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Paris airport renews security crackdown after EgyptAir crash

- French investigators are checking again for security flaws at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport after Thursday's EgyptAir crash, despite already stripping hundreds of employees of their security clearance since last year's jihadist attacks.

Brussels airport departure hall partly re-opens, 40 days after attacks

Brussels - The departure hall at Brussels' Zaventem airport partly re-opened Sunday, 40 days after suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State group which killed 32 people, half of them at the air hub.

Bombed Brussels airport departure hall to partly reopen Sunday

Brussels - The departure hall at Brussels airport, hit in March by a deadly double suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, will partly reopen on Sunday, the management said.

Brussels airport bomber worked there for five years: Report

Brussels - One of the jihadists who blew themselves up at Brussels airport last month had in fact worked at the site for five years until 2012, Belgium's VTM television reported Wednesday.

Brussels airport 'back to full capacity in June' after attacks

Brussels - Brussels airport will fully re-open in June, its chief executive said, after suffering extensive damage when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the departures hall last month killing 16.

Homeless Pole tripped Dutch airport security scare

Den Haag - A homeless Pole triggered a major security scare and partial evacuation of Amsterdam airport after claiming to be a terrorist, Dutch military police said on Wednesday.

Labour dispute hits bomb-struck Brussels airport

Brussels - A labour dispute caused the cancellation of flights to and from Brussels international airport for a second day on Wednesday just after it reopened in the wake of deadly jihadist bombings.

Dutch probe airport security scare, man still held

Den Haag - Dutch military police were Wednesday investigating a major security alert triggered overnight at Amsterdam's busy international airport, with one man still in custody.

Labour row suspends flights at Brussels airport

Brussels - A labour dispute triggered Tuesday the temporary halt of flights to and from Brussels international airport only days after it reopened in the wake of deadly jihadist bombings, officials said.

Bomb-hit Brussels airport runs nearly 40 flights Monday

Brussels - Brussels airport scheduled nearly 40 flights Monday, officials said, as Belgium struggles to get back to normal after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the departure hall nearly two weeks ago.

First plane takes off from Brussels Airport after March 22 attack

Brussels - A Brussels Airlines flight to the Portuguese city of Faro became the first plane Sunday to take off from Brussels Airport since it was hit by Islamic State attacks on March 22, AFP reporters saw.

Bomb-hit Brussels airport to reopen Sunday with security boost

Brussels - Brussels Airport said it will partially reopen on Sunday, 12 days after it was hit by Islamic State suicide blasts, as Belgian prosecutors charged a third suspect with terrorism over a foiled plot to attack France.

Bay Area man convicted of assault over reclining airline seat

Los Angeles - A San Francisco Bay Area man was convicted Wednesday of assaulting an airline passenger aboard a delayed flight from Los Angeles after he became enraged when the victim reclined the back of her seat.

Brussels airport eyes Sunday reopening as govt, police agree security deal

Brussels - Bomb-hit Brussels Airport is on track to reopen on Sunday, a Belgian government source said, after the authorities reached a deal with police on introducing tighter security at the key travel hub following the March 22 suicide attacks.

Belgian economy suffers as devastated airport struggles to reopen

Brussels - More than a week after its departure hall was wrecked in twin suicide blasts, Brussels airport remains closed, wreaking havoc on the aviation industry and hurting the Belgian economy.

Brussels airport 'ready' to reopen, but no flights before Friday

Brussels - Brussels airport said it was "technically ready" to reopen following last week's deadly suicide bombings, but that there would be no flights before Friday evening at the earliest.

Brussels airport says no flights until at least late Thursday

Brussels - Brussels airport said it will remain closed to passenger flights until at least late Thursday afternoon following last week's attacks, as the operator carries out further tests for a partial restart.

Brussels airport says to remain closed Wednesday

Brussels - Brussels airport said it will remain closed on Wednesday, dashing hopes it would resume at least partial services after last week's deadly suicide bomb attacks.

Brussels airport could 'at best' reopen Wednesday: CEO

Brussels - Brussels airport could "at best" resume very limited services on Wednesday but it will take months to get back to normal after two suicide bombers destroyed the departure terminal, chief executive Arnaud Feist said.

Brussels airport to run tests Tuesday, no date for re-opening

Brussels - Brussels Airport said it will run tests on Tuesday to see if repair work after two suicide bomb attacks wrecked the departure hall was satisfactory, but it could not give a firm date for resuming services.

Brussels airport says building 'stable,' looking at temporary check-in desks

Brussels - Brussels Airport said Saturday an examination of the main building housing the departure hall wrecked by two suicide bombers showed the structure is stable and it will now see if temporary check-in desks can be installed.

Brussels airport will not re-open before Tuesday: Statement

Brussels - Brussels airport will not reopen before Tuesday as it implements new security measures and repairs the departure hall wrecked by a suicide bomb attack earlier this week, it said Saturday.

Brussels airport closed to passengers until at least Saturday: Spokeswoman

Brussels - Brussels airport will remain closed until at least Saturday, a spokeswoman said, following deadly bombings claimed by the Islamic State group.

Brussels airport to remain closed Wednesday: CEO

Brussels - The main airport in Brussels will remained closed on Wednesday, an official said, after twin bombings that killed 14 people.

Fresh rally against French airport plans

Notre-dame-des-landes - Thousands of demonstrators, some arriving by bicycle, some driving tractors, rallied Saturday to protest at a controversial airport development near the western French city of Nantes.

Snake found on luggage cart at Bangkok airport

Bangkok - Passengers were left startled when they discovered a snake on a luggage cart in the arrival hall at Bangkok's main international airport.

Thousands protest over contested French airport site

Nantes - Thousands of demonstrators blocked roads on the outskirts of the French city of Nantes to protest a controversial airport development that has been at the centre of a years-long battle.

20,000 rally in protest at contested French airport site

Nantes - Around 20,000 demonstrators blocked roads around the western French city of Nantes on Saturday in protest over a controversial airport development, organisers said, although police put the number at 7,200.

Deadly Istanbul airport incident was mortar attack: prosecutors

Istanbul - A mortar attack was the cause of a deadly incident on December 23 at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport that left one person dead and damaged several planes, Turkish prosecutors said on Thursday.

Armed Kurdish group claims Turkey airport blast

Diyarbakir - An armed Kurdish group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an explosion near a plane at Istanbul's second international airport which killed a female cleaner and wounded another. "We ...
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