Airline Industry

American Airlines plans capacity cuts, tops first-quarter expectations


- American Airlines Group Inc on Friday reported first-quarter profit above analysts' expectations and pleased investors with capacity cuts to match weakening international demand.

United Airlines swaps 10 Boeing Dreamliners for 777-300ER jets

- United Airlines said Thursday that it has swapped 10 orders of Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners for 10 larger 777-300ER jets, marking a victory for the plane manufacturer as it seeks to sell out the 777 planes before their production ends.

23 Apr 2015

SkyWest plane with sick passenger makes emergency landing in Buffalo, N.Y.

NEW YORK - A SkyWest Airlines flight made an emergency landing on Wednesday in Buffalo, New York, after a passenger lost consciousness, the airline said.

London neighbors say 'Flash Crash' suspect showed no sign of wealth

LONDON - The small suburban house in the flight path of London's Heathrow airport gave no clue to neighbors that it was headquarters of a man accused of earning millions through fraud, and helping cause a trillion dollar "flash crash" on U.S. stock markets.

Yemen tribesmen take control of southern oil terminal, airport: local officials

ADEN - Yemeni tribal forces took control of a major southern oil terminal and airport after military forces protecting it withdrew from the site, local officials and residents told Reuters on Thursday.

World, Yemen 16 Apr 2015

Florida man arrested after landing small helicopter on U.S. Capitol grounds

WASHINGTON - A Florida man was arrested after he landed his small helicopter on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, police said, violating restricted airspace and causing a security scare. | Video

16 Apr 2015

Search area for Flight MH370 to double if plane not found

SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR - Government ministers from Australia, China and Malaysia on Thursday said they would double the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 if wreckage is not found in the current target area.

The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

Seattle/Paris - The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway.

16 Apr 2015

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways CEO warns Europeans against protectionism

ABU DHABI - The boss of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has warned Europe that it will suffer if it restricts the access of foreign carriers to its market, in a fresh effort by fast-growing Gulf airlines to head off what they see as Western protectionism.

15 Apr 2015

JetBlue earliest to cancel during storms, says fewer refunds result

NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways Corp , the fifth biggest U.S. airline by passengers carried, consistently cancels flights sooner than rivals when storms pummel the U.S. Northeast, a tactic that may help its customers reach destinations more reliably, a Reuters analysis of flight data shows.