The Russian airline has always relied heavily on its domestic market. But now it’s share of international passengers is soaring. The number of international passengers it carried has risen nearly 27% compared to the same period last year.
The nearly 19-hour-long flight between Singapore and New York will beat other existing long-haul routes. But those who prefer to travel cheaply may have a reason to be disappointed.
Passengers affected won’t be surprised, but the announcement by Lufthansa that the airline group was forced to cancel 18,000 flights up to the end of August shows the headwinds the aviation industry has faced this year.
An airliner has ditched into a lagoon after undershooting the runway in Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. Passengers and crew were all successfully rescued.
Some 30,000 European passengers will be impacted by Ryanair pilot and cabin crew strikes on Friday. The German pilots' union said it will participate in the walkout with 1,000 German cabin crew members set to join them.
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