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  • Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

    A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a LaGuardia Airport runway while landing during a snowstorm on Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay. The nose was leaning on a berm...
  • Flight cancellations mount at BWI as storm moves in

    Flight cancellations mount at BWI as storm moves in
    Flight cancellations were stacking up at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday morning as a winter storm system moved into the region. As of about 4:30 p.m., there were 217 cancelled flights at the Anne Arundel County airport and 64 delayed flights,...
  • Delta Air Lines accident is latest at New York's LaGuardia

    A Delta Air Lines jet skidded off a runway and crashed through a fence after landing Thursday at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Here are some other accidents involving planes taking off from or landing at the airport, which is tucked along the East...
  • $105 million contract approved for BWI concourse connection for international service

    $105 million contract approved for BWI concourse connection for international service
    A $105 million contract for the reconstruction of two concourses at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport — meant to allow for more international service — was approved Wednesday by the Board of Public Works. The contract went to Greenbelt-based...
  • Silver Airways maintenance headquarters to open in Orlando soon

    Silver Airways maintenance headquarters to open in Orlando soon
    Silver Airways is bringing 200 new jobs to Central Florida when its new maintenance headquarters opens later this month. Construction on the $5 million building began in December. Orlando International Airport's central location and the number of...
  • Winter storm prompts hundreds of canceled Texas flights

    A late-winter storm has reached parts of Texas with hundreds of flights canceled and some schools closing early. Lubbock and Amarillo were under a winter weather advisory until midnight Wednesday with a slight chance of snow. The National Weather Service...
  • 'Flightless' trip to Washington honors local WWII veterans

    'Flightless' trip to Washington honors local WWII veterans
    Dorothy Baggett witnessed plenty as a nurse in Germany during World War II a month after American soldiers liberated prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp. She saw bodies of Holocaust victims stacked outside a crematorium and nursed survivors as part...
  • O'Hare's problems surmountable -- if city will face up to them

    O'Hare's problems surmountable -- if city will face up to them
    O'Hare International Airport doesn't need to replicate Singapore's Changi Airport to become world-class. But its landlord — the city of Chicago — should recognize that O'Hare has problems. "O'Hare's terminals are cramped. You really notice...
  • JetBlue announces new route from BWI to Fort Lauderdale

    JetBlue announces new route from BWI to Fort Lauderdale
    JetBlue Airways will begin twice-daily nonstop service from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in November, the airline said Thursday. The airline first began service out of BWI in September 2009, with...
  • Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin

    Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin
    A Southwest Airlines flight from Atlanta to Boston was diverted to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday morning after an "electrical smell" was detected in the cabin, the airline said. The captain of the plane, Flight 319, "declared an emergency"...
  • Spirit wins Value Carrier of the Year Award for 2015

    Spirit wins Value Carrier of the Year Award for 2015
    Spirit Airlines was named 2015 Value Carrier of the Year by industry publication Air Transport World, a first for the Miramar-based low-cost carrier. The honor was presented Wednesday at ATW's 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards ceremony in...