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These Are the World's 5 Best Airports

They are not in the US

(Newser) - The Guide to Sleeping in Airports has published the results of its annual survey of the best airports in the world, rated by travelers on factors including comfort, food, services available, cleanliness, customer service, things to do, and of course, the security experience. The top five:
  1. Changi International Airport
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Rarely Visited Country Opens Gleaming $2.3B Airport

It's Turkmenistan's latest bizarre building

(Newser) - The capital of Turkmenistan, a country largely closed to outsiders, has opened a $2.3 billion new international airport terminal in the shape of a flying falcon. The terminal, whose roof in profile resembles a bird with spread wings, adds to Ashgabat's vast array of idiosyncratic buildings, the AP... More »

These Are the World's 5 Busiest Airports

Atlanta tops the list

(Newser) - The Airports Council International is out with its 2015 World Airport Traffic Report, and Business Insider lists the 10 busiest airports. The top 5:
  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): It saw 101,491,106 passengers in 2015
  2. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK): 89,938,628 passengers
  3. Dubai International Airport (DXB):
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Turkish Official: We Know Where Airport Attackers Were From

He says the 3 suicide bombers were from Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

(Newser) - As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, and police raided neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State group. Turkish authorities have said all information... More »

Brussels Airport Will Partially Reopen Sunday

'This is a sign of hope'

(Newser) - Twelve days after suicide bombs killed 16 people there, the Brussels Airport will reopen—at least partially—on Sunday, Reuters reports. Brussels Airlines will fly three flights—to Greece, Italy, and Portugal—out of the airport that day. "A restart of the operations, even only partially, as quick as... More »

Boy, 8, Has Been Detained at Paris Airport Nearly 2 Weeks

Officials arrested him when fake passport was allegedly found

(Newser) - A mother who wanted her 8-year-old son to have a better life put him on a plane to France, where he has relatives, but authorities have held him at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport ever since he arrived on March 21 because of his fake identity papers. Along with his... More »

Airport Gets 6.5K Noise Complaints —From One Person

They equaled 75% of all complaints in 2015

(Newser) - Out of the 8,670 noise complaints Washington's Reagan National Airport received last year, officials say a whopping 6,500 of them came from the same person. Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority say one unidentified Washington resident was responsible for about three-quarters of noise complaints in 2015,... More »

Bomb Found on Rental Car at NM Airport

'Credible explosive device' disarmed, but renters had long wait in Albuquerque

(Newser) - The FBI and the ATF are on the case in New Mexico for a Breaking Bad-like scenario: a "credible explosive device" found underneath a rental car that was returned Sunday to the Albuquerque International Sunport, CNN reports. Police say the vehicle had been rented elsewhere (cops aren't saying... More »

World's 'Busiest Airport' Welcomes 100 Millionth Passenger

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport say it's the busiest

(Newser) - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said it hit a major milestone Sunday. The airport that calls itself the world's busiest announced on its social media sites says it served its 100 millionth passenger this year. That makes it the first single airport to serve that number of passengers in one... More »

Misplaced Foam Delays 30 Flights in China

Firefighters targeted wrong plane after fire alert

(Newser) - When crew members of a passenger plane reported sparks coming from an engine while taxiing at an airport in southern China, eight fire trucks responded within minutes. Then they covered the wrong plane with white foam. The mistake at the Fuzhou city airport Thursday was quickly amended and the firefighters... More »

747s Left Languishing at Airport for Year Are Claimed

Swift Air Cargo is pretty dumbfounded by the whole thing

(Newser) - A new Malaysian air cargo company said Friday it is the owner of three jumbo jets parked for more than a year at the country's main airport and that it was shocked by authorities' claim that the owner could not be traced . Malaysia's airport operator on Monday took... More »

Airport Wants to Know Who Left 3 747s Behind

Owner has 2 weeks left to pick them up

(Newser) - If you've counted your planes recently and found yourself three Boeing 747s down, you may be just the person that authorities at Kuala Lumpur International Airport want to speak to. The jets have been parked at the Malaysian airport for more than a year, and the airport operator, which... More »

Workers Plan Strikes at 7 Busy US Airports

'We don't receive enough money to pay the rent'

(Newser) - Tired of being underpaid and threatened by their employers, more than 2,000 baggage handlers, cleaners, and wheelchair attendants at seven of the busiest airports in the US will go on strike Wednesday night, the Washington Post reports. "We don't receive enough money to pay the rent,"... More »

San Diego Airport Halts Flights Over Active Shooter

Incoming flights halted as nearby suspect trades fire with cops

(Newser) - San Diego International Airport blocked all incoming flights due to an active shooter locked in a standoff with police in the surrounding neighborhood, reports the Union-Tribune . Police responded to a domestic violence call Wednesday morning in Bankers Hill, where they say they were shot at by a man with a... More »

Plane Catches Fire at Florida Airport

At least 7 injured

(Newser) - Seven people were injured when a Boeing 767 caught on fire as it was taxiing for departure at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Thursday, NBC Miami reports. Dynamic Airways Flight 405 was scheduled to depart for Caracas, Venezuela, when the incident took place; all flights in and out of... More »

Spain's $1.2B 'Ghost Airport' Could Sell—for $11K

Bankrupt airport, symbol of nation's bust, attracts lone offer—and it's measly

(Newser) - One of Spain's "ghost airports"—expensive projects that were virtually unused—received just one bid in a bankruptcy auction after costing some $1.2 billion to build. The buyer's offer: $10,800. Ciudad Real's Central airport, about 150 miles south of Madrid, became a symbol... More »

Germanwings Flight Evacuated After Bomb Scare

Emailed threat received just before takeoff

(Newser) - A Germanwings plane headed for Milan was evacuated at Cologne Bonn Airport after a bomb threat against the flight was received, the airline says. The threat against Flight 826 was received by email 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time Sunday evening. The tower in Cologne alerted the pilot of... More »

Air Canada Plane Killed Airport's Power

'Hard landing' hit power line just a few hundred feet away

(Newser) - An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator says. The Airbus 320 landed 1,100 feet short of the runway during an early Sunday morning snowstorm. It crashed... More »

Flier: TSA Locked Me Up for Asking to File Complaint

He sues over 23-hour ordeal

(Newser) - A Philadelphia man suing the TSA says he went through a terrifying 23-hour ordeal—just because he asked to file a complaint. Roger Vanderklok, a 58-year-old architect, says he was on his way to run a half-marathon in Miami in January 2013 when TSA agents at Philadelphia International Airport interrogated... More »

Denver Airport: No More Pot-Themed Souvenirs

'There's more to our state,' airport spokesman says

(Newser) - People flying out of the main airport in the Mile High City will no longer be allowed to buy souvenirs to remind them of how they got legally high there. Marijuana is still banned in Denver International Airport and authorities have decided to ban marijuana-themed keepsakes as well, reports USA ... More »

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