Airline Industry

China's aviation boom drives airport building frenzy


BEIJING - When Mangshi opened its airport two decades ago, the small tropical city on China's border with Myanmar was served by few airlines. China's recent travel boom has changed that - seven carriers brought in more than 1 million visitors last year.

Southwest grants Delta temporary right to keep Dallas flights

- Southwest Airlines Co has agreed to make room for rival Delta Air Lines Inc in its gates at Dallas Love Field Airport while the carriers await a long-term resolution of their dispute in court, the airlines said Wednesday.

Senate confirms Neffenger as new transportation security chief

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of Peter Neffenger to be the next head of the Transportation Security Administration, the agency charged with securing U.S. airports.

22 Jun 2015

German police arrest Al Jazeera journalist in Berlin: lawyer

BERLIN - A leading Al Jazeera journalist was arrested at a Berlin airport on Saturday at the request of Egypt, a lawyer for the Qatar-based satellite network said, a move he described as part of a crackdown by Cairo on the channel.

Airlines join forces to push EU to help lower their costs

BRUSSELS - Europe's five largest airlines set aside their differences on Wednesday to urge the European Union to do more to lower airport costs and taxes.

17 Jun 2015

United Airlines to end service at NYC's JFK airport after losses

NEW YORK - United Airlines said on Tuesday it plans to end service in October at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where it failed to profit over seven years because it offered few connections to other cities, and add flights at its Newark, New Jersey, hub.

Airbus in talks with airlines over stretched A380

PARIS - Airbus is in talks with airlines over a stretched version of its A380 jet as it tries to boost sales of the superjumbo, the European planemaker's sales chief said on Monday.

Virgin Atlantic could expand fleet in deal to replaces 747s

DETROIT - - Virgin Atlantic [VA.UL] plans to decide within six months on how to replace seven Boeing 747s it flies from London’s Gatwick airport, and could expand its overall fleet in the process, the British airline’s chief executive said Thursday.

11 Jun 2015

China approves $19.3 billion of airport, rail projects

SHANGHAI - China's top economic planner said it had given the green light to over 120 billion yuan ($19.34 billion) worth of airport and railway projects, the latest slew of infrastructure approvals as Beijing looks to avert a sharp slowdown in the economy.

10 Jun 2015

New effort to ease travel anxiety: assuring your bag fits in bin

MIAMI - Air travelers are all too familiar with carry-on bag anxiety: the feeling sparked by last-minute and sometimes seemingly arbitrary decisions that a piece of luggage is too large to fit in the overhead bin.

09 Jun 2015