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Taliban rockets hit Kandahar airport in Afghanistan, flights suspended

Reuters
KABUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Taliban fighters struck Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan with at least three rockets overnight, the insurgent group’s spokesman said on Sunday, adding that the aim was to thwart air strikes conducted by Afghan government forces. “Kandahar airport was targeted by us because the enemy were......

State Department suspends online passport appointment system

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here State Department suspends online passport appointment system – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The State Department temporarily shut down its emergency appointment booking site for passports, saying scammers were booking and selling the appointments for high prices. Many travelers......

U.S. agency approves three airport security agreements with Amazon.com air unit

Reuters
WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – A U.S. agency said on Thursday it is permitting three airports to enter into security agreements with Amazon.com’s (AMZN.O) Amazon Air unit that will allow the company to assume some security functions. In a notice, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Cincinnati/Northern, Baltimore/Washington (BWI), and......

Hundreds of flights delayed at Denver Airport due to wildfire smoke and weather issues

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 480 flights at Denver International Airport were delayed and as many as 15 were canceled Monday, according to FlightAware.com data. Airport officials in Denver initially said the delays were due to smoke and haze in the Denver metro area......

Power restored at Denver International Airport after outage delayed flights

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A row of United Airlines passenger planes parked at gates at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado. Robert Alexander | Getty Images Power was restored at Denver International Airport after a brief outage on Wednesday afternoon that disrupted flights. The......

Covid: Travellers returning to England warned of longer airport queues

BBC
On Thursday, the government announced that fully vaccinated UK residents returning to England from amber list travel destinations – which include popular holiday countries Spain, France, Italy and the US – would no longer have to quarantine from Monday 19 July. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

Iraq airport near a base that houses U.S. troops is attacked by drone

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The model of an airplane of Iraqi Kurdish carrier “Zagrosjet” decorates the center of a roundabout near Erbil’s International airport in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous northern Kurdish region on April 15, 2021. Safin Hamed | AFP | Getty Images......

Factbox: Sydney Airport target of $16.7 bln bid from infrastructure investors

Reuters
SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) – Sydney Airport Holdings Pty Ltd, (SYD.AX) the operator of Australia’s largest airport, is considering a A$22.26 billion ($16.74 billion) cash takeover offer from infrastructure investors as it grapples with lower passenger demand due to the pandemic. read more Below are some of the airport’s key......

CBS Evening News, July 2, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Evening News, July 2, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live July 4 holiday travel set to break records; Alzheimer’s made him forget he was married. He proposed to his wife again. Be the first to know Get......

As the U.S. Pulls Out of Afghanistan, Kabul’s Airport Is a Final Stand

New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — For years, Hamid Karzai International Airport has been a main gateway to Afghanistan, an aspirational symbol of civilian life and normalcy amid military bases, warplanes and the scars of decades of fighting in the surrounding countryside. But now the airport, known to all as Kabul International, has......

Airport restaurants, TSA offer $1,000 bonuses in hiring scramble as travelers face long lines

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Starbucks location that was closed midday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Leslie Josephs | CNBC A worker shortage at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport became so severe last month that one of its top executives sent a message to shops......

Dubai airport terminal 1 to reopen this week, operator says

Reuters
Passengers wait before boarding at Dubai International Airport, as Emirates airline resumed limited outbound passenger flights amid outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, UAE April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah DUBAI, June 20 (Reuters) – Dubai’s state airport operator on Sunday said it would reopen Terminal 1 at Dubai......

Ryanair and Manchester Airport launch travel legal challenge

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57505736 The travel industry has stipulated that the legal challenge is about getting the government to commit to transparency about the ways in which it analyses data when making decisions about which countries to include on the travel green list, and which to leave out. BBC – For more and......

TSA officer shortage causes passenger delays as pandemic air travel hits record highs

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here TSA officer shortage causes passenger delays as pandemic air travel hits record highs – CBS News Watch CBSN Live As more Americans start traveling again around the country, they’re finding longer lines than usual at the airport. The TSA......

Airport screenings top 2 million a day for first time in pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amid a busy getaway travel day for the Memorial Day weekend and the first holiday since coronavirus pandemic restrictions have been relaxed, a crowd of travelers wait in line to check in for their flights at LAX at Delta Airlines,......

U.S. screens 2.02 mln airport passengers Friday – highest since March 2020

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Travelers go through general screening at a security checkpoint at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington, U.S. April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it screened 2.02 million passengers on Friday at U.S. airports, the highest number since March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic slashed......

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