Tag: flight cancellations

SAS Pilot Strike Called off: What is the Cost?

Reading Time: 1 minute The seven-day SAS pilots’ strike has been finally brought to an end. On Thursday night, 2 May, the parties managed to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. Over 1,400 pilots and the airline agreed on a 3.5% pay raise for 2019. After finished negotiations the airline confirmed the strike is over. Also, SAS reported that during […]

Flybe Cancels Dozens of Flights Amid Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 1 minute Regional airline Flybe announced cancelling dozens of Wednesday flights due to operational issues, including pilot shortage and seasonality. Most of the cancelled flights are within the UK. Thus, passengers travelling form Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, London Southend and Southampton were among the most affected by the airline’s troubled situation. “We are doing our best to […]

Germania Files for Bankruptcy and Cancels Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Germania, an independent German airline based in Berlin, has filed for insolvency and cancelled all its flights. In the end of January, 2019, the airline announced about successful negotiations on financing issues, however, did not come up with a workable solution. “Unfortunately, we were ultimately unable to bring our financing efforts to cover a short-term […]

Police Operation Leads to Delays and Flight Cancellations at Frankfurt Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute Due to a police operation at Frankfurt Airport, there are delays and flight cancellations on flights to and from Frankfurt today. After several persons passed through the security area without being controlled, the German Federal Police ordered a boarding stop in the security areas A and Z of Terminal 1 as well as an evacuation […]

Southwest Airlines Cancels Flights for Engine Inspections after Deadly Accident

Reading Time: 1 minute Southwest Airlines has canceled 40 flights a day since they announced their voluntary inspection program following a deadly accident aboard a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The airline has canceled 91 flights for Monday, according to flight tracker FlightAware. The airline has cancelled 20 flights to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International […]

The European Court of Justice Has Strengthened The Rights of Passengers

Reading Time: 1 minute According to a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), airlines may also be obliged to pay compensation to passengers in the event of wild strikes. The Luxembourg judges ruled on Tuesday that airlines are not automatically exempt from their obligation to pay compensation in the event of flight cancellations or delays due to […]

Austrian Airlines Cancels 140 Flights During Union Negotiations

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines has canceled more than 140 out of 570 flights March 6-7 as collective bargaining meetings are expected to interrupt flight operations, affecting 10,000 passengers. As a precautionary measure, Austrian said it has adjusted operations and thinned out schedules by 25% during this period on flights between Vienna and Amsterdam, Basel, Brussels, […]

EasyJet Teams Up with Munich RE

Reading Time: 2 minutes Munich Re, in collaboration with easyJet, has designed a comprehensive product that for the first time provides cover for airline flight cancellations. The policy provides financial protection against various large shock events that lead to business interruption losses in aviation. Examples of such events include volcanic ash clouds, severe winter storms, or the grounding of […]

Delta Proactively Cancels Flights as Nor’easter Storm Continues North

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta employees at airports throughout the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England are preparing for a strong Nor’easter, the first major storm of 2018, expected to produce high winds, bitterly cold temperature several inches of snow accumulation. Boston could see as much as 15 inches at the airport. In anticipation of the severe winter weather, Delta […]

Bali Volcano – Flight Cancelations Disastrous for Airlines

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hundreds of flights have been canceled and Bali international airport was shut down due to Volcano eruption in Bali. So far over 400 flights were cancelled stranding 59 000 travelers since the Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport – also known as Denpasar International airport – closure on Monday because of falling volcanic ash. After reviewing the […]