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Plane makes emergency landing at Somalia airport after explosion on board 09 February 2016 A Daallo Airlines flight, with 75 passengers on board, had to make an emergency landing at Somalia’s Mogadishu International Airport after there was an explosion on the...

Britain likely to take decision on airport expansion plan by summer 09 February 2016 Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin said that Britain is expected to take a decision on the location for the construction of a new runway this summer as the capacity of Heathrow airport...

Edinburgh Airport reports success of TUTUR flight path trial 09 February 2016 Edinburgh Airport in Scotland, UK has reported that the latest five-month trial of the new TUTUR flight path was...

Raytheon to upgrade air traffic control systems across US airports 08 February 2016 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $135m contract to the US-based Raytheon to upgrade air traffic control systems at 22 airports across the...

FBI probe over laser strikes at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport 08 February 2016 Several instances of laser lights distracting passenger airplanes bound for Ohio’s Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has led to an FBI...

Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport launches logistics complex 08 February 2016 Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura-I has launched a warehouse and logistics complex of international standard at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, to expand logistics services...

Plane grounded at Madrid airport after bomb threat 05 February 2016 Passengers of a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, which was bound for Riyadh from Spain's Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas International Airport, were safely evacuated following a bomb...

IATA and Harris collaborate to enhance ATM efficiency with new tool 05 February 2016 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has partnered with information technology provider Harris Corporation to set up a new tool to enhance air traffic management (ATM)...

New terminal at Phuket Airport set to go through first test run 05 February 2016 Phuket International Airport in the Phuket province of Thailand will see its long-awaited $60m (B2.45bn) new international terminal go through its first trial...

British Airways threatens to cut down services from London City Airport 04 February 2016 British Airways (BA) has threatened to cut down its services at the London City Airport as it fears that the new owner of the airport might increase charges to cover £2bn it would pay to...

Newquay Airport expects to win bid to become UK's spaceport 04 February 2016 England’s Newquay Cornwall Airport expects to serve as part of a worldwide network of intercontinental airports if it can win the bid to become UK’s only...

FAA halts new runway plan at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia, US 04 February 2016 A plan for a new runway at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia, US, has been halted by the Federal Aviation Administration...

Philippines Supreme Court upholds award of Mactan-Cebu airport project to GMR consortium 03 February 2016 The Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines has upheld the decision of awarding the Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion and modernisation project contract to GMR Infrastructure and...

Chicago's O’Hare International Airport to construct sixth runway for $1.3bn 03 February 2016 O’Hare International Airport in Chicago will have a new $1.3bn runway with the aim to reduce congestion at the airfield and avoid...

Gatwick Airport opens its new Pier 5 03 February 2016 Gatwick Airport has achieved a milestone in its £2bn transformation programme with the opening of Pier 5, in which the airport had invested £80m for redevelopment....

Check-in glitch at Virgin Airlines’ desks delays passengers across Australia 02 February 2016 Passengers booked with Virgin Airlines suffered delays and long queues due to the airline's check-in glitch at airports across...

Vienna Airport to purchase SNC-Lavalin’s indirect stake in Malta International Airport 02 February 2016 Europe’s Vienna Airport Group has agreed to buy Canada-based SNC-Lavalin Group's indirect stake in Malta International Airport (MIA) for...

Dubai International Airport tops list as world's busiest airport in 2015 02 February 2016 Dubai International Airport (DXB) topped the list as the world’s busiest airports with over 78 million annual passenger traffic recorded in 2015 by its operator Dubai...

Etihad Airways to set up new first class lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport 01 February 2016 Etihad Airways is planning to open a new first class lounge at Terminal 3 of the Abu Dhabi International Airport in...

Lockheed Martin to support NATS' technology transformation programme 01 February 2016 UK-based air navigation service provider NATS has selected the global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin, as its system integration partner to assist the company in its...

Aberdeen International Airport to invest $20m for redevelopment 01 February 2016 Aberdeen International Airport is planning to invest $20m to increase the size of its existing terminal by 50%, since it was first opened in...


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