Several white airplanes with Kenya Airways logo on them in red and green parked in airport.

International flights resume in East Africa


COVID-19 lockdowns in East Africa brought air travel to a halt for months. Now, airlines in the region are returning to the air.

A photo of airplanes

Trump administration to bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to US

An aerial view shows Colombian airline Avianca's planes parked at El Dorado International Airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bogota, Colombia, April 7, 2020.

Colombian airlines face controversy over loans to survive pandemic crisis

The tails of several aircraft from SAS airlines are shown lined up.

Governments offer aid as airlines forced to deepen cuts to flights, staffing

Airplanes of German airline Lufthansa and US carrier United Airlines land and take off at Frankfurt Airport, Germany March 2, 2020.

‘Ghost’ flights dwindle, but coronavirus a ‘massive catastrophe’ for airlines

This spring, passengers on a morning flight on Qantas Airways in Australia were greeted in an unusual way: They were on board the world's first waste-free flight. 

This Australian airline invites you to ‘sit back and enjoy the world’s first zero-waste flight’


This spring, passengers on Qantas Airways flight in Australia were greeted in an unusual way: They were on board the world’s first waste-free flight. 

VIDEO: Airplane from U.S. makes belly landing in Poland after landing gear fails

A Boeing 767 from Newark, N.J., to Warsaw, Poland, had to make a crash landing Tuesday when its landing gear would not deploy. No one was injured.

After taking off from Abu Dhabi on March 9, the Solar Impulse 2 has flown across Asia and now more than halfway across the Pacific, with a goal of circumnavigating the world powered only by the 17,000 solar panels on its 236 foot-wide wings.

Will Solar Impulse 2 inspire a whole fleet of solar-powered planes?


A plane powered only by 17,000 solar panels completed a five-day flight from Japan to Hawaii early this morning. Will it inspire a fleet of solar-powered planes? Not right away, but one airline is moving into biofuels.

The US Marine Corps C-130 Hercules named "Fat Albert," assigned to the US Navy “Blue Angels” flight demonstration team, uses Jet Assisted Take Off bottles during the 2005 Blue Angel Homecoming show.

A Marine pilot breaks the gender barrier in one of the world’s most elite squadrons


When the elite aerial team called the Blue Angels formed in 1946, all of its pilots were men. In 2014, the same thing was true. Now history has been made with the addition of Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to serve with the Navy’s world-famous demonstration squadron.

A teddy bear wearing a shirt with the word "flight attendant" is placed between flowers and candles outside Germanwings headquarters at the Cologne Bonn airport on March 25, 2015.

A crash in Europe lays bare some of aviation’s myths


Don’t blame the autopilot for the latest aviation disaster, one pilot says: Humans still have more to do with flying high-tech jets than you think. That and other myths explain a lot about how ordinary people view the airline industry and the accidents it suffers.