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  • NEW YORK— Federal border officials say they were looking for a fugitive, not doing a random immigration check, when they met a plane at New York City's Kennedy Airport and asked passengers for their IDs. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement that two of its officers met the Delta jet Wednesday evening after its flight from San Francisco in an...

  • Feb 23- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe with tickets starting at $65 one way, putting pressure on U.S. and European rivals to compete, it said on Thursday. Norwegian's $65 fares will be for a one-way ticket to UK and Irish destinations from smaller airports in New York state,...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • ROME, Feb 23- Struggling Italian airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of scheduled flights on Thursday as its employees went on strike to protest about employment conditions. Hundreds of employees marched outside Rome's main airport, where usually bustling check-in areas were deserted. Alitalia's controlling shareholder Etihad Airways, which...

  • WARWICK, R.I.— Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. Norwegian Air announced Thursday that it's opening new flight crew bases and plans to hire pilots and flight attendants at Rhode...

  • Beginning in mid-June, the low-cost European carrier will launch one-way flights from Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York, T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island, and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut to destinations in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This compares to one-way New York to Dublin air ticket...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Feb 23- Brussels Airport is being prepared for a potential sale as one of its owners is planning an exit from Belgium's main hub, according to several people close to the matter. Brussels is Europe's 26th largest airport, located in Zaventum just outside the city which houses the main European Union and NATO headquarters. Brussels airport is the...

  • The incident Monday at New York's Kennedy Airport is being investigated by the Transportation Security Administration, the agency that was created to protect the nation's airports after the 2001 attacks. "Mistakes happen, but they're supposed to be there to protect our lives," said Kylie Welsh, who returned to Boston from a trip to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Computer troubles are causing problems for American Airlines' passengers at Philadelphia International Airport. American spokeswoman Katie Cody says American's system did not return at 4 a.m. Wednesday after the airport conducted a planned internet outage overnight. As a result, American must manually check in passengers and has halted all...

  • American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina. United followed suit later in the day, posting reduced fares on some flights from Minneapolis to seven of its hub cities including New York, Chicago and Los...

  • DALLAS— American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • LANTANA, Fla.— President Donald Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive. The Secret Service closed Lantana Airport on Friday for the third straight weekend because of the president's return to his Palm Beach resort, meaning its maintenance...

  • BERLIN— A union representing ground staff has called on its members to go on strike at Berlin's two airports, leading to the cancelation of some 210 flights. The ver.di union said the strikes were taking place Thursday between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports. The airport said both incoming and outgoing flights were...

  • BERLIN, Feb 15- Ground staff will go on strike again at Berlin's two airports on Thursday, union Verdi said on Wednesday, following walkouts last week over a pay dispute. Verdi wants pay for ground staff, whose roles include checking in passengers, loading and unloading planes and directing them on the tarmac, to be raised to 12 euros an hour from about 11 euros as part...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Lisbon's growing popularity with foreigners is compelling the Portuguese government to adapt a military airport for commercial flights. The number of visitors to Lisbon grew by more than 8 percent last year, after a 5 percent increase in 2015.. Passengers arriving in Montijo will travel 13 kilometers by ferry or 32 kilometers by road into...

  • MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine government is considering adding airports to serve the capital Manila and nearby areas, including a sprawling airport city complex that could handle 100 million passengers a year, officials said Wednesday. Transport Undersecretary Roberto Lim said a multi-airport system could include the present airport in Manila, an...

  • Authorities say that security screeners and airport workers helped smuggle 20 tons of cocaine through Puerto Rico during an 18- year operation that ended only last year. After making sure there were no drug-sniffing police dogs around, Ortiz loaded the bags on planes and then called a colleague to signal that it was safe for the smugglers to board the plane,...

  • BERLIN— Hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated and more than a dozen flights canceled after some 68 people were injured by a hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. The airport said in a statement that police and firefighters had concluded from their initial investigation the substance most...