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Heathrow terminal reopens after partial evacuation

A security alert that prompted a partial evacuation of London's Heathrow Airport has been resolved with no arrests, police said today.

Jammed pistol 'saved lives' in airport attack

The pistol used to kill two American airmen at Frankfurt airport jammed with six rounds left, possibly saving the lives of other US troops, a German investigator said yesterday.

Video: Plane wheel falls off during take-off

Passengers on a Fly-Be flight from Exeter airport tell of their terror after a wheel fell off during take-off.

BAA narrows losses despite ash and snow

The airport operator BAA shook off the effects of the volcanic ash cloud and snow to post reduced losses last year, as the global industry recovered.

Airport police shoot crash driver

A driver has been shot and wounded by police after crashing his car through a window at Milan airport then threatening officers with a knife.

Pc held over Heathrow 'shoplifting'

A Scotland Yard officer suspected of playing a key role in a shoplifting ring at Heathrow Airport has been arrested.

Russia: Suspects held over airport bomb

Several people with information on last month's suicide bombing at a Moscow airport have been detained, Russia's top security official said yesterday. Alexander Bortnikov added that the bomber was under the influence of mind-altering drugs.

Police rule out suspect in Moscow airport bombing

The ethnic Russian man police believed could have been the suicide bomber at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport has been cleared by DNA analysis, according to sources close to the investigation.

Holograms take airport security job

Passengers at Manchester Airport will be met by holograms of staff from next week in a bid to reduce security queues.

Nature Studies by Michael McCarthy: The winter solstice, festival of rebirth

Let us celebrate the day then, the long-awaited day, the great midwinter feast, and let us give thanks for what it represents, most of all, its restoration of hope. I'm not referring to tomorrow, though, I'm not referring to Christmas. I'm referring to last Tuesday: the winter solstice.

Government offers military assistance to BAA

The Government has offered military assistance to the airport operator BAA amid continuing disruption at Heathrow, David Cameron said today.

Deborah Ross: You can never have enough giant Toblerone

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BAA earnings set to fly higher

The airports operator BAA raised its full year earnings forecast yesterday on the back of higher passenger numbers at Heathrow. The company, owned by Spain's Ferrovial, said it now expected adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation to exceed the recent forecast of £972m, with recent strength expected to continue in 2011.

US Airport security "humiliates" yet another famous Indian

Not content with frisking old ladies and creating the kind of queues once seen outside bakeries in Soviet-era Moscow, the TSA (as the stable-door-shutting agency in charge of protecting the skies is called), has now sparked a diplomatic dispute between the US and the world’s largest democracy.

Gatwick Airport reopens after snow disruption

Gatwick Airport reopened today after being closed for two days because of heavy snowfall

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