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  • MADRID, July 22- Authorities in Madrid asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog on Saturday to investigate whether Uber's new low-cost airport transfer service constitutes unfair competition. The firm's recently launched Uber Airport service offers a tariff of 15- 29 euros for a ride between Madrid's Barajas international airport and the city centre.

  • Delta customers can now use fingerprints to board planes

    Customers who are members of Delta's loyalty program SkyMiles and who have enrolled in CLEAR, can now board using just their fingerprints at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

  • LONDON, July 21- Britain launched a consultation over its long-term aviation strategy on Friday, seeking input on topics from baggage to the environment as it prepares the sector for life outside the European Union. It will also examine how to make the most of existing capacity at UK airports. Britain has also said it backs the building of a third runway at...

  • LIMA, July 20- The government President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday it has resolved bureaucratic issues that had delayed construction of a $5.66 billion metro line in the capital Lima and a $1.5 billion expansion of the country's main airport. Transportation Minister Bruno Giuffra said on local radio and TV station RPP that work on Line 2 of the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Some 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with a first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June and do not face any new restrictions, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. Late Wednesday, the government confirmed it had lifted such restrictions on Saudi Airlines flights...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June. DHS spokesman David Lapan said no airlines are currently subject to in-cabin restrictions on large electronics including laptops.

  • In March, the United States imposed restrictions on passengers carrying laptops and other large electronic gear in cabins on flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has inspected and cleared flights from Riyadh's King Khalid International...

  • KHOBAR, July 19- A ban on laptops and other large electronic devices from the cabins of direct flights to the United States from Saudi Arabia has been lifted, Saudi Arabian Airlines said on Wednesday. In March, the United States imposed restrictions on passengers carrying laptops and other large electronic gear in cabins on flights from certain airports in the...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- New York and New Jersey's bi-state transportation agency on Tuesday began seeking proposals to develop a master plan for the $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport, a pet project of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said in a statement that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates JFK and several...

  • Heat waves to disrupt airplanes' ability to take off

    A study finds heat related flight disruptions will become more common in the next few decades as temperatures rise due to global warming.

  • The Air Canada A320 from Toronto was cleared to land on a runway at the airport just before midnight on Friday, the FAA said in a statement. Along with the FAA, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident. "An air traffic controller sent the Air Canada jet around," the FAA said.

  • On March 25, the United States banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from cabins on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The ban was imposed at 10 airports in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey to address fears that bombs could be concealed...

  • MONTREAL, July 11- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how an Air Canada pilot lined up to land last week on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport where four planes were waiting to depart, the agency said on Tuesday. The Air Canada A320 from Toronto was cleared to land on a runway at the airport just before midnight on Friday, the FAA...

  • MONTREAL, July 11- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how an Air Canada pilot lined up to land last week on a San Francisco International Airport taxiway where four planes were waiting to depart, the agency said on Tuesday. The Air Canada A320 from Toronto was cleared to land on a runway at the airport just before midnight on Friday, the FAA...

  • BRASILIA, July 5- The Brazilian government plans to sell shares in its airport operator Infraero through an initial public offering, potentially surrendering control of the agency, Transportation Minister Maurício Quintella told Reuters on Wednesday. The IPO, the latest in a series of reforms and privatizations pursued by President Michel Temer's...

  • BRASILIA, July 5- The Brazilian government plans to auction two blocks of airports to private companies and then privatize state-owned airport operator Infraero through an initial public offering, Transportation Minister Maurício Quintella told Reuters on Wednesday. A decision on the Infraero process should be reached by the end of this month, Quintella...

  • DUBAI, July 3- Etihad Airways' hub Abu Dhabi International Airport expects a slowdown in the pace of passenger growth this year, the acting chief executive of operator Abu Dhabi Airports said on Monday. The United Arab Emirates' second busiest commercial airport expects to handle "around 25 million" passengers in 2017 compared with 24.5 million in the previous...

  • ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXPECTS TO HANDLE 25 MLN PASSENGERS IN 2017 VS 24.5 MLN IN 2016- ACTING CEO.

  • WASHINGTON/ DUBAI, July 3- The United States has lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures. Etihad welcomed the decision on Sunday and credited a facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport where passengers clear U.S. immigration before they land in...

  • BERLIN, June 29- Airports, airlines and passengers are likely to bear significant costs from new security measures on flights to the United States, European airports association ACI Europe said on Thursday. The measures, announced on Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security and applicable to all commercial flights to the United States, include...