Tag: restrictions

Oman Airports To Ban Bags Without Flat Surfaces

Reading Time: < 1 minute After Dubai Airports, Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has become the second airport operator in the Middle East to ban bags without flat surfaces this year. The new rule, to come into force on 1 September, is applicable to all passengers irrespective of airline, cabin class and point of origin or final destination. “If the […]

Urgent Call for Alternatives to Large Electronic Restrictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa. The Case for Alternative Measures “The current measures are not an acceptable […]

Finnair Hit by Strike at Helsinki Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finnair has confirmed that it will have to cancel more than 90 of its flights through its home hub of Helsinki Airport 17 March because of a strike at Finland’s biggest air gateway. The strike, to be held between 3pm and 7pm Eastern European Time (EET, two hours ahead of UTC), does not involve Finnair […]

US Airlines Protest New DOT Consumer Rules

Reading Time: 3 minutes The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has outlined a collection of regulatory initiatives it is characterizing as consumer protection for airline passengers, including expanding airlines’ monthly operational performance reporting requirements and beginning the process for developing a rule on compensation for delayed checked baggage. US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters on a conference call […]

FAA Lifts Turkey Ban, Allowing Turkish Airlines to Resume US Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has lifted all restrictions on flights between the US and Turkey, enabling Turkish Airlines to resume flights to the US July 19. The move rescinds a notice to airmen (NOTAM) issued July 16 in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in Turkey that had the effect of banning all Turkish Airlines’ flights to […]