Airports

Twenty aircraft damaged by shelling at Tripoli airport

0 / July 16, 2014 17:28

Twenty aircraft were damaged by shelling at Tripoli airport in the worst fighting in Libya’s capital in months as rival militia battled for control. Tripoli Airport became a battlefield at the weekend when a militia launched an attack to try […]

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Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars take control of airport in Tripoli

0 / July 15, 2014 17:33

Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars on Tuesday Jul. 15 fanned out across Tripoli’s airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington was working to help end […]

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Lufthansa will reduce service to Venezuela by 40 percent starting next month

0 / July 14, 2014 18:32

Lufthansa will reduce service to Venezuela by 40 percent starting next month amid an ongoing dispute about repatriation of revenue from ticket sales. Carriers, including American, Delta and United, have in recent weeks reduced flights to Venezuela over complaints they […]

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United will drop its daily flight to Caracas from Houston

0 / July 11, 2014 18:36

United Airlines will drop its daily flight to Caracas from Houston, starting in September, joining other carriers who have cut service over the country’s foreign exchange controls. United said it will operate four flights a week to the country, starting […]

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German tour operators resume travel to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh

German tour operators resume travel to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh

0 / July 11, 2014 18:18

German tour operators are once again taking bookings for trips to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh after the German foreign office eased travel advice for the destination. TUI Germany said customers would be able to book trips from July 21. The smaller […]

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Hamas warns airlines that it will target Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport

0 / July 11, 2014 17:37

Hamas’s armed wing has warned airlines that it intends to target Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport with its rockets and has told them not to fly there, a statement by the group said on Friday. “In the light of Israel’s… attacks […]

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TUI Deutschland cancels tours to Israel

0 / July 10, 2014 18:39

Tourism group TUI Deutschland said it will cancel tours around Israel until July 31 due to the current situation in the country. Tension between Israel and Palestine has been building up to the most serious hostilities between Israel and Hamas […]

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Delta will operate only one flight a week to Venezuela

Delta will operate only one flight a week to Venezuela

0 / July 7, 2014 18:44

Delta Air Lines will operate only one flight a week to Venezuela instead of one a day because of difficulties repatriating revenue through the country’s exchange controls. Venezuela requires airlines to sell tickets in the local bolivar currency, but carriers […]

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Airlines with direct flights to the US have been told to tighten screening of mobile phones and shoes

0 / July 3, 2014 15:55

Airlines with direct flights to the United States have been told to tighten screening of mobile phones and shoes in response to intelligence reports of increased threats from al Qaeda affiliated militant groups, U.S. officials said. The officials singled out […]

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UA FAA and the general aviation community are working together to reduce fatal accidents

0 / July 3, 2014 15:10

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the entire general aviation community have been working together for years to reduce fatal accidents in small aircraft by using data to determine the leading cause of accidents. Those efforts have focused most recently […]

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US warns its citizens in Uganda about a “specific threat” of an attack on Entebbe Airport

0 / July 3, 2014 10:59

The United States has warned its citizens in Uganda about a “specific threat” of an attack on Entebbe Airport, which is near the capital Kampala, according to a message on the US Embassy website. It said information from Uganda’s police […]

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American flight diverted to Phoenix for security reasons

American flight diverted to Phoenix for security reasons

0 / July 3, 2014 10:16

American Airlines Flight 362 from San Diego to Dallas/FW International Airport was diverted to Phoenix Wednesday afternoon due to an unruly passenger. American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said the passenger was escorted off the plane in Phoenix and is now […]

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North Korea will reopen some of its domestic scheduled air routes

0 / July 3, 2014 09:05

North Korea will reopen some of its domestic scheduled air routes for the first time in years, a China-based tour operator said on Thursday, another sign of moves to bolster tourism in the isolated country. North Korea suffers from chronic […]

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Caribbean Airlines flights canceled

0 / July 2, 2014 15:53

All flights scheduled for State-airline Caribbean Airlines will be affected since many of its pilots who were to operate flights have called in sick. Flights international and domestic have been affected. Many flights to and from Tobago have already been […]

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Germany develops wake turbulence warning system to increase air safety

0 / July 2, 2014 15:48

A new warning system is being developed in Germany to protect aircraft during takeoffs and landings from dangerous wake turbulence from aircraft ahead of them. Wake turbulence has various components, the most hazardous of which are known as wake vortices. […]

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IATA says air safety in global aviation remains high

0 / July 2, 2014 15:46

IATA says global air travel has high levels of safety despite disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370. Safety in global aviation remains high, the International Air Transport Association says, as it seeks to improve in-flight tracking after the disappearance of Malaysia […]

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Frankfurt Airport is expanding its free Wi-Fi access

0 / July 2, 2014 14:42

Frankfurt Airport is expanding its free Wi-Fi access at Germany’s largest airport from 60 minutes to 24-hours. Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) round-the-clock free Wi-Fi service is available immediately, just in time for the peak summer travel season. More than 300 Wi-Fi […]

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US government wants extra scrutiny measures for US-bound passengers from the Middle East and Europe

0 / July 2, 2014 10:53

The Obama administration is pushing for increased security precautions at European airports because of concerns that al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen have teamed up to develop bombs that can be smuggled onto planes. The US government is in […]

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