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  • About 231 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines from June through August, up 4 percent from the same period last year, the Washington- based group said in a news release. The group called on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to quickly hire and train new staff to cut waiting times at airports. Jeh Johnson, secretary of the U.S. Department of...

  • EXTENDS INDEFINITELY MEASURE ALLOWING SHIPMENTS TO GO THROUGH MYANMAR PORTS AND AIRPORTS- TREASURY.

  • Travelers facing long lines

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the airline report card in March, and what the TSA can do about long lines at airports. Delta is trimming its capacity growth later in 2016.

  • Brace yourself for TSA lines

    The Homeland Security is trying to alleviate wait lines at airports, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • LEBANON'S TV STATION AL-MAYADEEN: HEZBOLLAH'S BADREDDINE KILLED IN AN ISRAELI ATTACK NEAR DAMASCUS AIRPORT.

  • Heathrow is operating at full capacity and has been campaigning for 25 years for the green light to build a third runway, but political wrangling, objections from local residents in west London and environmentalists has prevented expansion. A government-appointed Airports Commission last year named Heathrow, Britain's busiest airport, as the preferred...

  • *Tenders expected for Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and India. DUBAI, May 10- Turkish airport operator TAV is planning to bid for new tenders in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and India in the next 12-24 months, Chief Executive Sani Sener told Reuters on Tuesday, aiming to accelerate its push into new markets. "We are going to be very active in South East Asia and Africa and...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 9- Spanish construction firm Ferrovial SA may cancel its plan to bid jointly with cash-strapped local builder ICA for a contract to build a $3.5 billion terminal building for Mexico City's new airport, people familiar with the matter said. Ferrovial, which won a 2010 contract to build a terminal at London's Heathrow Airport for around 800...

  • Air rage worse on certain planes

    Researchers say airplanes with a designated first-class cabin are more likely to have an onboard incident than planes that don't.

  • BERLIN/ LONDON, May 5- European airports are racing to redesign terminals and offer new services to pull more passengers into their stores, in the face of online competition and militant attacks that have kept away some big-spending Asian travellers. Vienna Airport, for example, plans to expand the shopping and food area in its Terminal 2 by about 50 percent-...

  • The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will add officers at airports expected to have the highest passenger volumes, said Jeh Johnson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a statement on Wednesday. He added that he has asked Congress to approve additional funds to pay for officers' overtime and to meet "critical short-term needs."

  • May 4- The United States is to increase the number of airport security staff and bomb-sniffing dogs and ramp up its pre-screening enrollment efforts in an attempt to address airlines' concerns that long airport lines this summer might discourage air travel. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will add officers at airports expected to have the...

  • Air France-KLM posts first quarter loss

    John Strickland, director of JLS Consulting, discusses the problems facing airlines including Air France-KLM.

  • Calgary- based WestJet's fuel expenses, typically an airline's largest variable cost, fell nearly 21 percent to C $166.4 million. WestJet shifted its focus to eastern Canada and suspended nearly a dozen daily flights in January from Alberta's airports after airlines operating in the oil-rich province started recording a significant decline in passenger...

  • April 29- All flights into Philadelphia International Airport were halted for less than an hour on Friday morning after pilots of two planes reported problems- including smoke in the cabin- before landing safely. The pilot of American Eagle flight 4801 from Richmond, Virginia, operated by Piedmont Airlines, reported smoke in the cockpit just before the plane's...

  • ATLANTA, April 29- Delta Air Lines Inc plans to buy a 5 percent stake in biometric technology company CLEAR to deploy fingerprinting and iris identification services at major U.S. airports and speed up security lines, Delta's incoming Chief Executive Ed Bastian told reporters in Atlanta on Friday. Delta said in a separate news release that it is still...

  • DELTA AIR LINES TO PURCHASE 5 PCT OF CLEAR, A BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, TO HELP SPEED UP AIRPORT SECURITY- CEO.

  • April 28- JetBlue Airways Corp said Thursday that it will start six round-trip flights per weekday between New York's space-constrained LaGuardia airport and Boston, in a bid to capture business travelers on the heavily trafficked route.

  • PARIS, April 28- Sporadic strikes and protests disrupted commuter travel and led to the cancellation of flights at Orly airport south of Paris on Thursday as trade unions and students demanded that the French government ditch planned labor law reforms. Riot police using tear gas intervened on the fringes of protests in cities such as Nantes on France's...

  • *Spaniards angered by need for repeat elections. MADRID, April 27- Spaniards expressed dismay on Wednesday at the failure of their politicians to form a coalition government after four months of haggling, forcing new elections that opinion polls suggest may not break the deadlock. With no stable government in sight, a state-controlled Spanish airport...