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Britain says airports need to do more to tackle drone menace

Britain says airports need to do more to tackle drone menace

Airport operators need do more to counter the illegal use of drones after flights were disrupted at Heathrow and Gatwick, Prime Minister Theresa May's de-facto deputy said on Wednesday.

Dear airports: We want more local, ‘real’ food

Dear airports: We want more local, ‘real’ food

Last month, I started a discussion on social media, regarding the lack of local/real/healthy food offerings at major international airports, worldwide.

American, Delta revise websites to change Taiwan reference

American, Delta revise websites to change Taiwan reference

Reports stated on Tuesday that the three major US carriers were set to change how they refer to Taiwanese airports on their websites.

Random ID checks at Australian airports amid terror fears

Random ID checks at Australian airports amid terror fears

There has been growing concern over attacks by radicals inspired by Islamic State and other groups, with a foiled effort last year in Sydney to target an Etihad flight with a crude bomb.

Qatar contributes $1mn to support ICAO campaign

Qatar contributes $1mn to support ICAO campaign

This came during a reception ceremony hosted by Qatar under the patronage and presence of HE the the Minister of Transport and Communications on the occasion of the opening of Qatar's Permanent Office at the ICAO in Montreal, Canada.

Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany as airports hit by public sector strikes

Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany as airports hit by public sector strikes

Thousands of passengers at four German airports, including the biggest hub Frankfurt, were stranded on Tuesday as ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across the country ...

Snow grounds UK flights and Ireland rugby party

Snow grounds UK flights and Ireland rugby party

A second day of icy weather led London's Heathrow Airport to cancel more than 100 flights on Sunday and disrupted the homecoming celebrations of Ireland's all-conquering rugby team.

Baghdad ends air blockade of Iraqi Kurdistan

Baghdad ends air blockade of Iraqi Kurdistan

Federal authorities imposed the blockade in September after Iraqi Kurdistan voted overwhelmingly for independence in a non-binding referendum rejected as illegal by the central government.

Heavy snowfall shuts three China airports, delays at 9 others

Heavy snowfall shuts three China airports, delays at 9 others

At least three Chinese airports have been shut and nine others are experiencing extensive delays because of heavy snowfall, Chinese aviation data provider VariFlight said on Thursday.

Mideast aviation market to hit 517mn passengers by 2036

Mideast aviation market to hit 517mn passengers by 2036

The region, led by the GCC, will maintain average compound annual growth rate of 5%, the International Air Transport Association said in its 20-year ‘Air Passenger Forecast’ released on Tuesday.

British Airways suffers flight delays after global IT outage

British Airways suffers flight delays after global IT outage

British Airways flights in Britain were being delayed and passengers were suffering long waits at airports on Saturday because of a global system outage, the airline said.

EU demands urgent talks with US over airline laptop ban

EU demands urgent talks with US over airline laptop ban

The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension of a ban on passengers taking laptops into the cabins of commercial aircraft to include some European countries.