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Toronto Union-Pearson Express service to start June 6

Toronto - Starting June 6 of this year, travelers wanting to get from downtown Toronto to Pearson Airport can do so via the Union Pearson Express.

Al-Qaeda seizes provincial airport in southeast Yemen: Official

Aden - Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen on Thursday seized control of an airport in the southeastern provincial capital of Mukalla, an airport official told AFP.

'Mentally ill' man in US machete attack had Molotov cocktails

New Orleans - A machete-wielding mentally ill man shot by police at a New Orleans airport was armed with an arsenal of Molotov cocktails, officials said Saturday, but the motive for the assault was still a mystery.

Chihuahua smuggles itself into airport in owner's suitcase

A Chihuahua has been found hiding in a suitcase in the baggage area of New York's LaGuardia airport, triggering a security alert that led to it being found inside the suitcase it had nestled itself in.

Ukraine troops cede prized airport to pro-Russia rebels

Kiev - Ukraine's military on Thursday said days of unceasing artillery strikes by pro-Russian insurgents had forced its soldiers to abandon a shattered airport that had become the symbolic prize of the nine-month war.

'Bomb threat' causes delays at Zurich airport

Geneva - A bomb threat caused flight delays and the partial shut-down of Switzerland's main airport in Zurich before security forces gave the all-clear, reports and officials said.

Asiana Airlines suspended from using SFO due to 2013 crash

Seoul - South Korea has penalized Asiana Airlines for last year's fatal crash at San Francisco International Airport by barring its jets from landing there for 45 days.

Homophobic Texan arrested following violent airport attack

Dallas - An apparently intoxicated homophobic male was arrested Oct. 23 at a Dallas/Ft. Worth airport after he attacked another passenger over the color of the man's shirt.

Rebel commander wages fight to the death for east Ukraine airport

Donetsk - From an empty flat overlooking the shattered remains of eastern Ukraine's biggest airport, Givi is leading an all-out assault against the last government outpost in the main pro-Russian stronghold.

Ukraine army says repelled rebel assault on Donetsk airport

Kiev - The Ukrainian military said Saturday its forces had repelled an insurgent attack on the airport in the eastern separatist stronghold of Donetsk, despite an eight-day truce.

Battles leave Lugansk airport, busy tourist hub, in ruins

Lugansk - Lugansk International Airport used to offer flights to Turkey, Egypt and other sunny tourist spots as well cities in Ukraine and Russia, handling as many as 10,000 passengers a day.

Mentoring program receives gift from Sonoma Skypark Special

Sonoma - In a community like the wine country of Sonoma, each business and organization impacts one another in a variety of ways. Yet no matter how small or everyday, the connections they make touch so many lives and make all the difference in the world.

Taliban gunmen launch new attack on Karachi airport

Karachi - Taliban insurgents in Pakistan say they were behind Tuesday's attack on a security academy at the country's largest airport, less than two days after an all-night assault killed more than 30.

Pakistan's busiest airport reopens after deadly terror attack

Karachi - Service resumed at Pakistan's busiest airport on Monday, less than 24 hours after a group of Taliban militants launched an all-night attack on the Karachi facility.

Pakistan airport cleared of militants after attack kills 28

Karachi - Twenty-eight people were killed as Pakistan's military fought an all-night battle Monday with Taliban gunmen who besieged Karachi airport armed with rocket launchers and suicide vests, leaving a nascent peace process in tatters.

Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead

Karachi - Heavily armed militants launched an assault on Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi, leaving at least 24 dead including 10 militants in a six-hour siege that the army quelled at dawn on Monday.

12 dead in assault on Pakistan's Karachi airport

Karachi - Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi Sunday night, killing at least six people as flights were suspended and the army was called in, officials said.

12 dead in assault on Pakistan's Karachi airport

Karachi - Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi Sunday night, killing at least six people as flights were suspended and the army was called in, officials said.

Militants kill five in attack on Pakistan's Karachi airport

Karachi - Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi Sunday night, killing at least five people as flights were suspended and the army was called in, officials said.

5 dead in siege of Pakistan's Karachi airport: Officials

Karachi - Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi Sunday night, forcing the suspension of all flights as the army was called in to repel the gunmen, officials said.

Landing plane barely misses sunbather on beach

A small plane narrowly missed wiping out a sunbather on a beach on Dune Island in the Heligoland archipelago off the coast of Germany. The pilot said "It wasn't one of my greatest achievements in the cockpit," as he misjudged his landing over the beach.

Ukraine forces launch 'anti-terror op' at seized Donetsk airport

Donetsk - The Ukrainian military said it launched an offensive backed by combat helicopters at the main airport in the eastern of city of Donetsk on Monday after it was seized by rebel gunmen.

Tokyo's Haneda Airport doubles international flights

Tokyo - Tokyo's Haneda Airport doubled its international flights to 80 a day from Sunday in a bid to court international travellers and boost capacity ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

French anti-airport protesters clash with police

Nantes - Protesters opposed to plans to build a new airport for the French city of Nantes smashed shop windows Saturday and hurled paving stones at police, who answered with tear gas and rubber bullets.Tens of thousands of protesters against building the airpor...

Turkey vows to go ahead with new airport despite court order

Istanbul - Turkey vowed Tuesday to press ahead with building what could become one of the world's busiest airports in defiance of a court order halting the project over environmental concerns.

World's biggest passenger aircraft in Durban

Durban - Last week saw the biggest passenger plane in the world landing at King Shaka International Airport in Durban, South Africa for the first time as part of a pilot training programme for British Airways.

France launches express rail project linking Paris to airport

Paris - After many years of hesitation, France's government has launched a 1.7-billion-euro ($2.3 billion) project to link Paris to its main international airport, Charles de Gaulle, with an express train that will go into operation in a decade's time.

Spain says U.S. mom to blame in airport baby death

Alicante - In September last year, a tragic accident took the life of a five-month old baby at Alicante Airport in Spain. The baby died when the baggage conveyer belt on which her mother placed her started moving. Now blame for the accident has been established.

Alligator found in O'Hare Airport terminal

Chicago - A small alligator was spotted crawling through Terminal 3 at O'Hare Airport on Friday. It is still unclear how the alligator managed to get inside the airport.

Shooting at LAX Terminal 3, seven wounded, shooter in custody

Police are on the scene at LAX Airport in Los Angeles. A shooting has been reported at Terminal 3. One TSA worker is reportedly shot along with seven others. The shooter is in custody.
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Catholic Nun being frisked by a Muslim security agent at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
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The inside of the Terminal 3 building at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
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An empty Istanbul Airport during the Iceland volcanic ash incident
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An airport with no planes
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London Heathrow Airport, U.K.
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