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Airlines Avoid flying over these 10 countries.

Airlines Avoid flying over these 10 countries.

There are several countries in the world where airlines may avoid flying over due to safety and security concerns. While this may change depending on current events and circumstances, here are 10 countries that have been known to be avoided by airlines:

1. Crimea – Airlines generally avoid flying over the Crimea region due to political tensions and uncertainty surrounding the status of the region. As a result, the political situation in the region remains unstable, with ongoing disputes over territorial claims and control. Overall, many airlines continue to avoid flying over the area to prioritize the safety of their passengers and crew.

2. Syria – Airlines generally avoid flying over Syria due to the ongoing conflict and political instability in the region. The conflict in Syria began in 2011 and has led to widespread violence, displacement, and a humanitarian crisis. The risk to aviation in Syria is primarily related to the potential for the conflict to spill over into the airspace.

3. North Korea – The lack of cooperation and transparency from North Korean authorities also makes it difficult for airlines to assess the safety of flying over the country. Without accurate and reliable information about air traffic control procedures, airport facilities, and other critical factors, airlines are reluctant to operate flights over North Korea.

4. Afghanistan – Airlines generally avoid flying over Afghanistan due to the ongoing conflict and security concerns in the region. The country has been in a state of war and instability for decades, and the situation on the ground remains volatile with ongoing military operations, terrorist attacks, and other security incidents.

5. Somalia – Due to concerns about the country’s security situation and the lack of adequate air traffic control infrastructure. Somalia has been in a state of civil war and political instability for several decades, and the situation on the ground remains volatile with ongoing military operations, terrorist attacks, and piracy incidents.

6. Yemen – Yemen has limited air traffic control infrastructure and resources, which could lead to increased risks to aviation safety. Without proper air traffic control procedures and equipment, the risk of mid-air collisions or other incidents could be higher. Due to these risks, many airlines have chosen to avoid flying over Yemen altogether.

7. Libya – Due to the ongoing conflict and security concerns in the region. Libya has been in a state of political instability and armed conflict since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, and the situation on the ground remains volatile.

8. South Sudan – Airlines generally avoid flying over South Sudan due to concerns about the country’s security situation and the lack of adequate air traffic control infrastructure. ICAO has also issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) advising airlines to avoid airspace over South Sudan. As a result, flights to and from Africa may be diverted to alternative routes to avoid flying over the conflict zone.

9. Ukraine – particularly the Crimean Peninsula and eastern Ukraine. There have been several incidents in the past where anti-aircraft missiles have been used against military and civilian aircraft in eastern Ukraine. There is also a risk of inadvertent clashes between different military forces operating in the region, which could potentially result in a shoot-down of a commercial aircraft.

10. Iraq – ongoing security concerns and the potential for ground-to-air missile attacks in the region. Iraq has been in a state of political instability and armed conflict for many years, and the situation on the ground remains volatile with ongoing military operations, terrorist attacks, and other security incidents. The risk to aviation in Iraq is primarily related to the potential for ground-to-air missile attacks, which pose a serious threat to commercial aircraft flying over the region.

 

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Turkish Airlines Expands U.S Network to 20 Destinations

Turkish Airlines Expands U.S Network to 20 Destinations

Turkish Airlines, renowned for its expansive global network, currently flies to more countries than any other carrier worldwide.

Recently, the airline has expanded its reach in the United States, bringing the total number of destinations served to 14. With the recent addition of Denver and Dallas, the airline is now setting its sights on further expansion.

In a recent interview, Turkish Airlines Chairman telegraphed the next four U.S. cities that are in their crosshairs: Philadelphia, Charlotte, Orlando, and Minneapolis. These additions will join an already impressive roster that includes Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York JFK, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.

As of now, Turkish Airlines operates flights to 14 destinations across the United States. The confirmed destinations include Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD).

Bolat, in his interview, indicated that Turkish Airlines plans to eventually serve 20 destinations in the United States. The proposed new routes to Philadelphia, Charlotte, Orlando, and Minneapolis would bring the total to 18, suggesting there are two additional cities potentially on the horizon.

