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Erdogan showcases new Istanbul airport ahead of elections

Istanbul - A plane carrying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday touched down at Istanbul's new airport, the first such landing by a passenger aircraft ahead of its official opening in October.

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport

Sana - UAE-backed Yemeni government forces fought their way into Hodeida airport on Tuesday, pressing an offensive that has seen some of the most intense fighting of a three-year war against Huthi Shiite rebels.

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

Abu Dhabi - Yemeni government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, entered Hodeida airport on Tuesday, the UAE said, as the fight for control of the rebel-held port city intensifies.

Lebanese man stranded for 42 days in Ecuador airport

Quito - A Lebanese man has been stuck in immigration purgatory at an airport in Ecuador for 42 days after losing his passport and being returned there from Spain.

Power cut temporarily shuts Amsterdam's airport

Den Haag - A power cut overnight forced the temporary closure of Amsterdam's Schipol airport, one of Europe's busiest, officials said as they tried to get operations moving again Sunday.

Billionaire Slim jumps into Mexico election spat over airport

Mexico - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim defended one of his prized investments Monday -- a huge new airport for Mexico City -- against the leading candidate for the country's presidential election, who has threatened to cancel the project.

Giant new Istanbul airport '85 pct done, to open on time'

Istanbul - Istanbul's giant new airport, which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes will make the city a global air traffic hub, is 85 percent finished and will open on time this year, the transport minister said Friday.

Fierce clashes as French police try to clear anti-capitalist camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Activists reinforced by dozens of their supporters clashed with police for a third day in western France on Wednesday to oppose their eviction from an anti-capitalist camp set up 10 years ago to protest a new airport.

Dawn clashes as French police clear anti-capitalist camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Clashes broke out before dawn at an anti-capitalist camp in western France on Wednesday as police battled for a third day to clear activists who first set up the alternative commune a decade ago.

Tear gas, petrol bombs as French police clear 'eco-camp'

Notre-dame-des-landes - French police battled Tuesday to evict anti-airport protesters and the creators of an alternative anti-capitalist settlement in western France during a second day of clashes.

Clashes as French police clear anti-airport protest camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - French anti-capitalist activists clashed with riot police at burning barricades Monday during a huge security operation to clear a rural protest camp at the site of an abandoned airport project.

French police clear utopian anti-airport protest camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Over 2,000 French police officers took part Monday in the expulsion of the last holdouts from an anti-capitalist camp at the site of an abandoned airport project near the western city of Nantes.

Valentines get quickie marriage licenses at Las Vegas airport

Las Vegas - The Las Vegas airport has given new meaning to rushing to make a connection, offering quickie wedding licenses for lovebirds desperate to get hitched on Valentine's Day.

France to clear decade-old airport protest camp

Paris - France scrapped controversial plans Wednesday for a new Atlantic coast airport and vowed to evict hundreds of environmental protesters who have lived in an anti-capitalist commune on the sprawling site for almost a decade.

France ditches plans for divisive west coast airport

Paris - The French government on Wednesday formally abandoned decades-old plans for a controversial new airport on the west coast that became a site of resistance for environmental activists.

10 killed in clashes at Libya's main international airport

Tripoli - Fighting at the Libyan capital's only working international airport killed at least 10 people Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there.

Atlanta airport, world's busiest, resumes operations after power cut

Atlanta - Atlanta airport, the world's busiest, slowly returned to normal Monday after an 11-hour power outage caused by an underground fire stranded thousands of passengers in the southern US metropolis and unleashed a storm of criticism.

Atlanta airport says power back after major flight delays

Washington - The world's busiest airport, in the US city of Atlanta, said early Monday that power had been restored after an outage left passengers in the dark and affected hundreds of flights.

Dutch police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport

Schiphol - Dutch military police on Friday shot and wounded a man armed with a knife, who burst into their office at Schiphol airport, in an incident which triggered panic in the busy Amsterdam air hub.

Chaos-plagued Berlin airport won't open before 2020: planners

Berlin - German authorities said Friday that Berlin's new international airport would not open before 2020, eight years behind schedule for a project that has become an enduring political scandal and national laughing stock.

