Airline Industry

U.S. drone crashes on landing at airport in Niamey: Niger sources

NIAMEY/WASHINGTON - An unarmed U.S. Reaper drone crashed on landing at the main airport in the capital of Niger on Monday, damaging the runway but causing no injuries, airport sources in Niger and the U.S. Air Force said.

Anger, fear over Dallas Ebola nurse who took U.S. flight

DALLAS - A mix of worry and dismay gripped airline passengers on Wednesday at the Dallas airport where a nurse who treated a dying Liberian man arrived after boarding an Ohio-to-Texas flight with a slight fever and was later diagnosed with Ebola.

Airlines to report strong third quarter earnings despite stock drop: analysts

- U.S. airlines are expected to report healthy third-quarter profits as jet fuel costs keep declining, even though their stocks have plunged on concerns that Ebola will discourage travel, analysts said. | Video

15 Oct 2014

U.S. airline stocks fall on renewed fears of Ebola effect on travel

NEW YORK - U.S. airline stocks tumbled again on Wednesday on renewed fears of a drop-off in air travel spurred by reports that a second Texas nurse had contracted the deadly Ebola virus and traveled on a U.S. airline flight.

15 Oct 2014

Houthi rebels take over Yemen's Hodeidah port: residents

SANAA - The Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement which seized Yemen's capital Sanaa last month has extended its control to the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, deploying checkpoints and also taking control of the city's airport, local officials said.

World, United Nations, Yemen 15 Oct 2014

CDC sees low Ebola risk in passengers pulled from Dubai flight

BOSTON - Emergency crews in protective gear removed five passengers with flu-like symptoms from a commercial airliner that arrived at Boston's Logan Airport from Dubai on Monday, but U.S. health authorities said the possibility of Ebola was "exceedingly low."

Ukrainian teams to search MH17 crash site for remains: Dutch TV

AMSTERDAM - Ukrainian search teams will comb the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which went down on July 17, and return human remains and belongings to the Netherlands, Dutch television reported.

Ebola screening starts at New York's JFK airport

NEW YORK - Medical teams at New York's JFK airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African countries on Saturday as U.S. health authorities stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the virus. | Video

U.S., Health, Africa 11 Oct 2014

Las Vegas sounds false alarm as global Ebola fears spread

- A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac on Friday, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people. | Video

Ebola patient dies in Texas; five U.S. airports to screen for fever

DALLAS - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday, underscoring questions about the quality of care he received, and the government ordered five airports to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever. | Video

Health, U.S. 08 Oct 2014