However, it’s important to note that flights from Minneapolis and Orlando directly to Istanbul are not imminent, as the airline has not yet made any official announcements, and ticket sales have not commenced. Additionally, representatives from Minneapolis airport have not commented on the possibility of nonstop service to Istanbul.

The airline’s ambitious expansion plans are supported by the acquisition of numerous additional widebody planes over the next few years, necessitating new destinations to deploy these aircraft. Turkish Airlines’ strategy appears to be targeting major American Airlines hubs, ensuring a strong presence across key U.S. cities.

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Singapore Airlines Offers $25,000 to Compensation Those Affected by Turbulence

Singapore Airlines Offers $25,000 to Compensation Those Affected by Turbulence

On Tuesday, Singapore Airlines announced a compensation package for passengers who sustained injuries during a turbulent flight last month. Flight SQ321, traveling from London to Singapore, encountered severe turbulence on May 20, 2024, resulting in a traumatic experience for those on board.

In a statement, Singapore Airlines (SIA) extended its deepest apologies to the passengers affected by the incident. The airline confirmed that compensation offers were sent out on June 10, 2024. For passengers who suffered minor injuries, SIA has offered $10,000 in compensation. Those with more serious injuries have been invited to discuss personalized compensation packages tailored to their specific needs once they feel ready.

A particularly tragic outcome of the turbulence was the death of a 73-year-old British man. Other passengers and crew members sustained serious injuries, including skull, brain, and spine injuries. For passengers requiring long-term medical care, SIA is offering an advance payment of $25,000 to address their immediate needs. This amount will be included in the final compensation package.

In addition to financial compensation, SIA is offering a full refund of the airfare to all passengers who were on flight SQ321, regardless of whether they were injured. Passengers will also receive compensation for the delay in accordance with European Union and United Kingdom regulations. To help with immediate expenses, each passenger was provided with S$1,000 upon arrival in Bangkok, where the flight was diverted. The airline has also covered medical expenses and arranged for family members of the injured to travel to Bangkok.

Affected passengers have received emails detailing their compensation offers and the process for claiming them. Singapore Airlines urges passengers to contact them for any inquiries or further assistance, promising prompt responses.

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Severe Hailstorm Damages Nose and Cockpit Windows of Austrian Airlines Flight

Severe Hailstorm Damages Nose and Cockpit Windows of Austrian Airlines Flight

An Austrian Airlines flight from Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Vienna, Austria (flight OS434) encountered a severe hailstorm during its approach to Vienna-Schwechat Airport on Sunday, sustaining significant damage.

The airline reported that the aircraft was struck by a severe thunderstorm cell that was not visible on the weather radar, resulting in extensive damage to the cockpit windows, exterior coverings, and notably, the nose cone.

The cockpit crew, caught off guard by the invisible storm cell, made a mayday distress call as the plane was battered by hail. The impact damaged the two front cockpit windows, stripped coverings off the aircraft’s nose, and caused other external damage. Photos shared on social media vividly displayed the severe damage to the front of the plane.

Passenger Emmeley Oakley, who was on board during the chaotic flight, recounted the harrowing experience to ABC News. She mentioned that they were about 20 minutes from landing when the plane entered a cloud of hail and thunderstorm, leading to powerful turbulence.

“We could definitely feel the hail coming down on the plane and it was quite loud and… super rocky for a minute,” Oakley described in a text message to the station. She estimated that the plane took about two minutes or less to fly through the hailstorm, during which “phones and cups” were thrown around the cabin, causing some passengers to panic and scream.

Oakley praised the cabin crew for their swift and effective response in calming the distressed passengers, ensuring safety and order within the cabin. austrian airlines hail

Despite the turbulent and alarming approach, the flight landed safely at Vienna-Schwechat Airport, with no injuries reported among the passengers or crew. Austrian Airlines confirmed the safe landing and stated that their technical team is currently inspecting the aircraft to assess the extent of the damage.

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