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Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

BOSTON (AP) — The hack of a company that manages ticket-processing and frequent-flier data for major global airlines — including Star Alliance and OneWorld...

Airline CEOs, Biden officials consider green-fuel breaks

Chief executives of the nation's largest passenger and cargo airlines met with key Biden administration officials Friday to talk about reducing emissions from airplanes...

BA parent company books huge loss, pushes for digital passes

LONDON (AP) — The parent company of British Airways and Iberia on Friday said it lost 6.9 billion euros ($8.3 billion) last year as...

FAA grounds certain planes after engine failure over Denver

DENVER (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday ordered airlines in the United States to ground planes with the type of engine that...

EXPLAINER: Why a plane’s engine exploded over Denver

The investigation into an engine explosion on a jetliner taking off from Denver is focusing on a fan blade that appeared to be weakened...

Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this past weekend, and...

Dubai’s Emirates seeks key role in global vaccine delivery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The belly of the Emirates plane that touched down in Dubai early Sunday from Brussels was stuffed with...

The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony...

‘I thought we were done’: Parts fall from sky in plane scare

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — David Delucia was settling back into his airplane seat and starting to relax on his way to a long-awaited vacation...

Debris falls from plane during emergency landing near Denver

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Debris from a United Airlines plane fell onto Denver suburbs during an emergency landing Saturday after one of its engines...

Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. airline industry is pledging to expand the practice of asking passengers on flights to the United States for information...

Airbus lost $1.3 billion amid pandemic; expects better 2021

PARIS (AP) — European plane maker Airbus lost 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) last year amid an unprecedented global slump in air travel because...

In a blow to Ryanair, EU court approves state help measures

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top court has ruled that measures introduced by France and Sweden to help some airlines weather the fallout of coronavirus...

Namibia closes state-owned Air Namibia citing big losses

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — The government of Namibia has closed the southern African country's state-owned airline, Air Namibia, saying that it can no longer...

Airlines push White House to reject testing for US flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of several major U.S. airlines met online Friday with White House officials to press their case against requiring coronavirus tests...

Delta CEO Ed Bastian discusses testing, summer ‘surge’

Passenger traffic on U.S. airlines has dropped again to levels not seen in a couple decades, but Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian thinks...

CDC requires face masks on airlines, public transportation

ATLANTA (AP) — Travelers on airplanes and public transportation like buses and subways will be required to wear face masks starting next week to...

Airlines close books on rotten 2020 and so far, 2021 is grim

DALLAS (AP) — Just how bad was 2020 for the airline industry? The six biggest U.S. airlines lost $34 billion, and Southwest suffered its...

Boeing posts $8.4 billion loss on weaker demand for planes

Boeing closed out its worst year ever financially by losing $8.4 billion in the fourth quarter as the pandemic has undercut demand for planes,...

Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows ‘Help is on the way’

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that America's war on COVID-19 is under new command,...

United Airlines posts $1.9 billion loss in pandemic-laden 4Q

United Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months...

Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday sought the maximum possible 12 years in prison each for a Turkish private airline official and two...

TSA looking into adding Capitol rioters to US no-fly list

Federal officials are investigating people who took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol to determine whether they should be barred from traveling...

FAA grapples with COVID cleanups in air traffic centers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Flights were delayed when an air traffic control center near Jacksonville, Florida, had to close down for several hours for...

FAA steps up enforcement against unruly airline passengers

Federal safety officials said Wednesday they stepping up enforcement against unruly airline passengers after confrontations on flights to and from Washington, D.C., around the...

Indonesian divers find parts of plane wreckage in Java Sea

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities said they determined the location of the crash site and black boxes of a Boeing 737-500 on Sunday, a...

The Latest: Pelosi ties rioters’ actions to ‘whiteness’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on a...

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over 737 Max

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max...

The Latest: Trump promises ‘orderly transition’ on Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): ...

American Airlines is grounding emotional-support animals

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their...

Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight

American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane’s first commercial flight in U.S....

Montenegro’s indebted state airline ceases operations

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro Airlines ceased its operations on Saturday after the small country’s new government refused to continue financing the indebted national...

The Latest: France confirms case of new virus variant

PARIS — French health authorities have confirmed the country’s first case of the virus variant that prompted strict new lockdown measures in Britain and...

US to require negative COVID-19 test from UK travelers

ATLANTA (AP) — The United States will require airline passengers from Britain to get a negative COVID-19 test before their flight, the Centers for...

Cut off: Britain hit with travel bans over new virus strain

LONDON (AP) — Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were left stranded at airports Monday as dozens...

California hospitals discuss rationing care as virus surges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s overwhelmed hospitals are setting up makeshift extra beds for coronavirus patients, and a handful of facilities in hard-hit Los...

United: CDC looks into death of man on flight from Florida

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — United Airlines has given information about other passengers to federal health officials after a man who possibly had coronavirus-like symptoms...

From restaurants to retailers, virus transformed economies

NEW YORK (AP) — It would be just a temporary precaution. ...

Heavy job cuts in $4.1 bln rescue plan for Portugal airline

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government unveiled Friday a 3.4 billion-euro ($4.1 billion) rescue package for national airline TAP Air Portugal that entails more...

Boeing 737 Max back in air 2 years after grounded by crashes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Commercial flights with Boeing 737 Max jetliners resumed Wednesday for the first time since they were grounded worldwide nearly...

Ryanair gives Boeing a boost by ordering 75 more Max jets

Irish budget airline Ryanair said Thursday it is ordering 75 more Boeing 737 Max jets, a boost for Boeing just before its most important...

US tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins for free are coming to an end. ...

Waiting for passengers, American puts Boeing Max in the air

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is taking its long-grounded Boeing 737 Max jets out of storage, updating key flight-control software, and flying the planes...

Rome airport poised to try ‘COVID tested” flights from US

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities will soon approve an experiment with “COVID tested” flights from three U.S. airports with the aim of eliminating the...

As virus cases spike, financial outlook for airlines dims

With coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. and Europe, the financial outlook of the world’s airlines is getting worse. ...

EU seals 6th vaccine deal, secures 160 million Moderna shots

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive said Tuesday it will sign a contract for up to 160 million doses of the experimental coronavirus...

International flyers may soon need to get virus vaccinations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must...

Many Americans flying for holiday despite CDC pleas

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them...

Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. ...

BA, American Airlines plan voluntary COVID-19 testing plan

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday that it will start testing passengers flying from the U.S. to London’s Heathrow Airport for COVID-19 in...

EasyJet posts first annual loss in 25-year history

LONDON (AP) — British airline easyJet has posted its first full-year loss in its 25-year history as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but...

Restructured airline to return Alaska passengers to the air

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska airline forced to file for bankruptcy because of a severe drop in business following the coronavirus outbreak is...

As virus cases rise, Southwest sees slower travel recovery

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines cautioned Thursday that the tenuous recovery in air travel could be fading as coronavirus cases spike across the United...

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Business Travel story

Brandon Contreras represents the worst fears of the lucrative business travel industry. ...

Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic?

Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic? ...

State-owned Emirates posts $3.8 billion in half-year losses

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates Group, the owner of the Middle East’s biggest carrier, reported Thursday it lost $3.8 billion in the...

Airline alliances urge testing over quarantines

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Three global airline alliances are urging governments to put into practice common guidelines for passenger testing and digital health pass...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

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

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...

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: ...

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...

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...

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...

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

DALLAS (AP) — American...

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) —...

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

With tens of thousands...

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...

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