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Lafayette airport adds flights to Charlotte in April

Jan. 23, 2021 11:29 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Starting in April people will be able to fly to Charlotte, North Carolina on American Airlines via the Lafayette airport, officials announced. The Daily Advertiser reported Monday that the direct flights on American Airlines between Lafayette Regional Airport and Charlotte Douglas...

Nashville airport authority sues car sharing company

Jan. 21, 2021 10:53 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport officials have sued a peer-to-peer car sharing company over claims that its offerings at the airport are unauthorized and illegal. The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority filed the lawsuit this week against Turo Inc. in Davidson County Chancery...

Pandemic cuts air travel at ND commercial airports in half

Jan. 18, 2021 12:14 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic cut the number of passengers using North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in half last year. The airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Fargo, Devils Lake and Jamestown finished 2020 with a total of 572,093 airline...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2020 file photo, a Qatar Airways plane prepares to take off at San Francisco International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco. Egypt on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, opened its airspace to Qatari flights with a Qatar Airways jetliner is expected to land in Cairo later this week, airport officials said. The flight on Friday would be the first commercial one between the two countries since Egypt joined three other Gulf countries in boycotting Qatar in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Airport officials: Egypt reopens airspace to Qatar flights

Jan. 12, 2021 6:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Tuesday reopened its airspace to Qatar flights after regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia reopened its airspace and border with the Gulf Arab state last week, Egyptian airport officials said. A Qatar Airways plane is due to land in Cairo on Friday, the officials said, speaking on...

Indonesian marines look at a large part of a plane recovered from the waters off Java Island where Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 crashed on Saturday, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The search for the black boxes of the crashed Sriwijaya Air jet intensified Monday to boost the investigation into what caused the plane carrying 62 people to nosedive at high velocity into the Java Sea. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

EXPLAINER: Why Indonesia's plane safety record is a concern

Jan. 11, 2021 12:47 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Saturday's plane crash in Indonesia, in which a Sriwijaya Air carrying 62 people plunged into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff, has once again turned the microscope on the safety of the country's aviation industry. Indonesia's aviation record is one of the worst in Asia, with...

Police: Pilot flying solo survives small plane crash in NY

Jan. 10, 2021 3:15 PM EST

OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A pilot flying solo survived a small plane crash on Long Island on Sunday, authorities said. The crash near the Old Bethpage solid waste disposal plant was reported just after 1 p.m., a Nassau County Police spokesperson said. It appears that the pilot survived the crash and no one...

Neighbours have drinks in the middle of the street during a heavy snowfall in Bustarviejo, outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. A persistent blizzard has blanketed large parts of Spain with 50-year record levels of snow, halting traffic and leaving thousands trapped in cars or in train stations and airports that suspended all services as the snow kept falling on Saturday. Half of Spain is on alert, with five provinces on their highest level of warning. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Unusual snow kills 4, brings much of Spain to a standstill

Jan. 9, 2021 2:54 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A persistent blizzard blanketed large parts of Spain with an unusual amount of snow on Saturday, killing at least four people and leaving thousands trapped in cars or at train stations and airports that suspended all services. The national weather agency reported that as of 7 a.m., the...

A woman wearing mask to help protect herself from the coronavirus stands in the sun as she walks her dogs in Beijing on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. With next month's Lunar New Year travel rush looming, the government is telling people to stay put as much as possible and not travel to or from the capital Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: 2 Chinese cities urge people to stay at home

Jan. 9, 2021 12:33 AM EST

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are asking residents in two cities south of Beijing to stay home for seven days as they try to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak in which more than 300 people have tested positive in the past week. According to official notices on social media, the cities of Shijiazhuang and...

A medical staff member of the National Health Organization (EODY) conducts a COVID-19 rapid test on a man at a drive-through testing site at Aspropyrgos suburb, west of Athens, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The western municipality of the Greek capital remains in a hard lockdown due to their heavy epidemiological burden as Greece will ramp up the speed of its coronavirus vaccination drive, the country's prime minister said Friday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece extends lockdown past 2 months, expands vaccinations

Jan. 8, 2021 12:44 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has extended a two-month lockdown by at least one week, through Jan. 18, and announced plans Friday to increase the number of people getting COVID-19 vaccines from 5,000 per day to 8,000 per day. Restrictions the Greek government imposed in early November shut non-essential...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 4, 2021 5:44 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Gov. DeWine has fought COVID-19 with determination but is hobbled by an archaic system The Clevland Plain Dealer Jan. 3 In 2020, Gov. Mike DeWine faced a foe neither he nor most of us were expecting -- a global pandemic that brought...