DirectAir halts flights nationwide
Airline owes LVIA $93,000, and airport officials have been unable to reach the company
Apparently buried in debt and unable to pay its fuel bills, DirectAir on Tuesday abruptly halted its flights in airports across the nation, including Lehigh Valley International.
The stoppage by the South Carolina-based discount airline means passengers booked for its twice weekly flights out of LVIA must make other arrangements. It also means airport officials may have a hard time collecting on the more than $93,000 running tab the airline left for fuel, landing, passenger fees. >>More..
Direct Air suspends flights till May 15
Direct Air canceled all flights Monday night
South Carolina-based airline Direct Air, which canceled all flights Monday night, said Tuesday it is halting operations through May 15.
The two-month shutdown will allow the carrier, which flies to two Central Florida airports, to "address operational matters" and explore "strategic alternatives," the public charter airline said on its website. >>More..
It happened again: flight attendant goes ballistic
An American Airlines flight attendant disrupted a flight Friday morning as it was about to take off from Dallas-Fort Worth en route to Chicago, saying over the aircraft intercom system that the plane was going to crash, alluding to 9/11 terrorist attacks and ranting about the airline's bankruptcy reorganization, passengers said.
It started as a routine, uneventful day. Passengers on American Airlines Flight 2332 were settling in for a trip to Chicago when suddenly a flight attendant took over the public-address system and launched into a rant that included references to 9-11 and the safety of their plane.
At first puzzled, then frightened, several passengers wrestled the flight attendant into a seat while the plane was still on the ground at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. >>More..
Boeing has inspected five 787s for fuselage flaw
The plane maker making improvements to the Dreamliner >>More..
AerCap Grabs Kingfisher Planes
The Leasing Company taking action >>More..
Air Australia passed audit before 4000 left stranded
Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Hawaiian Airlines offer deals. >>More..