Transportation Infrastructure Airport Services

  • KADUNA, Nigeria Jan 16- A new terminal at northern Nigeria's Kaduna airport is still under construction with cables hanging from ceilings less than two months before it is due to become an aviation hub when the capital's airport closes temporarily for runway repairs. Nigeria plans to shut Abuja airport for six weeks from March 8 to repair its runway and divert...

  • TORONTO, Jan 14- Privately held Canadian carrier Porter Airlines said flights had resumed after a system outage grounded its fleet earlier on Saturday. The airline, which operates short-haul flights out of Toronto's city airport using a fleet of turboprop aircraft, said the unidentified outage affected about 400 passengers and five flights were cancelled,...

  • LUCKNOW, India— The international airport in the northern Indian city of Lucknow was shut down Saturday due to a radar problem that officials said could take up to two days to fix. The airport was shut at around 4 p.m., and all flights to and from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, were canceled, leaving hundreds of stranded passengers seething.

  • NEW YORK— Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. An Associated Press analysis of bird-killing programs at the New York City area's three major airports found that nearly 70,000 gulls, starling, geese and other birds have been slaughtered, mostly by shooting and...

  • MIAMI/ NEW YORK Jan 12- A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a Volkswagen executive charged in the Justice Department's diesel emissions investigation held without bail pending trial. Oliver Schmidt was arrested Saturday at Miami's International Airport as he planned to fly home after a vacation. He was one of six current and former VW executives charged this week...

  • AIRBUS JET LANDS AT IRAN AIRPORT, FIRST OF 100 ORDERED BY TEHRAN UNDER INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS DEAL- TV.

  • The government is due to get commitments from banks over the next two weeks for a $3 billion loan to back the $35 billion airport project, while the exhibition center is estimated to require total financing of around $7 billion, they said. The $3 billion loan for the airport expansion is split between a $2 billion conventional tranche and a $1 billion- equivalent,...

  • DALLAS— The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida airport used a gun that he had stored in his checked luggage, raising questions about airport security and whether safety officials need to change the current rules. Esteban Santiago, 26, retrieved his gun from his bag on the carousel, loaded it in a bathroom of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 6- A consortium including a construction company controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim has clinched the terminal project at Mexico City's new $13 billion airport, Mexican officials said on Friday. The construction arm of Slim's Grupo Carso and his majority-owned FCC submitted a bid of 84.8 billion Mexican pesos for the project, which is due to...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Official: Airport gunman told FBI in November that government controlled his mind, forced him to watch ISIS videos.

  • CINCINNATI— Southwest Airlines plans to end service at two Ohio airports while adding flights elsewhere in the region. The Dallas- based carrier says it's pulling out of Akron-Canton Airport and Dayton International Airport in June. Instead of daily flights between Dayton and Chicago, it will offer Chicago and Baltimore-Washington flights from the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport and surrounding roadways on Wednesday, his latest salvo in a roughly $100 billion push statewide to bring decaying old infrastructure into the modern era. A proposed expansion of the Van Wyck Expressway, which leads to the airport, would cost...

  • Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a $10 billion plan to transform the aging John F. Kennedy International Airport into a world-class hub with easy access. The Democrat told a gathering of the Association for a Better New York on Wednesday that JFK lags far behind modern overseas airports. "JFK is ranked 59th out of the top 100 international airports," he said, later...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport and surrounding roadways on Wednesday, his latest salvo in a roughly $100 billion push statewide to bring decaying old infrastructure into the modern era. Those changes could cost up to $8 billion, with a proposed expansion of the Van Wyck...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport and surrounding roadways on Wednesday, his latest salvo in a roughly $100 billion push statewide to bring decaying old infrastructure into the modern era. Those changes could cost up to $8 billion, with a proposed expansion of the Van Wyck...

  • Jet Airways planes

    After a long rough patch, Indian aviation is finally booming, but that growth is now taking a toll on the industry's infrastructure.

  • ABUJA, Jan 3- Nigeria plans to close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from 8 March to repair its runway, the aviation ministry said on Tuesday, pushing the move back later than previously scheduled. The decision to shut the airport and divert Abuja- bound flights to Kaduna, an airport used primarily for domestic flights about 160 km to the north, was taken...

  • Travelers wait in line at O'Hare International Airport on December 23, 2016.

    A four-hour outage for Customs and Border Protection left throngs of people dealing with significant delays, NBC News reports.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 29- Berlin's long-delayed new airport is unlikely to open as planned next year, the chief executive told a German newspaper on Thursday, following a report that said completion of the project had been pushed back to 2018.. Despite Germany's reputation for engineering and organisational prowess, red tape and technical problems have repeatedly...

  • Dec 27- United Continental Holdings Inc will install new conveyor belts and take other steps to improve worker safety at its Newark Liberty International Airport hub in New Jersey, after federal inspectors found hazardous conditions in its baggage handling operations there. The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday said the accord resolves its August 2015...