Aviation News

March 13, 2012

Final Call: Direct Air Stops Flying Directly

Markings for planes of yesteryear engraved into the ramp at JFK's Terminal 3, formerly known as the Pan Am Worldport.
Photo of the Day: Markings for planes of yesteryear engraved into the ramp at JFK's Terminal 3, formerly known as the Pan Am Worldport. (Photo by yankees368)
• Direct Air passengers were stranded Tuesday when the airline abruptly halted service, apparently because it ran out of cash to pay for fuel. The airline says it will resume service on May 15th. [Washington Post]

• Cincinnati-Blue Ash Airport, a field used by a few dozen general aviation pilots, will soon be closed to save the city money. [Business Courier]

• Can’t be bothered dealing with your own kids while flying? A new service will let you find and hire a stranger on your flight to watch your children while you get hammered drinking mini bottles of Jack Daniels. [Consumerist]

United is still suffering technical issues resulting from the Continental computer system consolidation. [Portfolio]

• Repairs to A380 wing cracks caused by a production error are expected to cost Airbus over $137 million (€105 million). [Air Transport World]