Aeroflot Bans 400 Female Staff for Been “Too Old, Fat and Ugly”

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Russian national carrier Aeroflot has been accused of banning up to 400 female flight attendants from their foreign routes because they are “too old, fat and ugly”. One attendant Yevgenia Magurina complained: “They told us all that only the young …

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Russia Rescinds Turkey Flight Ban

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Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has rescinded a ban on flights to Turkey after that country provided assurances of improved security measures at all its airports. As a result of the embargo’s upliftment, Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) and Turkish …

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Airlines Set November 26 For Sharm el-Sheikh Flights Resumption

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Airlines have announced that flights from Britain to Sharm al-Sheikh won’t be resumed until November 26 at the earliest, amid continuing security concerns at the Egyptian airport. Thousands of Britons are stranded in the Red Sea resort, following the decision …

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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution To Investigate MH17 Crash

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Russian officials at the United Nations have vetoed a draft resolution to set up a tribunal to investigate the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster. The plane came down over Ukraine in July 2014 and is widely believed to have been hit …

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Top 25 Landmarks In The World for 2015

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TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site has announced the results of the Travelers’ Choice Landmarks 2015 survey, based on user reviews. The site makes use of an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews posted over the …

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Aeroflot Recruits First Foreign Pilot

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Aeroflot yesterday announced the recruitment of first foreign pilot from Germany, to operate Prague service on 24-Sep-2014. Another pilot from Germany and the Czech Republic are undergoing approval procedures.   Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev said: “Today is a historic day. For the first time in …

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Malaysia Airlines bookings bounces back

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Malaysia Airlines bookings have bounced back from the MH17 tragedy in July with average load factors now above 70 per cent on flights departing Australia and New Zealand for Kuala Lumpur and beyond. According to Malaysia Airlines regional senior vice …

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