Sunday, January 29, 2023

All posts tagged "airlines"

  • Airline CEO: Explosive Residue Found in Somalia Incident

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The head of the airline whose jetliner was damaged in an explosion shortly after takeoff from Somalia said Thursday that investigators have found what appears to be residue from explosives, though he...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • Delta Air Lines CEO Anderson to Retire, President Takes Over

    NEW YORK – Richard Anderson, who oversaw Delta Air Lines’ transformation into one of the world’s most profitable airlines, will retire this May. His right-hand man, airline president Ed Bastian, will take over as CEO, the Atlanta-based...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Lawmakers Propose Bill to Privatize Air Traffic Control

    WASHINGTON – Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system. The...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Pilot of Plane Hit by Explosion Describes Unfolding Scene

    MOGADISHU, Somalia – An explosion that blew a hole in a jetliner shortly after takeoff and left one man missing was believed to have been caused by a bomb, the pilot said Wednesday, describing how the crew...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Dubai Holds On to Spot as Busiest International Airport

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai’s main airport solidified its position as the busiest for international passengers, with traveler numbers surging more than 10 percent last year. Government-backed operator Dubai Airports said Monday that Dubai International Airport...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Airlines Restore tiny Perks, like Pretzels, to Pacify Fliers

    NEW YORK – After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach. Don’t expect ample legroom or free checked bags. But fliers will find improved snacks, a larger...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Emirates to Begin World’s Longest Nonstop Flight

    SAN JUAN – Dubai-based Emirates Airline & Group will launch a daily flight to Panama City beginning Monday. The new service will be the longest non-stop flight in the world, at 17 hours and 35 minutes. Service...

    • Posted January 31, 2016
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  • American Airlines Posts Record Profit For 4Q, All of 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines reported a record profit for the fourth quarter and all of 2015 as a sharp drop in fuel prices more than offset lower revenue. The world’s biggest airline said Friday that...

    • Posted January 29, 2016
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  • More Airlines offer Zika Refunds to Pregnant Women

    DALLAS – More U.S. airlines and cruise operators are offering refunds or letting pregnant women change itineraries if they booked a trip to places dealing with an outbreak of Zika virus. While health officials say most people...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • AP Sources: Panel Proposes Ban on Air Shipments of Batteries

    WASHINGTON – A U.N. panel recommended that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision. The International...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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