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Mexican government considering army-run airline

Oct. 04, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday his government is analyzing the creation of a state-owned, army-run airline that would fly 10 leased airplanes as well as the former presidential jet. The unusual plan would further boost the army's increasing economic role in...

FBI: Jetliner evacuated in Albuquerque after security threat

Oct. 02, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An American Airlines flight from Texas to New Mexico was evacuated Sunday after landing at the Albuquerque airport because of a security threat, authorities said. All 179 people aboard Flight 928 from Dallas-Fort Worth were taken off the jet in the morning...

Malaysia aims to add US flights after safety rating boost

Oct. 01, 2022 03:09 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has upgraded Malaysia's air safety rating to Category 1, allowing the country's carriers to expand flights to the United States after a three-year hiatus, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said Saturday. Wee said...

Model fearing Myanmar military heads to asylum in Canada

Sep. 29, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A fashion model from Myanmar who feared being arrested by the country's military government if she was forced back home from exile has arrived in Canada, which she says has granted her asylum. Thaw Nandar Aung, also known as Han Lay, left on a flight from Bangkok’s...

Ex-finance director at WVa airport sentenced for theft

Sep. 28, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio woman who was finance director for a West Virginia airport has been sentenced to five months in prison for stealing nearly $49,500 in federal funds from the facility. Melissa Sue Hall, 46, of South Point, Ohio, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court...

Vietnam imposes curfew, evacuations ahead of Typhoon Noru

Sep. 27, 2022 03:26 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam imposed a curfew and evacuated over 800,000 people as a powerful typhoon that had flooded villages and left at least eight dead in the Philippines aimed Tuesday for the country's central region. People living near the coast where Typhoon Noru was...

New Orlando terminal is $2.8 billion bet on Florida tourism

Sep. 19, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Visitors to the new terminal at Orlando International Airport may want to wear sunscreen, shades and a floppy hat. Sun rays beaming through the windows of its soaring ceilings don't just peck at the passing passengers — they practically smooch them as if they...

Flights disrupted as French air traffic controllers walk out

Sep. 16, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Many domestic and some international flights were canceled in France Friday as air traffic controllers went on a national strike over pay and recruitment issues. French civil aviation authority DGAC warned that domestic traffic would be “severely disrupted” with...

Typhoon Muifa makes landfall in China, heads for Shanghai

Sep. 14, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A strong typhoon made landfall on a group of Chinese islands on Wednesday as it headed toward the metropolis of Shanghai. Typhoon Muifa hit the Zhoushan archipelago, near the port city of Ningbo on the country's east coast, at about 8:30 p.m., China's National...

Aid for flood victims arrives in hard-hit Pakistani province

Sep. 11, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Two more U.S. military planes loaded with tons of aid for Pakistanis affected by flooding from deadly monsoon rains landed Sunday in southern Sindh province, one of the worst-affected regions in the impoverished country. Saif Ullah, spokesman for the...