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  • Baton Rouge airport director to resign

    September 24, 2016 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will soon need to fill a vacancy. Aviation Director Anthony Marino will resign his post, effective Oct. 14, to pursue another opportunity in the aviation industry. In a statement issued by the airport Friday, Marino says he's enjoyed his 45-year career as... more »
  • 8 Louisiana airports getting nearly $39.5M in federal grants

    September 21, 2016 3:03 PM

    NEW IBERIA - The U.S. Department of Transportation says eight Louisiana airports are getting grants totaling nearly $39.5 million. The largest announced this month is $19 million to build an apron at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner. Lafayette Regional Airport is getting $13 million to improve the... more »
  • Dallas-bound regional flight diverted to BR over landing gear issue

    September 16, 2016 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A regional jet diverted to Metro Airport where it landed under an emergency alert Friday afternoon. The airport tower activated its emergency procedures around 2 p.m. when the pilot radioed there was an indicator light on that suggested a problem with the landing gear. The plane... more »
  • Albuquerque airport checkpoint reopens after suspicious package found

    September 11, 2016 9:25 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque airport security checkpoint is operating again after the presence of a suspicious item led to evacuations. Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Daniel Jiron says a team of police bomb techs cleared the item, and the area and passengers were allowed back in the area around 3:30 p.m.... more »
  • Nearly 50 killed in attack at Istanbul's airport, officials suggest ISIS behind attack

    June 28, 2016 3:56 PM

    ISTANBUL - A senior Turkish government official has told The Associated Press all initial indications suggest the Islamic State group is behind the attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport. The official also said nearly 50 people were killed in the attack Tuesday at the airport's international terminal and as many... more »
  • Rapper Lil Wayne hospitalized after 2 seizures on plane

    June 14, 2016 9:32 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Lil Wayne is in stable condition after suffering what his publicist describes as "two minor seizures." TMZ has reported that the Grammy-winning rapper's private jet was forced to make two emergency landings at an Omaha airport Monday afternoon and that he was taken to a hospital.... more »
  • Man shot by police at Dallas airport out of hospital; jailed

    June 13, 2016 6:41 PM

    DALLAS - A Maryland man shot by a police officer outside a Dallas airport after a domestic disturbance is out of the hospital and in jail. Shawn Nicholas Diamond was booked into a Dallas County jail Sunday on charges of aggravated assault on a public servant and assault-family violence with... more »
  • Shooting outside Dallas airport causes long delays

    June 10, 2016 3:35 PM

    DALLAS - People are streaming out of Dallas Love Field and hours-long delays are being reported after police shot a man outside the airport during a domestic disturbance. Some travelers were on airplanes when the shooting occurred Friday afternoon but were ordered off when the terminal was cleared. They said... more »
  • Study for Livingston Parish airport nears completion

    May 23, 2016 9:11 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A master plan and site selection study for a proposed airport in Livingston Parish could be completed by June, just in time for the first meeting of the newly created parish Airport Board. Parish officials have been discussing the possibility of building a general aviation airport for the... more »
  • Two dead pilots identified in Slidell plane crash

    April 19, 2016 11:49 PM

    SLIDELL - The two men killed in a St. Tammany Parish Mosquito plane crash Tuesday night near the Slidell Airport has been identified. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said that 68-year-old Wayne Fisher of Slidell and 59-year-old Donald Pechon of Convington was identified as the pilots in the... more »
  • Senators press for airport security measures after Brussels attacks

    April 5, 2016 1:47 PM

    WASHINGTON- Democrats are proposing several measures to boost security at airports, train stations and other transportation hubs in response to terrorist attacks in Brussels and elsewhere. Democratic senators outlined proposals Tuesday that would double the number of government "viper teams" that stop and search suspicious passengers in public areas prior... more »
  • UPDATE: 2 LSU students in Brussels on exchange trip, both are "safe"

    March 22, 2016 4:08 AM

    BRUSSELS- Three explosions ripped through the Brussels airport and subway station Tuesday during the morning rush hour. A spokesman for the city's transit system says at least 31 people were killed and another 150 people were injured in the third explosion, which happened at a busy subway station in... more »
  • Airline to begin flight service between New Orleans, Destin

    February 12, 2016 5:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A public charter airline will add a seasonal nonstop service from New Orleans to Destin, Florida. GLO Airlines announced Thursday that the service from Louis Armstrong International Airport to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport will begin March 25 and will run through Sept. 5. The flights are scheduled for... more »
  • Louis Armstrong airport says 2015 was record year

    January 23, 2016 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport says last year saw a record number of passengers going through the airport. The airport says it served about 10.6 million passengers in 2015, which was 9.1 percent more than the previous year. The airport says the best year on... more »
  • New Orleans airport sees record year

