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Ethiopian Airlines, Zambia to relaunch national airline at cost of $30 million

Ethiopian Airlines, Zambia to relaunch national airline at cost of $30 million

Ethiopian Airlines has signed a shareholding agreement with Zambia's main develoment agency to relaunch the southern African country's flag carrier at an initial cost of $30 million.

Chinese plane pulled from mud at Philippine airport

Chinese plane pulled from mud at Philippine airport

A Chinese plane that slid off the runway at Manila airport was removed from the muddy spot where it had been stuck for more than a day, officials said, allowing normal operations to resume on Saturday.

Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

The plane disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people -- mostly from China -- on board, while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Heathrow passport queues reached two-and-a-half hours in July

Heathrow passport queues reached two-and-a-half hours in July

The Border Force missed its 45-minute or less target for passport check wait times for 95% of visitors from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) on all but one day last month.

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

Germany's Ryanair pilots will join a wave of strikes against the no-frills carrier across Europe on Friday, escalating a row over pay and conditions at the height of the summer season.

Swiss plane crash: turbulence, slow speed seen as possible factors

Swiss plane crash: turbulence, slow speed seen as possible factors

Aviation experts on Monday pointed to treacherous mountain winds and low speed as potential factors in the Swiss vintage air plane crash that left 20 dead.

Chinese relatives frustrated by MH370 report

Chinese relatives frustrated by MH370 report

The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished in March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people onboard, most of them from China.

97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

An Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames and injuring 97 people, officials said Tuesday.

Aviation industry urged to hire more women

Aviation industry urged to hire more women

The industries are coming under scrutiny because of the low numbers of women employed as senior executives or airline pilots.

Australia shelves MH370 memorial after relatives protest

Australia shelves MH370 memorial after relatives protest

Plans to erect a memorial honouring the passengers and crew of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were shelved by Australia on Sunday after protests by relatives of the victims.

ICAO council rejects siege countries' objections against Qatar

ICAO council rejects siege countries' objections against Qatar

This came during the meeting of the organisation held on Tuesday to hear the complaints submitted by Qatar on the negative effects caused by the siege countries on aviation as well as aviation security and safety.

EU 'won't limit strike rights' in air traffic control row

EU 'won't limit strike rights' in air traffic control row

The EU on Thursday vowed not to limit air traffic controllers' right to strike, after Ryanair and IAG demanded action to end crippling stoppages that they say are bringing misery to hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers.