ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR TRAVEL

Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway

2016-05-02 22:17

Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather.

UFO hits plane landing in London

2016-04-17 21:02

A British Airways plane struck an object believed to be a drone as it was coming in for landing at Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport.

Planes collide on Indonesia runway

2016-04-04 20:54

Two passenger planes have collided on an airport runway in the Indonesian capital, an airline spokesperson says.

Brussels airport to reopen, 3 flights scheduled

2016-04-02 16:15

Brussels Airport is set to reopen on Sunday, 12 days after its departure hall was wrecked by Islamic State suicide bombings, with chief executive Arnaud Feist announcing three flights.

Swedish airport partially evacuated due to threat

2016-03-31 22:49

Police have given the all-clear at Landvetter Airport in southwestern Sweden after a suspicious package was found to be harmless

Egypt requests extradition of hijack suspect

2016-03-30 23:22

Egypt has asked Cyprus to extradite an Egyptian man in police custody who authorities say has admitted hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight.

UAE authority: Russia plane crash data 'satisfactory'

2016-03-28 07:08

The United Arab Emirates' aviation regulator says investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia.

Vienna-London flight halted after ISIS alarm

2016-03-26 19:55

An EasyJet flight from Vienna to London has been halted just before take-off because a passenger believed the man sitting next to her might be an Islamic extremist.

Suspicious package at Atlanta airport cleared

2016-03-23 18:17

Atlanta police say passengers who were evacuated from a terminal at Atlanta's airport are now being allowed back in after a bomb squad investigated and cleared a suspicious package.

US airport evacuated over security threat

2016-03-22 23:40

A section of the main terminal at Denver International Airport has been evacuated because of a possible security threat, officials say.

 

Ecuadorean jetliner skids off runway landing in heavy rain

2016-04-28 22:19

A plane with 93 people on board has skidded off the runway while landing during heavy rain at an airport in southern Ecuador.

Egyptian hijacker claims Cyprus asylum

2016-04-12 22:05

A man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and diverting it to Cyprus is expected to fight his extradition from the Mediterranean island after claiming asylum.

Flights resume from Brussels Airport

2016-04-03 18:01

Brussels Airport reopened with three 'symbolic' flights and strict additional checks for passengers, marking a new high-security era for air travel in Belgium.

Boy stuck for days at Paris airport

2016-04-01 07:22

An 8-year-old boy from the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros has been in a transit zone in Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport for more than a week.

Brussels airport 'technically ready' to reopen

2016-03-31 17:04

Brussels airport says it is 'technically ready' to reopen following last week's deadly suicide bombings, but that there would be no flights before Friday evening at the earliest.

EgyptAir hijacker arrested; all hostages free

2016-03-29 16:12

The hijacker of an EgyptAir passenger jet forced to land in Cyprus has been arrested, and the seven people he held hostage onboard have been freed.

Traffic backed up? Bridge out? More US states use drones

2016-03-27 22:09

State transportation departments across the US are increasingly studying the use of unmanned aerial vehicles - better known as drones - for everything from inspecting bridges to helping clear car accidents.

College pupil dies en route home from Hong Kong

2016-03-26 17:05

Condolences have been pouring in for Thomas More College pupil, Blake Kerdachi, who died of a suspected heart attack on his way home from a school trip.

World's busiest airport evacuated over suspicious package

2016-03-23 16:51

Authorities at the world's busiest airport, in Atlanta in the US, have evacuated public areas of the domestic terminal while police investigate a suspicious package.

Drone comes within 60m of plane near LAX

2016-03-19 13:36

Officials say a drone came within about 60m of hitting a commercial airliner as it approached Los Angeles International Airport.

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