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  • But five years on and following the recommendation of the independent Airports Commission, Cameron is now widely expected by British media to give the green light to a revised 23 billion-pound plan to give Heathrow a third runway. But in July the Airports Commission, which was appointed three years ago by Cameron's previous coalition government to assess how...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 3- Etihad Airways had a dip in bookings for travel from Europe to the Middle East after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks and has stepped up vigilance for potential security threats, Chief Executive James Hogan said Thursday in an interview. Hogan was in New York this week to open a new airport lounge for Etihad at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where the...

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 2- Widespread flooding across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has driven more than 200,000 people from their homes, shut down factories and paralysed the airport in the state capital Chennai, government officials said on Wednesday. The floods, caused by heavy rain over the past two weeks, swilled over the runway of the international...

  • Denver's new $580M Westin airport hotel

    The 519-room Westin at Denver International is now open, joining other travel hubs in the airport hotel trend.

  • PARIS, Nov 26- Paris airports have seen a reduction in traffic since the attacks that killed 130 people in the French capital earlier this month, a senior executive told Reuters. "We are seeing an impact on traffic today, but it is too soon to say whether there is a longer-term trend," said Edward Arkwright, finance director of Aeroports de Paris, which operates both...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24- Some parcels at Cairo airport being shipped to the United States by express mail service DHL that were flagged by the company for further checks were found by Egyptian officials to contain no explosives, a DHL spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "As part of our standard screening and security procedure, we identified a shipment today at DHL's Cairo...

  • The budget carrier hopes to launch four fights a week from its hub, Shanghai's Pudong airport, in early February 2016, although the proposal is pending approval from both the North Korean authorities and the Civil Aviation Administration of China, a Spring Airlines spokesman said. North Korea's state airline, Air Koryo, runs regular flights between Pyongyang...

  • Mumbai, India

    Infrastructure power players - GV Sanjay Reddy of GVK and Hindustan's Ajit Gulabchand - say India's PPP problems are being solved.

  • MONTREAL, Nov 23- The United Nations' aviation agency said Monday its panel of security experts will review ways to better protect global airports from terrorism following concerns of lax security raised after a Russian plane was destroyed on Oct. 31. The International Civil Aviation Organization- led panel, which is to meet in March 2016, will emphasize airport...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- A Federal Aviation. Registration is one of several steps the FAA and other government agencies are considering to address a disturbing rise in reckless drone use this year, including near-misses with commercial airliners near airports. "On Saturday, the task force will deliver its report to the Federal Aviation Administration," FAA...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Airport workers at seven of the busiest U.S. hubs plan to strike on Wednesday night and Thursday over what they say are bad wages and threats against unionizing. Some 2,000 plane cleaners, baggage handlers and other workers will strike at New York's Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, as well as Newark Liberty, Chicago O'Hare, Boston, Philadelphia and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Airport workers at seven of the busiest U.S. hubs plan to strike beginning Wednesday night over what they say are bad wages and threats against unionizing. Some 2,000 plane cleaners, baggage handlers and other workers will strike at New York's Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, as well as Newark Liberty, Chicago O'Hare, Boston, Philadelphia and Fort...

  • *Week-long strike forces 4,700 flight cancellations. Union says more walkouts possible at any time. FRANKFURT, Nov 13- Lufthansa's main cabin crew union threatened further industrial action on Friday as workers protested at Frankfurt airport at the end of a week-long strike which grounded nearly all of the main airline's flights.

  • The most annoying behavior on an airplane is...

    An etiquette study by Expedia found that passengers are annoyed by seat-kickers the most.

  • Some European IPOs, such as Spanish airport operator AENA and UK car classifieds website Auto Trader, secured valuations at or near the top of their respective ranges in the first half of 2015, but appetite has since waned. Investors have ploughed $59.2 billion into European IPOs this year, compared with $62.8 billion this time last year, Thomson Reuters data...

  • *Lufthansa wins temporary injunction in Duesseldorf. Flight attendants started striking last Friday over early retirement benefits and pensions and the cabin crew union raised the pressure on Tuesday by calling for walkouts on short- and long-haul flights at Frankfurt, Duesseldorf and Munich airports from 0300 GMT on Wednesday through to 2300 GMT on...

  • In essentially a swap, Delta Air Lines Inc, which is also named in the lawsuit, took over United Airlines' slots at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and then United planned to acquire Delta's slots at Newark. But the Justice Department said in its complaint that United's expansion in Newark, where it is already dominant, would lead to higher fares and...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it has sued to stop United Airlines from acquiring 24 takeoff and landing slots at Newark Liberty International Airport from Delta Airlines. "A slot is essentially a license to compete at Newark," said Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer in a statement. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for New...

  • JUSTICE DEPT LAWSUIT AGAINST UNITED AND DELTA FOR NEWARK AIRPORT SLOT SWAP NECESSARY TO PROTECT PASSENGERS FROM HIGHER FARES AND FEWER CHOICES- DOJ ANTITRUST CHIEF.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- The U.S. Justice Department has sued to stop United Airlines from acquiring 24 takeoff and landing slots at Newark Liberty International Airport from Delta Airlines, it said on Tuesday. "A slot is essentially a license to compete at Newark," said Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer in a statement. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for New...