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ATL airport busiest, but others lead in international traffic, cargo

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Airport Delta Air Lines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Atlanta World's busiest airport Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Southwest Airlines Airline
Hartsfield-Jackson still busiest, but other airports remain ahead in international traffic, cargo

15 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Airport World's busiest airport Delta Air Lines Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Airline hub Georgia
Global airport traffic up 6.4 percent in 2015, fastest rate since 2010
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Global airport traffic grew at its fastest rate last year since 2010, rising 6.4 percent to 7.2 billion passengers, according to data published on Friday by an international trade association representing airports.
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World's busiest airports revealed
According to new figures, more than 101 million passengers traveled through the world's busiest airport in 2015.
2821 points by CNN | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic United States Airline hub Delta Air Lines World's busiest airport United Airlines World's busiest airports by cargo traffic Kasim Reed
Hartsfield-Jackson launches project to reduce wait times for Plane Train people-mover, add capacity

79 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Public transport Train station Train Delta Air Lines Airport World's busiest airport Atlanta World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
Black Lives Matter protest shuts London City Airport
All flights in and out of travel hub diverted, with activists of campaign group chaining themselves together on runway.
1624 points by Al Jazeera English | London London Heathrow Airport Protest United Kingdom London City Airport World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Activism Busiest airports in the United Kingdom by total passenger traffic
Atlanta airport to dig tunnel, expand 'plane train' route
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's airport is embarking on a major project to extend the tunnel for the "plane train," which carries passengers between terminals, to the ground transportation area. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say they're planning an informational meeting on Sept. 20 to discuss details of the project, one ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Delta Air Lines Atlanta World's busiest airport Airport World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Georgia Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Domestic airport
Passenger plane hits van
A van driver had a lucky escape after a passenger plane crashed into his vehicle at Hong Kong International Airport on Thursday.
228 points by CNN | Cathay Pacific Airport Air Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport Runway Kai Tak Airport Dragonair World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
Disabled Frenchman ponders suing EasyJet for kicking him off flight
A hemiplegic Frenchman with a half-paralyzed body who was removed from an EasyJet flight after he had already been helped to get on board found the experience humiliating and is now considering taking the airline to court. Read Full Article at RT.com
123 points by Russia Today | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic US Airways Southwest Airlines Airport London Gatwick Airport EasyJet Flight Aircraft
Another hot day

6 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Georgia Delta Air Lines Atlanta Weather Interstate 75 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Climate World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
Union alleges widespread wage theft at O'Hare airport
A union trying to organize the janitors, baggage handlers, security officers and other low-wage workers at O'Hare International Airport said it filed 80 wage theft complaints Wednesday with the city and state, accusing airport contractors of stiffing workers on their paychecks. Calling the complaints...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago World's busiest airports by passenger traffic O'Hare International Airport United Airlines Minimum wage Blue Line Employment Wage
Warm day brings record high temperature at O'Hare
The temperature at O'Hare International Airport hit 80 degrees early Friday afternoon, surpassing a record of 79 set in 1939, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature hit the record for March 24 at 1:05 p.m., according to the weather service. Temperatures were expected to continue...
17 points by Chicago Tribune | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic United Airlines Rain Cloud Airline hub Chicago Weather Republic Airlines
New Jersey goes missing in South Shore neighborhood
A New Jersey man who was visiting relatives in Chicago went missing Friday in the city's South Shore neighborhood, police said. Joseph "Joe" Key, 53, was last seen in the 7200 block of South Constance Avenue. Relatives did not know what he was wearing, but possibly a green jacket and blue jeans,...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Blue Line Illinois World's busiest airports by passenger traffic United Airlines Chicago 'L' O'Hare International Airport New Jersey
Growth motivates new Detroit Metro Airport CEO
Joseph Nardone inherits facility that served 34.4 million passengers in 2016, a million more than the year before        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Delta Air Lines Northwest Airlines SkyTeam Spirit Airlines Metro Detroit Southwest Airlines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
Canadian engineering and architecture firm EXP to move HQ to Chicago
Canadian engineering and architecture firm EXP is joining the list of companies relocating their headquarters to Chicago.EXP's move from the Toronto suburbs is expected to create 150 new jobs in Chicago, according to an announcement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. The company plans to fill those...
