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Suspend airport slot rules immediately because of coronavirus: IATA

Suspend airport slot rules immediately because of coronavirus: IATA

Rules governing airport slots should be suspended immediately in light of the disruption to flight schedules caused by coronavirus to prevent airlines being penalised, industry body IATA said on Monday.

Passenger lies about having coronavirus, forces Canadian jet back to airport

Passenger lies about having coronavirus, forces Canadian jet back to airport

A Canadian man on a flight from Toronto to Jamaica falsely announced to passengers that he had the coronavirus, forcing the plane to return to the airport where he was arrested, police said on Tuesday.

Balancing ‘human’ and ‘smart’ in the airport

Balancing ‘human’ and ‘smart’ in the airport

One of the most unique aspects of an airport (and there are many) is the truly diverse nature of its users: the passengers.

Beijing hopes glitzy new airport will take off as aviation hub

Beijing hopes glitzy new airport will take off as aviation hub

Beijing's new futuristic airport that resembles a giant starfish -- opened days before the country celebrates the 70th anniversary of communist rule -- promises to transform the Chinese capital into a major Asian aviation hub.

Hong Kong police check for air tickets to stop new airport protests

Hong Kong police check for air tickets to stop new airport protests

Hong Kong police checked people travelling to the city's international airport for passports and air tickets on Saturday, preventing protesters gathering for another ‘stress test’ of road and rail links in the Chinese-ruled city.

Protesters trigger second day of Hong Kong airport chaos, hundreds of flights cancelled

Protesters trigger second day of Hong Kong airport chaos, hundreds of flights cancelled

Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday as pro-democracy protesters staged a second day of hugely disruptive rallies ...

Philippines approves plan to build new Manila airport

Philippines approves plan to build new Manila airport

The Philippines on Wednesday approved a plan to build a new airport near Manila, in a bid to ease congestion with the capital's existing airport operating at full capacity.

Exploring Greece’s abandoned airport

Exploring Greece’s abandoned airport

An Olympic Airlines 747, once the proud flagship jet of an airline enjoyed by the likes of Hollywood actors, high-profile heads of state, and even Jackie Kennedy ...

India's beleaguered Jet Airways founder held at airport

India's beleaguered Jet Airways founder held at airport

Indian Immigration authorities on Saturday stopped former Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal and his wife from travelling to London, an official said, months after the debt-laden company grounded its fleet.

HIA recognised as 'Best Airport for Passenger Experience' for second consecutive year

HIA recognised as 'Best Airport for Passenger Experience' for second consecutive year

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been named the “Best Airport for Passenger Experience” for the second consecutive year in a study by ‘AirHelp’, the world’s leading air passenger rights specialist.

Four arrested for dramatic heist at Tirana airport

Four arrested for dramatic heist at Tirana airport

Four people have been arrested over the Hollywood-style theft of several million euros of cash on the tarmac of Tirana's airport, police said.

Day flights to resume at Libya capital's airport

Day flights to resume at Libya capital's airport

Day-time flights will resume at Tripoli's only functioning airport after it was closed to all but night-time traffic earlier this month for ‘security reasons’, Libyan airport authorities said Monday.