Transportation Infrastructure Airport Services

  • DUBAI, Sept 5- Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, jumped 14 percent from a year earlier to a monthly record of 7.62 million people in July, the airport's operator said on Monday. Growing tourism and trade ties with the rest of the Middle East, Asia and other regions of the world are fuelling traffic...

  • HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4- U.S. "I wouldn't overcrank the significance" of tensions at the airport, Obama told a news conference in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, where global leaders are convening for a G20 summit. Obama's last scheduled trip to China before leaving office got off to an awkward start soon after Air Force One landed in Hangzhou when a Chinese security...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- A former Air China Ltd employee was indicted on Wednesday for smuggling packages on flights from New York to China on behalf of Chinese military personnel, even after her arrest on earlier charges, U.S. prosecutors said. Ying Lin, a former station chief in Newark Liberty International Airport for Air China, was charged in a revised indictment filed...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 29- Canadian construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc said on Monday it is weighing an offer for its entire business in France, which has about 1,100 employees and manages 17 regional airports in the country. The offer, for an undisclosed amount, comes from a partnership comprising private French companies Impact Holding and...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 29- Canadian construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc said on Monday it is weighing an offer for its entire business in France, which has about 1,100 employees and manages 17 regional airports in the country. The offer, for an undisclosed amount, comes from a partnership comprising private French companies Impact Holding and...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 29- Los Angeles airport police said on Monday they were investigating whether passengers had mistaken loud noises of some kind for gunfire, leading to panicked evacuations the night before at the huge hub of international travel. Terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were evacuated briefly and 27 flights were diverted on Sunday...

  • Police keep watch at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on November 25, 2016.

    Police in Los Angeles responded to multiple 911 calls from multiple locations at the city's airport of a possible armed suspect, NBC News reports.

  • A member of a tourist group rests in the departure hall in the Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou.

    Hangzhou city airport has been condemned by authorities as one of the worst-managed in China, the South China Morning Post reports.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • LONDON, July 27- Britain's government has approved a 344 million pounds expansion to London City Airport, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. London City is located a few miles east of the Canary Wharf financial district and mostly handles short-haul flights to business destinations within Europe. Hammond is keen to boost investment and...

  • JAKARTA, July 27- Indonesia's president on Wednesday appointed a new cabinet, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team and boosting growth in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. -Finance minister: World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati. -Coordinating minister for maritime affairs: Luhut Pandjaitan, who was coordinating minister for...