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  • PARIS, Feb 5- France's Vinci is looking at opportunities to grow in concessions in Latin America and in oil and gas and infrastructures in Iran, as it further expands abroad to counter weak growth at home, its chief executive said on Friday. Vinci was also looking to grow all its businesses in America, notably motorway concessions in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, and...

  • PARIS— Protesting chauffeurs have moved to Paris' city center after having disrupted access to the Charles de Gaulle airport for a few hours, amid tensions between traditional taxis and app-based car services as the government loosens regulations in the evolving sector. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs pelted each other with projectiles overnight at the Porte...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation. Beginning this month, all 400 employees at Port Columbus International Airport will view a 30- minute video on spotting signs of trafficking. The awareness campaign in Columbus joins...

  • British Airways to begin flying to Iran from July 14 Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 10:22 AM ET

    Feb 3- British Airways will begin direct flights from London's Heathrow airport to Tehran from July 14, International Consolidated Airlines Group SA said on Wednesday. The company, which operates British Airways and Iberia Airlines, said it would will launch the route as a six-per-week service before moving to daily flights from winter 2016..

  • EasyJet founder opens 36-cent easy Foodstore Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 9:39 AM ET
    EasyJet founder opens 36-cent easyFoodstore

    The founder of the European low-cost airline opens up a discount food store in North West London.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 2- Mexican airport operator OMA said on Tuesday it had sold more than 33 million shares that had been pledged as collateral under a credit agreement between a subsidiary of embattled construction firm ICA and Germany's Deutsche Bank. OMA said in a statement that the sale of 33,162,600 Series B shares, more than 8 percent of the company's shares,...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 2- Mexican airport operator OMA said on Tuesday it had sold more than 33 million shares that had been pledged as collateral under a credit agreement between a subsidiary of embattled construction firm ICA and Germany's Deutsche Bank. OMA said in a statement that the sale of 33,162,600 Series B shares, more than 8 percent of the company's shares,...

  • Airlines restoring small perks, like pretzels Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 9:35 AM ET
    Airlines restoring small perks, like pretzels

    U.S. carriers are restoring some small perks for passengers in coach.

  • The addition of 12 new passenger destinations from Dubai International lifted traffic through the airport as local carriers Emirates and flydubai expanded. Last year saw regional tensions and conflicts in countries including Yemen, Iraq and Syria, but Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said in a telephone interview: "We haven't seen any impact...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? Airports in Boston, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire send everything from box loads of pocket knives and scissors to unclaimed luggage to New Hampshire's state surplus division. The $700,000 the state grosses from surplus sales is barely a fraction of the business...

  • Jan 29- Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft took off on its first flight on Friday from wet tarmac at an airport south of Seattle, marking another step toward scheduled delivery to airlines in 2017.. The 737 MAX features new engines from CFM International a joint venture of General Electric and Safran SA of France, and other refinements that improve fuel efficiency by 14...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 28- Mexico's ICA has filed a criminal complaint against employees of Deutsche Bank in a bid to prevent the bank from seizing the collateral for a now-defaulted loan to the embattled construction firm, according to three sources close to the matter and a document reviewed by Reuters. But in a previously unreported counterstrike, ICA subsidiary...

  • Jan 28- OTG Experience Inc will launch a road show on Friday for an initial public offering that could value the airport restaurant concessionaire at as much as $1.77 billion and set it on track to be one of this year's first U.S. The offering will both pay down debt and help support the company's growth, as it moves forward with two recently signed contracts,...

  • UPDATE 1-Airport restaurant operator OTG to raise as much as $585 mln in IPO.

  • Jan 28- OTG Experience Inc, which operates restaurants at major U.S. airports, said on Thursday it planned to raise as much as $585 million in an initial public offering of Class A stock.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Nearly 300,000 recreational drone owners have registered their unmanned aircraft in a new federal database intended to help address a surge of rogue drone flights near airports and public venues, U.S. regulators said on Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration said 295,306 owners registered in the 30- day period after the registry was...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 22- A former Alaska Airlines pilot has been charged with flying two passenger flights between California and Oregon in 2014 while under the influence of alcohol, federal prosecutors said. Attorney for the Central District of California, said in a statement on Thursday. Arntson flew from San Diego International Airport to an airport in Portland,...

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 20- A new European airline association launched on Wednesday wants the European Union to reform its regulations to bring down the cost of using airports in the region and to tackle air traffic control strikes that typically occur each summer. Airlines for Europe, or A4E, was founded by Europe's five largest carriers IAG, Air France-KLM, easyJet,...

  • New European airline lobby group wants EU airport fees cut Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 11:30 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, Jan 20- A new European airline association launched on Wednesday wants the European Union to reform its regulations to bring down the cost of using airports in the region. Airlines for Europe, or A4E, founded by IAG, Air France-KLM, easyJet, Lufthansa and Ryanair, said a new study showed that charges at the largest 21 European airports have risen 80...

  • DELTA EXPECTS HIGHER RETURNS FROM NEW YORK'S KENNEDY AIRPORT FLIGHTS AS IT RAMPS UP TO 250 DAILY DEPARTURES THERE- CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER.