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Frustrated relatives of missing Flight MH370 passengers scour beach for clues

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ANTANANARIVO Grieving and frustrated relatives of passengers still missing more than two years after their Malaysia Airlines flight vanished are scouring the east African coast for possible evidence that might help unlock the mystery of their fate.

Billionaire Carlos Slim well placed to clinch Mexico City airport terminal

MEXICO CITY A consortium including billionaire Carlos Slim's building unit submitted the lowest bid on Wednesday in a tender for the terminal project at Mexico City's new $13 billion airport as the telecoms tycoon looks to edge out two rivals for the deal.

Mexico, Spain Dec 07 2016

Alaska Air wins U.S. antitrust approval for Virgin deal with conditions

WASHINGTON Alaska Air Group Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval for its $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America Inc on condition that it scale back its code-sharing with American Airlines Group Inc , the Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Dec 07 2016

MH370 families urge residents of African coast to join debris search

ANTANANARIVO People whose loved ones disappeared on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have appealed to residents on the east African coast to search for plane debris and hand in anything they find to the authorities.

U.S. greenlights Norwegian Air flights in blow to U.S. industry

The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it granted flying rights to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA's Irish unit, setting the stage for a new battle among airlines for leisure travelers across the Atlantic.

United to pay $2.4 million over 'Chairman's Flight': U.S. SEC

WASHINGTON United Airlines' parent company will pay $2.4 million to resolve civil books and records violations after it reinstated an unprofitable flight route to accommodate the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. securities regulator said.

Lufthansa hits out after new Frankfurt airport fees approved

BERLIN The German state of Hesse has approved an amended fee proposal for Frankfurt airport for 2017, allowing operator Fraport to increase fees but angering the airport's main customer Lufthansa .

Dec 02 2016

American Airlines to trim Cuba flight schedules

NEW YORK American Airlines Group Inc will cut nearly 25 percent of its flights to Cuba in 2017, a company spokesman said on Thursday, attributing the move to travel demand rather than the election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president.

Ukraine says missile tests will avoid Crimea, mollifying Russia

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine's military said its two-day missile drill starting on Thursday would avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia which annexed the peninsula in 2014.

Soccer plane in Colombia crash was running out of fuel, a pilot says

LA UNION, Colombia/CHAPECO, Brazil The pilot of a LAMIA Airlines plane that crashed in Colombia, virtually wiping out a Brazilian soccer team, had radioed that he was running out of fuel and needed to make an emergency landing, according to the co-pilot of another plane in the area. | Video

World, Brazil, Sports Nov 30 2016