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Iraqi forces battling Islamic State about to reach Mosul airport


SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces battling Islamic State fighters have fought their way close to Mosul's airport on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city, military statements said on Monday. | Video


Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia after airport murder - police 19 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fled Malaysia on the day he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport and apparently killed by a fast-acting poison, police said on Sunday.

Virgin Australia defers Boeing deliveries after profits drop 17 Feb 2017

SYDNEY Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd on Friday said it would defer the delivery of new Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft for at least a year as it continues to battle against tough demand conditions in the domestic aviation market.


Air France-KLM gets lift from profit jump, growth plans 16 Feb 2017

BERLIN/PARIS A "resilient" start to 2017 from Air France-KLM and a better than expected operating profit lifted shares in the airline to their highest level since July on Thursday. | Video


Wizz Air to open base at London Luton in drive for growth 16 Feb 2017

LONDON/BERLIN Budget airline Wizz Air will open a new British base at London Luton, seeking to drive growth in routes between Britain and eastern Europe and improve efficiency, it said on Thursday.


Norwegian Air expects Brexit vote to hit demand from some UK customers 16 Feb 2017

OSLO Norwegian Air , Europe's third-largest budget airline by passenger numbers, expects Britain's vote to leave the European Union to hit demand from some British customers, its CEO said on Thursday.


Murder at the airport - the brazen attack on North Korean leader's half-brother 16 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR It was about 8:20 a.m. on Monday morning and there was a bustle of passengers in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur airport's budget terminal when the two women moved in on Kim Jong Nam, estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader.


Ryanair CEO sees Poland as Europe's fastest growing airline market 15 Feb 2017

WARSAW Air travel in Poland is likely to expand rapidly in the coming years and the total number of passengers could triple to 100 million by 2022, Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said.


North Koreans tried to stop autopsy on body of leader's half-brother 15 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR North Korean officials spent hours on Wednesday trying to talk Malaysia out of conducting an autopsy on Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, who was murdered at Kuala Lumpur airport this week, three sources familiar with the stand-off told Reuters.


Lufthansa and pilots reach pay deal, but clash over cost cuts 15 Feb 2017

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Lufthansa and a pilots' union have accepted pay recommendations from a mediator, though the German airline said it planned to offset the cost by using more crew on cheaper contracts in a move that could jeopardise the deal.