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UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Two planes flying into GEG report being targeted by laser pointers Thursday night

Two pilots flying into Spokane reported their planes were targeted by a laser pointer Thursday night.


Rival Libyan forces say they have captured Tripoli airport

Forces loyal to rival Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter said Saturday they seized control of the main airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, two days after Hifter ordered his forces to …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

TSA screener sick-outs hit 10 percent over holiday weekend

The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week.


Preparing the airport for takeoff: Tony Bean coordinated the $142.5 million effort to update Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway

When Tony Bean arrived in Pullman in 2011, the future of the airport was uncertain. Backed by his board, Bean has procured about $131 million in federal dollars to realign …


Sea-Tac tests allowing visitors beyond security checkpoints in attempt to recreate pre-9/11 airport experience

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is trying out a plan to allow nontravelers to once again access passenger-only areas that lie beyond the security checkpoints run by the federal government. That would …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Foggy conditions cause flight diversions from Sea-Tac to Spokane

A blanket of fog over the Seattle area was blamed for multiple flights being diverted to the Spokane International Airport, causing delays Friday for local takeoffs.


Washington deemed fully compliant with REAL ID

Washington state is now in full compliance with federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.


Arrival of turtles with painted shells at airport causes Customs quandary

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, its inspectors “have seen some interesting things” in passenger baggage at Dulles, but the four baby turtles with the painted shells “was a …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Those airport security bins carry more germs than the toilets, scientists say

According to the results of a new study published by Finnish and British researchers, half of plastic airport security bins may carry viruses that cause respiratory infections.


Airline employee accused of voyeurism at Seattle airport

Authorities say they’ve arrested a Southwest Airlines employee accused of voyeurism at the Seattle airport.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

4 cars hit with bullets near Sea-Tac airport, no injuries

Authorities say four cars were hit by gunfire on a state highway near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


Power outages temporarily halt flights at Sea-Tac Airport

Officials say scattered power outages halted some flights on the south side of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Alaska man agrees to guilty plea in Florida airport shooting

An Alaska man will not face the death penalty on charges of killing five people and wounding six in a shooting rampage at a Florida airport, authorities announced Tuesday.


Then and Now: Pilot Nick Mamer

Nick Mamer, born in 1898, learned to fly at 18 in San Diego and served in France in the U.S. Army Air Service during WWI. He shot down three enemy …


Ex-Mississippi Gov. Barbour arrested with gun at airport

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said he will pay a fine after being arrested with a loaded handgun in his briefcase as he went through an airport security checkpoint in …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Mountain lion on runway delays flight at Idaho airport

An airplane approaching a rural Idaho airport had to abort its initial landing after a mountain lion was spotted on the runway.


Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

Ticketing and baggage areas were a bit backed up, but security lines were moving quickly in Atlanta on Monday morning as the world’s busiest airport recovered from a crippling power …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Sudden power outage creates ‘nightmare’ at Atlanta airport

A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and stranded thousands of passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Bali volcano spews ash 4.7 miles high, closing airport again

An erupting volcano with a deadly history on Indonesia’s Bali, one of the world’s most popular resort islands, has spread drifting ash 4.7 miles into the atmosphere and closed the …


Police: Suspect in Boise Airport luggage thefts in custody

A 55-year-old Meridian man police say stole luggage at the Boise Airport is facing two counts of felony grand theft.


Long delays at Orlando airport after battery explodes in bag, causes panic and evacuation

Travelers at Orlando International Airport faced lengthy delays Friday night after a battery exploded in a bag, causing people to panic and the airport to be evacuated.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting main airport

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh.


Tornado south of Portland near Canby damages small planes

Authorities say a tornado touched down south of Portland overturning small airplanes, downing power lines and damaging several glass greenhouses.


Witness at Malaysia trial says 4 more suspects in Kim murder

A Malaysian police officer testified Thursday that the two women on trial in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader were seen on airport security videos …


FBI: Man left explosive jar at North Carolina airport

A man planted a Mason jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport last week and vowed to “fight a war on U.S. soil,” according …


Iraqi forces to take control of Kurdish regional borders

Iraq’s military was preparing to take control of the international borders of the northern Kurdish region as a flight ban halted all international flights from servicing the territory’s airports on …


Hertz, Thrifty to give SeaTac workers $2 million in back pay

TUMWATER, Wash. – State officials say an agreement has been reached for airport rental car companies Hertz and Thrifty to provide nearly $2 million in back pay to workers owed …


Pullman airport offers $15.3 million for WSU land

The Washington State University Board of Regents will consider a $15.3 million land acquisition offer from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport during a meeting Wednesday.


More long lines at Barcelona airport as staff strikes again

Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona’s airport staged a second day of partial strikes Sunday, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe’s most popular airports.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Flights into Seattle delayed due to wildfire smoke

Flights arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are being delayed because of low visibility caused by wildfire smoke in the area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.