Climate protesters lay siege to London City Airport

World / Politics Oct 11, 2019

Climate protesters lay siege to London City Airport

A climate protester glued himself to a plane and another held up a flight with a speech on global warming Thursday as campaigners tried to "occupy" a London airport near the capital's global financial hub. London police reported making more than 1,000 arrests over four ...

Airliner Virgin Australia applies for slot at Haneda Airport

Business / Corporate Sep 25, 2019

Airliner Virgin Australia applies for slot at Haneda Airport

Airliner Virgin Australia has applied for the allocation of a landing and departure slot at Haneda Airport. The airline submitted the application to the International Air Services Commission, the Australian government organ said Wednesday. If it wins the slot, the Australian carrier would achieve entry ...

Japan to expand use of customs declaration app ahead of Olympics

National Sep 23, 2019

Japan to expand use of customs declaration app ahead of Olympics

The government will expand the use of electronic customs declarations at airports to facilitate the entry of inbound passengers ahead of next year's Tokyo Games. The system allows passengers to submit customs declarations electronically using a smartphone app while waiting for their baggage, according to ...

Hong Kong police block protesters from reaching airport

Asia Pacific Sep 22, 2019

Hong Kong police block protesters from reaching airport

Hong Kong riot police took up position at the main rail station serving the airport on Sunday to prevent a new anti-government protest targeting air travel after a night of violent street clashes in the Chinese-ruled territory. Pro-democracy protesters have targeted the airport before, occupying ...

Hong Kong blocks airport protests

Asia Pacific Sep 7, 2019

Hong Kong blocks airport protests

Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong on Saturday and thwarted plans by pro-democracy protesters to target the airport, days after the city's leader made a surprise concession that was rejected by the movement as too little, too late. Millions of pro-democracy supporters have taken ...

Seven countries land new slots at Haneda ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Business Sep 2, 2019

Seven countries land new slots at Haneda ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Seven countries including China, Russia and Australia have won 26 of the 50 new international slots created at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the run-up to next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games, transport ministry officials said Monday. Finland, India, Italy and Turkey have also been handed ...