ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR TRAVEL

Lawyer for Egyptian hijacker says client 'tortured'

2016-05-26 23:30

The lawyer for an Egyptian man who admitted hijacking an EgyptAir passenger in March says his client had been tortured on many occasions while in custody.

Paris airport renews security crackdown after EgyptAir crash

2016-05-20 22:16

French investigators are checking again for security flaws at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport after the EgyptAir crash, despite already stripping hundreds of employees of their security clearance since last year's jihadist attacks.

Plane from Paris to Cairo disappears from radar

2016-05-19 07:58

EgyptAir Flight 804 heading from Paris to Cairo, Egypt, with 66 people on board, has disappeared from radar, reports say.

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.

 

Turkish plane searched for bomb

2016-05-23 20:56

Turkish Airlines says authorities at Istanbul's main airport searched a plane bound for the central Turkish city of Kayseri over a bomb threat.

Satellite spots oil slick near EgyptAir crash site

2016-05-20 16:01

A European Space Agency satellite has spotted an oil slick near the site where a missing EgyptAir plane is likely to have crashed with 66 people on board.

Zuma commits to help SAA fight challenges

2016-05-07 08:20

President Jacob Zuma has committed the government to help ailing SAA to overcome its challenges.

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.

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