Air travel disruptions

July 18, 2018 - 10:20 am
GENEVA (AP) — The world's biggest trade association of airlines is criticizing air traffic control agencies in Europe for seeking "super-normal profits" instead of working to improve performance, as air travelers have faced soaring delays this year. The swipe by the International Air Transport...
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People loot a Delimart store that was burned during two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Government officials had agreed to reduce subsidies for fuel as part of an assistance package with the International Monetary Fund, but the government suspended the fuel hike after widespread violence broke out. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
July 08, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti's capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices. Journalists saw young men stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets that were charred from the protests...
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A police officer walks through the parking lot of the Delimart supermarket complex, where vehicles sit charred and looted merchandise lies scattered after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Government officials had agreed to reduce subsidies for fuel as part of an assistance package with the International Monetary Fund, but the government suspended the fuel hike after widespread violence broke out. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
July 08, 2018 - 5:40 pm
Volunteer groups from several U.S. states were stranded in Haiti Sunday after violent protests over fuel prices canceled flights and made roads unsafe. Church groups in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama are among those that haven't been able to leave, according to newspaper and...
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South Korea's Asiana Airlines chairman Park Sam-koo bows in apology during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Park has apologized for in-flight meal service disruptions and a reported suicide at a meal supplier. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 04, 2018 - 6:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The chairman of South Korea's Asiana Airlines apologized Wednesday for inflight meal service disruptions and a reported suicide at a supplier to one of its catering companies. Park Sam-koo, chairman of the country's second-largest air carrier, said he felt a moral...
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Mount Agung volcano spews smoke, seen in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia Friday, June 29, 2018. The Indonesian tourist island of Bali closed its international airport Friday, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-meter (8,200-feet) column of ash and smoke. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
June 29, 2018 - 12:07 am
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian tourist island of Bali closed its international airport Friday, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-meter (8,200-feet) column of ash and smoke. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said nearly 450 flights were...
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The gate of Myotoku-ji temple collapses after an earthquake hit Ibaraki City, Osaka, western Japan, Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka on Monday morning. (Yosuke Mizuno/Kyodo News via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 9:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that...
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CORRECTS DATE This photo made available by RNLI, shows a lightning strike during a storm in London, Saturday May 26, 2018. British meteorologists say up to 20,000 lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport is reporting flight disruptions after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. (Matt Leat/RNLI via AP)
May 27, 2018 - 9:54 am
LONDON (AP) — British meteorologists said thousands of lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport reported flight disruptions Sunday after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. London Stansted Airport said that a lightning strike disabled...
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May 15, 2018 - 7:42 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's aviation body has protested claims by AirAsia's chief that it ordered the budget airline to cancel extra low-fare flights in the run-up to last week's elections. The Malaysian Aviation Commission said Tuesday it lodged a complaint with police over the...
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FILE - The Nov. 13, 2013 file photo shows the Airport Berlin Brandenburg 'Willy Brandt', IATA code BER, pictured through barbwire in Schoenefeld, near Berlin, Germany. Although it hasn't handled a single passenger yet, Berlin's much-delayed airport is already planning to grow. Airport operators say they'll build an additional terminal to handle up to 28 million passengers when Berlin Brandenburg Airport opens in October 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
May 03, 2018 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — It hasn't handled a single passenger yet, but Berlin's much-delayed airport is already planning to grow. Airport operators say they'll build an additional terminal to handle up to 28 million passengers when Berlin Brandenburg Airport is scheduled to open in October 2020. The new...
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April 29, 2018 - 3:21 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Passengers at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport are facing long waits after a power outage temporarily knocked out its check-in systems. The outage that hit parts of Amsterdam in early Sunday prompted authorities to briefly shut roads and a rail link to the airport on the...
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