Posts Tagged ‘airport’

Ryanair to close base at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport

Ryanair has announced it plans to stop serving Germany’s busiest airport. The budget airline said on Friday it would stop using Frankfurt Airport and close its base there. It will reallocate its five planes there to other airports that “have responded with lower airport charges to stimulate traffic recovery”. The airline complained that instead of […]

Saudi-led coalition hits Yemen’s Sanaa airport

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Monday carried out airstrikes on the international airport of the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa after asking civilians to immediately evacuate, state media reported, says Reuters. The coalition called on the workers of international and humanitarian organisations in the airport to immediately evacuate as it had taken “legal measures […]

Unions, Worker Advocates Call Out Backroom Deal To Sneak Amazon Into NJ Airport

New York, NY – Teamsters Local 863 member George Boada, 45, grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey and still lives “about seven traffic lights” away from Newark Liberty International Airport with his wife and their 14-year-old son. Boada’s worked at the same Jersey-based supermarket cooperative for more than 25 years. Now, however, he fears that […]

Al-Shabaab targets airport in Somalia’s Jowhar city

Somali-based terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, Thursday, targeted the Jowhar city airport with mortars, a local official confirmed and Anadolu News Agency reports. Jowhar is the provincial capital of Middle Shabelle located 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of the capital, Mogadishu. Speaking to Anadolu Agency over the phone, Abdi Ahmed, a local administrator in the region, confirmed […]

Yemen’s Houthis using Sanaa airport as military base, Saudi TV says

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya TV channel yesterday released “an exclusive video clip” that it said showed “the Iran-backed Houthi militia using Sanaa International Airport as a military base to conduct experiments and tests of air defence systems.” The channel said the video clip also showed how the Houthis have transformed the airport hangars into a base […]

Palestinians seeking asylum stranded at Barcelona Airport for days

The Catalan Minister for Equality urged the Spanish government on Friday to take better care of a group of 39 Palestinians who solicited asylum at Barcelona Airport earlier this week, Anadolu News Agency reports. “We remind the state that the duty to protect is an international obligation, and demand authorities to give these people access […]

WATCH: Federal Prisoner Escapes Custody at Milwaukee Airport

Federal prisoner Robert Johnson Jr. ran past an unarmed guard on Tuesday inside Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport, ABC 13 reported. Officials said Johnson got off the airplane and asked to use the restroom, however, once his handcuffs were undone, he allegedly hit his escort and took off running. An additional camera outside the building showed […]

Russia Deploys a Sukhoy to Qamishli Airport in the Northeast of Syria

ARABI SOURI OCTOBER 29, 2021 Russia deployed one of its Sukhoy fighter jets to the Qamishli Airport in the furthest northeast of Syria for the first time, the plane will be stationed in the airport to carry out its objectives from there. Qamishli International Airpot is in the southwest of the Qamishli city which in turn […]

Boycott Duty Free Americas: Don’t buy airport goods that fund Israeli settlers

The article was originally published by Truthout on October 6, 2021. Palestinian lawyer Mohammed Khatib once dreamed of bringing his own children back to ride the swing in the roman olive tree where he used to play as a child, but that vision was shattered by the ongoing illegal expansion of Israeli settlements. “I always […]

Climate Activists Stage Protest At Airport Against Private Jet Emissions

Above Photo: The protesters have targeted Farnborough Airport in Hampshire (Extinction Rebellion/PA) Extinction Rebellion activists claim to have blocked all major entrances to a private airport in protest against emissions from private jets. As part of the protest, a stretched limousine has been parked at the gates to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire. ‘Stop Private Flights […]

Two massacres? Disturbing accusations in the wake of Kabul airport bombings

Last Thursday morning, after several days of dire warnings that some kind of attack was imminent, two suicide bombings were reported at Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul, one at the Abbey Gate and the other close by, near the Baron Hotel. The country’s Islamic State affiliate, which claims the lands historically called Khorasan including Iran […]

Amir-Abdollahian From Baghdad Airport: US Cannot Evade Responsibility for Martyr Soleimani’s Assassination

Posted on August 28, 2021 by martyrashrakat  August 28, 2021  Source By Staff, Agencies Iran’s new Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the US cannot escape from its responsibility for the assassination of martyr Qassemi Soleimani and it is a must for the Americans to bring to his murderers to justice. He made the remarks in […]

Taliban largely seal off Kabul airport as airlift winds down

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban deployed extra forces around Kabul’s airport Saturday to prevent large crowds from gathering after a devastating suicide attack two days earlier, as the massive U.S.-led airlift wound down ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline. New layers of checkpoints sprang up on roads leading to the airport, some manned by […]

Death toll in Kabul airport terrorist attack rises to 170

The official death toll from the terrorist attack outside Kabul international airport on Thursday was increased significantly on Friday to over 160. The number of Afghan victims almost tripled and the US Defense Department confirmed the death of one additional service member, bringing the total of American military fatalities to 13. At a Defense Department […]

