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  • "Monday was a very challenging day for us," Richard Smyth, the Port Authority executive in charge of the LaGuardia renovation, acknowledged Thursday. But critics say the Port Authority must do more to ensure that the airport functions smoothly during the prolonged redevelopment. "They're just not doing a very good job right now, the traffic situation is spiraling...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration briefly halted flights at Miami International and nearby airports around 11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday following a five-minute power outage at Miami's Terminal Radar Approach Control, a spokeswoman said. Flight operations returned to normal after about 90 minutes, the FAA said.

  • MIAMI— The Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports are temporarily closed because of a power outage has shut down the air traffic control center that monitors arriving and departing flights in the area. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said Thursday that the agency stopped take offs and landings at Miami and Fort Lauderdale-...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Passenger traffic at New York's three major airports plus Atlantic City is on a record-setting pace. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says more than 60 million travelers used Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and JFK airports in the first six months of 2016.. JFK, Newark and LaGuardia all set individual passenger records in the first six months of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 22- Debt-laden Mexican builder ICA is in final talks to bid with Ferrovial and two other partners to build a new $3.5 billion Mexico City airport terminal, four sources said, after the Spanish construction company mulled scrapping the joint bid plans. The two companies are in talks with Dragados, a unit of Spain's Grupo ACS, and GP Construccion, a...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 19- Gunmaker Kalashnikov, whose AK-47 assault rifle has armed Russian forces for 70 years and been the preferred weapon of insurgents across continents, has opened a store at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport selling souvenirs including plastic model guns, the company said. It was introduced in 1948, armed the whole of the Soviet Union and eastern...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Dutch authorities say beefed-up security measures at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport are being scaled back following investigation of an unspecified threat. The country's National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Security says in a statement that some of the extra measures, which included military police checking cars...

  • NEW YORK— Power has been restored to a luggage screening system at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport hours into a partial power outage at a terminal. Full power is expected to be restored soon to the terminal, where a false report of gunfire caused an evacuation over the weekend. Fort Worth, Texas- based American Airlines operates Terminal 8.

  • BERLIN— Police and the airport operators' association in Germany are warning of the potential dangers of playing "Pokemon Go" in some airport areas. They say so-called Pokestops beyond security controls should be deleted to prevent possible incidents. "Pokemon Go" was rolled out in Germany in mid-July.

  • NEW YORK— Did boisterous celebrations over an Olympic victory by the world's fastest man lead to a false alarm about gunfire and a panicked evacuation of Kennedy Airport? An internal New York Police Department briefing document, obtained by The Associated Press, said a preliminary video review showed that some travelers had started to act "extremely...

  • NEW YORK— Reports of shots fired at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday night led to evacuations, grounded flights and some frightening moments for fliers before the reports were later determined to be unfounded. "At this time, no firearm, rounds or shell casings or other evidence of shots fired has been found," said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman...

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia— The operator of the Indonesian capital's main airport has apologized to passengers for flooding at its brand new terminal. The $560 million terminal opened last week to domestic flights by national carrier Garuda but has been plagued by complaints about its lack of readiness. The airport operator and government hope the new terminal, and a...

  • NEW YORK— Reports of shots fired at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport appear to be unfounded. Port Authority police say they have not found any firearms, rounds of ammunition, shell casings or other evidence of gunfire. The New York Police Department was called in to assist.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 10- Argentine billionaire Eduardo Eurnekian is eyeing a $1 billion listing in New York of the network of domestic airports his company controls before the end of the year, he told Reuters. Eurnekian is the 83- year-old founder and president of Corporacion America, a holding company for businesses ranging from infrastructure to technology, and...

  • Aug 8- Delta Air Lines Inc canceled hundreds of flights and delayed many others on Monday after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers of one of the world's largest carriers at airports around the globe. Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said it had canceled 451 flights after a power...

  • Aug 8- Delta Air Lines Inc's flights gradually resumed on Monday after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers of one of the world's largest carriers at airports around the globe. Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, said it had canceled about 300 flights after a power outage that began...

  • The U.S. airline said the power outage began at about 2:30 a.m. EDT in Atlanta and that customers should expect "large-scale" cancellations. According to website Flightradar24, some of the first flights to take off were from Amsterdam to the United States, while a flight from Phoenix to Atlanta was among the first to depart from a U.S. airport.

  • An airliner comes in to land at Heathrow Airport, London.

    Activists linked to the U.S.-based group Black Lives Matter have blocked a road leading to London's Heathrow Airport.

  • HAVANA, Aug 4- Cuba has chosen French firms Bouygues and Groupe ADP to modernize, expand and operate its Jose Marti International Airport in Havana to cope with a tourism boom. Foreign visitors to the Caribbean island jumped by 12 percent in the first half of 2016, the Tourism Ministry said on Tuesday, putting Cuba on track to a new annual record and its ageing...

  • HAVANA, Aug 3- Cuba said on Wednesday it had chosen two French firms, construction group Bouygues and Aeroports de Paris SA, to modernize, expand and operate its Jose Marti International Airport in Havana to cope with a boom in tourism. The Transport Ministry said Cuba selected Bouygues because of its track record in the construction sector in Cuba and Aeroports...