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Transportation Infrastructure Airport Services

  • Adrian Littlewood, CEO, Auckland Airport, said it plans to bring all of its retail and related services online as passenger arrivals from abroad grow steadily.

  • LONDON, Aug 22- Britain's airports could see passenger numbers plunge by as much as 40 percent unless the government strikes an interim aviation deal with the European Union by October 2018, according to an industry report seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The study, commissioned by leading British airports including London's Heathrow and Gatwick, said flights...

  • LONDON, Aug 22- Uncertainty over the status of flights between Britain and the European Union once the UK leaves the bloc could cause a huge slump in air travel from Britain's airports, Sky News said on Tuesday, citing an industry report. The report says that in the most pessimistic scenario, there could be a 41 percent fall in passenger demand from Britain's...

  • LISBON, Portugal— A trade union representing inspectors at Portugal's immigration service says a strike planned for Thursday and Friday is going ahead after the government gave no response to its demands for more staff and resources. The 48- hour walkout is expected to cause lengthy waiting lines at airport passport controls, though the inspectors are...

  • RIYADH, Aug 21- Saudi Arabia plans to transfer ownership of all its airports to its main sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, as part of a drive to privatise them, a senior aviation official said on Monday. "The process of establishing companies will continue for all airports, and the civil aviation holding company in the future will be 100 percent...

  • RIYADH, Aug 21- Saudi Arabia plans to transfer ownership of all its airports to its main sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, as part of a drive to privatize them, a senior aviation official said on Monday. "The process of establishing companies will continue for all airports, and the civil aviation holding company in the future will be 100 percent...

  • Federal officials have issued new rules for nighttime landings and control-tower staffing at San Francisco International Airport after an Air Canada jet nearly struck planes on the ground last month. The new procedures will apply when a runway parallel to a plane's designated runway is closed, as it was on July 7, possibly contributing to the Air Canada...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 16- Air Berlin's chief executive blamed long delays in the opening of a new Berlin airport for the German airline's insolvency in an interview published by Germany's Die Zeit. Winkelmann's comments came a day after Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection after key shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew...

  • NEW YORK— Officials say the wingtip of a Delta Airlines plane clipped an American Airlines plane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. According to the Port Authority, the incident happened around 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. WABC-TV reports the wingtip of a Delta Airlines plane made contact with an American Airlines plane that was stationary at the time.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- Denver City Council approved on Tuesday a $1.8 billion public-private partnership project to redesign the Jeppesen Terminal of Denver International Airport, the latest airport to use this financing structure for redevelopment. P3s, which are more commonly used in Europe, Australia and Canada, are typically made up of a private consortium of...

  • BERLIN, Aug 15- Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after key shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding following years of losses, leaving valuable runway slots up for grabs. The move offers Lufthansa and rivals a chance to acquire slots at airports such as Berlin Tegel and Duesseldorf, with Germany's...

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  • BERLIN, Aug 15- Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after key shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding following years of losses, leaving valuable runway slots up for grabs. The move offers Lufthansa and rivals a chance to acquire slots at airports such as Berlin Tegel and Duesseldorf, with Germany's...

  • LONDON— Budget airline Ryanair is calling on British airports to curb alcohol sales following sharp increases in the number of incidents involving disruptive passengers. The airline cited Civil Aviation Authority statistics showing a 600 percent increase in disruptive incidents between 2012-2016 and said most involved alcohol. Ryanair's Kenny Jacobs...

  • Marcus Hutchins entered his plea in Wisconsin federal court, where prosecutors charged him and an unnamed co-defendant with conspiring to commit computer fraud in the state and elsewhere. Authorities arrested the 23- year-old man on Aug. 2 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, where he was going to board a flight to his home in Ilfracombe, England.

  • MADRID— An indefinite strike by workers handling carry-on baggage checks at Barcelona's airport is having a more limited impact on passengers after police have been deployed to help. Public Works Minister Inigo de la Serna said the Civil Guard's presence Monday had brought El Prat Airport back to normal after weeks of flight delays. He said it was necessary to...

  • PITTSBURGH— A cancer patient says a Southwest Airlines employee went above and beyond to help track down her missing luggage that contained important medication. Stacy Hurt says she called customer service July 23 at Pittsburgh International Airport after her luggage failed to arrive on a flight from Nashville. Sarah Rowan, a worker for Dallas- based...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Officials say a flight heading toward Barbados has returned to a Florida airport because three flight attendants were sick. The Sun Sentinel reports the Jet Blue plane returned to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Thursday afternoon. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says three flight attendants...

  • MADRID— Security workers checking carry-on luggage at Barcelona's airport have resumed partial strikes that threaten more queuing chaos for passengers at one of Europe's busiest airports. The stoppages, begun last weekend, were resumed after a pay increase of 200 euros a month negotiated by the regional Catalan government and the security company Eulen...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 9- HNA Group is preparing its bid for a concession to operate Belgrade's airport, a company executive said, undeterred by Beijing's sharpened scrutiny of overseas acquisitions, which has clouded some of the Chinese conglomerate's other pending deals. HNA is leading a consortium that includes AVIC International Holding Corp and China- Central...