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8 JULY 2020: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Reports emerged that Qantas have tasked their flight attendants to act as wardens in hotels to ensure that those who are in quarantine are adhering to social distancing measures. This decision was made after COVID-19 cases continued to increase within the state of Victoria, and CCTV footage showed that security guards were having sex with…

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1 JULY 2020: BEIRUT, LEBANON

An altercation occurred between security personnel and journalists at Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport. The journalists were covering the reopening of the airport; however, security personnel told them to leave when they were found to be interviewing passengers who were undergoing COVID-19 tests. Allegedly some of the journalists were beaten by security.

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30 JUNE 2020: PAKISTAN

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency banned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from flying to Europe for at least six months. The ban was announced after an enquiry into a PIA crash on 22 May, which killed 97 people in Karachi, alleged that 260 out of 860 PIA pilots had cheated on their exams but were…

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29 JUNE 2020: ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

A campaign was launched for the removal of a statue of actor, John Wayne, and the name ‘John Wayne’ from John Wayne Airport. Campaigners stated that they want the airport’s original name, Orange County Airport, to be restored after an interview from 1971 with the actor resurfaced. In the interview Wayne made racist and bigoted…

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24 JUNE 2020: CLEVELAND, OHIO

A vehicle crashed through the perimeter fence at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The vehicle was travelling along Brookpark Road and, allegedly, the driver swerved into the fence to avoid running over a deer.

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17 JUNE 2020: TIJUANA, MEXICO

Operations at Tijuana International Airport were temporarily suspended after government officials from the Baja California state entered the secure area of the airport without going through the necessary security checks.

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16 JUNE 2020: NIGERIA

Air Peace put out a notice on their Twitter account warning that fraudsters posing as airline agents were using social media to contact Air Peace customers to book evacuation flights that did not exist. Air Peace reminded passengers that flights are exclusively booked through their website.

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13 JUNE 2020: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Nourul Huda Abdul Wahab, a singer, stated on social media that a security officer at Kuala Lumpur International Airport spoke rudely to her and her family. Wahab was at the airport to drop off her in-laws who were flying back to France, when a security officer abruptly told Wahab and her husband that they could…