Airplanes of Turkish company Pegasus Airlines stand in park position at Sabiha Gokcen. A man claiming to have a bomb on a Turkish passenger plane leaving Ukraine demanded that the flight be diverted to Sochi. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA.

A passenger on an Istanbul-bound flight was arrested today after first claiming there was a bomb on board before trying to hijack the plane and make i(...)

Storm waves break on the sea wall behind buildings in Lyme Regis, England. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Britain hit by heavy rain and gales
  • UK
  • December 27, 2013, 12:46

Heavy rain and gales of more than 100mph returned to Britain overnight — just days after the last storm caused Christmas misery for tens of thousands (...)

Passengers at   Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish flights appear have returned to normal today after technical problems with UK air traffic control, which caused major delays, were rectified las(...)

Ryanair and British operator easyJet said they would have to cut about 30 per cent of French flights as a result of the one-day protest over plans for changes to air traffic control practices at European level. Photograph: Paolo Cocco/Reuters

Flights to and from France face disruption today due to a strike by air traffic controllers that has prompted Ryanair, easyJet and Lufthansa to scale (...)

Willie Walsh: claimed trade with China has been harmed by the restrictive visa regime in Britain. Photograph: Alan Betson

If you want to make a point, then little can beat having a captive audience, particularly when they’re transport hacks locked inside an aircraft speci(...)

Willie Walsh left, ceo International Airlines Group: he  said Heathrow’s priority appears to be boosting returns toits owners.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Passengers travelling through Heathrow could face an extra charge of up to €8.30 for using the airport from next April if the UK’s aviation regulator (...)

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