A Moscow-bound S7 Airlines flight carrying Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny diverted to the Siberian city of Omsk on Thursday, following a suspected poisoning. The 737-800, registered VP-BQF, departed Tomsk Bogashevo Airport in the country’s east at 8:06am. After nearly an hour in the air, the politician was heard screaming from an onboard lavatory. Passengers […]
Costa Rica plans to reopen to US tourists from September onwards, shortly after readmitting travellers flying from a handful of countries deemed "low risk".
Around half the proceeds of a US$6.4 billion capital raise have already been spent by Singapore Airlines’ parent company SIA Group since it was first completed on 5 June. Operating at less than 10 per cent capacity, the Singaporean carrier has burned through more money in the two months leading up August than SIA, Cathay […]
As the UAE emerges from one of the world’s strictest lockdowns, sniffer dogs have been deployed at Dubai International Airport. The world-first procedure involves – according to Emirati broadsheet The National – taking perspiration samples from arriving visitors before being placed under the noses of specially trained dogs. Dubai only reopened its doors to international […]
Ghana and Nigeria are set to reopen their borders to international travel on 29 August and 1 September, respectively. While Nigeria reopened its domestic travel network on 8 July (after shuttering all airports on 21 March), international flights are set to be phased in gradually. Al Jazeera reported yesterday that Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika plans […]