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  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Houston's two largest airports will remain closed until passengers can be "safely accommodated," a spokesman for the city's airport system said on Monday. George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the William P. Hobby Airport were shut down over the weekend due to water on the runways and in surrounding areas from Tropical Storm Harvey.

  • HOUSTON AIRPORTS TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL PASSENGERS CAN BE' SAFELY ACCOMMODATED'- SPOKESMAN.

  • Airline travel disruption after Harvey: Fmr. Continental Airlines CEO

    There are stranded cars everywhere, says Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines CEO, sharing his personal experience in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the closure of airports.

  • EDINBURGH, Aug 26- British Airways has called on UK border authorities to address "serious inefficiencies" causing long delays at airport immigration controls ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union. "With Brexit just round the corner, more than ever, the UK needs to show that it's an easy place to travel to," it said in a statement. "It is a dreadful welcome for...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 24- India is considering setting up remote air traffic control towers to cut costs and overcome labour shortages, government sources told Reuters, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to open dozens of regional airports to boost air travel. A decision to proceed could be a boost to companies like Sweden's Saab and Canada- based Searidge...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, 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...

  • Passengers shouldn't be so scared of getting bumped from their flights. It could earn them some cash.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pilotless planes could save airlines $35 billion

    Pilotless planes could not only be a future method of transport, but an economically-beneficial one too, according to new research by Swiss bank UBS which claims that they could save airlines billions of dollars.

  • DUBAI, Aug 6- UAE investigators looking into the cause of the 2016 Emirates crash at Dubai International Airport have found no mechanical issues with the aircraft prior to the incident. Investigators were "working to determine and analyze the human performance factors that influenced flight crew actions during the landing and attempted go-around", a United...

  • PARIS, Aug 4- The national lottery, Paris's main airport operator and several other firms deemed not strategic could kick off a wave of French privatizations this autumn, banking sources with knowledge of the plans said. The French finance ministry last month announced plans to sell 10 billion euros worth of stakes in state-owned companies in order to raise...

  • PARIS, Aug 4- The national lottery, Paris's main airport operator and several other firms deemed not strategic could kick off a wave of French privatisations this autumn, banking sources with knowledge of the plans said. The French finance ministry last month announced plans to sell 10 billion euros worth of stakes in state-owned companies in order to raise...