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After 50-Year Wait, Sydney To Get Second Airport

April 15, 2014

Australia has approved a AUD$2.5 billion (USD$2.34 billion) project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney, likely boosting near-term investment and jobs in a bet that the city's air travel demand will grow enough to justify a surge in terminal capacity.
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After 50-Year Wait, Sydney To Get Second Airport

Dubai To Cut 26 Pct Flights During Runway Work

April 14, 2014

Airlines flying into Dubai are preparing for diversions and schedule changes as the emirate's main airport, a hub for tourism and trade in the region, plans to reduce the number of flights it handles during construction work on its runways.
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Dubai To Cut 26 Pct Flights During Runway Work

Buy Loudhailers, MPs Tell Britain's Airports

April 11, 2014

Buy loudhailers, a parliamentary committee told Britain's airports on Friday, one of several suggestions to mitigate the chaos that occurred at London's Gatwick Airport when the power went off last Christmas Eve.
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Buy Loudhailers, MPs Tell Britain's Airports

Heathrow Airport Passenger Numbers Slip In March

April 11, 2014

London Heathrow Airport's passenger numbers fell slightly in March due to the timing of Easter, as it warned that it was falling behind rival international airports.
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Heathrow Airport Passenger Numbers Slip In March

UK's Manchester Airport Ups Competition With Heathrow

April 9, 2014

Manchester airport in northwest England is to operate direct flights to Hong Kong later this year and more services to China could follow, stepping up competition with London Heathrow, which is operating almost at full capacity.
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UK's Manchester Airport Ups Competition With Heathrow

Phoenix Airport Shuttle Bus Drivers Strike

April 9, 2014

Striking shuttle bus drivers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport walked off the job on Tuesday in a dispute that could affect the 25,000 people who use rental cars and travel within the airport's terminals daily.
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Phoenix Airport Shuttle Bus Drivers Strike

WW1 Artillery Shells Found in Chicago Airport Bags

April 9, 2014

Two World War One artillery shells packed in the checked baggage of two American teenagers returning from a European trip were confiscated by security officers at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
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WW1 Artillery Shells Found in Chicago Airport Bags

Two UN Workers Killed At Somali Airport

April 8, 2014

A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north-central Somalia, officials said.
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Two UN Workers Killed At Somali Airport

Brazil Falling Short In World Cup Airport Rush

April 7, 2014

With less than 10 weeks until the start of the World Cup, work on crucial new airport terminals has fallen behind in most of the dozen Brazilian host cities, heightening the risk of overcrowding and confusion during the tournament.
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Brazil Falling Short In World Cup Airport Rush

Philippines Awards USD$390 Mln Cebu Airport Contract

April 6, 2014

The Philippines has awarded a USD$390 million deal to renovate, expand and operate Mactan-Cebu airport to India's GMR Infrastructure and local partner Megawide Construction.
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Philippines Awards USD$390 Mln Cebu Airport Contract

Libyan Strike Closes Benghazi Airport

April 6, 2014

Public and private sector staff including oil workers went on strike in the Libyan port city of Benghazi on Sunday, protesting against worsening security and demanding the resignation of parliament whose mandate has expired.
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Plane Rolls Off JFK Runway After Emergency Landing

April 3, 2014

A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing at New York's JFK airport on Wednesday after a cockpit indicator showed a hydraulic system problem, and the aircraft later rolled onto a grassy area.
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Plane Rolls Off JFK Runway After Emergency Landing

London Heathrow To Accept New Price Cap

April 1, 2014

London's Heathrow Airport said it will accept a decision by the regulator to impose a cap on the prices Britain's busiest airport can charge airlines, adding it did not expect other parties to appeal the ruling either.
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London Heathrow To Accept New Price Cap

JetBlue Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Jamaica

April 1, 2014

Jamaican airport authorities are investigating the emergency landing of a Florida-bound JetBlue Airways plane that was forced to return to the Caribbean island on Monday night after reports of smoke onboard.
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JetBlue Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Jamaica

Lebanese ATC Strike Delays Flights

April 1, 2014

A two-hour strike by Lebanese air traffic controllers at Beirut airport delayed over a dozen arriving and departing flights on Tuesday.
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