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  • Charlie Baker said Monday that federal disaster aid that the state has been granted for a late January blizzard could bring between $80 million and $90 million, but he's disappointed his broader request wasn't approved. "I'm disappointed that they limited the declaration basically to the contours of the first storm," Baker said at Logan International Airport...

  • U.S. airports that want to fortify the perimeter fences and gates that keep the public from planes are turning to technological fixes that come with a hefty price tag— and don't always work. An Associated Press investigation this week documented several hundred instances in which intruders hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached...

  • NEW YORK— The TSA collected $76,000 in loose change left at security checkpoints in New York City area's three major airports last year. Transportation Security Administration workers found $42,550 in unclaimed spare change at Kennedy Airport alone. Spokesman Ross Feinstein says the TSA got authority from Congress in 2005 to spend unclaimed money on...

  • Auckland Airport excited about China tourism boom   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:23 PM ET
    Auckland Airport excited about China tourism boom

    Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland International Airport, says the rise of the middle class in Asian countries like China represents an "exciting proposition" for the airport.

  • DACHANGSHAN ISLAND, China, April 10- When officials reopened the airport on the sparsely populated Dachangshan island off China's north-east coast after a $6 million refurbishment in 2008, they planned to welcome 42,000 passengers in 2010 and another 78,000 in 2015.. However, fewer than 4,000 passengers- or just a 10 a day- passed through its gates in 2013, data...

  • Long tarmac delays at US airports spiked in February Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    But consumers' biggest gripe was aimed at United Airlines for refusing to honor super-cheap first-class fares that mistakenly appeared on its website for Denmark on Feb. 11. Eleven of the long delays were American Airlines or American Eagle flights to or from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport during a Feb. 27 snow storm, the government said.

  • Charter flights planned between Orlando and Cuba Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:19 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Charter flights will start this summer between Orlando and Cuba. Officials at Orlando International Airport on Thursday said Island Travel& Tours will begin nonstop flights to Cuba in July. Travelers to Cuba will need to get prior approval from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

  • UK Oil& Gas Investments PLC says analysis of a new well in the Weald Basin indicates there may be as much as 158 million barrels of oil per square mile in the region. While oil companies have been drilling in the Weald Basin since the 1930 s, UK Oil& Gas says new "concepts, techniques and technology" have given it a better understanding of the region's potential.

  • 40 percent of flights canceled in France amid strike Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:06 AM ET

    PARIS— French air traffic controllers went on strike Wednesday to demand better working and retirement conditions, prompting the cancellation of nearly half of flights across France. Air France said long-haul flights were not affected, and guaranteed some 60 percent of medium-haul flights from and to Paris' main airport, Charles de Gaulle.

  • The plane left nearly a half-hour late, and when it got to Wichita Falls, the pilot told passengers that the runway lights were turned off and there was nobody at the airport to turn them on, the city said in a news release. Wichita Falls said pilots can operate the lights using a specific frequency on their radio system, but the Eagle pilot had the wrong frequency for...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— JetBlue Airways plans to begin daily service between Albany International Airport and two Florida destinations late this year. JetBlue already services Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Newburgh, Westchester and both New York City airports. To mark the new flights, JetBlue offered limited one-way promotional fares on Monday only of $16.86— a figure...

  • HONG KONG— For Asia's aviation industry, the growing pains have just begun. The strains are also showing in recurring pilot shortages and shortcomings in air traffic control systems and airport infrastructure that countries are scrambling to upgrade, especially in big Southeast Asian nations such as Indonesia. "We're in uncharted waters," said Desmond Ross,...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 31- Mexico is trying to get Chinese state-run companies involved in the construction of a new $11 billion airport as it seeks to make up for a tainted rail tender that soured relations with Beijing, a source with knowledge of the government plan said. Mexico announced in September it would build the new Mexico City airport to relieve congestion...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- The Amsterdam region suffered a power blackout of more than five hours on Friday that hit a million households, forced flights to divert from Schiphol airport and disrupted national public transport networks. After more than two hours without power, lights switched back on in the Amsterdam financial district and gradually returned to...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- Power had been restored at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after a major outage hit the Dutch capital and surroundings on Friday morning, an airport spokeswoman said.

  • POWER RESTORED AT AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, BUT INCOMING FLIGHTS STILL BEING DIVERTED- SPOKESWOMAN.

  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- A major power outage hit large parts of Amsterdam and the surrounding province of North Holland on Friday, prompting the cancellation of all flights to and from the city's Schiphol airport. The outage was caused by a "technical fault" at a substation in the Amsterdam suburb of Diemen, it said on its Twitter feed. Frankfurt airport operator...

  • ALL FLIGHTS TO SCHIPHOL AIRPORT DIVERTING TO OTHER REGIONAL AIRPORTS- SPOKESWOMAN.

  • AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL CANCELS FLIGHTS AFTER MAJOR POWER OUTAGE- AIRPORT SPOKESWOMAN.

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, March 26- Saudi Arabia has suspended international and domestic flights at seven airports in its south, aviation authorities said on Thursday after Riyadh and allied Gulf governments launched air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen. The airports affected include Jizan, Abha and Wadi al- Dawaser, the General Authority of Civil...