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Air Transportation

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  • Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine

    Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine
    President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy. A...
  • Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash

    Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash
    Several international airlines said Thursday that they were rerouting flights around eastern Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed near the city of Donetsk. Russian and Ukrainian media reported the plane may have...
  • Malaysia Airlines flight was 1,000 feet above restricted Ukraine airspace

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was cruising just 1,000 feet above restricted airspace when it was struck by a missile in Ukraine's Donetsk region, according to aviation and intelligence officials. Despite ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, including...
  • After clashes, rush after some Tripoli flights resume

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Flights have resumed from two small airports in Libya triggering a rush of Libyans and expatriates trying to leave the country on Saturday after fighting closed the main international airport a week earlier. Local carriers have...
  • Malaysian PM says shocked by report Malaysian plane has gone down

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Friday he was shocked by reports a Malaysia Airlines plane had gone down over Ukraine and he was launching an investigation. "I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed. We are...
  • Drunken man may have posed as airport screener, patted down women

    Drunken man may have posed as airport screener, patted down women
    Authorities are investigating whether a drunken man posed as a security screener at San Francisco International Airport and directed women to a private area for pat-down searches before he was caught. The Transportation Security Administration and the...
  • Inside Malaysia Airlines, tears and shock as tragedy strikes again

    Inside Malaysia Airlines, tears and shock as tragedy strikes again
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - It started with another late-night phone call, another rush to the airport, where familiar faces in a familiar setting tried to make sense of nearly 300 more lives lost in the second disaster to strike Malaysia Airlines in the...
  • Worldwide legal claims could await Malaysia Airlines after jet downed

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines may need to convince judges from several countries that it was not negligent to send a plane over wartorn eastern Ukraine if the airline hopes to avoid an outsize legal exposure for the downing of Flight MH17,...
  • South Florida airport lines moving quicker

    South Florida airport lines moving quicker
    Passengers are moving more quickly through security checkpoints at South Florida's three main airports, with most getting through in less than 10 minutes on average. Three years ago, they waited an average of 15 minutes or more to clear airport security,...
  • Florida airport staff get lesson in nation's geography

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Federal security officers at Orlando International Airport were getting a geography lesson this week after one failed to recognize the nation's capital as part of the United States. The incident occurred over the weekend at the...
  • Virgin Airlines to fly from Orlando to Belfast in 2015

    Virgin Airlines to fly from Orlando to Belfast in 2015
    Virgin Airlines will add a weekly flight between Orlando International Airport and Belfast in Northern Ireland starting next summer. The carrier will fly a Boeing 747-400 with 455 seats to and from Belfast in June and July 2015, according to a release...