    January 23, 2016 12:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport says last year saw a record number of passengers going through the airport. The airport says it served about 10.6 million passengers in 2015, which was 9.1 percent more than the previous year. The airport says the best year on... more »
  • New Orleans breaks ground on new airport terminal

    January 14, 2016 6:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans officials have broken ground on a new terminal at the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, members of the New Orleans Aviation Board and other officials gathered Thursday at the airport for a ceremony touting the planned $826 million project. In a... more »
  • Louisiana driver's license still gets you on plane

    December 30, 2015 9:58 AM

    MONROE- Louisianians can still use their driver's licenses to fly commercial airlines Friday, despite the state's failure to comply with the federal REAL ID law. Though the state secured a yearlong extension in October to comply with REAL ID, there remains some confusion among people who feared the requirement would... more »
  • Nearly 900 flights canceled, 500 delayed in US

    December 28, 2015 10:01 AM

    UNDATED- Nearly 900 flights have been canceled across the U.S. and another 500 have been delayed due to the large storm system moving through the middle part of the country. Flight-tracking service FlightAware showed that more than a third of the cancellations were at Chicago's two main airports. Another large... more »
  • Atlanta airport welcomes 100 millionth passenger

    December 27, 2015 12:42 PM

    ATLANTA - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said it hit a major milestone Sunday. The airport that calls itself the world's busiest announced on its social media sites said it served its 100 millionth passenger this year. That makes it the first single airport to serve that number of passengers in... more »
  • Study: 6 in 10 fliers around BTR not using airport

    November 3, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An impact study commissioned by the Baton Rouge Regional Airport found that 60 out of every 100 fliers living near it are going elsewhere to catch their flights. The study by Baton Rouge-based consulting firm Emergent Method found those passengers, called "leakage" in the air travel... more »
  • 2 reported dead in Hammond plane crash Play Video

    October 14, 2015 5:08 PM

    HAMMOND - It will likely be Thursday afternoon before federal investigators release additional information about a plane crash that killed two people in Hammond. The crash happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday as the Cessna 421 turbo-prop was taking off, experienced trouble and was attempting to return to the airport... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport's master plan seeks business development

    August 12, 2015 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport has seen several non-aviation businesses sprout up on its land over the past several years. Airport leaders now want to ensure that businesses leasing the land surrounding the airport will continue to prosper and try to attract more economic drivers to the area... more »
  • Police say drunk driver tore through airport fences

    August 5, 2015 4:36 PM

    KENNER - Police arrested a 23-year-old Paulina man after officers said he drove through a pair of fences onto a runway at Louis Armstrong International Airport Wednesday. Officers said Kaleb Clement was booked with one count of hit-and-run driving and one count of driving while intoxicated. Members of... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport sees flight decline

    July 29, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge is one of many cities across the country that has seen the number of flights in and out of its airport drop over the past few years. The city has seen a 13.64 percent decrease in the number of flights at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport when... more »
  • New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

    July 27, 2015 3:47 PM

    NEW YORK CITY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport, replacing the cramped, outdated hub with a unified terminal that will have more than double the space. "Welcome to the new LaGuardia Airport," Cuomo said. "This is what New... more »
  • Shreveport cop suspended after gun found in airport luggage

    July 26, 2015 12:30 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after security officials at Shreveport Regional Airport found a handgun in his luggage. A statement from the Shreveport Police Department said Officer James Bass was detained Saturday morning after Transportation Security Administration authorities found the handgun.... more »
  • Teen films TSA confrontation at Louis Armstrong

    July 23, 2015 1:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Transportation Safety Administration said they're investigating a viral video which showed a teen confronting a TSA officer who didn't want him filming pat-downs at Louis Armstrong International Airport. The teen who posted the video said the TSA agent refused to let him film when he... more »
  • NYC's Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal

    July 19, 2015 12:52 PM

    NEW YORK - Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's Kennedy International Airport can look forward to their own new luxury terminal. The $48 million private facility is called The ARK at JFK. It'll handle more than 70,000 animals flying in and out of the airport every year, from... more »
  • Lake Charles airport looks to expand

    July 15, 2015 8:01 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- Officials with the Chennault International Airport Authority are proposing a $257 million expansion to increase the airport's cargo-handling capacity, a plan that calls for building on 220 acres already occupied by Mallard Cove Golf Course. Randy Robb, the airport's executive director, said that the proposed expansion could produce... more »
  • TSA Precheck on display at BTR Metro Play Video

    June 8, 2015 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frequent flyers through Baton Rouge can qualify to have shorter time getting through security. Officials at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will join TSA leaders to kick off the Precheck program on Monday. The program will allow low-risk flyers to move quickly through security screenings at the... more »
  • Airport security checks may get easier

    June 5, 2015 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frequent flyers through Baton Rouge may have a shorter time getting through security. Officials at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will join TSA leaders to kick off the Precheck program on Monday. The program will allow low-risk flyers to move quickly through security screenings at the airport.... more »
  • Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

