Latest Air travel disruptions News

Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Airlines pulled dozens of Boeing Max 737s out of service for inspections after the aircraft maker told them about a possible electrical problem, the latest setback for the plane. Boeing said Friday that the issue affected planes used by 16 airlines. The company did not...

Canceled flights, expired clearances: resettlements in limbo

Apr. 09, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

(RNS) — It’s been two months since President Joe Biden signed an executive order he said would “begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program.” Part of that work was to include raising the number of refugees allowed into the United States from...

Albania’s flights resume after 2-day airport closure

Apr. 09, 2021 06:18 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Commercial flights resumed at Albania’s Tirana International Airport on Friday after they were blocked for two days by an air traffic controllers' strike. The first commercial flight with passengers left the airport for Italy on Friday at 9:05...

Delta cancels about 100 flights, opens some middle seats

Apr. 04, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Delta Air Lines canceled about 100 flights Sunday due to staff shortages, and it opened up middle seats a month earlier than expected in order to carry more passengers. The airline says it had over 1 million passengers during the past few days, the...

Fort Lauderdale airport reopens as bomb scare proves false

Apr. 01, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Fort Lauderdale's airport was evacuated for hours Thursday after officials feared a vehicle parked near two terminals might contain a bomb. None was found. The Broward Sheriff's Office said someone spotted “suspicious wires” in a...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden skews figures on border, taxes, more

Mar. 26, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday misstated the reality at the U.S.-Mexico border when he asserted that “nothing has changed” when it comes to the number of children coming to the United States since his predecessor, Donald Trump, was in office. The numbers are up since...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden skews figures on border, taxes, more

Mar. 25, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday misstated the reality at the U.S.-Mexico border when he asserted that “nothing has changed” when it comes to the number of children coming to the United States since his predecessor, Donald Trump, was in office. The numbers are up since...

As freeze in air travel begins to thaw, United adds flights

Mar. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

With confidence rising that the end of the pandemic is growing closer, airlines are starting to revive flights that vanished last year as people cancelled vacations and business trips. United Airlines will add 26 new nonstop routes from Midwest cities to vacation spots...

Guatemala City airport closed as volcanic ash coats planes

Mar. 23, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A shift in wind blew ash from an eruption at the Pacaya volcano over Guatemala City on Tuesday, and authorities closed the airport as ash coated planes and planes parked at the terminal. The 8,373-foot (2,552 meter) volcano, just 30 miles (50...

Airport closed 2 hours for suspicious package, police say

Mar. 22, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A suspicious package that disrupted six flights at the Portland International Jetport contained camera equipment, officials said. Police were alerted to a bag suspected of containing an explosive, and the airport building was evacuated Sunday. All...