Airline Industry

Aviation leaders seek new safety mandate after deadly 2014

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MONTREAL - Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade.

American Airlines Group pilots approve contract to raise pay

- American Airlines Group pilots have voted to accept a five-year contract that will raise their wages substantially and cement their relationship with the management, the pilots union said on Friday.

30 Jan 2015

Three U.S. contractors killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

KABUL - An Afghan soldier killed three U.S. contractors and wounded a fourth on Thursday at Kabul's military airport, an Afghan air force official said.

World, Afghanistan 30 Jan 2015

Business class you win, economy you lose: British Airways faces backlash over points changes

LONDON/BERLIN - British Airways is facing a backlash from customers after making changes to the way passengers can earn and spend miles under its Avios frequent flyer program, with some threatening to switch to rival airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Ryanair and easyJet.

29 Jan 2015

Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.

Malaysia to release interim report on MH370 on March 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation will release an interim report on the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 7, a day before the one-year anniversary of the disappearance, deputy transport minister Aziz Kaprawi said on Wednesday.

Factbox: Northeast transit resumes limited service after blizzard

- After a blizzard that blanketed the northeastern United States but proved less powerful in New York City than predicted, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways resumed limited operations on Tuesday.

Factbox: Northeast transit snarled by blizzard Monday and Tuesday

- As a powerful blizzard bears down on the northeastern United States, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways have responded with travel delays and cancellations.

Qantas, Virgin use lower oil prices to absorb fuel surcharges

SYDNEY - Qantas Airways Ltd said on Tuesday it is restructuring its international tariffs to absorb fuel surcharges into base fares, adding that lower oil prices put airlines in a better position to invest in new aircraft, lounges and routes.

26 Jan 2015

Factbox: Northeast transit snarled by blizzard Monday and Tuesday

- As a powerful blizzard bore down on the northeastern United States on Monday, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways responded with travel delays and cancellations.