31 January 2019 – A polar vortex has brought a cold snap to the US Midwest. At least eight people have died due to the extreme weather and flights and train services have been affected. Chicago’s two main airports have been heavily affected, with over 1,500 flights cancelled so far.
10 January 2019 – The United States government shutdown is predicted to cause delays at airports as increased numbers of staff are absent from work. While the shutdown continues, Transport Security Administration employees are expected to work without pay.
7 December 2018 – It has been reported today that Unions are meeting with Air New Zealand on Monday 10 December to try avert a potential strike planned by Air New Zealand aircraft maintenance engineers, aircraft logistics and related staff on December 21 2018.
26 November 2018 – A storm bringing strong winds and heavy snow has grounded hundreds of flights in the US Midwest and closed major highways. A blizzard warning is in effect for areas in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
16 November 2018 – Malaysia-based airline AirAsia have announced it will no longer fly between Auckland and the Gold Coast from 11 February 2019. Services will be reduced to four times per week from 29 January 2019.