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  • Allegiant announces non-stop New Orleans service Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Discount airline Allegiant Air will begin nonstop service to New Orleans from four destinations beginning in early February. Officials with Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport said Tuesday that Allegiant will have nonstop flights from Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; and Florida's Orlando-Sanford International...

  • TSA: Ice skates OK on plane; fake saw stays home Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Transportation Security Administration displayed thousands of items on Tuesday that were confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at New York's Kennedy Airport. Four tons of prohibited items are collected every year at Kennedy alone. "Say you've got a knife; this is something that you like to carry with you, as this person did," TSA...

  • Spirit Airlines seeks to add 10 stops from Houston Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Spirit Airlines Inc. said Friday it plans to add 10 new routes from Houston next year, which would nearly double its destinations from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Spirit is seeking foreign government approval to begin flights in May to Cancun, Los Cabos and Mexico City; Managua, Nicaragua; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and San Salvador,...

  • Fracking accident kills 1, injures 2 in Colorado Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    GREELEY, Colo.— An accident at a hydraulic fracturing site in northern Colorado killed one worker and seriously injured two others Thursday, authorities said. Overnight, the temperature had dropped to minus 5, which is severe but not as cold as in other locations in Colorado such as Denver International Airport, where the low was minus 14.. The men were working for...

  • Houston approves ridesharing companies at airports Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    HOUSTON— The Houston City Council has approved allowing ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber to operate at airports. The Houston Chronicle reports Uber and Lyft arrived in Houston in February, hoping to persuade city officials to modify paid ride rules to accommodate them. The companies must pay the same fees as cabs— $2.75 at George Bush...

  • PARIS, Nov 13- Indonesia's Lion Group is pushing forward with revived plans for a 2016 initial public offering now designed to fund an airport vital to securing its growth, chief executive Rusdi Kirana said. The 51- year-old former travel agent captured international attention when he announced record purchases of jets from Boeing and Airbus to serve...

  • Allegiant Air adding Pittsburgh-Florida flights Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Discount carrier Allegiant Air says it'll soon be landing in Pittsburgh. Allegiant says it'll make four flights a week from Pittsburgh to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport serving the Tampa Bay area, four flights a week to Punta Gorda and two flights a week to Jacksonville. Allegiant says it'll be the only airline flying the...

  • AP Exclusive: Drone sightings up dramatically Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The government is getting near-daily reports— and sometimes two or three a day— of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. Michael Toscano, president of a drone industry trade group, said FAA officials also have verified the increase to him.

  • Airport to add plants to reduce carbon footprint Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio— A southwest Ohio airport plans to plant hundreds of acres of grasses to help reduce its carbon footprint, officials said. About 270 acres of tall prairie grass will be planted near the Dayton International Airport, the Dayton Daily News reported. The Federal Aviation Administration is also researching land-use and wildlife-management...

  • Port Authority critical of Atlantic City airport Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.— A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive finds Atlantic City International Airport to be "in worse shape than any other Port Authority airport." A copy of the inspection obtained by The Press of Atlantic City shows inspectors found dirt and grime, stained ceiling tiles, soiled carpets and restrooms in poor condition.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- A decision by the U.S. aviation regulator has moved forward plans by a small Georgia airport to begin commercial airline service, despite strong opposition by Delta Air Lines and the city of Atlanta, the local county authority said on Friday. The approval by the Federal Aviation Authority, related to the handling of federal grants for the Paulding...

  • Nov 7- Four people were sent to hospital after a rough landing at Edmonton International Airport in Western Canada late on Thursday, but there were no severe injuries, the operator of the Air Canada Express flight said on Friday. The flight, AC8481, was en route to Grande Prairie, in northwest Alberta, from Calgary, Alberta, and was carrying 71 passengers and four crew...

  • Nov 7- Four people were hospitalized after a rough landing at Edmonton International Airport in Alberta late on Thursday, the Air Canada Express flight's operator said on Friday. Airport spokeswoman Traci Bednard said the flight, operated by Jazz Aviation, had been diverted to Edmonton before the incident. Chorus Aviation Inc.' s Jazz Aviation was operating...

  • Nov 7- An Air Canada Express flight was involved in an accident while landing at the Edmonton Airport in Alberta on Thursday night, an airport spokeswoman said. Jazz Aviation said the accident involving a Q400 aircraft occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Centre Mountain Time. The flight, AC8481, was en route to Grande Prairie from Calgary.

  • Nov 7- Three passengers sustained minor injuries in an accident involving an Air Canada Express flight while landing at the Edmonton Airport in Alberta on Thursday night, an airport spokeswoman said. Jazz Aviation LP, operating as Air Canada Express, said there was an accident involving a Q400 aircraft at about 8:30 p.m. Centre Mountain Time.

  • MADRID, Oct 30- The Spanish government has decided to postpone its plans to privatise airport operator Aena with a $10 billion public share offer, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The sale of a 49 percent stake in the world's biggest airports operator had promised to be the largest initial public offering in Europe this year.

  • LIMA, Oct 28- Hundreds of indigenous community members took control of a small Amazonian airport inside Peru's biggest oil block, tribal leaders said on Tuesday, part of a dispute with Argentine energy firm Pluspetrol and the government over pollution and use of local resources. The airport, in the district of Andoas in Peru's northern region of Loreto, was...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Tuesday it is looking into a complaint that Delta Airlines Inc used "unfair and deceptive practices" to block development of a second major airport near Atlanta. The agency's action comes in response to a complaint filed by county commissioners and a private group trying to develop commercial air...

  • LIMA, Oct 28- Indigenous protesters took control of a small airport in the Peruvian Amazon near the country's biggest oil block, tribal leaders said on Tuesday, part of a dispute with Argentine energy firm Pluspetrol and the government over pollution and use of local resources. The airport, in the district of Andoas in Peru's northern region of Loreto, was...

  • Spain says no going back on AENA IPO Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    The price range for the listing was "more than reasonable" at 10 times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization, said Alvaro Nadal, senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, speaking at a conference in Madrid.