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Rivals add Caribbean capacity to fill Air Berlin gaps

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BERLIN Airlines Condor and Eurowings plan to provide flights to the Caribbean from Duesseldorf, meeting demand from Germans seeking winter sunshine after cancellations by insolvent Air Berlin .

Airbus looks to China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

BEIJING Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 Airbus A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

EasyJet muscles in on long-haul passengers with new connecting service

LONDON British budget airline easyJet launched a new booking platform on Wednesday to allow customers to more easily connect onto long-haul flights with other airlines, moving ahead of its rivals in a potentially lucrative market.

Sep 13 2017

Pilots ground Air Berlin flights as bid deadline nears

BERLIN Insolvent Air Berlin canceled about 100 flights on Tuesday after pilots called in sick in unusually high numbers, potentially hampering an attempt to find investors to rescue Germany's second-largest airline.

Sep 12 2017

Tuesday Morning Briefing

The U.N. voted to step up sanctions on North Korea, Apple is set to unveil a new anniversary iPhone and millions remain without power in Florida after Hurricane Irma.

Malaysia Airlines to sign $1.8 billion Boeing jets deal during Najib's U.S. trip: sources

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia Airlines will announce a deal to buy eight widebody Boeing 787 jets during the visit of Prime Minister Najib Razak to the United States, two industry sources said on Tuesday.

Sep 12 2017

Caribbean islands fear grim tourist season in Irma's wake

MEXICO CITY Hurricane Irma's deadly tear through the Caribbean will hobble the region's multi-billion dollar tourism industry for months, just as hotels, airlines, and cruises were gearing up for the region's peak winter season. | Video

U.S. airlines scramble to evacuate residents ahead of Hurricane Irma

Airlines were racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations.

Thursday Morning Briefing

Hurricane Irma wrought devastation across the Caribbean, a leaked document revealed Britain’s tough plans on immigration and a special report explores how Honda is trying to rediscover its ‘racing spirit’.

U.S. airlines brace themselves, passengers for Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma bore down on the southern United States on Wednesday, airlines adjusted flight schedules, made cancellations and assured passengers they would not have to pay unusually high fares ahead of the storm's arrival.