USA Today – Federal investigators decided Tuesday to pursue a full investigation of the Southwest Airlines jet that had its nose gear collapse while landing at New York’s LaGuardia airport because of the amount of damage to the plane.
The National Transportation Safety Board is searching for reasons why the front gear of the Boeing 737-700 didn’t support the nose of the jet as it landed Monday on a flight from Nashville.
USA Today – Nearly 600 flights have been canceled and thousands more delayed as storms brought headaches to tens of thousands of fliers.
The hardest-hit airports were in the Northeast, but the effects threatened to ripple out to other parts of the nation as scale of the flight disruptions grew.
USA Today – Runways were open at New York LaGuardia, but delays and cancellations were still slowing fliers a day after a rough landing by a Southwest Airlines flight temporarily halted flights.
Nearly 150 flights had been canceled at LaGuardia as of 10:25 a.m. ET on Tuesday, according to flight-tracking service FlightStats.
South China Morning Post – Anecdotal evidence of airport and airline delays abounds. But some solid data might surprise all but seasoned travellers. According to FlightStats, a popular US-based provider of data on air travel, Beijing and Shanghai rank at the bottom of 35 major international airports surveyed for flight delays and cancellations. And their performance has gone from bad to worse in the past six months. Hong Kong International Airport has also reported an increase in delays and cancellations that dragged its ranking down from 22 to 29.
Sports Features – A new study by travel information company FlightStats ranked Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and Narita International Airport the world’s two most reliable major airports based on flight departure times. The “On-time Performance Report” findings added further momentum to Tokyo 2020′s transportation plan, helping validate Tokyo’s claims that it will deliver a superb Olympic and Paralympic Games experience through its world-class transport system.