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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.
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Dilay GUNDOGAN (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

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.
In the Media by Delphine Touitou and Valentin Bontemps (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Jacki Viles - 1 comment

Chinese woman nabbed at airport smuggling money in nappies

Milan - A 30-year-old Chinese woman was caught at Milan's Malpensa airport, trying to smuggle €80,000 in cash, concealed in a pile of nappies. The woman was heading to Shanghai, China.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Man busted for smuggling eggs of rare bird species in underwear

Customs authorities in Zurich, Switzerland seized a man, apparently a bird specialist, who was smuggling the eggs of protected parrots in his underwear, whilst traveling the world and trading them.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments
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