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Planes parked at London's Gatwick Airport in 2010.

The 10 busiest international air routes in the world in 2019 before coronavirus crippled demand for plane travel

As the novel coronavirus pandemic decimated the demand for travel in 2020, the routes might not see these numbers again for years.

Airlines have been flying over the Pacific Ocean since the 1930s — here’s how the practice evolved over the years

The vast Pacific Ocean has always proved difficult for flying but airlines have been successfully navigating the waters for decades.
Jamie Zhu faked a broken ankle and claims it got him a free business class upgrade.

The influencer who faked a broken ankle to get a free business-class upgrade says he’d do it again

Jamie Zhu told Insider that the moon boot he bought for the stunt "will now be put to good use on my next flights."
Jamie Zhu faked a broken ankle and claims it got him a free business class upgrade.

An influencer says he faked a broken ankle to get a free business class upgrade on a long-haul flight

When Jamie Zhu's moon boot (bought at the airport) wouldn't fit in his economy seat, he says he was moved to business class by Cathay Pacific for free.

Cathay Pacific’s top 2 executives have resigned after protests in Hong Kong wreaked havoc on the airline’s flights and stock price

In a cryptic statement, the airline's chairman said he remains committed to the city's "one country, two systems" method of governance.
Anti-extradition bill demonstrators attend a protest at the departure hall of Hong Kong Airport, China August 12, 2019.

Hong Kong canceled all flights Monday over the massive protests that have taken over the airport. Now it is bracing for a ripple effect of economic pa...

Hong Kong International Airport contributes 5% of the city's gross domestic product, but the cancellations' long-term effects may be worse.

Cathay Pacific plunges to decade lows after China retaliates against its protesting employees

Chinese authorities demanded Cathay bar protesting employees from flying to the mainland, and that the airline share crew member information.
A Cathay Pacific Airways Airbus A350 airplane approaches to land at Changi International Airport in Singapore

One of the world’s top-ranked airlines just confirmed it’s tracking you from airport to plane

The Hong Kong-based airline, ranked one of the best in the world, told Business Insider it uses CCTV cameras in airport lounges and planes.
Passengers queue up for check-in during a strike supporting the anti-extradition bill protest at Hong Kong international airport in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019.

Ongoing protests in Hong Kong and a general aviation strike are escalating travel nightmares as hundreds of flights are cancelled

Public transportation and roads have also been blocked amid a general strike. For nine weeks, protestors have decried a proposed extradition law.