Airline Industry

Rival Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, Benghazi

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TRIPOLI - Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli on Thursday after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital's airport that has killed around 50 people in nearly a fortnight of fighting.

U.S. airlines focus on investor returns as industry profits

- Major U.S. airlines posted earnings gains on Thursday, aided by higher airfares and summer demand, and the two largest carriers announced moves to return more cash to investors.

24 Jul 2014

American Air sets first dividend since 1980 as profit rises

- American Airlines Group said Thursday it will pay its first dividend since 1980 and buy back stock as it reported improved second-quarter earnings.

24 Jul 2014

US Airways to resume Tel Aviv flights, other airlines wait

TEL AVIV - US Airways said it would resume flights to Israel later on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted a ban imposed two days ago when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv airport.

Malaysian airliner's voice recorder in good condition, says ICAO

OTTAWA - The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the U.N. civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts.

Malaysian airliner's voice recorder in good condition, says ICAO

OTTAWA - The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the U.N. civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts.

Israel scrambles to restore foreign flights to Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM - Israel tried on Wednesday to get U.S. and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets.

FAA extends flight ban to Tel Aviv for U.S. airlines by 24 hours

- The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday extended a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv by an additional 24 hours.

No evidence found that Malaysia jet's voice recorder tampered with: Dutch

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading an international inquiry into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, said on Wednesday investigators had found no evidence that the jet's "black box" voice recorder had been tampered with.

Red Cross urges all sides in Ukraine civil war to uphold law

GENEVA - All sides in Ukraine's civil war must protect civilians and take what measures they can to search for the victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 airliner and ensure their bodies are returned, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.