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  • JetBlue launches New York-to-Havana charter flights Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    July 3- JetBlue Airways Corp said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major U.S. carrier to fly the route following U.S. The airline said Cuba Travel Services Inc is offering the weekly flight on Fridays between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.

  • PARIS, July 3- French media group Vivendi pushed out Canal Plus chief Rodolphe Belmer amid controversy about the future of the pay-TV channel and its prominent satirical puppet show "Les Guignols". Canal Plus parent company Vivendi said in a statement on Friday it had named Canal Plus head of pay-TV Maxime Saada as new Canal Plus chief executive and appointed...

  • TORONTO, July 3- A sudden labor disruption by workers that refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations on Friday, said the union that represents the workers, as the city prepared for the start of the Pan American Games on July 10. Some 250 employees of Consolidated Aviation Fueling are set to lose their jobs in the autumn as Air...

  • Labor dispute disrupts flights at Toronto airport Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 8:28 AM ET

    TORONTO, July 3- A sudden labor disruption by workers that refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations on Friday, the airport said in a short notice posted online.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Officials say a plane headed from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., was diverted to a central Ohio airport after a pilot reported a disruptive passenger made threatening statements. Airport spokesman David Whitaker says the United Express flight bound for Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia landed safely at Port Columbus...

  • HOUSTON, July 1- A surge in West Texas oil pipeline startups and expansions has squeezed viability of some crude-by-rail terminals in the region, but increased output of ultra-light condensate could give them a niche pipelines cannot fill, a top rail operator in the region said on Wednesday. "The big topic used to be that there wasn't enough takeaway capacity out...

  • LONDON, July 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would take a decision by the end of this year on how London's airport capacity will be expanded and would study a recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow. Cameron was speaking after a government-appointed commission said a third runway should be constructed at London's...

  • PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYS WILL MAKE DECISION ON WHERE TO BUILD NEW LONDON AIRPORT CAPACITY BY END OF THE YEAR.

  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    The commission decided that Heathrow presented a stronger case for the British economy than rival Gatwick. "Heathrow offers the kind of long-haul connectivity flights to emerging markets which are very important to the future of the British economy and expanding it would allow Heathrow to offers more of those flights," Commission chair Howard Davies told...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Nearly two years ago Brazil sought U.S. investors' help to fund its seaports, railroads, highways and airports. She and other Brazilian officials visited New York on Monday, touting an open and transparent bidding process for contracts to operate roads, railways, airports and harbor terminals. "There is a clear and strong demand for infrastructure...

  • Connecticut Democrats reach deal on budget changes Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:25 PM ET

    Dannel P. Malloy's administration on last-minute changes to the state budget that sparked strong criticism from major employers, including two that threatened to leave Connecticut. Rank-and-file lawmakers are scheduled to return to the Capitol on Monday for a special legislative session to vote on the changes, which House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D- Hamden,...

  • LOS ANGELES— Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else. Perhaps the most ambitious highway-conversion plan is in the San Francisco Bay Area, where hills and the namesake body of water are natural barriers to mobility.

  • New Chicago aviation chief warns O'Hare falling behind Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 3:33 PM ET

    CHICAGO— O'Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum terminal experience for passengers, Chicago's new aviation chief warned business leaders Thursday. Aviation industry veteran Ginger Evans told an audience at the City Club of Chicago that the flipside of being...

  • HANOI, Vietnam— Vietnam's rubberstamp National Assembly on Thursday approved the construction of a new international airport by 2025 to accommodate growing tourism to the communist-ruled country. The assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution for the planned Long Thanh International Airport to be built just outside the southern commercial hub of Ho...

  • China to invest $80B in 193 aviation projects Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 10:22 PM ET
    China Airlines plane.

    China will invest 500 billion yuan ($80 billion) in 193 major domestic aviation projects this year, the country's aviation regulator said.

  • Delta will stay at Dallas airport until court hears case Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines will stay at Dallas Love Field— for now— while the airline and rival Southwest argue in court about space at the crowded airport. United subleased the gate and one other to Southwest Airlines, and Southwest went to federal court to remove Delta. Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said Wednesday that his airline agreed to temporarily extend...

  • New York University study projects single-contract savings Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A report from New York University on Wednesday projected major savings from combining contracts to design and build public works, citing savings from the approach already in use on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management said 41 states use so-called design-build for most public construction, while...

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Nevada- based Allegiant Air says it will start non-stop service from Rochester to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this fall. The discount air carrier owned by Allegiant Travel Co. and Monroe County officials announced the new service Tuesday at Rochester International Airport. Allegiant also offers service to Florida from upstate New York airports...

  • But the country's top two airports Heathrow and Gatwick are at and near to maximum capacity and losing passengers to booming hubs like Dubai and Amsterdam's Schiphol that can offer more flights to new destinations like China. Now a government-appointed Airports Commission will emerge from three years of consideration to say in the next few weeks whether...

  • June 19- Delta Air Lines Inc and Southwest Airlines Co have scheduled overlapping flights from identical gates at Love Field in Dallas, creating potential havoc for customers as a gate-sharing agreement between the carriers is set to expire and a court battle looms over slots at the airport. Dallas had responded Wednesday by suing the federal agency for...