Three military aircraft sent to Israel to evacuate Polish citizens owing to the Hamas attack that left hundreds of Israelis dead have returned to Warsaw carrying a total of 268 people, the Polish government spokesman said on Monday.
The first military aircraft carrying Poles evacuated from Israel arrived in Warsaw at 05:15 on Monday morning with a further two expected later in the morning.
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Warsaw-Radom Airport, located around 100 kilometres south of the Polish capital, has handled 4,500 passengers since it re-opened for business four weeks ago after an extensive modernisation.
Flights from Warsaw to Germany and Israel have been cancelled owing to strikes in the two countries, the press office of the capital’s Chopin Airport told PAP.
Due to a technical problem a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner en route from Warsaw to Seoul is returning to Chopin Airport, the spokesman for LOT Polish Airlines told PAP on Sunday.
A PLL LOT Dreamliner on a flight from Warsaw to Zanzibar on Sunday was turned back after developing a fault and landed safely at Chopin Airport.
A flight from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius to London was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Poznan after a drunken man physically and verbally abused fellow passengers.
Tragically killed just two weeks later, the duo beat the odds to clinch victory in Europe’s top flying competition. Now, a model plane has been release in honour of their achievements.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has appealed for compromise between protesting air traffic controllers and the state air navigation agency PAZP as Warsaw faces severe flight cuts.
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