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Costa Rica’s main international airport shut down

Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria International Airport was shut down on Thursday afternoon after the tires of a plane burst upon landing, sending it skidding along the runway, the country's fire chief sai

Construction at Kisumu International Airport nearly complete

(eTN) - Construction on the expanded runway, taxiway, and apron is gradually nearing completion at the Kisumu airport, after the terminal building and other facilities had been upgraded and expanded b

Cathay Pacific is back to pre-crisis capacities in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (eTN) - Competition is increasingly tough for Cathay Pacific as Chinese carriers continue to develop their fleet, join alliances, and set up hubs all across Mainland China.

Woman claims she is traumatized, sues American Airlines

SEATTLE — A woman has sued American Airlines, saying she was traumatized when the plane she was on ran off the runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Airport news: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport may receive 2nd runway

(eTN) - The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has at last moved forward in their considerations of a second runway for Kenya’s main international airport, Jomo Kenyatta International in Nairobi.

Priorities change for Kisumu Airport in Kenya

It was learned that the various ongoing work stages of the reconstruction of the

JFK’s busiest runway to close for four months

New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport isn't exactly the poster child for on-time departures and things may get worse before they get better for travelers using the airport this spring.

Kisumu Airport runway to receive further expansion

The present rehabilitation and expansion of the airport in Kisumu to eventually give it full international status and facilities to operate long-haul aircraft in and out of the Kenyan lakeside city, i

Iran Air Airbus slides off runway in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM – An Iran Air-owned Airbus bound for Tehran slid off a Stockholm runway on Saturday, but no one was hurt, a Swedish airport official said.

Kenya Airways decides better safe than sorry

Another problem last week at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with the runway lighting has compelled Kenya Airways (KQ), amongst others, to delay a number of flights from Nairobi, mostly affect

Air Berlin jet veers off runway in Dortmund

BERLIN – A jet veered off the runway at a western German airport Sunday, but no one was injured, authorities said.

Statement from American Airlines regarding flight 331

"The care of our passengers and crew members is our highest priority, and we will offer all the assistance necessary," said Gerard Arpey, American Airline's chairman and chief executive officer regard

Nairobi runway lights go out – Kenya Airports Authority silent

The crucial runway lights failed on the evening of December 9 at Nairobi’s main international airport, Jomo Kenyatta International, halting all incoming and outbound flights for several hours.

Kenya Airways resumes Kisumu flights

"The Pride of Africa," Kenya Airways, announced flights had resumed from Nairobi to Kisumu since December 10, following the successful completion of runway repairs and upgrades by the Kenya Airport Au

Another near disaster in Congo aviation

Information just received from Goma indicates that an MD80 aircraft, apparently coming from the Congolese capital Kinshasa, overshot the available runway.

Second Runway added to international airport in Cancun

The Cancun Airport will unveil its US$67 million dollar investment, a second-runway infrastructure project including the construction of an additional runway, entirely new control tower, and taxiway b

Bad landing causes brief runway closure at Nairobi airport

A cargo plane belonging to Astral reportedly had a landing mishap last night at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), blocking the runway when eventually coming to a halt.

US$15 million stimulus grant given to Detroit Metro Airport for runway...

As many as 225 excavators, pavers, haulers, electricians, and other construction workers are anticipated to be hard at work at Detroit Metro Airport this summer, thanks to a US$15 million grant awarde

Emirates jet makes emergency landing in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia – An Emirates jetliner carrying more than 225 people slammed its tail into the runway as it took off from Australia, sending smoke into the cabin and forcing the pilot to make a

Alaska Airlines suspends Petersburg service due to runway closing

Alaska Airlines will not operate in or out of Petersburg from March 23 to April 21, 2009 due to the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) closure of the Petersbur

Port Authority to invest more than US$376 million on delay reduction...

Taking the lead once again on the critical issue of delay reductions at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's airports, the bistate agency's board of commissioners has approved a US$376.3 mi

British government moves ahead with third runway for Heathrow

The British government announced today that that a third runway will be built at Heathrow. Depending on the lens you are looking through, this is either bad news or good news.

Continental flight veers off Denver runway, injures dozens

A Continental Airlines flight carrying 112 people veered off a runway at Denver International Airport as it attempted to take off Saturday evening, catching fire as passengers escaped down emergency s

Alaska Airlines to cancel Petersburg service next year due to runway...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Airlines will not operate in or out of Petersburg from March 23 to April 21, 2009 due to the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) clos

Honeywell technology helps pilots avoid runway overruns

ORLANDO, FL - Honeywell announced today that it has developed a software upgrade to its Runway Awareness and Advisory System that will alert pilots if their approach to an airport is not within a safe

FAA supervisor takes cell phone call while conducting training

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - Last Wednesday, in a brazenly callous move, the Federal Aviation Administration supervisor at the Flying Cloud Airport control tower turned his back on runway operations during an o

Heathrow runway defended by air travel organizations

Proposals to replace a new runway at Heathrow with high speed rail were opposed by organizations in the air travel industry.

Protesting Greek airline workers walk onto runway

ATHENS, Greece - Hundreds of protesting Olympic Airlines workers walked onto the main runway of Athens International Airport Tuesday to protest plans to sell the troubled state-owned airline.

Southwest Airlines flight skids off taxiway in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. — A Southwest Airlines plane with 118 passengers on board skidded off a snow-covered taxiway Sunday afternoon after safely landing at Spokane International Airport, the airline said.No one was injured, but flights didn't resume for more than three hours.

Airline boss stakes hard line on the new runway

A British Airways chief has warned the company could pull out of Britain altogether if plans for a third runway at Heathrow are blocked.BA's chief executive Willie Walsh was taking a hard line at a press conference on Monday.