Tag: passenger

London Heathrow Records Lowest Annual Passenger Numbers for Nearly 50 Years

Heathrow has revealed it was the only hub airport in Europe to see a reduction in passenger numbers in 2021, due to the UK’s tougher coronavirus travel rules. Just 19.4 million people travelled through the west London airport last year. That was down 12.3% on the previous 12 months, and represents the lowest annual total…


Passenger Found Alive on Greece-Italy Ferry

A passenger listed as missing after a blaze swept through a ferry sailing from Greece to Italy has been found alive by rescuers, a Greek shipping ministry official said on Sunday (Feb. 20). The Greek coast guard rescued 280 out of 292 passengers and crew who were onboard when the blaze broke out on the…


Greece Reports First Fatality After Blaze on Ferry, 10 Still Missing

CORFU, Greece—Firefighters battling for a third day a blaze on a ferry sailing from Greece to Italy recovered on Sunday the body of a passenger listed as missing, Greek authorities said. It is the first reported fatality after rescuers managed to take at least 281 out of 292 passengers and crew to safety from a…


Flight Diverted to Kansas City Due to Unruly Passenger

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—A plane flying from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., was diverted to Kansas City after an unruly passenger reportedly tried to open a door on the aircraft. American Airlines said flight 1775 landed safely Sunday afternoon at Kansas City International Airport and law enforcement met the plane upon arrival. The FBI said in…


Families Call on Ottawa to Pursue Accountability for Iran in Downed Plane

Canada must boost its efforts to hold Iran to account after the regime’s forces shot down a passenger jet two years ago, family members of the victims said Saturday. At a memorial for those who died on board the Ukrainian International Airlines flight on Jan. 8, 2020, a group representing their loved ones expressed anger…


Royal Caribbean Says 48 Passengers Test Positive for Omicron Variant on Ship

Royal Caribbean Group said on Monday 48 people on its Symphony of the Seas cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19, fueling concerns that the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus could put a damper on a recovery in the cruise industry. The cruise operator said it had 6,091 guests and crew members on board the…


Woman Arrested at LAX After Exiting Terminal to Flag Down Parked Aircraft

LOS ANGELES—A woman was arrested after she walked out of a terminal and onto a ramp at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Nov. 29, authorities said. The unidentified passenger, who airport officials said had an airline ticket, walked out of a door inside LAX’s Terminal 1 at approximately 6:30 p.m. and onto a ramp,…


British Airways Owner IAG Says Transatlantic Bookings Close to 2019 Levels

LONDON—The boss of the British Airways owner, IAG, said on Monday its transatlantic bookings had already reached nearly 100 percent of 2019 levels after the United States dropped restrictions earlier this month. Airlines such as BA and Virgin Atlantic had pinned their hopes on the reopening of Europe to United States routes as vital to…


New York Sets 2035 Zero-Emission Passenger Car Goal

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday signed into law a bill that sets a goal for all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks to be zero-emission models by 2035, joining the state of California in attempting to eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles. The law directs setting regulations requiring higher numbers of zero-emission vehicles with a goal…


Ryanair Passenger Numbers Rise in August to 11.1 Million

DUBLIN—Ryanair on Thursday said it flew 11.1 million passengers in August, 75 percent of the number the budget airline carried in August 2019 before COVID-19 pandemic hammered the industry. Chief Executive Michael O’Leary had told Reuters on Tuesday that the airline was on target to exceed its 10.5 million target for August this year. The…