    April 16, 2015 10:32 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - Military officials and residents say al-Qaida has taken control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen after brief clashes with troops. The officials said al-Qaida fighters clashed Thursday with members of one of Yemen's largest infantry brigades outside Mukalla, a... more »
  • Wolverine tries to escape from carrier at New Jersey airport

    April 15, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - Authorities say a wolverine tried to escape from its metal carrier at a New Jersey airport and had to be tranquilized. Joe Pentangelo with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says officers were called to Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday... more »
  • Suspect in machete airport attack has died

    March 21, 2015 5:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man suspected of attacking TSA agents in a security line at Armstrong International Airport with a machete has died Saturday evening. Richard White, 63, was shot three times by a Jefferson Parish deputy after White allegedly pushed through security into Concourse B, spraying agents with... more »
  • Man carried handmade explosives in airport machete attack

    March 21, 2015 3:48 PM

    KENNER - Authorities says the machete-wielding man who was shot at New Orleans' international airport after trying to attack security agents was carrying explosives at the time. Sheriff Newell Normand says suspect Richard White, who was shot by a security agent at the airport late Friday, was carrying a bag... more »
  • Normal travel continues at New Orleans airport

    March 21, 2015 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Normal travel procedures continue at Louis Armstrong International in New Orleans according to airport officials. It comes after a city cab driver armed with a machete and a can of wasp spray attacked TSA agents around 8p.m. Friday night. He was shot by a Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Machete-wielding man sends airport into chaos Play Video

    March 20, 2015 8:53 PM

    KENNER - A 63-year-old man, wielding a machete was shot and was last listed as "unresponsive" at a New Orleans-area hospital after a violent altercation at the international airport here. Authorities said Richard White entered the airport Friday night and sprayed a TSA agent near Concourse B. White was... more »
  • Plane essentially stuck in mud shuts down air traffic at airport

    March 3, 2015 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The only runway used for passenger airliners at Baton Rouge Metro Airport closed Tuesday evening. An airport spokesman said a small, corporate jet had hydraulic failure that resulted in it losing its brakes and it rolled into wet grass as it was taxiing. Because the plane... more »
  • Flights diverted after water pipe burst in airport

    February 16, 2015 2:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crews at Dulles International Airport are working to restore normal operations after a burst water pipe in the airport's control tower triggered an alarm and forced an evacuation that resulted in the diversion of some flights to other airports. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority,... more »
  • Airport runway lights back on after electrical issue Play Video

    February 9, 2015 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The runway lights are back on after an electrical shortage shut them off Sunday night. Several flights were either delayed or cancelled all together as a result of the outage that lasted into early Monday morning when crews were finally able to solve the problem and... more »
  • Flights back on schedule at Metro Airport following delays Play Video

    February 8, 2015 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Metro Airport website , all flights arriving and departing appear to be on schedule, after two runways went out of commission yesterday. One Delta flight from Atlanta was rerouted to the New Orleans airport. Passengers were provided ground transportation to Baton... more »
  • Airport steps up security and safety with grant Play Video

    January 23, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metro Airport is taking safety and security to another level after receiving grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA awarded more than $7.3 million in federal and state funding to the airport to help improve the airport's operations and safety. The... more »
  • Bomb threat made on flight from Barcelona to NYC

    November 30, 2014 1:25 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport are investigating a bomb threat made to an American Airlines flight from Barcelona that landed safely in New York City. The plane carrying about 200 people landed just after noon Sunday. Everyone on board deplaned safely. Joe Pentangelo with the... more »
  • Small plane missing in Lake Pontchartrain Play Video

    November 13, 2014 4:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and several other agencies are searching the choppy waters of Lake Pontchartrain for a missing plane. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says air traffic controls at the New Orleans International Airport notified the Coast Guard around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday that a Cessna 172 was missing... more »
  • Stepped-up Ebola screening starting at NYC airport

    October 11, 2014 11:20 AM

    NEW YORK - Customs and health officials are starting a stepped-up Ebola screening program at New York's Kennedy International Airport for passengers from three West African countries. Officials said at a briefing at Kennedy on Saturday morning that arriving passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will have their temperatures... more »
  • US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

    October 9, 2014 9:05 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Five major U.S. airports will soon begin an extra level of screening to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease. About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and Health officials expect false alarms from... more »
  • Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure

    September 15, 2014 2:37 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while police and the FBI investigated Monday afternoon. Passengers were temporarily... more »
  • New discount airline to add service to New Orleans

    August 16, 2014 12:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low-cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia. Officials say PEOPLExpress will begin flying from to New Orleans on Aug. 28. The airline will provide service three days a week to Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport... more »
  • Dust storm hits Phoenix, flights grounded

