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Deadly armed group clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Deadly armed group clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Published 15/01/2018

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, leaving at least nine people dead and forcing the airport to [more…]

Thailand gets aviation safety upgrade, airline shares jump

Thailand gets aviation safety upgrade, airline shares jump

Published 09/10/2017

The U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization has removed a red flag against Thailand over safety concerns, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand said on Monday, sending shares in Thai airlines sharply higher. [more…]

Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

Published 25/09/2017

(This Sep 24th story has been refiled to correct lead and second paragraph to remove reference to preliminary results to make clear results are final.) [more…]

Airbus opens China A330 plant amid market push

Airbus opens China A330 plant amid market push

Published 21/09/2017

Airbus SE (AIR.PA) on Wednesday opened its Chinese completion plant for A330 jets, with hopes that an increased presence in the world's fastest growing aviation market would help boost demand for the firm's profitable but ageing wide-body jets. [more…]

Anti-Uber protests disrupt major Chilean airport- one dead

Anti-Uber protests disrupt major Chilean airport- one dead

Published 04/09/2017

Taxi drivers protesting the growth of mobile ride hailing applications such as Uber and Cabify blocked the main road to Chile's principal airport in capital Santiago on Monday, leading to one death and wreaking havoc on travelers' plans. [more…]

Electronics ban on flights from Turkey to U.S. lifted: Dogan agency

Electronics ban on flights from Turkey to U.S. lifted: Dogan agency

Published 05/07/2017

FILE PHOTO - An illustration picture shows a laptop on the screen of an X-ray security scanner, April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic/Illustration/File Photo

A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops onto aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on Wednesday, the private Dogan news agency reported.

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Turkish Airlines expects electronics ban on flights to Britain to be lifted soon: CEO

Turkish Airlines expects electronics ban on flights to Britain to be lifted soon: CEO

Published 05/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wait for check-in U.S. bound flights at a Turkish Airlines counter at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, Turkey, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) expects a ban on carrying electronic devices in cabins on flights from Turkey to Britain to be lifted soon, Chief Executive Bilal Eksi said on Twitter on Wednesday, after a similar ban was lifted for U.S.-bound flights.

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Trump administration defends interpretation of travel ban ruling

Trump administration defends interpretation of travel ban ruling

Published 04/07/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air force One at Morristown municipal airport, New Jersey, U.S., en route back to Washington after a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, July 3, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump opposed opening the door to grandparents from six Muslim-majority countries on Monday, arguing in a court filing that the government's interpretation of how to implement its temporary travel ban is based on U.S. immigration law.

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United Airlines CEO answers lawmakers on passenger dragging incident

United Airlines CEO answers lawmakers on passenger dragging incident

Published 27/04/2017

FILE PHOTO - Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines Oscar Munoz introduces a new international business class dubbed United Polaris in New York, U.S. June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz said less than one passenger was involuntarily denied boarding per 23,000 on an average last year, responding to questions from lawmakers regarding the rough removal of a passenger from one of its flights.

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United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats

United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats

Published 27/04/2017

FILE PHOTO - A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, U.S. on February 7, 2015. REUTERS/Louis Nastro/File Photo

United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier's efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger.

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