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  • AMSTERDAM— Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns. TenneT said the cause was an outage at a high-voltage power station in the town of Diemen, just outside Amsterdam. The national railroad service said that no trains were running in and around Amsterdam.

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

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

  • Glance at plane crashes blamed on deliberate pilot action Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    —Nov. 29, 2013: A Mozambique Airlines plane crashes in northern Namibia, killing all 27 passengers and six crew. —Oct. 31, 1999: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after taking off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. —Dec. 19, 1997: SilkAir Flight 185 plunges into a river in Indonesia, killing all 104 aboard.

  • 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...

  • Dayton to urge airport managers to set $10 minimum wage Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    Mark Dayton on Wednesday publicly urged the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to quickly adopt a $10 minimum wage. Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call in remarks at the Muslim American Society's Capitol lobby day. If the higher wage was implemented immediately it would mean...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Police have accused an airline worker of stealing cash from a passenger's wallet at a Newark Liberty International Airport checkpoint. Port Authority police say a passenger discovered his wallet was missing $576 after he retrieved it from security screening in Terminal C on Monday morning. They arrested 52- year-old United Airlines ramp worker...

  • The American Civil Liberties Union filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, asking a judge to force the Transportation Security Administration to divulge how it runs the programs and the results they have achieved since they began in 2003.. "What we know about SPOT suggests it's a waste of taxpayer money, leads to racial...

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner around $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner nearly $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...

  • New direct flights between New York and Cuba taking off Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New direct charter flights between New York City and Cuba are now taking off. Cuba Travel Services has started offering a weekly Tuesday charter between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana for people authorized by the U.S. government to visit the island. The flights are operated by Sun Country Airlines, and cost $849 round-trip.

  • Flight returns to Dulles after passenger gets violent Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    A flight headed from Washington to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport after a pilot told air traffic controllers a passenger had become violent, ran toward the cockpit and had to be restrained by other passengers. United Airlines spokesman Luke Punzenberger said in an emailed statement that Flight 1074 returned after takeoff Monday...

  • Plane safely returns to JFK Airport after bird strike Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 9:46 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Authorities say a plane has safely returned to Kennedy Airport after a bird strike. The pilot turned back to Kennedy about 10 minutes after takeoff. The plane was heading to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • HONG KONG— The Hong Kong government gave final approval Tuesday for a third runway at the Asian financial center's airport, aiming to meet surging growth in passengers and air cargo. Strong growth in China has been a key driver of Hong Kong airport traffic. For the rest of the world, Hong Kong is also a gateway to China.

  • BOSTON— A pickup truck has struck an empty Southwest jet parked at Boston's Logan International Airport, but no injuries have been reported. Dallas- based Southwest Airlines Co. says the truck belonged to another carrier. As a result, Southwest Flight 771 to Atlanta with 119 customers was delayed about 2 1/ 2 hours.

  • FARGO, N.D.— A United Airlines jet flying from Anchorage, Alaska, to Chicago made an unscheduled landing at Fargo's Hector International Airport early Monday after a passenger suffered a medical emergency. Police tell KFGO radio that paramedics met the plane when it landed about 3:30 a.m. and took a woman from the plane to a hospital. Airport Manager Shawn...

  • And the world's best airport is... Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 2:47 AM ET
    Changi Airport, Singapore

    Singapore's Changi Airport retained its title as the World's Best Airport for the third straight year, according to the 2015 World Airport Awards.

  • And the best airport award goes to...   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:52 AM ET
    And the best airport award goes to...

    Singapore's Changi Airport bags the best airport title, for the third straight year. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah and Deirdre Bosa discuss.

  • March 9- A brake problem may have caused a Delta Air Lines Inc jet to skid off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport last week, according to testimony from the flight's crew, federal safety investigators said Monday. The auto brakes were set to "max," but the crew "did not sense any wheel brake deceleration" before the plane crashed into a fence, the National...

  • Delta accident related to brake setting - NTSB Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 3:50 PM ET

    March 9- Federal safety investigators said the autobrake selector switch was set to' max' on a Delta Air Lines Inc jet that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport last week and crashed into a fence. "The auto brakes were set to' max' but they did not sense any wheel brake deceleration," the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement.