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Egypt: French traveler arrested for packing illegal pills

Nov. 15, 2019 7:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport authorities say they have arrested a French passenger of Egyptian descent who was allegedly carrying hundreds of pills of banned drugs in his luggage. Ibrahim Abdel Latif, a senior official at the Customs Authority, said Friday that when inspectors searched the passenger’s...

Power outage halts trams at Florida airport

Nov. 12, 2019 5:07 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials at Orlando International Airport say some trams leading to the main terminal shut down for about an hour, forcing some passengers to walk to their gates. Officials said in a statement that a power disruption halted some tram service Tuesday afternoon at Florida's busiest...

Albuquerque police investigate a suspicious item at airport

Nov. 11, 2019 9:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say the terminal at Albuquerque International Sunport has been reopened after they investigated a suspicious item found at the airport. Airport staff announced the closure of the terminal about 5 p.m. Monday and police announced it was being reopened two hours later. Police...

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

Nov. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Southwest agreed to...

Agency officials say tanking revenue is deliberate strategy

Nov. 6, 2019 7:19 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island agency officials say they are deliberately tanking revenue at the state's flagship airport as a part of a larger strategy. Officials at R.I. Airport Corp., the agency that runs Warwick's T.F. Green Airport, say the strategy is to drive down the cost of doing aviation...

Airline says false hijack alarm caused Dutch airport alert

Nov. 6, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — An accidental hijack warning set off from the cockpit of a plane triggered a big security operation at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Wednesday night, a Spanish airline and Dutch military police said.  Air Europa said in a tweet that the scare that sent emergency services...

New Orleans debuts new $1.3B airport terminal with amenities

Nov. 5, 2019 6:25 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The old Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Louisiana will soon be a thing of the past. State and city officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the city's new $1.3 billion airport terminal, which is scheduled to open to the public Wednesday. The airport is located in the New...

Helicopter accident at airport probed; no injuries reported

Nov. 4, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SMOKETOWN, Pa. (AP) — Federal aviation authorities will try to find out what caused a helicopter to roll over onto its side after landing at a Pennsylvania airport. No injuries were reported. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Robinson R22 helicopter rolled onto its side and into the grass after...

Credit outlook improves for Maine's largest airport

Nov. 3, 2019 3:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The credit rating of Maine's largest airport is going up a notch. The Portland International Jetport says S&P Global Ratings has improved the credit rating on Jetport Revenue Bonds from BBB+ to A-. Both scores indicate investment grade bonds, but A- is one step closer to...

Airport officials hope renovation draws more carriers

Nov. 3, 2019 11:03 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials of an airport in Ohio say a $29 million terminal renovation project could help it compete with other airports. The Dayton Daily News reports the project at Dayton International Airport included widened TSA lanes, architectural renovations, relocating the USO to better serve...