Winter storm in Texas cancels flights, leaves millions without power – National

A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions cancelled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S. Rotating power outages were initiated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, early Monday morning, meaning […]

4 major Canadian airlines halt flights to Mexico, Caribbean to slow spread of COVID-19 – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2021 7:27 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Four of Canada’s major airlines have suspended service to Mexico and the Caribbean as of today. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

Israel to ban all passenger flights in effort to stem spread of coronavirus – National

Israel on Sunday decided to ban incoming and outgoing passenger flights from Monday at 22:00GMT until the end of January in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and new coronavirus strains, Israel’s Haaretz news website reported. To date, Israel has seen 595,097 cases and 4,361 deaths associated with the virus, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins […]

Canadians stuck in U.K. face uncertainty after flights halted over coronavirus variant – National

Mark Sultana says Canada’s decision to halt most air travel from the United Kingdom, where a mutated strain of COVID-19 has been discovered, landed “like a bombshell.” The 52-year-old Canadian entrepreneur, who has called London home for the better part of two decades, said the move announced late Sunday has been especially disconcerting for […]

WestJet to start refunding flights cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet is the first Canadian airline to provide cash refunds for all flights cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia allows flights from New Zealand without quarantine as coronavirus cases fall – National

Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the epicentre of Australia’s coronavirus outbreak. In a tentative re-opening to international tourism, travellers on the approved flights won’t be required to quarantine in Sydney, […]

Bahrain to allow Israel flights to UAE over its airspace

Bahrain will allow “all flights coming to and departing from the United Arab Emirates” to cross through the island kingdom’s airspace — a statement apparently allowing Israeli flights after neighboring Saudi Arabia issued a similar announcement. The state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA) made the announcement without directly naming Israel, just as Saudi Arabia had. However, […]

China to allow some international flights into Beijing including from Pakistan

China is poised to resume direct international flights to Beijing from several countries with low rates of the deadly coronavirus, aviation authorities said on Wednesday, after a freeze of more than five months. The new rules will apply from Thursday to flights from Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Austria, Sweden and Canada, all with low […]

China to allow direct flights from Canada to Beijing as coronavirus restrictions ease

China’s aviation regulator said on Wednesday it will resume direct flights to Beijing from eight countries including Thailand, Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Canada from Sept. 3.

Virgin Atlantic to operate direct flights to Pakistan from December

Virgin Atlantic will start direct flights to Pakistan from December this year, the British airline announced on Thursday. Direct flights will be flown from Heathrow Airport to both Islamabad and Lahore. Additionally, the airline will operate direct flights to Islamabad from Manchester Airport. Bookings will start from September, the airline added. The announcement comes after […]