US airport security scrutinized after agents smuggle fake bombs

US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced new measures to improve security screenings at American airports after investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives and weapons through checkpoints dozens of times.

Germany sent to EU court over airport security

The EU referred Germany to court Thursday for failing to regularly monitor security measures at some airports, but said it was not related to the Germanwings crash.

New tool to cut waiting time at airports

Wary of long waits at the airports before you can board your flight? That may change very soon, thanks to a new study in aerodynamics.

No move to cut privileges enjoyed by MPs at airports: Govt

MPs and other VIPs will continue to enjoy facilities like a reserved lounge at international and domestic terminals besides being served tea, coffee and water free of charge at airports.

UAE sandstorm disrupts air traffic in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

A major sandstorm across the United Arab Emirates has disrupted air traffic at airports in Dubai on Thursday, according to authorities, while online flight data showed Abu Dhabi was also impacted by the bad weather.

US officer shoots man who attacked TSA agents at New Orleans airport
US officer shoots man who attacked TSA agents at New Orleans airport

A law enforcement officer shot a man who attacked several Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents while armed with a machete and wasp spray at a New Orleans airport on Friday night, officials said.

Baggage theft cases in airports rise sharply: Govt

The number cases of baggage theft across the airports in the country rose by 67 percent last year with 114 cases being reported during the period as compared to 2013, government said on Monday.

CPI(M), TMC attack govt on airports privatisation

 CPI(M) and Trinamool Congress on Tuesday joined hands in the Rajya Sabha to slam the NDA government over "privatisation" of airports, asking how this "loot" of public money was being allowed.

Robert Vadra likely to be frisked at airports

Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, Robert Vadra, is reportedly likely to be taken off the no-frisking list at airports.

Robert Vadra to now be frisked at airports?

Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, Robert Vadra, is reportedly likely to be taken off the no-frisking list at airports.

Tiruchirappalli airport receives hoax bomb call

An unidentified person called up a top airport official here informing a bomb would go off on its premises on Tuesday, police said.

US to scrap customs forms for air travellers

Travellers arriving bleary eyed to crowded US airports won`t have to fill out onerous customs forms by the end of 2016, the government said Friday, part of a drive to curb lengthy waits.

Airports in Pakistan put on high alert

 Security at all major airports in Pakistan has been beefed up after an intelligence report indicated a threat to airport security, media reported Monday.

US enhances security at major buildings, airports and cities

In the aftermath of recent terror attacks in Paris and other parts of the world, the US has announced to step up security measures at its major airports, government buildings, installations and big cities.

US to remove Mali from Ebola airport screening list

Travellers coming to the United States from Mali will no longer be required to undergo extra screening at selected airports for potential exposure to Ebola, US authorities said on Monday.

Madhur Bhandarkar finds airports fascinating

 A great power of observation is considered an asset for creative people, and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was at his observant best recently at an airport. He says an airport is a fascinating melting pot of people from various places. 

Arunachal urges Centre to develop airports in the state

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre to develop airports and other ancillaries in the state in its new aviation policy.

AAI team in Prakasam, Nellore to study airport feasibility

A team of officials from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is on a visit to Prakasam and Nellore districts of Andha Pradesh to assess the feasibility for establishing airports there, State Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana said here on Friday.

Rules against racial profiling in US won't apply at airports, borders

The new rules against racial profiling by law enforcement agencies, to be imposed in the US, will not apply to the functioning of immigration agents at airports or borders, media reported Saturday.

E-Visa facility to be implemented at eight airports: Jaitley

 The e-Visa facility will be implemented at eight major airports of the country but will not be extended to the airports where security concerns are involved, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.