Deadly Explosions Rock Kabul Airport

Multiple Casualties Reported After Suspected ISIS Suicide Bombings Outside Kabul Airport.  08/26/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that two explosions reportedly at the southern Abbey gate at Kabul Airport have killed multiple people, including Afghan nationals and children, and U.S. service members. The explosions closely followed each other in […]

Kabul Airport Attack Kills 60 Afghans, 13 US Troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. The attacks killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops, Afghan and U.S. officials […]

At Least 12 US Marines, Soldiers Killed in Kabul Airport Terror Attack

At least 12 U.S. Marines and soldiers and 60 Afghans were killed in the suicide bombing outside the Abbey Gate at Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan Thursday, and at least 140 have been injured. Sources say a second explosion happened outside the Baron Hotel.  There are also reports by Afghan local media of a third explosion […]

Gunfire At Kabul Airport Kills 1 Amid Chaotic Evacuations

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A firefight at one of the gates of Kabul’s international airport killed at least one Afghan soldier early Monday, German officials said, the latest chaos to engulf Western efforts to evacuate those fleeing the Taliban takeover of the country. The shooting at the airport came as the Taliban sent fighters north […]

7 Killed In Crowd At Kabul Airport As Afghans Try To Flee

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least seven Afghans died in a panicked crush of people trying to enter Kabul’s international airport, the British military said Sunday, as thousands were still trying to flee the country in a chaotic exodus a week after the Taliban takeover. The Taliban moved to confront the first stirrings of armed […]

Afghanistan live updates: Taliban checkpoints ring Kabul airport, evacuees land in Europe

Taliban fighters and checkpoints ringed Kabul airport on Thursday, adding to fears for Afghan nationals who previously worked for the West. The militant group has promised safe passage to the airport to foreigners. But Afghan nationals eligible for evacuation because of their past work for Western countries have reported difficulties and violence. A former employee […]

Videos: Complete Chaos At Kabul Airport After Fall Of Afghanistan To Taliban

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki finally admitted Thursday, at the third or fourth time of asking, that the people of Cuba are rising up against a failed communist system of government, rather than a rise in COVID cases. Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki, “Now that you’ve had a few days to think […]

Panic at Kabul airport as Taliban promise ‘open, inclusive Islamic government’

Thousands of Afghans crowded the tarmac of Kabul airport on Monday morning in a desperate attempt to get out of the country after the Taliban militant group seized power. US forces at the airport were forced to fire into the air to restore calm. “I am very scared. They are firing shots in the air. […]

Videos show Kabul airport overwhelmed with US personnel and Afghans as Taliban take the capital

Videos depicted a chaotic scene at Kabul airport on Sunday, the only way out for thousands of people following rapid advance of the Taliban into the capital, and toppling of the country’s government. Both remaining US personnel and Afghans fearing the return of Taliban rule were seen climbing onto military aircraft. Chinook helicopters had shuttled […]

US Embassy warns Americans in Kabul to take shelter, says airport reportedly UNDER FIRE amid hasty evacuation of western missions

by Admin · August 15, 2021 https://www.rt.com/usa/532115-kabul-airport-taking-fire-embassy/ Source

Australia Bankrolls $68M Fiji Airport, Amid Pacific Competition With Beijing

Australia will provide $68 million to Fiji to assist with airport upgrades amid a wider influence push into the South Pacific region against Beijing’s encroaching hegemony. The government-backed Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) will partner with ANZ Bank to support infrastructure upgrades to increase passenger capacity at Nadi International Airport to help […]

Eye-Popping 6,000 False Lashes Seized at New Orleans Airport

NEW ORLEANS—Three thousand pairs of false eyelashes have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents after officials determined they were illegally imported from China to New Orleans. The four boxes of long lashes seized Tuesday at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport were destined for a local beauty supply store, agency spokesperson Matthew […]

US Military Base at Erbil Airport Targeted By “Explosive-Laden Drones”

Today 07/07/2021 By Staff, Agencies A military base hosting US-led coalition forces inside Erbil International Airport in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region has come under attack by explosive-laden drones, the latest in a series of attacks on American forces in the Arab country. Citing security sources, Iraqi media said the military base inside Erbil airport was […]

Biden agreed to Turkey defending Kabul airport, says US official

US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed on Turkey’s offer to take a leading role in the defence of Afghanistan’s Kabul Airport, the US National Security Advisor has revealed. Speaking to reporters yesterday, Jake Sullivan said that the two leaders discussed the situation in Afghanistan during their meeting on the […]

Nazi swastika daubed on Torah ark inside Frankfurt airport synagogue

A leading Jewish group in Germany on Saturday condemned the antisemitic desecration of a Torah ark inside the Jewish prayer room at Frankfurt’s international airport. Frankfurt police said a swastika was painted on the cabinet inside the prayer room, which is located in the airport transit area. The swastika was discovered several days ago, but […]

CHAOS at Portugal’s Faro Airport as Brits rush to get home ahead of new mandatory Quarantine rules

    Mega queues formed at Portugal’s Faro Airport over the weekend, as Brits made a mad dash home from their Algarve holidays before the UK government’s new mandatory quarantine rules set in for those returning from the country. The government announced on Thursday that Portugal had been added to its ‘amber list’, which requires […]

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