Latest Airport security News

Man arrested after boarding empty Mauritania plane on tarmac

Mar. 25, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man after he boarded an empty Mauritania Airlines plane sitting on the tarmac at the international airport in Nouakchott and threatened to set it on fire, the government news agency reported Thursday. There were...

Air travelers top 1.5 million for first time in over a year

Mar. 22, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

More than 1.5 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic tightened its grip on the United States more than a year ago. It marked the 11th straight day that the Transportation Security Administration...

TSA hiring officers in Memphis, nationally as summer nears

Mar. 10, 2021 04:47 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is hiring part-time officers at Memphis International Airport to meet increased demand for air travel in coming months, the agency said. A TSA news release said the agency plans to hire 35 part-time...

Greenpeace paints Air France jet green in daring eco-stunt

Mar. 05, 2021 11:32 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Nine Greenpeace activists were arrested Friday for vandalizing an Air France jet with green paint in an airport eco-protest that raised concerns about security. Aeroports de Paris (ADP), the body that runs Paris’ airports, said the activists got inside...