Airline Industry

American Airlines unit to transfer 50 regional aircraft, cut jobs

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- American Airlines Group Inc subsidiary Envoy Air plans to transfer at least 50 Embraer 145 aircraft to other regional carriers beginning in early 2015 in a move that will lead to job cuts, according to an internal letter reviewed by Reuters.

Norwegian Air CEO rejects criticism of plan for U.S. budget airline

NEW YORK/SEATTLE - The chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle rejected arguments by U.S. airlines and unions that his efforts to build a low-cost, long-haul airline serving the United States would undermine U.S. wages and working standards.

Heavy shelling rocks rebel-held Donetsk in east Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine - Fresh volleys of artillery fire were heard across many parts of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, a Ukrainian government statement said, after Kiev warned again of rebel preparations for a fresh offensive.

World, Russia 17 Nov 2014

Russian airlines face deeper losses as Ukraine crisis hits travel

MOSCOW - Russian airlines are facing a drop in passenger numbers because of the Ukraine crisis, prompting some analysts to expect fleet reductions and possible state support next year to cope with deepening losses.

Artillery explosions shake Donetsk airport in east Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine - Loud explosions and artillery fire rocked Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine on Monday, despite attempts to negotiate an end to a battle that is undermining a ceasefire in regions held by separatists.

Russia, World 17 Nov 2014

Heavy shelling rocks rebel-held Donetsk in east Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine - Fresh volleys of artillery fire were heard across many parts of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, a Ukrainian government statement said, after Kiev warned again of rebel preparations for a fresh offensive.

World, Russia 16 Nov 2014

Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet

MOSCOW - Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. | Video

China raised issue of U.S. spy flights during military talks: Pentagon

WASHINGTON - China raised the thorny subject of U.S. military spy flights during talks that led to agreements this week on reducing friction between the two militaries, but was told U.S. missions in international airspace and waters would continue, the Pentagon said.

Politics, China 14 Nov 2014

Air Lease CEO says oil price drop will not hurt demand for latest jets

- Airlines are sticking with plans to buy the latest generation of fuel-saving passenger jets even though falling jet fuel costs have undercut the case for these planes, the head of one of the world's largest aircraft leasing companies said in an interview.

11 Nov 2014

Where are the bodies, MH17 families ask

AMSTERDAM - Daisy Oehlers and Bryce Fredriksz, a Dutch couple in their early 20s, were sitting near the left wing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on their way to a holiday in Bali, when “high energy objects” - as officials later called them - struck the plane over eastern Ukraine. | Video

11 Nov 2014