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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 ...

Paris airport worker takes 20,000 euros dropped by ambassador: police

Paris - A worker at a Paris airport has been arrested after pocketing 20,000 euros ($22,000) dropped by a Moroccan diplomat to the United Nations, police said Thursday.

Istanbul airport blast kills one, damages planes

Istanbul - A female cleaner was killed and another wounded early Wednesday after an explosion near a plane at Istanbul's second international airport, with Turkey on high alert for possible attacks.

Meet Spencer a humanoid robot who helps you get round the airport

Getting around a busy international airport can be a stressful thing, especially if you aren't familiar with it or if you happen to be running late for the flight.

Frenchman with suspected firearm sparks Gatwick alert

London - A 41-year-old Frenchman was arrested at Gatwick Airport Saturday with what appeared to be a firearm, British police said after a security alert triggered an evacuation of the busy London hub."Police were called at around 9.

London Gatwick terminal evacuated over suspect package

London - London's Gatwick Airport evacuated its North Terminal and a man was arrested Saturday after the discovery of a suspect package, hours after attacks in Paris claimed by the Islamic State group killed 128 people."Police were called at around 9.

Lebanon 'charges Saudi prince over record drug bust'

Birut - Lebanese authorities on Monday charged a Saudi prince and nine others with drug trafficking, a week after they were caught in a record drug bust, a judicial source told AFP.

WWII bomb discovered at German airport, 7 flights cancelled

Berlin - A World War II bomb was destroyed in a controlled explosion Monday at the main international airport in the western German city of Duesseldorf, briefly halting air traffic.

'Exchanges of fire' at east Ukraine airport flashpoint

Donetsk - Kiev and pro-Russian separatists Sunday accused each other of firing on their positions around the ruins of Donetsk airport, a flashpoint in eastern Ukraine.

Shock, denial at Russia airport after plane crashes in Egypt

Sanktpeterburg - Irina Semyonova said her friend Natasha last called her from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to say she'd bought her a present of perfume from the airport's duty-free shop.

Ukraine soldier killed by rebel fire at Donetsk airport

Kiev - A Ukraine soldier died Friday during fighting with insurgents near the shelled-out remains of the airport in Donetsk, a stronghold of the pro-Russian separatists, the army announced.

French family defiant as airport developers push to evict them

Vigneux-de-bretagne - A family of four, who have lived through years of sometimes violent protests at the site of a controversial airport in western France say they have no plans to move, despite a court ruling which could see them evicted within a month.

British woman found hanged in toilet at Istanbul airport

Istanbul - The body of a British woman was found hanging at an airport in Turkey. She was identified as 50-year-old Jacqueline Anne Sutton.

First passenger plane in four months lands in Yemen's Aden

Aden - A passenger plane flew into Aden on Thursday, the first civilian aircraft to land in Yemen's second city in more than four months, airport director Tarek Abdo said.

This airport allows marijuana on in-state flights

Portland - Those who are flying within the state of Oregon can bring their marijuana with them on in-state flights, as the Portland airport now allows it.

North Korea opens new showcase airport terminal

Pyongyang - North Korea has opened a sleek new airport terminal, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's achievement after its construction had to be stopped halfway and redone at his whim.

North Korea's 'landmark' airport terminal to open on July 1

Pyongyang - North Korea's showcase new airport terminal, which had to be partly demolished and rebuilt at leader Kim Jong-Un's whim, is to open on July 1, state media said Thursday.

Hackers ground 1,400 passengers in attack on Polish airline LOT

Varsovia - A cyber attack against Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport in what an airline spokesman described as the "first attack of its kind".

Watch scary plane landings under high winds at Madeira Airport

Madeiras - The video shows extreme landing tactics skilled pilots were forced to adopt over the weekend at the Madeira Airport due to threatening heavy crosswinds.

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.
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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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Start of the trip, Union Station
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Bangkok's main international airport
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'Flying pasties'
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Catholic Nun being frisked by a Muslim security agent at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
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Istanbul: Ataturk airport.
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Toronto's Pearson International Airport
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Chicago's O'Hare Internation Airport
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The inside of the Terminal 3 building at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
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Malaga Airport in Spain on a quiet day.
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An airport with no planes
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Looking like any American burger-joint, this is the restaurant in Tbilisi's airport.
Girona-Costa Brava airport in Spain.
Girona-Costa Brava airport in Spain.
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London Heathrow Airport, U.K.
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Check-in area at Prestwick Airport.
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