Project Sunrise: Qantas plans to have the world’s longest flights

(CNN) — Qantas has taken an important step toward launching Project Sunrise, its long-dreamed-of goal to establish direct flights between Australia and the cities of New York and London. The…

Some European Airlines Lift Mask Mandates on Trans-Atlantic Flights

After a federal judge struck down the United States mask mandate for planes, trains, buses and other public transportation on Monday, several European airlines made mask-wearing optional for passengers on…

Hong Kong will lift its bans on flights and cut quarantine times.

Mayor Eric Adams has made no secret of his desire to fast-track New York City’s recovery from the coronavirus, and in his regular briefings with health officials, he has been…

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic remove the requirement for face masks on certain flights

(CNN) — Face coverings have become a staple of air travel over the past couple years. For some passengers, they’ve proven divisive — mask non-compliance has been blamed for the…

Is there an end in sight to empty ‘ghost’ flights?

(CNN) — In the early days of the pandemic, when demand for air travel abruptly flatlined and international borders closed, “ghost flights” became a common phenomenon. These were empty or…

Hong Kong Suspends Flights From Eight Countries

Hong Kong announced a series of strict pandemic control measures on Wednesday, including suspending flights from the United States and seven other countries, as it scrambled to contain an incipient…

JetBlue, Alaska Airlines and Others Cancel More Flights

Airlines have been preparing for the holiday season for months, reviewing plans and readying reserves of workers. But that wasn’t enough to mitigate the effects of the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus…

Air Travel Is No Holiday as Covid-19 and Winter Storms Cancel Flights

Airlines may have thought their pandemic troubles were behind them in the fall as a coronavirus wave subsided and travelers increasingly took to the skies. But a new virus surge…

Airlines Cancel Hundreds More Flights as Virus Scrambles Air Travel

Over 1,000 flights in the United States, and thousands more globally, were canceled Sunday as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus sidelined crews during one of the year’s busiest weekends…

As Omicron Overshadows Christmas, Thousands of Flights Are Canceled

The setbacks were evident for travelers around the country. On Christmas Eve morning, mats, blankets and pillows lined the floors of the Twin Cities airport, where people had been forced…