66 dead after plane crashes near Yasuj in southern Iran

Feb 18, 2018

66 dead after plane crashes near Yasuj in southern Iran

An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination, the city of Yasuj, ...

/ Feb 8, 2018

Naked passenger forces plane back to Anchorage

An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes and refused to follow crew instructions. Kate Danyluk, a passenger on the flight, told The Associated Press she ...

Feb 5, 2018

Dubai maintains rank as world's busiest international airport

Dubai International Airport says it has held on to its No. 1 ranking as the world's busiest airport for international travel, after seeing some 88.2 million passengers in 2017. The airport offered the statistics in a statement released Monday. It comes after the airport saw 83.6 ...

Mitsubishi Aircraft receives first MRJ cancellation

/ Jan 26, 2018

Mitsubishi Aircraft receives first MRJ cancellation

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has received its first order cancellation for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, informed sources said Friday. The 40-plane order for Japan's first home-grown passenger jet had been placed by Eastern Air Lines of the United States in September 2014. A separate U.S. airline that ...

Fiji getting set for direct flights from Japan this summer

Jan 25, 2018

Fiji getting set for direct flights from Japan this summer

The ever-growing number of Japanese tourists visiting Fiji will have at least six to eight hours knocked off their journey to the Pacific island starting this summer. At present, journeys to the republic require a stopover and take around 15 to 17 hours. But from ...

Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014

Jan 22, 2018

Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014

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Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in four years on Monday, with authorities urging evening commuters to hurry home and prompting those behind the wheel to brace for traffic disruptions. The heavy snow in the capital prompted the Meteorological Agency to issue a warning to all ...