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Thousands protest cancellation of new Mexico City airport

Nov. 11, 2018 6:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Mexico City on Sunday to protest President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plans to cancel a new $13 billion airport for the capital. Marchers dismissed the referendum that led to the cancellation as unconstitutional and compared Lopez Obrador to...

Philadelphia airport back in service after power outage

Nov. 6, 2018 6:27 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia International Airport is back in service after a power outage caused flight delays and cancellations. The outage occurred in the tower around 7 p.m. Monday and power wasn't restored for 40 minutes. However, the Federal Aviation Administration placed a ground stop on...

Mexico referendum cancels partly built $13 billion airport

Oct. 29, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect said Monday he will respect the result of a referendum that rejected a partly built new airport for Mexico City, effectively ending the $13 billion project. "The decision taken by the citizens is democratic, rational and efficient," Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador...

High fuel costs cut sharply into American Airlines profit

Oct. 25, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is struggling more than Delta and United to pass higher jet fuel costs to passengers, and it has dropped far behind its rivals in profits. All airlines are facing a strong headwind from fuel prices that have surged by more than one-third in the past year. In the third...

Polish national airline cancels flights amid employee strike

Oct. 24, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's national airline LOT is cancelling some flights as crew members strike to protest layoffs and demand better pay and working conditions. A spokesman for LOT, Konrad Majszyk, said Wednesday that over a dozen international flights from Warsaw, including to Germany and Denmark,...

Strikes begin to weigh on Ryanair's profits

Oct. 22, 2018 5:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair says its first-half profit fell 7 percent as Europe's biggest discount airline faced rising costs and flight cancellations due to staff shortages and air traffic control strikes. The Dublin-based carrier says Monday that profit before one-time items fell to 1.20 billion euros ($1.38...

Woman with 'emotional support squirrel' removed from plane

Oct. 10, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police at a Florida airport removed a passenger who refused to get off a Cleveland-bound flight after she was found carrying an "emotional support squirrel." Passengers had already boarded Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday night when they were told...

AA aims to avoid putting delayed travelers on other airlines

Oct. 8, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is telling employees to think twice before rebooking stranded customers on rival airlines, and regular economy-class passengers are the most likely to suffer when there are long delays or canceled flights. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy...

Reports: 2 military planes collide on Sudan airport runway

Oct. 3, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese media are reporting that two military airplanes have collided on the runway at the main airport in the capital Khartoum. Video footage posted on social media show two Soviet-era planes moving along the runway before one suddenly rams the tail of the other. Both planes appeared to have...

Delta Air Lines says Hurricane Florence cost it $30 million.

Oct. 2, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta's stock fell 3.4 percent on Tuesday after the airline said it took a $30 million hit from Hurricane Florence and is paying more for fuel. Last month's hurricane caused at least 3,500 flight cancellations, mostly in the Carolinas. Delta said on Sept. 17 that it canceled 275 to that...