23 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago United Airlines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Illinois Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago 'L' O'Hare International Airport DuPage County Illinois
Muslim, Jewish families share dinner after protest encounter captured in viral photo
The Yildirim family brought a gift when they arrived at Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell's home in Deerfield for Shabbat dinner on Friday. It was a drawing by 7-year-old Meryem Yildirim depicting the moment at O'Hare International Airport that brought the two families together: two fathers — one Muslim...
29102 points by Chicago Tribune | O'Hare International Airport World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Family Shabbat Chicago A Good Opportunity Families
Few specifics as Emanuel sets goal of starting express rail to O'Hare
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration set an ambitious three-year goal Thursday to move forward with high-speed rail service to O'Hare International Airport, but aides offered few details for a project that has long proved elusive for Chicago.Emanuel brought up the new rail line to the busy airport...
849 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago High-speed rail Rail transport World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Passenger rail terminology Transrapid United Airlines Rod Blagojevich
Veterinary group could host 300 Las Vegas events per year with site expansion
A Las Vegas-based nonprofit that holds one of the world’s largest veterinary conventions will more than double the size of its headquarters near McCarran International Airport.
233 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Building Fire protection Occupancy Construction Mandalay Bay Convention Center Buildings and structures in Paradise Nevada World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Southwest Airlines
Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change
MIAMI (AP) - Yoandri Pavot applied just in time for an American visa under a recently scrapped U.S. policy that long welcomed doctors from Cuba who defect while on assignment in third countries. He and other Cuban doctors arriving this week in Miami under the policy called Cuban Medical Professionals ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Fidel Castro George W. Bush Cuba Barack Obama Democratic Party Cuban exile United States World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
Passenger traffic up in 2016 at Detroit Metro Airport
Nearly a million more airline passengers used Detroit Metropolitan Airport in 2016 than in the previous year.        
6 points by Detroit Free Press | Metro Detroit Southwest Airlines Wayne County Michigan Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Detroit Delta Air Lines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Airport
Syrian refugee family to arrive in Chicago as court weighs controversial ban
A Syrian refugee family is en route to Chicago, racing against the clock to land Tuesday evening at O'Hare International Airport as a federal appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to restore President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order.The parents and 16-month-old...
3975 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Refugee President of the United States Immigration World's busiest airports by passenger traffic O'Hare International Airport Chicago Federal government of the United States
Passenger traffic up in 2016 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - Nearly a million more airline passengers used Detroit Metropolitan Airport in 2016 than in the previous year. Passenger traffic topped $34.4 million last year at the airport in Romulus, southwest of Detroit. Officials partly credit the 960,000 increase to new domestic and international service. The Wayne ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Metro Detroit Southwest Airlines Wayne County Michigan Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Detroit World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Delta Air Lines Romulus Michigan
Hit-and-run driver hits transformer, knocks out power to two DIA hangers
A suspected hit-and-run driver is in custody Tuesday morning after hitting a power transformer outside Denver International Airport and fleeing the scene, Denver Police said.
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Scenes from Metro Airport, 1931-2008
      
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Metro Detroit Wayne County Michigan Willow Run Airport Delta Air Lines Northwest Airlines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
Crash closes 2 northbound lanes of McCarran airport connector tunnel
At least one person was taken to the hospital after a rollover crash Monday morning in the McCarran International Airport connector tunnel.
63 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Southwest Airlines Allegiant Air Surgery English-language films National Film Registry Las Vegas Nevada McCarran International Airport
Chicago immigration attorney: 'Get back to the states as soon as possible'
Chicago lawyers expect a wave of Middle Eastern travelers to begin arriving at O'Hare International Airport Saturday after a federal judge in Washington state on Friday issued a temporary order against enforcement of President Donald Trump's immigration ban. Local immigration attorney Fiona McEntee...
779 points by Chicago Tribune | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Chicago O'Hare International Airport Blue Line President of the United States United Airlines Law Donald Trump
Lawyer: Singapore teen seeking asylum detained until hearing
CHICAGO (AP) — A Singapore teen seeking asylum after blog posts mocking his government landed him jail will remain in U.S. custody until a Chicago immigration court hearing next month.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic United Airlines Airline hub Chicago Republic Airlines O'Hare International Airport Comair Delta Air Lines
Chicago sees least amount of midwinter snow since 1900
We're more than three-quarters through the heart of winter — mid-December through mid-February — and Chicago has had an extremely rare midseason snow drought. The official Chicago observing site at O'Hare International Airport has recorded just 0.6 inches of snow since Dec. 19, making this the...
