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  • Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Tuesday to fulfill a long-held dream for New York City travelers: a rail link to LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest airports in the nation. That really is inexcusable, and that is going to change, "Cuomo said in a speech to a gathering of the business group Association for a Better New York in Manhattan. The construction would be managed...

  • NEW YORK— Authorities say a passenger jet at John F. Kennedy Airport was given the all clear following a bomb threat. Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Delta Air Lines Flight 468 from San Francisco to New York with 171 passengers landed at JFK Airport just after 7:40 p.m. Monday. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff said another airline received the...

  • NEW YORK— JetBlue says one of its planes aborted a takeoff at Kennedy International Airport when another aircraft suddenly crossed the runway. JetBlue spokesman Rick Clark says Flight 1295 to Austin, Texas, was cleared for takeoff on Saturday evening and rolling down the tarmac at full speed when the pilot was forced to put on the brakes. The JetBlue plane...

  • Workers demanding raise hike rally at LaGuardia Airport Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— About 150 New York City airport workers have rallied outside LaGuardia Airport to demand higher wages. Thursday's rally was organized by union officials from Service Employees International Union Local 32 BJ. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey moved last year to raise hourly wages for some airport contractors and vendors by February 1 and...

  • United Airlines says it will 'insource' airport jobs too Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    CHICAGO— United Airlines, which is considering outsourcing up to 2,000 airport jobs, now says that after talking with union leaders it will bring back other jobs that had been turned over to contractors. Roitman said the airline industry "had a relatively good year in 2014," and United had its best results since the 2010 merger with Continental Airlines.

  • London-bound flight returns to Newark due to smoke report Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— A United Airlines flight from New Jersey to London has returned to Newark Liberty International Airport after reports of possible smoke in the cabin. The plane was carrying 84 passengers and 13 crew members and was bound for Heathrow Airport. Spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm says the flight was canceled and maintenance crews were examining the aircraft.

  • The Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement that Nestor Cervero was arrested Wednesday morning at Rio de Janeiro's international airport after arriving from London. Cervero, who was forced out of Petrobras last March amid questions into what prosecutors say was a hugely inflated price paid in 2006 to Belgium's Astra Oil for a refinery in Texas, was...

  • CHICAGO— United Airlines is considering cutting up to 2,000 jobs at 28 airports around the country and hiring a contractor to do the work. He said United was discussing the matter with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents the affected workers. United Continental Holdings Inc. earned $1.12 billion in the first...

  • NEW YORK— Delta Air Lines unveiled an expanded terminal area at John F. Kennedy International Airport Tuesday, meant to help customers on its regional jets connect easier. Gail Grimmett, the Delta senior vice president in charge of the airline's New York operation, called JFK the "bridge to the world" deserving on a modern terminal. "This is a 21st century facility...

  • Heathrow no longer the world's busiest airport Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 9:14 PM ET

    Dubai leapfrogged Heathrow to become the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2014. The Financial Times reports.

  • Jan 12- United Airlines is assessing whether to outsource jobs at airports around the country in a cost-cutting effort that could impact some 2,000 workers. The Chicago- based carrier informed employees Monday that jobs up for review included baggage handlers and gate and customer service agents at 28 airports that are not hubs, ranging from Atlanta to...

  • United Airlines may outsource 2,000 airport jobs Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    A United Airlines jet at San Francisco International Airport.

    United Airlines is assessing whether to outsource jobs at airports around the country in a cost-cutting effort.

  • WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— Donald Trump, no stranger to noisy publicity, is complaining again about the roar of jets in a $100 million lawsuit over air traffic he says is purposely being directed to fly over his ritzy Palm Beach club. Trump filed the suit against Palm Beach County last week, claiming his history of conflict with Palm Beach International Airport has led...

  • LONDON, Jan 9- The owner of British Airways said on Friday that Aer Lingus had rejected a revised takeover approach valuing the Irish airline at 2.40 euros per share. Aer Lingus said in December it had rejected a takeover approach from its larger rival, which is keen to gain control of its highly coveted runway slots at London's Heathrow Airport.

  • Senator Charles Schumer on Wednesday will call for tighter screening of all employees at U.S. airports after a Delta Air Lines Inc baggage handler was charged with helping smuggle 18 handguns onto a flight from Atlanta to New York City. Schumer, a New York Democrat, will ask the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to require that all airline and airport...

  • MILAN, Dec 17- Italy's top administrative court has given Emirates permission to continue operating direct flights between Milan Malpensa airport and New York, rejecting a request by rival airlines to stop the flights. An Italian court had initially backed their case and barred Emirates from flying on the New York- Milan route. Emirates is a direct competitor...

  • TORONTO, Dec 15- The parent of Canada's Porter Airlines is nearing the sale of a passenger terminal it operates at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport, according to three sources familiar with the process. One of the sources familiar with the process said at least two separate bids are expected this week from pension fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp...

  • LODZ, Poland, Dec 14- The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business. Poland is not the only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights. Poland received 615.7 million euros in EU support for airports between...

  • SEOUL, Dec 13- The head of cabin crew who was kicked off a Korean Air Lines flight after a company executive raged over the way she was served macadamia nuts said he was insulted and forced to kneel down to apologise to the executive. The pilot brought the plane back to its gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for the cabin crew chief to be expelled.

  • SEOUL, Dec 13- The head of cabin crew who was kicked off a Korean Air Lines flight after a company executive raged over the way she was served macadamia nuts said he was insulted and forced to kneel down to apologise to the executive. The pilot brought the plane back to its gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for the cabin crew chief to be expelled.