180 flights canceled at Amsterdam’s airport over fueling

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of passengers flying to and from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport suffered delays and canceled flights Wednesday because of problems refueling planes that crippled the busy European aviation hub for hours. Airport spokeswoman Willemeike Koster said 180 flights were canceled at the airport just outside Amsterdam, stranding passengers at Schiphol and […]

The Latest: Heathrow Airport workers delay start of strike

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on contract negotiations for workers at London’s Heathrow Airport (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A labor union that represents workers at London’s Heathrow Airport says the first day of a planned two-day strike has been suspended to union leaders, airport negotiators and their mediators more time to talk. Security guards, […]

Plastic bottles sales banned at San Francisco airport

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. The unprecedented move at one of the major airports in the country will take effect Aug. 20, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. The new rule will apply to airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. Travelers who need […]

Flights canceled due to strike at Kosovo’s Pristina airport

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A short strike at the Pristina International Airport has caused the cancellation of some flights and delays of others. Some 500 of the airport’s 720 employees staged the 6-hour strike Wednesday to press their demands for higher pay, according to Bashkim Latifi of their trade union. It was the third short-term […]

London’s Heathrow Airport cancels flights before strike

LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport has cancelled 172 flights Monday and Tuesday amid strike plans by thousands of workers. Members of the Unite union overwhelmingly rejected the airports 7.3% pay increase offer. The airport says it has asked airlines to consolidate flights and re-book passengers on alternative services in advance. Passengers are also being advised […]

Power outage grounds flights at Southern California airport

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California airport has cancelled all flights after a power outage left all its terminals in the dark. John Wayne Airport in Orange County diverted all arriving flights and cancelled departing flights after the outage hit at around 7:30 p.m. Friday. The airport’s emergency power kicked in after about […]

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