The boom in flights from the Middle East to the US

The big three Gulf carriers - Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways - have dramatically increased services to the US.

Middle East

Britain follows US in electronics ban on flights

UK authorities to prohibit large electronic devices on direct flights coming from six Muslim-majority countries.

Middle East

US electronics ban for Middle East flights draws doubts

Gulf carriers have expanded their foothold in the US in recent years, prompting anger from US airlines.

United States

US to ban electronic devices on Middle East flights

Devices larger than mobile phones to be banned from carry-on luggage on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries.


Plane carrying five hits Melbourne shopping mall

Australian pilot and four Americans killed as engine of light plane 'fails' after takeoff from Essendon airport.


Who was Bessie Coleman and why does she still matter?

The first African American female to become a pilot, born on this day 125 years ago, remains an inspiration to many.


Search for MH370 suspended after almost three years

Australia, China, Malaysia say unable to solve one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history.


Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

Plane attempting to land at Kyrgyzstan's main airport in thick fog crashed in populated area, authorities say.


Beirut: Birds drawn by rubbish pose 'danger' to flights

Transport minister says the capital is facing an 'emergency' with mounting rubbish posing a real threat to flights.


Russia finds flight recorder after Black Sea crash

Device that could help identify cause of military plane crash is found as search for dozens of bodies continues.


Russia: Terrorism not likely cause of Tu-154 crash

Massive search for bodies and black box under way after Syria-bound military jet carrying 92 crashed into Black Sea.


Russia mourns victims of military plane crash

More than 3,000 personnel join search for bodies after Syria-bound military jet with 92 on board crashes into Black Sea.


Libyan plane hijack ends peacefully in Malta

Aircraft with 118 people on board was hijacked by men claiming to have hand grenades who threatened to blow it up.


Libya passenger jet hijacked, diverted to Malta

Aircraft with 118 people on board hijacked by men claiming to have hand grenades who threatened to blow it up.


Colombia plane ran out of fuel, pilot said before crash

Electrical failure and lack of fuel resulted in plane crash, according to recording of pilot's final communication.