168 points by Chicago Tribune | United Airlines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Chicago O'Hare International Airport Airline hub Chicago Midway International Airport Blue Line Republic Airlines
Sisters among last refugees to arrive at O'Hare as 120-day ban takes hold
The Congolese sisters were weary but smiling as they took their first steps in their new country at O'Hare International Airport. They are two of the last refugees to trickle into Chicago following last week's presidential order suspending the national refugee program. "We are happy," Geogette,...
536 points by Chicago Tribune | Refugee O'Hare International Airport Immigration Chicago U.S. Customs and Border Protection United States World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Immigration to the United States
Iranian barred from entering US lands at LAX; first to return after court order
LOS ANGELES — An Iranian man who was barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump’s travel ban returned to Los Angeles on Thursday, the first person allowed into the country after a legal challenge to the White House’s executive order.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United Arab Emirates President of the United States United States Supreme Court of the United States Federal government of the United States World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Habeas corpus Los Angeles
$14 million Enclave takes shape
When Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and their 21-piece orchestra need a place to rehearse, the place must be just right. ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Las Vegas metropolitan area McCarran International Airport Entertainment Pat McCarran World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Nevada Las Vegas Nevada Southwest Airlines
215 Beltway at Airport Connector to close in both directions this weekend
Continuing work on the Airport Connector project will cause its most severe traffic impact to date, forcing the full closure of the 215 Beltway in both directions at ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Las Vegas metropolitan area Las Vegas Nevada Nevada Russell Road Las Vegas Beltway World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Interstate 95 Henderson Nevada
Hundreds of O’Hare airport workers vote to strike
Hundreds of O’Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on strike ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.Service Employees International Union Local 1 officials said Thursday that about 500 workers have committed to strike. Union spokeswoman Izabela Miltko-Ivkovich said the strike “will definit...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Chicago United Airlines Airport Delta Air Lines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Airline hub Trade union O'Hare International Airport
Rahm and Rauner sing 'Kumbaya' ahead of Roman holiday
Can it really be five months since Mayor Rahm Emanuel accused Gov. Bruce Rauner of "auditioning to be Donald Trump's running mate" and Rauner said Chicago's schools were "almost crumbling prisons"? Those pre-election barbs seemed to be long forgotten Thursday when Emanuel and Rauner appeared together...
50 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Desirée Rogers Supreme Court of the United States Democratic Party Illinois World's busiest airports by passenger traffic O'Hare International Airport Rahm Emanuel
Union: O'Hare strike could slow, but not shut down airport
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of O'Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on strike ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Trade union United Airlines Chicago World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Airline hub Republic Airlines O'Hare International Airport Comair
Hundreds of Chicago O'Hare airport workers vote to strike just before busiest travel day
Hundreds of O'Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on strike ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. CHICAGO (AP) -- Hundreds of O'Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on strike ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Service Employees International Union Local 1 officials said Thursday that about 500 workers have committed to strike. Union spokeswoman Izabela Miltko-Ivkovich said the strike "will definitely take place in the coming days," though she didn't specify which day it will start. The workers involved have been trying to organize with the union's help. They work mainly for private contractors at the airport. "They don't expect to shut the airport down," SEIU Local 1 President Tom Balanoff said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/2g0mq1X ). "That's not what they're trying to do. Oh, there will be disruption." Balanoff said a walk out could slow but not shut down airport operations. He said what workers are trying to do "is get the powers that be to hear their voice." The workers who plan to strike include baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors and wheelchair attendants. They are seeking a $15 per hour wage. It wasn't immediately clear how such a strike would affect operations at O'Hare, which is one of the nation's busiest airports. The Chicago Department of Aviation said in a statement that it doesn't anticipate any disruption in service. Robert Mann, an airline industry analyst and former airline executive, said much depends on what types of jobs are affected, whether airlines or the private contractors can assign other employees to fill in and on how many workers will be willing to cross a picket line. Workers have taken similar actions at other airports, including LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports in New York, creating disruptions that "ranged from noticeable to marginal," he said. Joseph Schwieterman, a transportation expert and economics professor at DePaul University in Chicago, noted the city has a few days to try to come up with a "plan B." "This will be a mass headache, but a crisis it is not," he said. O'Hare has about 190 gates and is a hub airport for both American and United airlines, which hold the majority of those gates. Auto club AAA predicts it will be an especially busy Thanksgiving weekend of traveling.
