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Singapore probes drones at airport that disrupted 63 flights

Jun. 25, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Drones buzzing around Singapore's Changi Airport have caused 63 flights to be delayed or diverted in the past week, triggering an investigation and raising questions about the motives of the offenders. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said Tuesday that 18 flights at the airport...

Naked man causes brief disruption at Detroit Metro airport

Jun. 21, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man took off more than his belt and shoes at a Detroit Metropolitan Airport security checkpoint, and that he got completely naked before trying to pass through a metal detector. The Wayne County Airport Authority said in a statement that the man walked up to a...

EVA Air attendants strike halts flights for 1,000s in Taiwan

Jun. 21, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strike by flight attendants at EVA Air, Taiwan's second-largest airline, has left thousands of passengers scrambling for alternative transport. Local media reported more than 100 flights were being canceled and almost 20,000 passengers would be affected on the first three days of...

Active shooter scare at Honolulu airport delays flights

Jun. 19, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Flights were being delayed and hundreds of people were waiting to go through security screening at Honolulu's airport on Tuesday after an active shooter scare. Passengers who had already passed through screening and were boarding flights at Terminal 2 were told to go through security...

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

Jun. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Speaking before the...

Southwest pushes back expected return of troubled Boeing jet

Jun. 13, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is delaying expectations for return of the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes. Southwest, which has 34 Max jets, said Thursday that it removed the plane from its schedule for an additional month, through Sept. 2. That's causing Southwest to...

Power outage at Honolulu airport causes travel delays

Jun. 12, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials say a power outage at Honolulu's international airport has caused travel delays. Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara says the power went out in Terminal 1 at Daniel K. Inouye International around 9:15 a.m. The outage was confined to Terminal 1 and the flight...

Travel woes linger at Los Angeles airport after power outage

Jun. 6, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travel problems have persisted at Los Angeles International Airport following a power outage that darkened the entire facility and caused flight diversions, delays and cancellations. Terminal 1 handles Southwest Airlines Co. flights and was cleared early Thursday after officials decided...

LAX flights grounded, cancelled because of power outage

Jun. 6, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A power outage at Los Angeles International Airport diverted, delayed or cancelled dozens of flights Wednesday night, and hundreds of passengers were briefly stuck on grounded aircraft. A 2-second power "bump" shortly after 6 p.m. caused the entire airport to go dark but electrical...

The Latest: Power on at LAX; outage hit dozens of flights

Jun. 6, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a power outage at Los Angeles International Airport (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Power has been restored to all terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, where an hours-long outage caused dozens of planes to be delayed, diverted or cancelled. Some passengers were...