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  • 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.

  • Electrolux to buy appliance division of General Electric in $3.3 billion deal Harvard survey of company executives finds many foresee stagnant or lower pay for workers Lew: Treasury will act in' very near future' to make corporate overseas shifts less profitable US stock indexes decline in early trading; Yahoo gains as Alibaba IPO approaches Spokesman: Chick-fil-A restaurant founder S. Truett Cathy has died at age 93 Hertz Chairman and CEO Frissora steps down from posts for personal reasons Walgreen names activist hedge fund founder Barry Rosenstein to board of directors Chiquita postpones special shareholders meeting to vote on proposed Fyffes merger to October Microsoft updates its news portal site MSN with a crisper look and lifestyle tools London-area airport evacuated, incoming flights suspended after suspicious package found

  • Electrolux to buy appliance division of General Electric in $3.3 billion deal Harvard survey of company executives finds many foresee stagnant or lower pay for workers Lew: Treasury will act in' very near future' to make corporate overseas shifts less profitable US stock indexes decline in early trading; Yahoo gains as Alibaba IPO approaches Spokesman: Chick-fil-A restaurant founder S. Truett Cathy has died at age 93 Hertz Chairman and CEO Frissora steps down from posts for personal reasons Walgreen names activist hedge fund founder Barry Rosenstein to board of directors Chiquita postpones special shareholders meeting to vote on proposed Fyffes merger to October Microsoft updates its news portal site MSN with a crisper look and lifestyle tools London-area airport evacuated, incoming flights suspended after suspicious package found

  • London's Luton airport reopens after alert Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    LONDON— The passenger terminal at Luton Airport near London has been evacuated and flights suspended for several hours after a suspicious package was found. Budget airline EasyJet said five flights scheduled to land at Luton had been diverted to Stansted and Birmingham airports, and several flights had been canceled as a result of the security scare.

  • 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.

  • Dubai pushes ahead on world's biggest airport plan Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 5:35 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Dubai's ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city's second airport that aims to make it the world's biggest, the emirate's airport operator said Monday in the latest sign that the Middle East's brash commercial hub is determined to move on from its 2009 financial crisis.

  • Mexico: $9.2B airport won't damage environment Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Building a $9.2 billion airport in the capital will help rehabilitate the surrounding area and it will not negatively impact the environment, as critics are charging, a top Mexican official said Friday.

  • Lufthansa nixes over 200 flights as pilots strike Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    BERLIN— Lufthansa has canceled more than 200 short-haul flights as a result of a planned six-hour strike by pilots at Frankfurt airport, its main hub. The Vereinigung Cockpit union called pilots on Lufthansa's short-haul fleet out on strike from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. The airline canceled a raft of flights to and from Frankfurt, the last on Saturday morning.

  • Plane enthusiasts allege harassment in Connecticut Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Group spokesman Dennis Michaud, 63, of Wethersfield, said Thursday that the plane spotters went to the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut to complain after repeatedly being thrown off Bradley International Airport property and told by police their activities are illegal.

  • 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.

  • 3 bird strikes within hours at NYC's LaGuardia Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Federal Aviation Administration says three bird strikes were reported in a four-hour period at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The FAA says two of the arriving planes Wednesday belonged to ExpressJet Airlines. At around 11:15 a.m., an incoming Air Canada flight landed safely after reporting a bird strike 12 miles northeast of LaGuardia.

  • Pharmacist arrested in tainted steroid case Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    BOSTON— A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said. Michigan, Tennessee and Indiana were hit the hardest. Chin, 46, of Canton, was arrested at Logan International Airport.

  • Man charged with climbing Kennedy Airport fence Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Police say a New Jersey man has been arrested after scaling a fence surrounding New York City's Kennedy Airport. Authorities say William Deene was charged with criminal trespass after an airport worker noticed him scaling the fence around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

  • 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.