Latest Airport operation News

The Latest: Protesters battle police in chaos-hit Barcelona

Oct. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local): 11 p.m. Police in the regional capital of Catalonia are using water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to repel masked youths who are throwing cobblestones and flammable bottles, building barricades and setting dozens of...

Chinle airport closed indefinitely due to asphalt problems

Oct. 17, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

CHINLE, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Division of Transportation has closed Chinle Airport runway until further notice due to existing asphalt deterioration. Authorities say the division's Road Maintenance and Airports Management departments assessed the Chinle Community Airport on Monday. They say the...

Air Force IDs Ellsworth airman found dead off base

Oct. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has released the name of an airman stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base who was found dead at an off-base residence. The Air Force says 24-year-old Senior Airman William Horton was a B-1 Journeyman with the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Horton was an active...

Small plane trying to land skids off runway, pilot not hurt

Oct. 16, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

WEST LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot attempting to land a small plane at Lebanon Municipal Airport in New Hampshire skidded off the runway and came to rest in grass. The Valley News reports the airport's interim manager said the pilot wasn't hurt and the plane suffered minor damage Tuesday....

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

Marion expanding airport runway, improving lights

Oct. 14, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MARION, Iowa (AP) — Work has begun to expand the airport runway in the Cedar Rapids suburb of Marion. The Gazette reports a groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for the $1.7 million project. The work will widen the runway from 23 to 60 feet, meeting the standards of a basic service airport. And...

Venezuela denies entry of Guatemala's president-elect

Oct. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The president-elect of Guatemala said he was blocked Saturday from entering Venezuela where he planned to meet opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who is seeking to oust socialist President Nicolás Maduro. Officials defended their actions, saying Guatemala's incoming leader,...

Salt Lake City airport TSA confiscates 7 guns in 7 days

Oct. 10, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah airport security authorities have intercepted seven guns in seven days at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the state Transportation Security Administration discovered the weapons during routine screening of carry-on bags from Oct. 3 to...

Unruly passenger forces flight to divert to Tucson airport

Oct. 9, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Southwest Airlines plane headed to California from Texas was diverted to Tucson's airport because of an unruly passenger. Tucson Airport Authority police say 51-year-old David Broseh from Marrieta, Oklahoma appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was...