Transportation Infrastructure Airport Services

  • BEIJING, Nov 19- China's state planner on Monday approved a 42.1 billion yuan airport expansion project in Urumqi, capital of the far western region of Xinjiang, a key hub in China's Belt and Road initiative. The investment value is over half of what China is spending on Beijing's new mega-airport project- Daxing International Airport- that costs 80 billion yuan...

  • BEIJING, Nov 19- China's state planner on Monday approved a 42.1 billion yuan airport expansion project in Urumqi, capital of the western region of Xinjiang, a key hub in China's Belt and Road initiative. The investment value is over half of what China is spending on Beijing's new mega-airport project- Daxing International Airport- that costs 80 billion yuan and...

  • Dubai Airports wants to reinvent the customer experience

    Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, says the city's government has seen that its growth and success is "absolutely intrinsically linked" to the growth, success and vibrancy of its aviation sector.

  • Alex Hungate of SATS says trade between China and Southeast Asia has been relatively "insulated" from trade tensions.

  • Nov 7- London's Heathrow airport said on Wednesday it was open and operational after a technical issue with the runway lighting affected its operations.

  • JERUSALEM, Nov 6- Israel's main public sector union said it would go ahead with a planned general strike on Wednesday that would shut down airports, banks and all government offices, in protest over what it says is state inaction over construction site deaths. A Histadrut spokesman said its representatives were meeting officials from the Finance Ministry and...

  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 1- A Dutch court blocked Ryanair on Thursday in its attempt to shut its base in the Netherlands and move crew elsewhere, saying the Irish low-cost carrier had abused its powers as an employer. Ryanair said last month it would shut its base in Eindhoven on Nov. 5, moving 16 pilots who operate flights from the southern Dutch airport to locations abroad in...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 31- A decision on Monday by Mexico's next president to scrap a partly built $13 billion Mexico City airport has raised questions about the feasibility of his alternative plan, and consequences of the change. Lopez Obrador aims to add two runways to the military air base at Santa Lucia, some 29 miles by road north of the current facility, Benito...

  • But during the campaign that catapulted him to a landslide victory in July, the left-leaning Lopez Obrador attacked the new airport as a nexus of corruption between business interests and the political class as he vowed to end graft in Mexico. The American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, which groups some of the largest investors in the economy, said in a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 29- Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his government would ditch a partially-built $13 billion new airport for Mexico City, sending Mexican financial markets into a nosedive. Lopez Obrador said his administration, which takes office on Dec. 1, would heed the results of a referendum that called for abandoning...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 29- Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his government would ditch a partially-built $13 billion new airport for Mexico City, sending the peso currency and stocks tumbling sharply. Lopez Obrador said his administration, which takes office on Dec. 1, would heed results of a referendum where voters called for...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 26- Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday defended a public consultation about whether to continue the construction of a new Mexico City airport, rejecting criticism the vote was rigged. We have moral authority, " Lopez Obrador said in a video shared on social media on Friday. Lopez Obrador, who takes office on Dec. 1, won a...

  • The public will be polled from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28 on whether Lopez Obrador's government should finish the ambitious but costly new Mexico City airport or scrap it and upgrade the Santa Lucia military air base to complement the existing hub. The consultation will be held in over 500 municipalities, covering about 80 percent of Mexico's population, incoming...

  • Oct 25- International Airlines Group said an investigation into the theft of customers' data at its British Airways unit showed hackers may have stolen the personal information of a further 185,000 customers. The attack came 15 months after the carrier suffered a computer system failure at London's Heathrow airport, which stranded 75,000 customers over a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 25- The incoming government of leftist President-elect Manuel Lopez Obrador opened polls on Thursday for a public consultation to decide whether to ditch a multi-billion dollar new airport that is already partly built. The public will be polled from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28 on whether Lopez Obrador's government should finish the ambitious new Mexico...

  • *Risk of UK crashing out of EU without deal seen rising. *IATA urges EU- UK plan to prevent worst-case scenario. Britain is set to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019 but with just over five months to go, Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to reach a withdrawal deal and both sides have stepped up preparations for the possibility there will not be one.

  • FAA ALLOWS ALLOW OPERATIONS IN ADDITIONAL PARTS OF UKRAINE, INCLUDING AT THREE AIRPORTS, INCLUDING KHARKIV- US GOVT DOCUMENT.

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 11- Mexico's incoming government will hold a four-day public consultation to decide the fate of the capital's new airport and will upgrade current facilities to ease congestion, a key member of the next Cabinet said on Thursday. Incoming transport minister Javier Jimenez Espriu said the public would be polled from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28 on whether to...

  • *Also adding Los Angeles, San Francisco non-stops. The route, combined with the airline's plans to restart non-stop services to Los Angeles and add more non-stop flights to San Francisco next month, will give the premium Asian carrier its biggest-ever U.S. presence. It has since flown to New York's JFK Airport via Frankfurt and to Los Angeles via Tokyo and Seoul.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Britain's Heathrow Airport has been fined 120,000 pounds by the country's data protection regulator for "serious failings" in securing personal data held on its systems. The breach by Heathrow, the busiest airport in Britain and Europe, came to light after an employee lost a USB stick last year which contained personal data on a small number of...