Dutch police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport

Den Haag - Dutch military police on Friday opened fire on a man armed with a knife at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport, they said."Man at Schiphol shot at by the military police, after he made threats with a knife.

Corsican mobster gunned down at French airport

Bastia - A notorious Corsican mobster was killed and two people were wounded on Tuesday in an suspected tit-for-tat shooting at an airport on the French island of Corsica.

Iraqi forces retake base, airport, oil field from Kurds

Baghdad - Iraqi forces made rapid progress on Monday in their operation against Kurdish fighters in the disputed Kirkuk province, seizing a key military base, an airport and an oil field, commanders said.

Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

Berlin - Berliners have voted to keep open the Cold War-era city airport Tegel, threatening political turbulence in the German capital and more trouble for Chancellor Angela Merkel after a bruising election victory.

Israeli strikes hit weapons depot by Damascus airport: monitor

Birut - Israeli strikes hit a weapons depot by Damascus airport overnight, targeting a warehouse belonging to Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which is allied with the Syrian government, a monitor said Friday.

Private jet crashes at Istanbul's main airport, four wounded: official

Istanbul - A private jet crashed on landing and burst into flames Thursday while making an emergency landing at Istanbul's main international airport, leaving four injured, officials said.

Berlin in political dog fight over airport chaos

Berlin - Berlin's scandal-plagued BER airport project, now delayed five years with no opening date in sight, has become the laughing stock of Germany, but things are about to get more complicated.As the six-billion-euro ($7.

2,000 evacuated after scare at Paris's main airport

- At least 2,000 people were evacuated from Paris's main airport on Saturday and eight flights cancelled after an individual went into a "restricted area" without going through security controls, airport sources said.

Turkey remembers Istanbul airport attack blamed on IS

Istanbul - Turkey on Wednesday marked one year since the triple suicide bombing and gun attack on its main international airport in Istanbul that left dozens dead and was blamed on Islamic State jihadists.

Airport in Kazakh capital renamed after president

Astana - The airport in oil-rich Kazakhstan's capital Astana has been renamed after long-reigning President Nursultan Nazarbayev, state media reported on Wednesday, citing a government resolution that will fuel accusations of a leadership cult.
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Armed police patrol outside Oslo Airport on July  24  2014 amid warnings of a terror plot
Armed police patrol outside Oslo Airport on July, 24, 2014 amid warnings of a terror plot
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Catholic Nun being frisked by a Muslim security agent at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Catholic Nun being frisked by a Muslim security agent at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
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Bangkok's main international airport
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CROWDED: The departure lounge at Havana Airport will be getting substantially more crowded now that ...
CROWDED: The departure lounge at Havana Airport will be getting substantially more crowded now that U.S. airlines have permission to schedule regular flights in keeping with a gradual lessening of diplomatic tensions that began in 2014.
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Main Terminal of Washington Dulles International Airport at dusk in Virginia. Airports are part of a state's transportation infrastructure.
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TSA officers testing drinks purchased inside the airport for explosives.
TSA officers testing drinks purchased inside the airport for explosives.
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Lester B. Pearson International Airport and frequently shortened to Toronto Pearson.
Lester B. Pearson International Airport and frequently shortened to Toronto Pearson.
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Hopelessly inaccurate Apple Maps directions to the Fairbanks Airport carpark took users along a taxiway used by aircraft and leading to the main runway - on the opposite side to the terminal
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The TSA airport officials check baggage with security scanners.
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Check-in area at Prestwick Airport.
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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake dislodged the eagle sculpture at Wellington airport  set up to promote th...
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake dislodged the eagle sculpture at Wellington airport, set up to promote the Hobbit movies.
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Chicago's O'Hare Internation Airport
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The wing of the British Airways plane wedged into the top of a small building next to the runway. Harriet Tolputt posted this picture of the incident on Twitter
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An airport with no planes
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Girona-Costa Brava airport in Spain.
Girona-Costa Brava airport in Spain.
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Metrolinxs new diesel train to run from Union Station to Pearson International Airport
Metrolinxs new diesel train to run from Union Station to Pearson International Airport
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Spencer is being tested at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport
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