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  • Vermont airport expansion work to start soon Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    COVENTRY, Vt.— Construction is scheduled to start soon on expansion of the Newport State Airport in Vermont after it was awarded $8.8 million in grants for a new runway and other upgrades.

  • Detroit airport gets $5 million grant for taxiway Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    ROMULUS, Mich.— Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been awarded a $5 million federal grant to renovate its taxiway. Michigan's two U.S. senators announced the grant from the U.S. Transportation Department on Monday. The Detroit News reports the airport in Romulus is the 18th busiest airport in North America in terms of total passenger traffic.

  • Atlanta airport closing runway for maintenance Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Atlanta airport officials say they're closing the northernmost runway until mid-October for maintenance. The airport's general manager Miguel Southwell says the runway's pavement is at the end of its life span and the work is expected to be done by Oct. 15.

  • Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while police and the FBI investigated Monday afternoon.

  • South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG— Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lanseria, an airport in the Johannesburg area. Travelers arriving in South Africa with more than $2,300 are subject to stringent checks.

  • Union: Lufthansa pilots call off strike Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    BERLIN— Lufthansa plans to proceed with its long-haul flights from Frankfurt on Tuesday despite a pilots' strike, the airline said Monday. Germany's biggest airline said all 40 long-haul flights from Germany's busiest airport will go ahead, suggesting it expects to have enough staff to run them.

  • San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    SAN DIEGO— Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. A 2013 survey of 331 drivers by San Diego State University and Center on Policy Initiatives found 94 percent were immigrants and 65 percent were from East Africa.

  • Plane lands in Texas after loss of cabin pressure Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— A plane has landed safely in Austin, Texas, after losing cabin pressure 20 miles away from the airport. KVUE-TV reports that 76 people were on board a Delta Airlines subsidiary plane that took off from Austin and was headed to Los Angeles. The plane returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    BERLIN— Lufthansa has canceled 140 flights after pilots walked off the job at Munich airport— their fourth strike in five months in a dispute that has cost Germany's largest airline tens of millions of euros.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Mexican construction companies, including Grupo Ica and billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, have formed a consortium to bid on contracts to build a new airport for Mexico City, construction industry group CMIC said on Tuesday.

  • DUBAI, Sept 8- Dubai will spend $32 billion on expanding its second airport to handle over 200 million people annually next decade, roughly triple the current level of passenger traffic through the emirate, airport authorities said on Monday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 4- Mexico is likely to pick an experienced, foreign construction company, working in partnership with local firms, to build a new $9 billion international airport in Mexico City, Telecoms and Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said on Thursday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 4- Mexico is likely to pick an experienced, foreign construction company, working in partnership with local firms, to build a $9 billion Mexico City airport, Telecoms and Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said on Thursday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 3- Mexico's government on Wednesday unveiled the winning design for a new, futuristic, spider-shaped airport for the capital that will ease delays and boost capacity at a cost of 120 billion pesos in public and private funding.

  • Mexico unveils winning design for $9B airport Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    British architect Norman Foster accepts an award during Save The Children Awards 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

    Mexico's government on Wednesday unveiled the winning design for a new airport for the capital.

  • MEXICO GOV'T SAYS NEW AIRPORT PLANNED FOR MEXICO CITY TO COST 120 BLN PESOS BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC FUNDS.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 3- Mexico's government will finance the first stage of a new $9.15 billion airport planned for the capital via cash flow from the current airport and could issue up to 30- year bonds to finance later stages, a senior project official said on Wednesday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 3- Mexico's government will finance the first stage of a new $9.15 billion airport planned for the capital via cash flow from the current airport, and could issue up to 30- year bonds to finance later stages, a senior project official said on Wednesday. President Enrique Pena Nieto formally announced the project on Tuesday.

  • MEXICO GOV'T WILL FINANCE FIRST STAGE OF NEW $9.15 BLN MEXICO CITY AIRPORT VIA CASH FLOW FROM EXISTING AIRPORT-PROJECT OFICIAL.