A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said on Saturday.
The UK flag carrier and its 4,300 pilots have been locked in a nine-month pay dispute that could disrupt the travel plans of nearly 300,000 people.
Reports suggested at least 18,000 passengers were grounded after the services in and out of Gatwick and Heathrow — Britain's busiest airports – were cancelled.
Taiwan braced for typhoon Bailu on Saturday, shutting businesses and schools as airlines cancelled hundreds of flights amid warnings of landslides, floods and high seas on the island.
The Ufo labour union on Friday announced strikes from Monday to Wednesday this week at Germanwings, which operates on behalf of Lufthansa's Eurowings brand, saying little progress has been achieved in talks with Lufthansa management.
The PIA spokesperson Abdullah Khan told media that the Pakistani government granted permission for the chartered flight on humanitarian grounds after a passenger hailing from Gujrat requested the authorities.
Britain has turned into an international outcast of sorts, thanks to COVID-19 which is assuming more and more menacing proportions as the days go by. Around 50 countries have banned arrivals of passengers from the nation.
The new restrictions are on the advice of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and are imposed "in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 case loads and multiple variants circulating in India," the official said.
Canada has extended its ban on incoming passenger flights from India and Pakistan by another 30 days to June 21 as part of a campaign to fight COVID-19, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said.
Emirates Airlines has suspended passenger flights from India effective April 24 until June 30, 2021, according to a statement on its website. Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will also not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.