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US airlines still piling up losses but say demand is rising

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are piling up billions of dollars in additional losses as the pandemic chokes off air travel, but a recent uptick...

British Airways parent company slashes passenger forecast

LONDON (AP) — The parent company of British Airways has cut its fourth-quarter passenger forecast to just 30% of last year’s level as government...

Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut a regional airline as it...

Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped one million for the...

Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry...

Dark déjà vu for European economy as virus cases spike

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus...

Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek civil servants walked off the job in a 24-hour strike Thursday over demands that include better pay for health...

Airline crew reports jetpack flier near Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials are investigating a report from an airline crew member that someone was flying in a jetpack as the plane...

United loses $1.8 billion, aims to shift focus to recovery

United Airlines financial hole grew deeper over the summer as a modest recovery in air travel slowed down, pushing the carrier to a loss...

A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed...

Delta posts $5.4 billion 3Q loss as pandemic hammers travel

The summer travel season was even worse than expected for Delta Air Lines, which said Tuesday that it lost $5.4 billion in the third...

Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston and Chicago in 2021

Southwest Airlines said Monday it will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities' largest airports, stepping up its head-to-head competition...

British Airways CEO replaced as company fights for survival

LONDON (AP) — British Airways has replaced CEO Alex Cruz after 4 1/2 years on the job as part of a broad shake-up as...

In about-face, Trump seeks to salvage parts of virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to salvage a few priority items lost in the rubble of COVID-19 relief talks that...

Trump signals willingness to help airlines and markets jump

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Shares in major U.S. airlines jumped at the opening bell, pulling the broader market along, after President Donald Trump...

The Latest: 26 nations urge US to lift sanctions amid virus

UNITED NATIONS -- China and 25 other nations have called for the immediate lifting of sanctions by the United States and Western countries to...

CEO says Southwest needs union pay cuts to avoid furloughs

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will cut pay for nonunion workers in January and says union workers must also accept less pay or face...

Democratic proposal for more airline aid stalls in Congress

A proposal by House Democrats to give the airline industry $28.8 billion to avert thousands of furloughs failed to advance on Friday, marking a...

House Democrats pass partisan COVID bill; relief talks drag

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House narrowly passed a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Thursday night, a move that came as top-level talks...

US layoffs remain elevated as incomes and spending weaken

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to...

Airline furloughs begin as federal pandemic relief expires

U.S. airlines began furloughing more than 32,000 employees on Thursday after a federal prohibition on job cuts expired. ...

Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to the poor faces trouble

LONDON (AP) — An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes,...

American, United to furlough 32,000 as time runs out on aid

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a...

Pelosi and Mnuchin have ‘extensive’ talks on COVID relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held an “extensive conversation" Wednesday on a huge COVID-19 rescue package, meeting...

US imposes sanctions on Cuba’s Raul Castro’s son-in-law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is targeting the son-in-law of retired Cuban leader Raul Castro with sanctions as it steps up its campaign...

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. ...

Clipped wings: Virus turns tennis pros’ flights into ordeals

PARIS (AP) — For the part of their job that some tennis players have always disliked — flying — Jack Sock says he toyed...

US lawmakers propose tighter rules for new airplanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal...

Lufthansa to try out pre-flight corona tests on routes to US

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says it will test the practice of offering on-the-spot coronavirus tests before boarding intercontinental flights in an...

Lufthansa pulls more big jets, issues gloomy outlook

German airline Lufthansa, already bailed out by the government, says it will have to make more staff cuts and mothball more jumbo jets than...

Watchdog: FAA not prepared to update jet evacuation rules

DETROIT (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't updated standards for emergency airliner evacuations in nearly two decades, a period when travelers have increasingly...

The Latest: New tropical depression forms in the Gulf

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: ...

Raytheon doubles job cuts to 15,000, citing airline downturn

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year at its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt &...

Panel’s report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet...

Thai court allows Thai Airways to file for reorganization

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Central Bankruptcy Court on Monday gave the go-ahead to financially ailing Thai Airways International to submit a business reorganization plan...

Big airlines fight with smaller ones over airport rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing allowing airlines to hold on to their valuable takeoff and landing slots at several big U.S. airports,...

US will end current health screening of some travelers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States plans to end enhanced health screening of travelers from certain countries next week, and those visitors will no...

Virgin Atlantic completes rescue plan; 1,150 jobs lost

LONDON (AP) — Virgin...

United plans to furlough 16,000 workers, fewer than expected

United Airlines said Wednesday...

Airline crews report jetpack flier near Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Colorado attorney general wants Frontier refund probe

Colorado’s attorney general asked...

United says it will drop widely scorned ticket-change fees

United Airlines says it...

American Airlines plans 19,000 furloughs, layoffs in October

DALLAS (AP) — American...

American Airlines will drop flights to 15 cities in October

American Airlines will drop...

Qantas expects global travel won’t resume until mid-2021

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

US hits UAE-based aviation firms with sanctions over Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

DALLAS (AP) — American...

United plans more Florida flights, but virus gets final say

DALLAS (AP) — United...

Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violently

KOCHI, India (AP) —...

Lufhansa see revenues drop 80%, no full recovery until 2024

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

Virgin Australia plans to shed staff under new US owners

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

With tens of thousands...

Spirit warns of layoffs; aid for contractors being examined

Spirit Airlines is warning...

Troubles abound, Boeing losses bloom to $2.4 billion in 2Q

Boeing lost $2.4 billion...

Air travel not expected to recover until 2024

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

Ryanair expects air travel to be depressed for 2-3 years

LONDON (AP) — European...

FAA: Check engines on 737s that could shut down mid-flight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety...

United sees revenue stalling at 50% without a virus vaccine

United Airlines executives said...

United Airlines posts $1.6 billion loss in virus-scarred 2Q

United Airlines said Tuesday...

American Airlines warns 25,000 workers they could lose jobs

DALLAS (AP) — American...

Virgin Atlantic raises $1.8 billion before planned restart

LONDON (AP) — Virgin...

American Airlines threatens to cancel some Boeing Max orders

DALLAS (AP) — American...

United Airlines warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

United Airlines is warning...

Virus-hammered Air France announces 7,500 job cuts

PARIS (AP) — Air...

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

Federal officials said Thursday...

American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US

DALLAS (AP) — American...

NTSB: Inspection mistakes caused 2018 airline engine failure

HONOLULU (AP) — Investigators...

Report: Boeing fell short in disclosing key changes to Max

A government report says...

Fauci, CDC chief raise concerns about full airline flights

The government’s top experts...

Airbus shedding 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe

PARIS (AP) — Battered...

American Airlines will book flights to full capacity

DALLAS (AP) — American...

Rocky business restart and an enticing offer for MLB

The outbreak of the...

Lufthansa shareholders approve German rescue package

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

Pakistan to ground 150 pilots for cheating to get licenses

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s...

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