Airline Industry

Chasing Chinese tourists, Samsonite launches multi-brand airport shops

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HONG KONG, - Samsonite International , the world's biggest luggage maker, attributed its record China sales last year to the company's wide range of brands aimed at travelers with varying budgets and tastes. Its next target: tourists at airports.

Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash

BERLIN/PARIS - Airlines rushed on Thursday to change their rules so as to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose. | Video

Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash

BERLIN/PARIS - Airlines rushed on Thursday to change rules to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose.

Hainan Airlines to buy 30 Boeing 787-9 jets, worth $7.7 billion by list price

- Hainan Airlines Co Ltd , China's fourth-largest carrier, said on Wednesday it plans to order 30 Boeing Co B787-9 jets as it seeks to expand international routes to tap into growing demand for overseas travel from China.

Allies of Yemen Houthis seize Aden airport, close in on president

ADEN - Houthi militia forces and allied army units seized Aden airport and a nearby air base on Wednesday, tightening their grip on the outskirts of the southern Yemeni city after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled his residence for a safer location. | Video

Yemen, World 25 Mar 2015

Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs: monitor

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters attacked a military airport in Syria's Homs province on Monday as they pressed a westward offensive against government strongholds, a monitoring group said.

World, Syria 23 Mar 2015

Libya's official government bombs capital, commander loyal to Tripoli killed

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's official government conducted air strikes on Saturday against airports and a military camp in the capital Tripoli, controlled by a rival government, and killed a senior commander loyal to that government, officials said.

World, Libya 21 Mar 2015

Machete-wielding New Orleans airport attacker dies

- The machete-wielding man who was shot by police when he attacked security agents at a New Orleans airport on Friday has died in hospital, police said on Saturday.

21 Mar 2015

Officer shoots man who attacked TSA agents at New Orleans airport

NEW ORLEANS - A law enforcement officer shot a man who attacked several Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents while armed with a machete and wasp spray at a New Orleans airport on Friday night, officials said. | Video

21 Mar 2015

U.S. to chart new territory in Gulf airline subsidy review

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Wednesday that it is in the early stages of studying claims that Gulf airlines have received market-distorting subsidies, a review involving uncharted territory for the U.S. government.

18 Mar 2015