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  • 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...

  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, April 27- Airline passengers travelling through Germany are set for a day of disruption after public sector workers at airports started strikes in a bid to push for higher wages. Lufthansa, Germany's largest carrier, said it was cancelling almost 900 flights at airports including Frankfurt and Munich, equivalent to around 60 percent of its...

  • GOVERNMENT TO REMOVE CAP ON TAKE-OFFS AND LANDINGS AT NEWARK LIBERTY AIRPORT IS GREAT NEWS.

  • Berlin's ghost airport still shut

    Berlin's new Brandenburg Airport was due to open in 2010, but is still closed. Construction issue after issue has plagued this $6 billion white elephant. CNBC's Phil Han reports.

  • Delta changes ticket fee rules

    The airline will stop charging US customers for ordering tickets by phone or over the counter.

  • Fixing airport wait times

    Discussing speeding up airport security, with Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines Chairman and CEO, and Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly managing partner.

  • Sailing through security

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Clear Security's expansion from just airports into other places like sports stadiums.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to bolster travel security in the wake of the Brussels attacks with measures that include doubling the number of transportation security teams with bomb-sniffing dogs at domestic airports and other transit hubs. The FAA bill is expected to come up for a final vote later this month. It is unclear what kind of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate reached a deal on Thursday to boost travel security at airports in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, according to a source familiar with the matter. The deal is being brokered by Senator John Thune of South Dakota, Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and the panel's top...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 6- United Continental Holdings Inc has dropped its plan to acquire 24 take-off and landing slots at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport from Delta Air Lines Inc, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. The Justice Department had said United's move to lease more landing slots at Newark, where it is already dominant,...

  • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS UNITED AIRLINES DROPS PLAN TO PURCHASE 24 TAKE-OFF, LANDING "SLOTS" FROM DELTA AIR LINES AT NEWARK AIRPORT.