Airline Industry

Efforts to replace Fed hawks Plosser, Fisher pick up speed


- Two regional Federal Reserve banks have taken steps to replace their hawkish presidents, Charles Plosser and Richard Fisher, whose departures early next year could change the tenor of debate within the U.S. central bank's policy-setting committee.

Exclusive: DOT looks at Delta's actions on Atlanta-area airport

NEW YORK - The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Tuesday it is looking into a complaint that Delta Airlines Inc used "unfair and deceptive practices" to block development of a second major airport near Atlanta.

MH17 investigators still awaiting U.S., Russian intelligence reports

AMSTERDAM - Dutch prosecutors are still awaiting U.S. intelligence reports on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 but American laws on passing on such information to criminal investigations are complicating the process, the Dutch government said on Tuesday.

MH17 prosecutor open to theory another plane shot down airliner: Der Spiegel

AMSTERDAM - Dutch prosecutors investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 believe the aircraft might have been shot down from the air but that a ground-to-air missile attack is more likely, a senior prosecutor said in a German media interview.

Ebola medical workers face mandatory quarantine at NYC airports

NEW YORK - All medical workers traveling from Ebola-affected countries to New York City's airports will face a mandatory 21-day quarantine under new screening rules that exceed federal guidelines, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced on Friday.

U.S., Health 24 Oct 2014

U.S. airlines see third-quarter profits rise, upbeat outlook

- American Airlines Group , United Airlines and other carriers reported strong third-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by falling fuel costs, and mostly shrugged off concerns that Ebola could affect their outlook.

23 Oct 2014

Russian prosecutors detain more suspects in Total CEO plane crash

MOSCOW - Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plough which hit a private jet killing the CEO of French oil company Total earlier this week, officials said on Thursday.

World, Russia 23 Oct 2014

American Airlines third-quarter profit soars on lower fuel costs

- American Airlines Group Inc , the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, said on Thursday that third-quarter net income soared 87 percent, topping analysts' estimates, buoyed by declining fuel costs.

23 Oct 2014

NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane

BRUSSELS - NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday.

World, Russia 22 Oct 2014

Cuban doctors, nurses land in Liberia to fight Ebola alongside U.S.

MONROVIA - A team of Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Liberia on Wednesday to help to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on record alongside a U.S. military mission deploying in the West Africa country.

Health, Africa, Cuba 22 Oct 2014