Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Dec 18, 2014

Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. In the latest incident, Sweden said Dec. 12 that a ...

Dec 17, 2014

Beijing to get third airport to reduce congestion, delays

China has green-lighted plans to build a third airport for the capital Beijing in a bid to reduce congestion and chronic delays. State media reported Wednesday the new airport will be located 46 km south of the city center and will take five years ...

Sales of macadamaias soar in South Korea after 'nut rage'

Dec 15, 2014

Sales of macadamaias soar in South Korea after 'nut rage'

South Korean online retailers say demand for macadamia nuts has skyrocketed after a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a plane over an incident now dubbed “nut rage.” Auction, a South Korean unit of eBay, said Monday that sales of macadamias surged nearly 1,200 percent ...

Dec 14, 2014

China to punish tourists in Thai air rage assault

Chinese authorities have vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to bomb the plane after they became enraged over sitting arrangements. China National Tourism Administration said Saturday the tourists disrupted the flight ...

U.K. flight chaos caused by unprecedented computer failure

Dec 14, 2014

U.K. flight chaos caused by unprecedented computer failure

Heathrow Airport saw fresh delays and cancellations Saturday as it recovered from an unprecedented computer glitch that wreaked havoc with the London airport system, the world’s busiest hub. The system outage at the headquarters of Britain’s main air traffic controller, NATS, delayed departures, diverted ...

Dec 14, 2014

Sweden says Russian jet nearly collided with passenger plane

A Russian military jet nearly collided with a commercial passenger plane that had just taken off from an airport in Denmark, the Swedish military said Saturday. The incident happened Friday south of the Swedish city of Malmo, shortly after the passenger plane had departed ...

Dec 12, 2014

Korean Air chair apologies over daughter's nut rage

The chairman of Korean Air Lines Co. apologized Friday for the behavior of his adult daughter who delayed a flight in an incident now dubbed “nut rage.” Cho Yang-ho made a deep bow before journalists in response to simmering public anger over his daughter’s ...

Dec 12, 2014

Powerful storm knocks out power, disrupts flights in California

A Pacific storm pummeled drought-parched northern and central California on Thursday with heavy rain and high winds, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights, washing out roads and prompting school closures in the Bay Area. Some 240 departing and incoming ...