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SC airport sees highest number of animal strikes in 20 years

Dec. 3, 2019 8:25 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A record number of animals were killed during takeoffs and landings at one South Carolina airport last year. The Greenville News reports data from the Federal Aviation Administration shows 30 animal strikes happened at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in 2018, three...

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

Dec. 3, 2019 7:52 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to shut Manila’s international airport. Kammuri...

Smoke condition shuts down AirTrain to Kennedy Airport

Dec. 2, 2019 7:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Shuttle buses are replacing AirTrain service to New York City’s Kennedy Airport because of a smoke condition on the tracks. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says all trains were brought to stations and service was suspended around 5:45 p.m. Monday. Bus service between...

Work on hotel at Burlington airport to start in the spring

Dec. 1, 2019 8:08 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Construction of a new hotel at Vermont’s Burlington International Airport is going to begin in the spring. Airport Manager Gene Richards tells WCAX-TV it will save money to begin work on the 108-room hotel in the spring because winter construction is more expensive. But...

$20 million in projects planned for central Illinois airport

Nov. 30, 2019 1:33 PM EST

SAVOY, Ill. (AP) — More than $20 million in construction is planned at Willard Airport in central Illinois during the next two years. The News-Gazette reports that the work includes reconstruction of a runway, an added taxiway and a redone entrance road to the University of Illinois-owned airport in Savoy....

Flughafen Zürich AG wins bid for new airport near New Delhi

Nov. 29, 2019 7:32 AM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — An Indian state selected a Swiss company, Flughafen Zürich AG, on Friday to design, develop and operate a new airport near New Delhi after it outbid Indian companies. A spokesman for the Uttar Pradesh state government, Mritunjay Kumar, said state authorities have acquired 5,100...

Cairo airport worker arrested for groping American traveler

Nov. 29, 2019 4:28 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport officials say an airport cafeteria worker has been arrested after an American passenger accused him of sexual harassment. The officials said the passenger alleged that the worker groped her on Friday as she was coming out of the terminal bathroom before boarding a flight to...

Officials: Airport used by UAE as prison in Yemen reopened

Nov. 27, 2019 12:37 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say an airport in a southern city has been reopened after a five-year closure, during which United Arab Emirates forces used it as a military base and a prison. They say the first civilian flight in five years landed Wednesday at Al-Rayyan Airport in Mukalla in...

The Latest: Airports hit in stormy California

Nov. 27, 2019 12:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Stormy weather and a power outage have affected two Northern California airports as a storm hits the region. KPIX-TV says the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a ground delay at San Francisco International Airport...

Snow already covering several Nebraska highways

Nov. 26, 2019 11:59 AM EST

A storm system that’s expected to drop up to a foot of snow in western Nebraska is making travel hazardous and has forced closure of highways and county roads. The Nebraska Transportation Department said Tuesday that travelers have been barred from a stretch of U.S. Highway 385 in the Panhandle. Also,...