and the poor way they are handled.

Air defence zone over islets not to affect flights: China

China on Saturday established an air defence zone over disputed islands claimed by Japan, sparking fresh tensions though Beijing maintained that the move would not affect international flights over the region.

Operate more air services to Pondy: Kataria pleads to Ajit Singh

Lt Governor Virendra Kataria has urged Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh to introduce more air services from different parts of the country to Puducherry to develop the Union Territory as a tourist hub and also to promote industrial development.