Brexit is hurting travel industry, airline warns

Europe 04/01/19, 10:26

Discount airline easyJet warned Monday that the U.K.'s pending withdrawal from the European Union is causing travelers to hold back on booking tickets amid doubts over what Britain's future relations with the bloc will be.EasyJet said that as a result, its earnings would be weaker in the second half of ...

Schumer wants Boeing off FAA committee amid investigations

Business 03/31/19, 17:34

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes.Senate Democratic Leader Schumer said Sunday that Boeing should be suspended from the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations ...

One of Russia’s richest women dies in plane crash in Germany

Europe 03/31/19, 16:50

One of Russia's richest women, S7 Group co-owner Natalia Fileva, died Sunday in a plane crash in Germany, the airline operator said. Fileva, 55, was aboard a single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that crashed and burned in a field as it approached the small airport at Egelsbach, a town in southwestern ...

Update: Wealthy Russian dies in plane crash in Germany

World 03/31/19, 14:44

The Latest on a small plane crash in central Germany (all times local):9:40 p.m.Russian airline operator S7 Group says that co-owner Natalia Fileva, one of Russia's richest women, has died in the crash of a small plane in Germany. A damaged police car is seen next to a road in Langen ...

Financial pressure mounts to fix Boeing’s troubled jetliner

Business 03/29/19, 17:35

Boeing is facing mounting pressure to roll out a software update on its best-selling plane in time for airlines to use the jets during the peak summer travel season.Company engineers and test pilots are working to fix anti-stall technology that is suspected to have played a role in two deadly ...

Update: USC open to modifying LA Coliseum name change

California 03/29/19, 16:07

The Latest on controversy over plans to change the name of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (all times local):2 p.m.The University of Southern California says it's amenable to accepting the wishes of veterans and modifying a name change for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as long as corporate sponsor United Airlines agrees.This ...

APNewsBreak: Airline offers to end LA Coliseum name change

Sports 03/29/19, 14:11

United Airlines is offering to withdraw from a divisive $69 million deal to rename Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as United Airlines Memorial Coliseum.The airline wrote to the University of Southern California on Friday after criticism that putting a corporate name on the stadium is disrespectful to its history as a ...

American Airlines suspends service to Venezuela indefinitely

Texas 03/28/19, 16:03

American Airlines is indefinitely suspending flights to Venezuela as political turmoil and unrest continues to grip the country.Airline spokeswoman Martha Pantin said Thursday that the airline will try to resume service when conditions are right but has no timetable for doing so.On March 15, American announced it was suspending its ...

Icelandic budget airline WOW Air ceases operations

Europe 03/28/19, 07:43

Icelandic budget airline WOW Air ceased operations on Thursday, stranding passengers across two continents.In a statement on its website the airline, which had earlier suspended all its flights, told passengers there would be no further flights and advised them to check flights with other airlines for ways to reach their ...

Cathay buys HK Express, will operate it as low-cost carrier

Business 03/26/19, 21:06

The operator of Cathay Pacific Airways is acquiring budget regional carrier HK Express, which it will continue to operate as a low-cost carrier.Cathay Pacific Group said Wednesday it will pay a total of 4.93 billion Hong Kong dollars ($628 million) for HK Express, which will remain a separate brand.Cathay Pacific ...

Southwest 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando

U.S. 03/26/19, 18:05

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max made a safe emergency landing Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, after experiencing an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said.The crew declared an emergency after taking off from Orlando International Airport around 2:50 p.m., and returned to the airport safely. No passengers were on board, ...

5 questions Congress will have for Boeing, FAA this week

Business 03/25/19, 12:18

The relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has set the global standard in aviation safety for decades, will come under unprecedented scrutiny this week after two deadly airline crashes. Both accidents involved a Boeing jet green-lighted by the U.S. regulator, which relied heavily on safety assessments made by ...

Update: Flight attendant ‘just so happy’ to be free

Texas 03/22/19, 21:29

The Latest on a flight attendant detained by U.S. immigration authorities (all times local):9:15 p.m.A flight attendant just released from the custody of U.S. immigration authorities after more than a month of detention says her release feels "incredible."This 2018 photo provided by Feldman Strategies shows Selene Saavedra Roman. Selene Saavedra ...

Garuda Indonesia seeks to cancel order for 49 Boeing Max 8s

Business 03/22/19, 05:50

In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer's 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the past six months.It is the first announcement of a cancellation since Boeing's new model ...

Update: CEO says Boeing working to ensure 737s are safe

Business 03/18/19, 21:20

The Latest on the Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Boeing's CEO says the aircraft manufacturer is taking actions to ensure the safety of its 737 Max jets in the wake of two crashes that killed 346 people. In an open letter addressed to airlines, passengers and the aviation community, Dennis ...

5 things to know about Boeing’s problems over new airplane

U.S. 03/16/19, 11:40

Investigators at a lab in France and a field in Ethiopia are looking for clues into the second deadly accident involving Boeing's newest jetliner, while DNA testing has started to identify the remains of victims.As the investigation proceeds, more details have emerged suggesting similarities between Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian ...

FAA’s close ties to Boeing questioned after 2 deadly crashes

Business 03/15/19, 05:59

For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled.But critics say the system, dubbed the "designee program," is too cozy as company employees do work for an agency charged with keeping ...

Boeing takes hit to its reputation after 2 plane crashes

Business 03/14/19, 17:27

In an era of unprecedented airline safety, Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner has crashed twice in less than six months, killing 346 people and delivering a massive blow to the company's reputation.More than 40 countries either grounded the planes or refused to let them into their airspace after ...

Countries and carriers around globe ground Boeing 737 Max

World 03/13/19, 03:44

A growing number of airlines and countries around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max jets or banned them from their airspace following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing ...

Information void in plane crash leads many to take action

U.S. 03/13/19, 02:30

In the days since an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking off for Nairobi and killed all 157 people aboard, there have been many questions but not a lot of answers.That absence of information — fear of the unknown — has led dozens of countries to ground the Boeing 737 ...

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