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Ryanair faces one-day strike in five countries over contracts

Ryanair faces one-day strike in five countries over contracts

Ryanair faces a one-day walkout by cabin crew across five countries on September 28 as unions step up pressure on Europe's biggest budget airline to accept local contracts.

Ryanair cabin crew strike grounds flights across Europe

Ryanair cabin crew strike grounds flights across Europe

The airline says the cancellations have affected some 100,000 passengers who have either been put on alternative flights, or applied for full refunds.

Ryanair to cancel up to 600 flights in biggest strike

Ryanair to cancel up to 600 flights in biggest strike

The Irish airline said in a statement it expected disruption to the travel plans of almost 50,000 customers.

Cabin crew averts possible mid-air disaster on Sri Lankan flight

Cabin crew averts possible mid-air disaster on Sri Lankan flight

The cabin crew of a Sri Lankan-bound flight averted a possible mid-air disaster after the ignition of a mobile phone battery pack, airline officials said on Monday.

Malaysia flight returns after passenger tries to enter cockpit

Malaysia flight returns after passenger tries to enter cockpit

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur returned to the Australian airport shortly after take off late on Wednesday after a passenger attempted to enter the cockpit, the airline said.

British Airways to fly all customers during strike

British Airways to fly all customers during strike

British Airways said that all its passengers would be flown to their destinations during a 72-hour pay strike by some cabin crew which began on Thursday.

Heathrow flights cancelled as British Airways cabin crew strike

Heathrow flights cancelled as British Airways cabin crew strike

British Airways cabin crew started a 48-hour strike on Tuesday which will see around 40 flights cancelled at Heathrow Airport during the two days.

Lufthansa, pilots agree to mediated talks on pay dispute

Lufthansa, pilots agree to mediated talks on pay dispute

Lufthansa and German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit have agreed to mediated talks to resolve a row over contracts dating back to 2012, the two parties said on Friday.

'Mouse' grounds Air France flight to Paris

'Mouse' grounds Air France flight to Paris

A small rodent, probably a mouse, caused the grounding of an Air France flight from Bamako to Paris, the firm said on Sunday.

Flight crew prevents drunk pilot from taking off in Frankfurt

Flight crew prevents drunk pilot from taking off in Frankfurt

A drunk pilot who wanted to take off on a flight from Frankfurt to Colombo with more than 270 passengers on board was stopped by the cabin crew, according to a report from news site hessenschau.de on Sunday.

Middle East requires 216,000 new cabin, cockpit crew by 2035: Boeing

Middle East requires 216,000 new cabin, cockpit crew by 2035: Boeing

Middle East will require 58,000 new pilots; 66,000 new technicians; 92,000 new cabin crew over the next 20 years, Boeing said in its outlook released on Tuesday.

Protesters accuse HK leader of breaching aviation safety rules

Protesters accuse HK leader of breaching aviation safety rules

More than 1,000 people staged a protest at Hong Kong airport over an alleged breach of aviation safety rules involving the baggage of the city leader's daughter.