Air Travel Disruptions

MADRID - A general strike against Spain's austerity measures saw tens of thousands of people take to the streets on Wednesday in protests that canceled flights, halted produce shipments and caused clashes between police and the public.

ROME - Officials say Palermo's airport will stay closed until at least Sunday afternoon while awaiting equipment to remove a jet that landed off a runway.

NEW YORK - U.S. airlines were late more often in July than a year earlier, but there were only 3 planes stuck for more than three hours, the government said Monday.

NEW YORK - Only three flights sat on the tarmac for more than three hours in June compared with nearly 300 a year ago, the government said Tuesday.

PARIS - Airlines have slashed flights in France as a strike by air traffic controllers fearful of a plan to unify European skies went into full force Wednesday.
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