Latest Air travel disruptions News

Equipment failure, feed disruption caused DC airport outage

Aug. 17, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A power outage at Reagan National Airport is being blamed on an equipment failure and the disruption of two electrical feeds to the airport. Dominion Energy spokesman Chuck Penn said Friday in an email that when equipment in an underground cabinet failed Wednesday night, one of the...

Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Aug. 17, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila's airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst. The Boeing 737-800,...

Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Aug. 17, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A plane from China veered off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before the 165 people on board scrambled out through an emergency slide, officials said Friday. Only four...

Power restored to Reagan National Airport after outage

Aug. 15, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Power has been restored to the Reagan National Airport more than an hour after the outage began. The airport tweeted out at 11:13 p.m. that systems are coming back online and some flights may be delayed. The airport tweeted about the outage shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday....

Dutch air traffic control problem grounds Schiphol flights

Aug. 15, 2018 8:04 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A problem with an air traffic control communications system has briefly halted all flights to and from Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport. The airport reported early Wednesday afternoon that the problem has grounded all flights. A few minutes later, the airport tweeted that...

Saudi state carrier says flights affected by system failure

Aug. 14, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

RIYDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state airline Saudia says its flights have been affected by a system failure as the kingdom prepares to host the annual hajj pilgrimage. The airline acknowledged the disruption in a statement issued Tuesday without saying how many flights were affected. Saudia...

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

Aug. 11, 2018 8:09 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun. The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad with the Parker Solar Probe. Rocket maker United Launch...

Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

Aug. 10, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ryanair pilots in several European countries staged a strike over work conditions on Friday that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. Walkouts called by German and Belgian unions accounted for many of the cancelations, with strikes also called in Sweden and Ireland. The airline...

Flights canceled but no major damage as typhoon soaks Japan

Aug. 9, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An offshore typhoon brought rain and strong winds to Japan's northeast coast Thursday, but no major damage was reported as the storm did not make landfall. Typhoon Shanshan weakened somewhat by midday, with maximum sustained winds of 108 kilometers (67 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 162...

German pilots join Friday's strike at budget airline Ryanair

Aug. 8, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair said Wednesday it is cancelling 400 of over 2,400 flights on Friday due to a strike by pilots in Ireland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany at the height of the vacation travel season. The airline says 85 percent of its Friday flights would operate and that...