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  • LONDON, Sept 12- London's Heathrow Airport, which is battling Gatwick for government approval for an extra runway, said it handled a record 7.34 million passengers in August, with more flying to the Middle East and Latin America. The British government is expected to rule in the coming weeks on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow or its rival Gatwick after a...

  • "It is important to maintain cautious optimism as we navigate through 2016," ACI World Director General Angela Gittens said in a news release. While the highest number of passengers, 2.46 billion, went through the Asia-Pacific region in 2015, up 8.6 percent from a year earlier, Atlanta's Hartsfield- Jackson remained the world's busiest airport, the report said.

  • London's City Airport shut down by protestors

    All airport operations were suspended after Black Lives Matter protestors gained access to the runway.

  • British Airways system outage causes delays

    The British flagship carrier says its customers are experiencing delays as they check-in for flights.

  • A British Airways Airbus A380 at Heathrow Airport in London.

    It was unclear whether delays were only taking place in the U.S., but one individual complained of a delayed flight in Canada.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 5- Aviation associations representing airlines, pilots and airports across Europe called on Monday for mandatory registration and training of drone users following a number of near-misses between the unmanned devices and aircraft. Britain's Civil Aviation Authority, for example, issued a warning last year after seven incidents in less...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A plane takes off from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Irving, Texas.

    The world's fourth busiest airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International, briefly closed runways, reported WFAA news.

  • Members of the U.S. Army monitor the departures area at John F. Kennedy international Airport in New York, June 29, 2016.

    Officials are stepping up security at American airports, NBC News reported.

  • Istanbul airport up & running, crowded

    NBC's Richard Engel reports the Istanbul Ataturk Airport reopens after the attack.

  • Paramedics push out a stretcher after a reported explosion.at Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk

    Experts debated what security measures should be taken, after an attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Tuesday left dozens dead.