New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Apr 10, 2011
Security breach prompts evacuation at Australian airport A security breach involving a traveler who entered a departure hall through exit doors at Australia's Melbourne Airport disrupted flights and affected thousands of travelers. Officials evacuated the airport, and hundreds of travelers were required to go through security screening a second time. Police were unable to locate the man who caused the disruption. Apr 7, 2011
Air France Air France resumed its non-stop flights to Tokyo-Narita. Since the beginning of the earthquake that hit Japan, flights to Tokyo made an intermediate stopover in Seoul-Incheon as a temporary base for flight crews. Air France did not suspend its service to Japan at any time. In the very first hours following the catastrophe, Air France teams were fully mobilized to enable a rapid resumption of flights to Tokyo and guarantee the continuous operation of the two daily flights connecting Paris-CDG to the Japanese capital. Air France operates two daily flights to Tokyo-Narita and one daily flight to Osaka-Kansai. Air France said its staff in Tokyo, Roissy and worldwide would like to express their solidarity and support for Japan, which the airline has served since 1952. The Air France Foundation has launched a fund-raising campaign among Air France KLM staff. The funds collected will be used to finance initiatives in favor of children and other adolescents. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-237-274 or visit www.airfrance.com/us. Apr 7, 2011
Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Boeing Air New Zealand will inspect its entire fleet of 15 Boeing 737-300 aircraft for fatigue cracks while Qantas Airways will inspect four 737-400 aircraft from its fleet of 21 aircraft, following requirements on inspections issued by the FAA and Boeing. The airlines do not expect any service disruptions from the inspections, which were called for after the 1 April fuselage rupture incident on board a Southwest Airlines 737-300. Qantas says it plans to inspect its aircraft within 10 days while ANZ says it will inspect its single high-cycle aircraft within five days and its remaining aircraft within 20 days. Neither carrier has grounded aircraft. Apr 6, 2011
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines renovations to LAX terminal to add more security lines. Alaska Airlines will spend $271 million to renovate and improve Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport. Alaska...