Airport operation

April 10, 2018 - 3:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — Public sector workers are staging a strike for better pay at German airports, local transportation companies and nursery schools. The walk-out Tuesday has forced German airline Lufthansa to cancel some 800 flights and is expected to paralyze traffic in many of the country's western...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2015, file photo, an Air New Zealand passenger plane flies past the moon on its way to the Los Angeles International Airport from London, in Whittier, Calif. When a drone flew within meters of a landing passenger plane on March 25, 2018, Air New Zealand said reckless drone operators should be thrown in prison. Other agencies chimed in, calling such actions inexcusable and stupid. Yet The Associated Press has found that not one of them called police. Not while it was endangering the plane, nor later to try to track down the perpetrator. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
April 03, 2018 - 6:25 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When a drone flew within meters of a landing plane last week, endangering 278 passengers and crew, Air New Zealand responded by saying that such reckless drone operators should be thrown in prison. Other agencies also sounded the public alarm. Air traffic controllers...
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March 27, 2018 - 11:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Emirati aviation official accused Qatar on Tuesday of allowing its military fighter jets to come dangerously close to a large airplane and a helicopter, allegations immediately denied by Doha amid an Arab boycott of the energy-rich Gulf nation. Speaking to...
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March 25, 2018 - 8:25 am
LONDON (AP) — The maiden flight of a new non-stop regular passenger service between Australia and Britain has touched down at London's Heathrow Airport. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, operated by Qantas Airways, arrived Sunday in London just over 17 hours after setting off from the western Australian...
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March 22, 2018 - 1:53 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Greece's foreign minister arrived in Macedonia on Thursday for talks on resolving a decades-long dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name. Nikos Kotzias flew to the Macedonian capital, becoming the first Greek official to arrive in Skopje by plane in 12 years, after...
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A demonstrator holds a flare as French railway workers gather at the Gare de l'Est train station before marching in the streets of Paris, France, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Employees of the national railway company SNCF reject a government plan aimed at adapting the company ahead of opening the service to competition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 22, 2018 - 9:03 am
PARIS (AP) — Trains, planes, schools and other public services across France were seriously disrupted Thursday as unions set up dozens of street protests across the country. In the western city of Nantes, brief scuffles broke out between some protesters and riot police using water cannons. Airport...
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Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)
March 12, 2018 - 11:05 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said. The exact number of dead and injured...
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Cars in snowy conditions on the A192 road near Blyth, north east England, Thursday March 1, 2018. Persistent snow and freezing conditions are causing delays in many parts of Britain, with roads and train service hit particularly hard. Emergency officials said many drivers had to be rescued from stranded vehicles. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 9:54 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather hitting Europe (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The World Health Organization says the cold weather hitting Europe poses health risks, particularly to people in vulnerable situations. The agency's European head, Zsuzsanna Jakab, says the cold, even when...
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February 28, 2018 - 5:21 am
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at a Pennsylvania airport. A spokesman for the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority tells WFMZ-TV the flight was headed to Los Angeles from Newark Liberty International Airport when the smell of...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Egyptian military approach a plane's tail at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt. Cairo airport officials said Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018, that the planned resumption of Russian flights to Egypt, has been postponed until April, citing delays in reopening offices of the two countries' national airlines. (Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP, File)
February 20, 2018 - 9:03 am
CAIRO (AP) — The planned resumption of Russian flights to Egypt over two years after they were banned by Moscow over security concerns has been postponed until April, Cairo airport officials said Tuesday, citing delays in booking procedures and the reopening of offices of the countries' national...
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