US bans Pakistan's PIA over pilot licence scandal

Government review found around 260 of country’s 860 active pilots hold fake licences or cheated on exams So far 17 pilots have been fired in the first phase of its investigation, a PIA spokesman told AFP. The United States has banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating chartered flights to the

‘Bird strike’ causes jaw-dropping damage to passenger plane

A US passenger jet has been forced to divert and land after it reported a problem with its navigation equipment, with photos revealing the horrifying scale of the damage. The Delta Airlines A319 was carrying 43 passengers between Palm Beach, Florida, and New York’s LaGuardia airport on Monday night (US

UAE suspends passenger flights from Pakistan

GCCA said any passengers travellers affected by the decision should follow-up with their respective airlines to reschedule their flights Pakistan is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, with more than 185,000 so far, including 3,695 deaths. The UAE’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCCA) has announced the suspension of passenger

Bain wins bid to buy ailing Australian airline Virgin

The Richard Branson-backed airline has struggled for years against larger carrier Qantas, which would have enjoyed a virtual monopoly if Virgin went out of business Administrators for Virgin Australia said Friday they had accepted a bid from US private equity giant Bain Capital to buy the pandemic-felled airline. The move