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Holiday getaway pushes US airport traffic to pandemic high

Jul. 02, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Fourth of July holiday weekend is jamming U.S. airports with their biggest crowds since the pandemic began in 2020. About 2.49 million passengers went through security checkpoints at U.S. airports Friday, surpassing the previous pandemic-era record of...

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Jun. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the...

Ahead of Ford plant, TSA returning to Tennessee airport

Jun. 16, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal security screening is returning to a small West Tennessee airport, a needed upgrade as passenger traffic is expected to increase with new flights to Atlanta and a planned Ford Motor Co. electric truck factory coming to the region, officials said. The...

Dutch airport Schiphol to cut flights over busy summer

Jun. 16, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' busiest airport is reining in flight departures over its busy summer period because shortages of security staff mean it cannot cope with the high demand as many families take to the skies for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic has eased. ...

Federal regulators say they will keep closer eye on Boeing

May. 31, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boeing employees will still be allowed to perform some safety analysis on the company’s aircraft, but for three more years instead of the five-year extension the company requested, federal regulators have determined. Federal Aviation Administration officials...

Lawsuit seeks to revoke FAA license for Georgia spaceport

May. 26, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed launchpad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast are asking a court to throw out the project's government license, saying the Federal Aviation Administration failed to correctly assess the risks of firing rockets over homes and a barrier island...

FAA to let United use jets grounded after engine failure

May. 17, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Federal safety regulators have approved a path for United Airlines to resume using dozens of Boeing 777 jets that have been grounded since the engine on one plane blew apart over Denver last year. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it has approved steps...

TSA: Airport security finds loaded gun in Cawthorn's bag

Apr. 26, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

A loaded gun was found in North Carolina U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's carry-on bag at an airport security checkpoint Tuesday — the second time he has been stopped with a gun at an airport in the past 14 months, officials said. When Cawthorn went through checkpoint D at Charlotte...

Flyers keep bringing guns to Atlanta airport, setting record

Apr. 08, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s airport set a record during the first quarter of this year in the amount of guns caught at security checkpoints. Transportation Security Administration officers found 94 guns at security checkpoints during the first quarter of 2022, The Atlanta...

UK airport warns COVID-related delays could last months

Apr. 08, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A major British airport warned passengers on Friday to expect the delays plaguing travel to continue for months, as the U.K. aviation regulator told the country’s air industry to shape up after weeks of canceled flights and long airport queues. The head of...