Airline Industry

Two California men charged with seeking to help Islamic State

LOS ANGELES - Two Southern California men were charged on Friday with conspiring to travel to the Middle East to join the militant group Islamic State, U.S. prosecutors said after one of the men was arrested at the Los Angeles airport.

U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane

WASHINGTON - The United States vowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the airspace over artificial islands China is creating in the disputed South China Sea. | Video

World, China 21 May 2015

China's aviation regulator to hold foreign airlines to new safety rules

(This May 20 story has been corrected to fix language throughout)

U.S. airlines ramp up competition, capacity in Dallas

- The shares of U.S. airlines plunged on Wednesday on concerns that several big carriers are gearing up for a fare war, with Dallas as ground zero.

20 May 2015

Car bomb on EU vehicle kills at least three in Afghan capital

KABUL - A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing two Afghan civilians and a British security contractor in the latest attack in the city, officials said. | Video

World, Afghanistan 17 May 2015

Southwest pilots announce strike preparation as talks lag

- The pilots union at Southwest Airlines Co on Tuesday announced staffing and funding for a committee to prepare pilots and the flying public for a walkout, in case it cannot reach a contract deal with management in coming months.

12 May 2015

Boeing says efficiency supports strong outlook, despite hurdles

NEW YORK - Citing steady demand from airlines, Boeing Co said on Tuesday it is capable of raising 737 jetliner output by 43 percent to 60 a month, as it gave a rosy outlook despite concerns about orders, overall production and defense spending.

12 May 2015

American Airlines to begin merging reservations platforms this summer

- American Airlines said on Tuesday it will begin uniting its reservations platform with US Airways' as early as July, setting a three-month timeframe for a data migration process other merged carriers have struggled with.

12 May 2015

Spain retrieves black boxes on crashed A400M aircraft

PARIS/MADRID - Spain said on Sunday it had found the two black boxes from the crashed Airbus A400M military aircraft that plowed into a field north of Seville airport in its maiden test flight on Saturday, killing four of the six test crew.

United Airlines sees second-quarter fuel costs higher than expected

- United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday that it expects to pay more per gallon of fuel in the second quarter than it had previously forecast as oil prices inch up and chip away at airlines' energy savings.

08 May 2015