Daily Memo: The Afghanistan Crisis Brings Another Air Corridor Closure
The precipitous and dramatic change in the political situation in Afghanistan over the Aug. 14-15 weekend, with the government handing over control to Taliban militants, forced a rapid suspension of commercial airline service in and out of the country and over its airspace.
Former longtime congressional staff director Jennifer Homendy took the oath of office as the new chairperson of the U.S. NTSB on Aug. 13, succeeding Robert Sumwalt as leader of the independent safety agency.
Slow Tourism Recovery Puts Thai Carriers In A Bind
As the Bank of Thailand revised the country’s economic growth downwards from 1.8% to 0.7%, the Kingdom’s two major carriers Thai Airways and Thai AirAsia continued to struggle during the first half of 2021.
The closure of another air corridor as the Afghan crisis continues, Alaska Airlines exercised 12 more options on Boeing 737-9s, Thai Airways and Thai AirAsia continued to struggle during the first half of 2021 from slow tourism and more. Take a look at the daily roundup of air transport news.
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