On 31st May, Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 returned to Melbourne Airport after a mentally ill passenger tried to enter the cockpit, stating he had explosives onboard. A statement has been released by the airline:
Other sources, including Flightradar24, state that a possible hijacker announced he had “explosives on board,” prompting the pilots to return to Melbourne. The aircraft made a safe landing and parked at a remote stand at the airport.
Yesterday, the US has opted not to ban laptops from the cabins of planes flying between the United States and Europe, although the move remains on the table as the Trump administration examines intelligence reports on the matter.
European sources said the matter appeared closed for now after weeks of back-and-forth negotiations and panicked responses from airlines.
After the past few days of cancellations and delays, surely British Airways would want to up their customer service? Well for more one traveler this week, their experience with the national carrier has been less than satisfactory.
Check out this great read by Raj, aka LondonSpotter, to see what his experience with the airline was like when things didn’t go quite to plan on his trip to Edinburgh.
As part of their airport transformation program, Gatwick Airport has installed over 2000 indoor location beacons for indoor navigation. The new system will help people navigate through the airport without problem and will reduce the amount of missed flights too.
A few days ago Icelandic airline, Air Iceland, decided to rebrand as Air Iceland connect. The airline, which is currently the largest provider of domestic flights in Iceland, says it is rebranding due to more tourist traffic, confusion due to the two names the airline is referred to (one Icelandic and one English) and because of a stronger partnership with Icelandair.
Yesterday Swiss International Airlines has received its first of 20 Bombardier CS300 aircraft in Mirabel, making the airline the first operator of both version of the CSeries family in the world.
The aircraft, registered HB-JCA (MSN 55010), has flown its delivery flight to Zurich today, but will later on fly to Geneva, where it will be based. The first revenue service for the airline will happen on June 1, operating flights to London Heathrow.