Airport News

Plane Evacuated In Madrid After Bomb Threat

February 4, 2016

Plane Evacuated In Madrid After Bomb Threat

Spanish authorities evacuated all passengers and crew from a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight bound for Riyadh at Madrid's Barajas airport after a bomb threat.


BA Threatens To Leave London City Airport - Report

February 2, 2016

BA Threatens To Leave London City Airport - Report

British Airways has considered pulling most of its aircraft out of London City airport if a new owner raised charges to cover the GBP£2 billion price tag on the airport, according to a media report.


Dubai Airport 2015 Traffic Up 10.7 Pct

February 1, 2016

Dubai Airport 2015 Traffic Up 10.7 Pct

Dubai Airport remained the world's busiest for international passengers in 2015 as traffic grew 10.7 percent, boosted by the addition of new airlines and routes.


Vienna Airport Raises Stake In Malta Airport

February 1, 2016

Vienna Airport Raises Stake In Malta Airport

Vienna Airport has bought SNC-Lavalin's indirect stake in Malta Airport for about EUR€63 million (USD$69 million), betting on the island's attraction as a tourist destination.


Ivory Coast's Main Airport To Get Upgrade

January 28, 2016

Ivory Coast's Main Airport To Get Upgrade

Ivory Coast's main airport in the commercial capital Abidjan is to get a CFA40 billion franc (USD$67 million) makeover to boost it as a regional hub.



New York Flights Begin To Recover After Storm

January 25, 2016

New York Flights Begin To Recover After Storm

Flight schedules at New York City airports began to recover on Sunday evening after the worst snowstorm to hit the US East Coast in decades resulted in hundreds of cancellations and delays.


Diverted Turkish Airlines Flight Cleared

January 24, 2016

Diverted Turkish Airlines Flight Cleared

A Turkish Airlines flight from Houston to Istanbul diverted to Shannon on Sunday was found to have no explosive devices on board, a spokesman for the carrier said.


Snow Closes Airport On S. Korea's Jeju Island

January 24, 2016

Snow Closes Airport On S. Korea's Jeju Island

Flights at the airport on the South Korean island of Jeju were halted on Sunday for a second day due to high winds and the biggest snowfall in three decades.


United Jet Skids Off O'Hare Runway

January 22, 2016

United Jet Skids Off O'Hare Runway

A United Airlines Boeing 737 carrying 179 passengers and six crew skidded partly off the runway on Friday at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.


Jump In Gun Seizures At US Airports

January 21, 2016

Jump In Gun Seizures At US Airports

US security officials intercepted 2,653 firearms, 83 percent of them loaded, from carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints in 2015, a 20 percent increase from the previous year.