HALIFAX RIGHTS COMPLAINT ACCUSES AIR CANADA OF SINGLING OUT MOHAMED YAFFA BECAUSE HE’S BLACK, MUSLIM
August 19, 2014
A Halifax man accuses Air Canada of repeatedly subjecting him to enhanced security procedures because he is black and Muslim, in a case that highlights the dangers to civil liberties posed by the controversial “no fly list.”
AIRPORTS, AIRLINES SOUND ALARM ABOUT SECURITY SCREENING WAIT TIMES
August 11, 2014
CALGARY - Canada’s air travel industry is calling on the federal government to commit more money to airport security and address lengthening lineups before they reach a crisis point.
DUBAI, EUROPEAN AIRLINES DIVERT FLIGHTS AWAY FROM IRAQ OUT OF SECURITY FEARS
July 31, 2014
BAGHDAD -- European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe.
GAZA CONFLICT: FAA LIFTS BAN ON FLIGHTS TO TEL AVIV
July 24, 2014
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on all flight to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport late Wednesday night, despite ongoing fighting in Gaza.
ELECTRONIC GADGETS MUST WORK TO BE ALLOWED ON FLIGHTS TO US
July 08, 2014
Passengers travelling to the US will have to prove their electronic gadgets are working, and not packed with explosives, or else choose between missing their flight and sending the device home under new airport security rules.
TIGHTER SECURITY FOR FLIGHTS TO US
July 03, 2014
Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat".
OTTAWA TO LET SECURITY OFFICERS CARRY LOADED GUNS ON CANADIAN FLIGHTS
July 03, 2014
Security officials will soon be allowed to carry loaded guns on Canadian airplanes, after the Conservative government beefed up powers for Mounties tasked with preventing hijackings.
US CALLS FOR MORE SECURITY AT SOME OVERSEAS AIRPORTS, AMID FEARS ABOUT NEW BOMBS
July 03, 2014
WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
MILITANTS ATTACK PAKISTANI AIRPORT, 27 DEAD
June 09, 2014
Their backpacks stuffed with food and ammunition, a squad of highly trained Taliban fighters attacked Pakistan’s biggest airport in what they clearly expected to be a protracted siege.
AIRLINES ARE FINALLY CRACKING DOWN ON DRUNK, UNRULY PASSENGERS
June 05, 2014
At a major aviation conference this week, executives took a break from cutting giant cakes with scimitars and watching pop stars like Kylie Minogue to address a serious problem: Drunk passengers are costing them a lot of money.
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