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  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— Officials are investigating a possible small engine fire on a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the pilot of an Argentina Airlines flight reported the engine fire late Thursday night while the plane was on the runway preparing for takeoff. But, Steve Coleman says when rescue trucks...

  • In a story Feb. 1, The Associated Press reported that a gym located at the Las Vegas airport had closed. The story should have made clear that the gym is now open as ZEROlevel Fitness and Wellness, with services for McCarran Airport employees and travelers, including day passes. It is located in Terminal 1 before going through airport security.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with airline industry executives, including Deborah Flint (L), CEO of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA); and Myron Gray (R), President of US Operations at UPS, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, February 9, 2017.

    Gordon Bethune, former CEO and chairman of Continental Airlines, said the United States' air traffic control system needs an upgrade.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with airline executives:. A top airline industry lobbyist says President Donald Trump was "extraordinarily positive" when airline executives urged him to support privatizing America's air traffic control system. He says he expects Trump will back legislation to spin off air traffic control...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Feb 9- Tanzanian President John Magufuli has told officials to investigate an airport terminal construction project in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, saying the cost was inflated. The Terminal Three project at Julius Nyerere International Airport is being built by Dutch contractor BAM Group for 560 billion shillings.

  • One issue was notably absent during the White House meeting— Trump's executive order to temporarily ban travel to the U.S. from seven mostly-Muslim countries. Airline and airport executives who emerged from the White House meeting called it a positive session. Some airline executives and Republicans in Congress have proposed privatizing air traffic...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 8- British Airways and Iberia owner IAG is looking to offer low-cost long-haul flights from airports other than Barcelona in its efforts to compete on trans-Atlantic routes. We think Barcelona is a great place to start, "IAG's chief executive Willie Walsh said on the sidelines of an aviation conference in Brussels. IAG would start selling tickets...

  • BERLIN— A strike by ground staff at Berlin's two airports has caused the cancellation of dozens of flights. Ver.di also called members at Hamburg and Stuttgart airports out on strike. Several flights in Stuttgart were canceled or delayed, but there appeared to be little immediate effect on flights in Hamburg.

  • JOHANNESBURG— South African Airways said Tuesday it is the latest airline to cancel flights to Nigeria's capital, Abuja, during six weeks of renovations to its international airport runway starting March 8. British Airways, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa also have temporarily canceled flights to Abuja during the repairs. Nigeria's government had promised to...

  • LONDON— British fighter jets escorted a Pakistani civilian airliner to Stansted Airport near London on Tuesday after a passenger became disruptive, authorities said. The Royal Air Force said it launched Typhoon jets from a base in eastern England on Tuesday afternoon, and that the airliner "was intercepted and safely escorted to Stansted Airport," north of the...

  • BERLIN— A union representing ground staff is calling on its members to go on strike at Berlin's two airports Wednesday. The ver.di union says the strike will take place between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports. Berlin airports information: http://www.berlin-airport.de/en/index. php.

  • LAGOS, Feb 2- German carrier Lufthansa will not fly to the replacement air hub for the Nigerian capital of Abuja while the main airport is closed for repairs from next month, a company spokesman said on Thursday. While it is closed Abuja- bound passengers will have to fly to Kaduna and travel by bus to the capital, guarded by security, on a road where kidnappings have...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1- Amazon.com Inc plans to schedule more than 200 flight departures and landings per day at a $1.49 billion cargo hub it is building near Cincinnati, the airport's chief said in an interview on Wednesday, in a sign of the soaring ambitions of the online retailer. It is written in the lease term sheet that Amazon and the airport expect to sign, said...