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  • *Air Berlin aircraft grounded at Keflavik airport. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Oct 20- An Air Berlin airliner was grounded at Iceland's Keflavik airport late on Thursday because the insolvent German carrier had not paid its airport charges, Keflavik operator Isavia said in a statement. "We have told Keflavik airport repeatedly that any outstanding demands of payment...

  • Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. That represents the bulk of the cash he has raised in the Vancouver port commissioner's race. Tesoro Corp. and Savage...

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Crude oil flows through the Iraqi Kurdish pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan were fluctuating close to 200,000 barrels per day on Thursday afternoon, a local shipping source said. The level is slightly lower than the overnight and morning rate. The source said the hourly rate was between 8,000 and 9,000 barrels.

  • BERLIN— German authorities are investigating if mistakes were made by air traffic controllers at Duesseldorf Airport after a pilot at bankrupt carrier Air Berlin aborted his landing at the last moment to make a low pass around the control tower. They haven't been suspended, but Air Berlin has said the pilot's been taken off flight duties as the incident is...

  • BERLIN, Oct 18- The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Duesseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. When coming into land from Miami on Monday morning, the A330 jet flew low across the runway, then pulled up and banked sharply to the left before landing on its...

  • Sir Richard Branson.

    Billionaire Richard Branson is not putting the sale of Virgin America to Alaska Air behind him.

  • LONDON, Oct 18- Crude oil flows through the Kurdish pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan have dropped sharply to around 225,000 barrels per day, a shipping source said on Wednesday without providing the reason. On Tuesday Iraqi forces took control of the Bai Hasan and Avana oilfields northwest of Kirkuk, after Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pulled out from the...

  • A CSX train at the Norfolk Southern Bellevue Terminal in Bellevue, Ohio.

    The aggressive overhaul of CSX by CEO Hunter Harrison is not quite a success yet.

  • BERLIN— German air safety officials say they've asked bankrupt carrier Air Berlin to explain why one of its pilots aborted his landing at Duesseldorf Airport at the last moment to make a low pass around the control tower. An Air Berlin flight was returning to Germany from Miami early Monday when the unidentified pilot performed the pass. But Stefan Commessmann...

  • Japan says no agreement on trade framework. WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The United States and Japan agreed to work together against the rising threat from North Korea but failed to bridge differences on thorny issues of trade during economic talks on Monday, with Tokyo skirting U.S. demands to negotiate a two-way trade deal. Japan agreed to streamline noise and...

  • BEIJING, Oct 16- China's capital unveiled the "shining example" of its 80 billion yuan new airport on Monday, tipped to become one of the world's largest when it opens in October 2019 amid a massive infrastructure drive overseen by President Xi Jinping. "It's a shining example of China's national production capacity." Situated 67 km south of Beijing, the airport...

  • COLOMBO/ NEW DELHI, Oct 13- India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport on the southern tip of the island, where China has invested heavily as part of its Belt and Road initiative, a Sri Lankan minister said. Sri Lanka's civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been looking for alternative investors in the Hambantota area, where...

  • More than 80 flights were canceled by late Thursday morning at San Francisco International Airport, said airport spokesman Doug Yakel. Several flights are canceled at Charles M. Shulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, near the epicenter of fires in the wine country. Airport director Jon Stout says United and Alaska each plan a flight later, and a Sun Country...

  • BRUSSELS— The number of air travel passengers in the European Union increased by 5.9 percent last year, continuing a steady rise over the past decade. It was followed by Germany, Spain, France and Italy. London's Heathrow airport remained on top when it came to passenger transport, followed by Paris' Charles de Gaulle.

  • BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafe said his bank would support a sustainable-energy transition.

  • An American Airlines plane arrives at Jose Marti International Airport on November 28, 2016 in Havana.

    Analysts expect declines at the largest U.S. airlines, with Delta reporting first before the market opens on Wednesday.

  • A worker at a cold-rolling mill on the outskirts of Wuhan, China.

    The misconduct involved dozens of staff and possibly stretched back 10 years, the company said.

  • PORT ARANSAS, Texas— Born and raised in this Texas Gulf Coast beach town, James Wheeler Jr. finds himself sawing plywood and hanging sheet rock at a time when he would normally be leading deep-sea fishing excursions, trying to hook tuna or Spanish mackerel by the cooler-full. Since Hurricane Harvey came through Port Aransas just before Labor Day— damaging or...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 7- Major shipping ports across the central U.S. Gulf Coast were closed to inbound and outbound traffic on Saturday as Hurricane Nate intensified and storm surges of up to 9 feet were expected. The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday ordered port condition Zulu in effect beginning at 8 a.m. local time for New Orleans; Gulfport and Pascagoula, Mississippi; Mobile,...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- Russia's VTB Capital on Thursday denied a report that it was mulling a bid to operate an airport in the Brazilian city of Campinas. Responding to a Reuters' question, VTB Capital said it was not involved in the deal. VTB Capital is part of the state-run VTB Group in Russia and has a stake in a consortium that operates an airport in Saint Petersburg, the...