Airport operation

August 12, 2017 - 7:39 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fighter jet has crash landed at Bahrain International Airport, disrupting flights to and from the island nation. Social media pictures of the crash showed the grey fighter jet's nose tipped into the air but largely intact. Airport officials did not respond to...
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A man jumps in a lake in Silistea Snagovului, Romania, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. A heatwave with temperatures of up to 42 Celsius (107.6 F) affected Romania over the past week and is expected to continue for the coming days in some parts of the country. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 07, 2017 - 10:10 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on Europe's weather (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Portugal's airport management company says the summer travel plans of almost 15,000 passengers have been disrupted by strong winds that forced the cancellation of 101 flights to and from the Madeira Islands over the...
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Passengers wait to pass the security control at the Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Security workers at Barcelona airport began partial strikes Friday which threatens more queuing chaos for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 06, 2017 - 8:35 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona's airport staged a second day of partial strikes Sunday, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. Passengers waited for up to an hour to pass security checks at El Prat airport at the...
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August 04, 2017 - 11:27 am
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — The Obamas are taking their annual summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard, this time as private citizens. Former President Barack Obama and his family are heading to the Massachusetts resort island this weekend. Martha's Vineyard Airport manager Ann Richart confirmed the visit...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:49 am
MILAN (AP) — Travelers suffered hours of delays at two Milan airports after unions staged a wildcat strike during peak travel season. Union leaders said they called the action Tuesday to protest airport plans to outsource some services to cooperatives. The strikes delayed over 60 flights at Milan's...
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July 31, 2017 - 2:11 pm
PARIS (AP) — The airport in the southern French city of Nice says an altercation took place over the weekend between a passenger holding a baby and an employee of a subcontracting company working at the airport. A video of the incident has prompted numerous reactions on social media. It appears to...
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In this photo taken on June 11, 2014, a taxi driver protests against Uber during a 24 hour taxi strike in Madrid, Spain. In a statement Saturday July 22, 2017, the city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws saying tariffs may violate several articles of the Law of Unfair Competition and consumer rights if they are below the cost of providing the service. (AP Photo/Paul White)
July 23, 2017 - 6:45 am
MADRID (AP) — The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws. Uber, the San Francisco-headquartered mobile ride-hailing service, offers rides from 15-29 euros ($17-$34) from Madrid's airport to the...
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Airline passengers walk past a robot providing tips for getting through security faster during a pilot project as they head toward a security checkpoint Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Wash. Through audio instructions in English and on-screen animated instructions in six different languages, the robot told passengers to remove items such as scarves, jackets and belts, to empty their pockets and to prepare for a body scan before going through screening. During the pilot program, running in conjunction with the American Association of Airport Executives Innovation Forum, airport officials will track the number of times passengers trigger the body scanner alarm during and after the robot test. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A robot named Tracey greeted passengers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, providing tips to get them smoothly through security checkpoints. The red and white human-sized robot carries a large electronic sign and can speak to passengers in six different languages. Airport...
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June 28, 2017 - 4:21 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities are investigating whether any workers at Johannesburg's main international airport have helped robbers who follow arriving travelers to their homes before mugging them. The management of O.R. Tambo International Airport said Tuesday that it wants to...
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Flint Bishop Airport has heightened security on Thursday, June 22, following the stabbing of Lieutenant Jeff Neville inside the airport on Wednesday. (Shannon Millard/The Flint via AP)
June 22, 2017 - 3:44 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, people who knew him said Thursday. Amor Ftouhi kept the building...
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