    July 4, 2014 2:13 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - A blinding dust storm swept through central Arizona and prompted the grounding of flights at Phoenix's main airport. Sky Harbor International Airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez says the suspension of all inbound and outbound flights took effect between 8 p.m. and 8:30 PDT Thursday. She says that all... more »
  • US seeks more security at some overseas airports

    July 3, 2014 2:38 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. officials are concerned al-Qaeda is trying to develop a new bomb that could go undetected through airport security. There is no indication such a bomb has been created or that there's a specific threat to the U.S., but the Obama administration called Wednesday for increased security at... more »
  • Al-Qaida fighters attack airport in southern Yemen

    June 26, 2014 4:03 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni security officials say al-Qaida militants have attacked an airport in the country's south and bombed the facility's air control tower. The officials say the coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport in the southern province of Hadramawt started from three different directions early on Thursday. The officials... more »
  • Governor stuck during airport bomb scare

    May 8, 2014 10:18 PM

    KENNER- A bomb threat shut down New Orleans International Airport for a brief time Thursday night. WWL TV in New Orleans reported a call was made to 911 earlier in the evening, prompting the scare. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies checked the facility and eventually the all clear was given.... more »
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

    April 14, 2014 7:17 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. LAPD Sgt. Michael Fox said Smith was booked Sunday afternoon. Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz... more »
  • Police: Commuter train derails at Chicago airport

    March 24, 2014 7:12 AM

    CHICAGO - An eight-car commuter train derailed early Monday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, injuring 32 people on board after it failed to stop at an underground station at one of the nation's busiest airports. Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago says the train "climbed over the last stop, jumped up... more »
  • Plane that aborted takeoff removed from Pa. runway Play Video

    March 14, 2014 6:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - A crippled plane that was evacuated after its nose gear collapsed during an attempted takeoff has been removed from the runway at Philadelphia International Airport. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board will examine the plane to try to determine the cause of the accident. Officials say... more »
  • La. troops return home from Kuwait Play Video

    December 16, 2013 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Christmas has come early for a number of local military families. This morning members of the 922nd Horizontal Engineer Company of the Louisiana National Guard touched down at Baton Rouge Metro Airport. They've been in Kuwait for ten months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, conducting... more »
  • Man arrested in car bomb plot at Kansas airport

    December 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    WICHITA, Kan.- Authorities say a Kansas man accused of planning to detonate a car bomb at the Wichita airport has been arrested. 58-year-old Terry Lee Loewen was arrested Friday morning at Mid-Continent regional airport. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said the man planned to drive a car that he believed was... more »
  • Lafayette airport sets passenger record

    November 21, 2013 7:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Regional Airport enjoyed the best October in its history for record-breaking numbers of passengers boarding and departing. Airport Deputy Director Michael Burrows says October is usually a slow month but the airport reported 22,459 passengers boarding and departing. Burrows says that's up from 19,494... more »
  • Arrest in LA airport ice explosions

    October 16, 2013 8:21 AM

    LOS ANGELES - An airport employee has been arrested in connection with dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport. Twenty-eight-year-old Dicarlo Bennett, a Servisair employee, was arrested late Tuesday and booked for investigation of a destructive device near an aircraft. He is being held on $1 million bail. A... more »
  • Police: Employee set dry ice blasts at LA airport

    October 15, 2013 2:23 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Police believe two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport were triggered by a disgruntled employee and were not an act of terror. Deputy Chief Michael Downing says the bombs made by putting dry ice in 20-ounce bottles could have caused serious injury to anyone in close... more »
  • BR Metro Airport flights operating as usual

    October 4, 2013 2:47 PM

    Baton Rouge- Flights to and from Metro Airport in Baton Rouge are set to operate as usual over the weekend. Tropical Storm Karen has not caused any flight cancellations, but passengers who have scheduled flights over the weekend are urged to check with their airlines for updates due to... more »
  • Authorities: Man at Fla. airport said he had bomb

    October 2, 2013 8:58 AM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Authorities say a man arrested at Jacksonville International Airport told security screeners he had a bomb in his backpack but they only found an electronic scale and batteries. Zeljko Causevic was booked into jail early Wednesday. He's charged with making a false report about a hoax... more »
  • FBI: no suspects in La. plane bomb threat case

    September 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    MONROE- The FBI said it has no suspects after a note was found on an airplane suggesting it was going to explode when it landed at the airport in this north Louisiana city. The threat prompted the closure of the airport for much of the day and forced landing... more »
  • AE plane lands at Monroe Regional after threat

    September 24, 2013 12:59 PM

    MONROE - An American Eagle plane has landed at Monroe Regional Airport after a note about a bomb threat was found. FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said 15 passengers and three crew members were aboard a commuter aircraft that landed safely Tuesday morning. Romig said no device was found aboard... more »

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