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New UAE budget airline’s launch postponed

DUBAI, UAE - The launch of a new airline that would fly daily between Fujairah and Abu Dhabi has been delayed.

Cathay Pacific suspends ad campaign over sex scandal

Widely circulated photos of Cathay Pacific crew members apparently engaged in a sex act have postponed the launch of an airline ad campaign, according to the New York Times.

East African Community single tourist visa to be delayed

Tourists will have to wait a little longer to visit the East African Community (EAC) using a single visa since partner states have not put all the requirements in place.

Passenger throws fit over female pilot, refuses to fly

A Mumbai-bound flight was delayed at the Delhi airport first by fog and then by a passenger who complained about the fact that the pilot was a female.

Aviation news: Lebanon to delay Middle East Airlines IPO

Lebanon will delay an initial public offering of shares in national carrier Middle East Airlines that was due by the end of this year because of unfavorable market conditions, Central Bank Governor Ri

Malaysian Air may terminate its A380 order

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Airline System Bhd.

Suspicious package delays United flight for 6 hours

SAN FRANCISCO -- A carry-on bag with a pungent chemical odor on a United Airlines flight scheduled to depart San Francisco International Airport Tuesday morning delayed the plane's takeoff for nearly

JAL to delay submission of restructuring plan

TOKYO - Japan Airlines Corp. said Tuesday it will postpone by two months the submission of a restructuring plan to the court as it seeks to flesh out details of the plan.

Tourism chairman: Abu Dhabi developers delay, cancel public and tourism projects

A lack of financing is forcing some private developers in Abu Dhabi to cancel and postpone work, according to the government official responsible for $30 billion in public developments and tourism pro

Rains affect Bukoba Airport reopening date

The ongoing work at the Bukoba aerodrome, which started in mid-2009, has been affected by the present wave of torrential rains sweeping Tanzania and much of the East African region.

No visa-free entry to Israel for Ukrainians yet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to postpone by one week coming to a decision on granting a visa exemption to Ukrainian tourists visiting Israel.

Emirates A380 orders delayed

DUBAI - Emirates Airline Wednesday said some of its double-decker Airbus A380 planes for delivery in 2010 will be delayed and that it may take over aircraft orders from rival carriers.

World’s tallest tower debut delayed in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Visitors will have to wait until early next year for the opening of the world's tallest building in Dubai.

DOT says crew not at fault for Continental flight 2816 delay

“We have processes in place to avoid these situations and those processes clearly broke down in this case." This was part of the statement made today by Continental Airlines chairman and CEO Larry K

Aeroflot delays delivery of Airbus planes

PARIS - Airbus said Thursday it still expects to achieve its target for aircraft sales this year despite a decision by Russia's biggest airline, Aeroflot, to delay delivery of some jets.

JetAmerica delays its first flights for 31 days

JetAmerica, the nation's newest low-fare, air-carrier service that offers non-stop seats starting at US$9 each way, announced it is self-imposing a 31-day delay of the launch of its first flights, whi

Southwest, WestJet code-sharing delayed

DALLAS — A code-sharing program involving Southwest Airlines and the Canadian airline WestJet has been delayed because of difficult economic conditions.

China Southern delays A380s, 787s, saving $1 billion

China Southern Airlines Co., the nation’s biggest carrier, will save $1 billion this year by delaying deliveries of Airbus SAS A380s and Boeing Co. 787s to pare growth amid the global recession.

Fliers’ rights still delayed by politics

On the Friday after Christmas two years ago, more than 13,000 passengers were cooped up without food and water in planes that had been circling closed airports or idling on tarmacs for up to 11 hours.

Boeing’s 787 may suffer further delay, Japan Air says

Boeing Co., whose 787 Dreamliner has already been delayed three times, may postpone deliveries by a further six months as it struggles with production woes and the legacy of a strike, Japan Airlines C

China urges airlines to cancel,delay ’09 jet delivery

BEIJING - China is urging its airlines to cancel or postpone aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2009 to counter weakening travel demand amid a global slowdown, the country's aviation regulator said Tu

Airline denies refusing help in 9-hour delay

TACA International Airlines on Wednesday disputed reports that it turned down assistance from federal authorities as a jetliner carrying 191 passengers sat on the tarmac for nine hours at LA/Ontario I

Delay in delivery for Kingfisher A380s: airline

MUMBAI — The delivery of five Airbus A380 "superjumbos" to India's Kingfisher Airlines has been delayed, a spokesman for the carrier said Tuesday.

Air France delays jet tender, says Boeing, Airbus aren’t ready

Air France-KLM Group, Europe's biggest airline, postponed plans to ask Airbus SAS and Boeing Co.

NCL’s F3 Delayed?

A news report today by Cruise Week, an industry publication, warns of a significant dispute between Norwegian Cruise Line and Aker Yards France, the shipyard that's building NCL's innovative new F3 se

Thousands delayed by All Nippon Airways check-in system trouble

Thousands of air passengers in Japan saw their flights cancelled or delayed on Sunday after computer system trouble at All Nippon Airways (ANA) led to problems with the airline's check-in system natio

Airline travel stinks, but this is ridiculous

A flight from Miami to Bogotá was delayed Wednesday after a four-legged passenger raised a stink.A skunk in a cargo hold on American Airlines Flight 915 delayed the trip for nearly 2 ½ hours. The menacing thunderstorms in the area also factored into the delay.

Airline asking to delay new route from US to Beijing

US Airways has notified Pennsylvania congressmen that high fuel prices are forcing the airline to seek a one-year delay in starting a route between Philadelphia and Beijing.The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline was given approval last year by the U.S. Transportation Department to create the route. The airline said it would do so next year. It would be its first service route to China.

Irate passengers say airline failed to inform them of flight delay

More than 100 passengers of a flight bound for Manila from Zamboanga City were stranded at the Zamboanga International Airport for more than 12 hours Wednesday after a tire replacement in their aircraft caused a delay in their flight.Angry passengers complained however that Cebu Pacific personnel failed to inform them that their flight would be delayed.

Airline told to pay Rs 50K for flight delay

NEW DELHI - The state consumer commission has directed the Scandinavian Airline to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to three passengers - husband, wife and daughter - for failing to ensure a comfortable journey.The airline was also asked to pay $500 each to them for flying them in a simple aircraft instead of a Boeing as promised.