Airport News

Aena Posts 80 Percent H1 Profit Jump

July 28, 2015

Aena Posts 80 Percent H1 Profit Jump

Spanish airports operator Aena said net profit in the first half of the year rose 80 percent to EUR€276 million (USD$305 million), boosted by higher air traffic and a series of one-off tax deductions.


TSA Investigating Security Breach At DFW Airport

July 27, 2015

TSA Investigating Security Breach At DFW Airport

US Transportation Security Administration officials are investigating how a man was able to pass through a security checkpoint without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and board a commercial flight.


LaGuardia Airport Critic Biden Upbeat On Redesign

July 27, 2015

LaGuardia Airport Critic Biden Upbeat On Redesign

US Vice President Joe Biden, who last year compared New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some third-world country," on Monday was back in New York to tout a project that will rebuild it from the ground up.


Heathrow Says Focus Is On Third Runway

July 24, 2015

Heathrow Says Focus Is On Third Runway

London's Heathrow Airport said it is focused on its campaign to build an additional runway after being named by a government-appointed commission as the preferred site for expansion.


GAP Posts 25.7 Percent Higher Q2 Profit

July 23, 2015

GAP Posts 25.7 Percent Higher Q2 Profit

Mexican airport operator GAP said its second-quarter profit increased by 25.7 percent, boosted by higher passenger traffic.



LaGuardia, JFK Workers Suspend Strike Plans

July 22, 2015

Command Security employees who work at New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports have called off plans to strike, the 32BJ SEIU service workers union said.


Heathrow Near Miss Prompts Warning To Drone Pilots

July 22, 2015

Heathrow Near Miss Prompts Warning To Drone Pilots

A "near miss" involving a drone flying just metres from an Airbus A320 at London's Heathrow Airport has prompted UK authorities to issue a warning to drone-users, as worries grow over unmanned aircraft flying near airports.


Investors Win Auction For Bankrupt Spanish Airport

July 17, 2015

Investors Win Auction For Bankrupt Spanish Airport

A group of international investors won the auction for Spain's Ciudad Real airport with a EUR€10,000 (USD$10,900) offer, two people familiar with the matter said.


FAA Investigates Laser Hits Near Newark Airport

July 16, 2015

FAA Investigates Laser Hits Near Newark Airport

The US Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the shining of lasers into the cockpits of 11 commercial planes flying over New Jersey on Wednesday night, a spokesman said.


Arrests Made In Dallas Airport Drug Ring Case

July 15, 2015

Arrests Made In Dallas Airport Drug Ring Case

Forty-six people, including four contract workers at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, have been arrested or charged on suspicion of trying to bypass airport security to fly drugs across the country.