8 points by The Plain Dealer | Chicago United Airlines Delta Air Lines Airport Airline hub World's busiest airports by passenger traffic O'Hare International Airport US Airways
O'Hare workers threaten to strike during busy Thanksgiving week
Workers at O'Hare International Airport are threatening to strike during the busy Thanksgiving travel week to draw attention to their fight for a $15 hourly wage and what they feel are shoddy working conditions.Airplane cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, janitors and wheelchair attendants, who are...
2406 points by Chicago Tribune | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Trade union United Airlines Delta Air Lines Chicago O'Hare International Airport Airline hub Republic Airlines
Hundreds of O'Hare Airport workers to strike this holiday
Hundreds of O'Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on strike ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Officials with the Service Employees International Union Local 1 said Thursday that about 500 workers have committed to strike. Union spokeswoman Izabela Miltko-Ivkovich says the strike...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Trade union Airline hub United Airlines Chicago Midway International Airport Airport World's busiest airport Republic Airlines
London & Portsmouth Britain’s most fertile terrorist recruiting grounds – US military report
Terrorist recruiters in Europe have been focusing their energies on London and the southern English city of Portsmouth to find new fighters, a study from the US military shows. Read Full Article at RT.com
227 points by Russia Today | Terrorism London Gatwick Airport London Islam Extremism World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Radicalization Hamas
Passenger plane nearly hit drone over central London
A passenger plane narrowly avoided colliding with a drone while flying near London's tallest skyscraper, according to a recently published report.
1062 points by CNN | London US Airways BMI British Airways Shard London Bridge Skyscraper World's busiest airports by passenger traffic United Airlines
Cop accused of boozy spill at airport plans to sue city for $250M
An NYPD cop accused of falling down drunk in a Canadian airport is claiming he was stricken by vertigo and not intoxicated.
8 points by Daily News | Toronto Pearson International Airport Delta Air Lines Stevie Wonder Police Mary J. Blige Airline hub Comair World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
Gunman busted after ambushing two people at Vegas airport
A man was arrested late Monday in Las Vegas after gunning down two travelers at McCarran International Airport.
134 points by Daily News | English-language films Automobile Criminal Investigation Department World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Southwest Airlines Allegiant Air Victim Vehicle
Police arrest suspect in connection with shooting at McCarran International Airport
Las Vegas police arrested a suspect late Monday night in connection with a shooting earlier in the day at McCarran International Airport.
126 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | English-language films World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Southwest Airlines Allegiant Air Parking Las Vegas Nevada Airport McCarran International Airport
2 people shot at McCarran parking garage, police say
Authorities are investigating a domestic violence-related shooting at a McCarran International Airport parking garage Monday night that left two people hospitalized and a suspect on the run, according to Metro Police ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | English-language films John F. Kennedy International Airport Las Vegas Nevada McCarran International Airport Airport World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Southwest Airlines Multi-storey car park
Flight from Denver to Reno veers off runway before takeoff
Officials say a flight heading to Reno, Nevada, rolled off the runway at Denver International Airport while getting ready to take off. The airport says no one was injured when United Flight 296 veered ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Runway United Airlines Takeoff Airport Landing World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Denver International Airport Southwest Airlines
First year in Las Vegas yields positives for Uber and Lyft
Even after state regulators gave Uber and Lyft the go-ahead to operate in Las Vegas last September, the Silicon Valley startups quickly became a frustration for local ...
125 points by Las Vegas Sun | Nevada Las Vegas Nevada World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Southwest Airlines McCarran International Airport Allegiant Air Paradise Nevada Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas-Beijing nonstop flights receive official OK
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday approved Hainan Airlines’ application to launch an historic new route connecting Las Vegas to Beijing, the first-ever nonstop flight between Las Vegas and China.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | McCarran International Airport Travel Southwest Airlines People's Republic of China United States World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Beijing Capital International Airport Travel agency
Somber start to school homecoming after team in deadly crash
A bus carrying junior varsity football players and staffers crashed at Denver International Airport, killing the driver and injuring 18 passengers.
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Las Vegas-Beijing nonstop flights granted official OK
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday approved Hainan Airlines’ application to launch an historic new route connecting Las Vegas to Beijing, the first-ever nonstop flight between Las Vegas and China, officials from the Las Vegas Convention and Vistors Authority announced.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | McCarran International Airport Travel Southwest Airlines People's Republic of China United States World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Beijing Capital International Airport Travel agency
The Latest: Lanes open after bus crash at Denver airport
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a school bus at Denver International Airport (all times local):
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | School bus United Airlines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Driver visibility Southwest Airlines Road Bus Republic Airlines