SAS, pilots reach 3-year deal ending strike

Europe 05/03/19, 02:50

Scandinavian Airlines and its pilots have reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement that put an end to a six-day strike that grounded more than 4,000 flights and affected hundreds of thousands of passengers.CEO Richard Gustafson says the deal "provides stability for the future" and gives "more flexibility."Pilots' spokesman Christian Laulund ...

Grounded Max jets could contribute to higher summer fares

Business 05/02/19, 11:19

The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down hub airports.With Max jets grounded after two deadly accidents, U.S. airlines will operate about 200 fewer daily ...

Under Trump change, Cuba business partners can now be sued

America 05/01/19, 23:34

In 1958, José Ramón López's father owned Cuba's main airport, its national airline and three small hotels. All were taken in Cuba's socialist revolution. Conchita Beltrán's family had about 2,160 acres (874 hectares) of sugar and tobacco fields. They were taken, too. Both moved to the United States and abandoned hope of ...

Strikes grounds hundreds more Scandinavian Airlines flights

Europe 04/30/19, 05:57

Scandinavian Airlines says it will cancel another 504 flight departures across the Nordic region on Wednesday, affecting about 47,000 passengers, due to a pilots' strike.The cancellation comes on top of 546 flights canceled Tuesday and hundreds more since pilots began an open-ended strike on Friday due to the collapse of ...

Scandinavian Airlines strike in 4th day, affecting thousands

Europe 04/29/19, 04:51

A strike among pilots at Scandinavian Airlines has entered its fourth day with the carrier being forced to cancel 1,213 flights Monday and Tuesday, affecting some 110,000 passengers.The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden says more than 170,000 passengers have been affected since the open-ended strike started Friday. The ...

SAS pilots strike means 1,200 more flights cancelled

World 04/28/19, 13:45

Nearly 600 flights have been canceled and thousands of passengers stranded on the third day of a pilots strike at Scandinavian Airlines that the carrier estimates has affected some 170,000 passengers over the weekend.The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden on Sunday announced further flight cancellations as the parties ...

Scandinavian Airlines strike affects 72,000 travelers

Europe 04/26/19, 04:30

Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines on Friday launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel virtually all its flights — 673 of them, affecting 72,000 passengers.The Stockholm-based carrier said talks on a new collective bargaining agreement with the SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% ...

Southwest CEO ‘not happy’ about Max crisis but backs Boeing

Business 04/25/19, 15:26

Southwest Airlines executives acknowledge they are upset with Boeing over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner, a move that has caused the airline to cancel thousands of flights.But they are still standing by the embattled aircraft maker and deny interest in buying planes from its rival, Airbus.Southwest has 34 ...

Uganda acquires 2 new jets, seeks to revive national airline

World 04/23/19, 09:58

Uganda's government has taken delivery of two new passenger jets in a bid to revive the national carrier that collapsed years ago.Uganda Airlines is set to begin operations in June. It will fly to regional destinations at first.Fanfare marked the arrival on Tuesday of two jets from Canadian aerospace company ...

India’s Jet Airways suspending operations, no money to fly

Business 04/17/19, 09:50

Jet Airways, once India's largest airline, announced on Wednesday that it is suspending all operations after failing to raise enough money to run its services.The company said it has been informed by its lenders, led by state-run State Bank of India, that they are unable to consider its request for ...

United Airlines’ profit doubles despite shutdown, 737 woes

Business 04/16/19, 16:06

United Airlines said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit doubled to $292 million as it carried more passengers and limited costs other than fuel.The results beat Wall Street expectations for a quarter that began with the partial government shutdown, which dinged travel by federal employees, and ended with Boeing 737 Max ...

Southwest removes 737 Max from flight schedule until August

Business 04/12/19, 08:07

Southwest is removing flights with the troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft from its schedule through Aug. 5, a period that includes the peak of the airline's busy summer travel season.The company did not specify how many flights would be cancelled because of the new schedule. It removed all 34 of ...

JetBlue to offer flights to London from NY and Boston

Europe 04/10/19, 16:32

After mulling it over for a long time, JetBlue is taking a leap — across the pond, that is.JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced Wednesday that the airline plans to start flying to London from New York and Boston in 2021.Hayes said customers want the service, and it will strengthen JetBlue ...

Stocks move broadly higher, led by technology companies

Business 04/10/19, 09:26

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Wednesday on Wall Street, reversing course from a downturn that ended an eight-day winning streak.Technology and health care companies led the gains. Microsoft and Cisco systems both rose just under 1%. Drug Developer Gilead Sciences rose 1.7%Delta Air Lines was the first ...

Boeing orders and deliveries tumble as Max jet is grounded

Business 04/09/19, 13:53

Orders and deliveries of Boeing's 737 Max plunged in the first quarter as the plane was grounded around the world following a second deadly crash.Boeing disclosed Tuesday that it received no new orders for the Max in March. It took 29 net orders for 737s in the first three months ...

Delta tops long-running ranking of US airlines

Business 04/08/19, 02:10

Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks U.S. airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures.Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that as a whole, U.S. airlines are getting better at handling baggage and overcrowded flights and are getting fewer ...

Cho Yang-ho, indicted Korean Air chairman, dies at 70

Business 04/07/19, 20:13

Korean Air's chairman, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter's infamous incident of "nut rage," has died due to illness, the company said Monday.Cho Yang-ho had been indicted on multiple charges, including embezzlement and tax evasion, and his death came less than two weeks after a shareholder vote to ...

Update: Musical about town post-9/11 wins London award

Entertainment 04/07/19, 15:19

The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local):9:10 p.m."Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier stage awards.Actress Sally Field, from left, actors Kyle Soller and Bill Pullman pose for photographers backstage at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 7, ...

Delta, AmEx renew credit card deal; Delta boosts outlook

Business 04/02/19, 12:47

American Express and Delta Air Lines extended their credit card partnership through 2029, the companies jointly announced Tuesday, a significant extension of one of the larger financial partnerships between a major U.S. airline and a credit card company.Separately, Delta raised its forecast of first-quarter profit, citing higher demand from business ...

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