Tacloban airport resumes full operations

December 17, 2017 2:35 pm

The Tacloban Airport has resumed its full operation at 5 a.m. on Sunday after the area has been cleared of obstructions. The Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Friday temporarily suspended the airport’s operation after fallen trees blocked the access road leading to the airport as tropical storm “Urduja” battered Visayas....

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Ash billows from Bali volcano in fresh volley of activity

December 9, 2017 5:35 am

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Reuters) – A rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali ejected greyish-white plumes of ash on Friday, a timelapse series of Reuters images revealed, a pointer, if it were needed, that its weeks-long period of activity has not ended. SUBMIT PICTURE: Mount Agung volcano erupts as seen...

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Tigerair Bali flights cancelled, passengers left stranded over ‘Indonesian requirements’

January 11, 2017 1:01 pm

Low-cost airline Tigerair has suspended all flights between Australia and Bali, following what the company says is a decision by the Indonesian Government to impose new administrative requirements. In a statement, the airline said Wednesday’s flights had been cancelled along with all flights on Thursday and on Friday morning. It...

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Day two of Beijing’s first-time red alert for “fog”

January 5, 2017 5:08 am

Day two of Beijing’s first-time red alert for “fog” The Chinese capital issues its highest red fog alert for a second day on Wednesday, keeping highways closed in and around the city which is already under a smog alert after weeks of choking winter pollution. Graham Mackay reports.

NewLeaf customers hit with New Year’s delays

January 3, 2017 11:29 am

NewLeaf customers hit with New Year’s delays CALGARY – NewLeaf, Canada’s newest low-cost carrier, said a “perfect storm” of circumstances caused flight delays on New Year’s Eve, resulting in a Calgary man being detained by police. On Saturday, passengers headed to Calgary and Edmonton from …

Korean Air Pilots Strike, Disrupting Asia, Mideast Routes

December 22, 2016 12:04 pm

SEOUL—Unionized pilots at Korean Air Lines Co. went on strike Thursday for the first time in 11 years, disrupting some flights on the airline’s major Asian and Middle Eastern routes. The pilots entered the 10-day strike after talks with management broke down, following nearly a year of wage negotiations.