Airlines

In this Feb. 19, 2019, photo, a Vietjet airplane taxis on the runway in Noi Bai airport, Hanoi, Vietnam. U.S. President Donald Trump and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong have presided over a signing ceremony for several commercial trade deals in Hanoi, including agreements to sell 110 Boeing aircraft worth billions of dollars to the booming Southeast Asian country. (AP Photo)
February 27, 2019 - 3:13 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong presided over the signing of several trade deals in Hanoi on Wednesday, including agreements to sell the booming Southeast Asian country 110 Boeing planes worth billions of dollars. The deals give Trump tangible...
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February 26, 2019 - 3:47 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has bought more than 12 percent of shares in the holding company for the Air France-KLM airline alliance, a move intended to give it more influence over the uneasy partnership's future. Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra announced Tuesday that...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:56 pm
ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Authorities scoured the shallow waters of a southeast Texas bay Monday for clues about what led to the sudden crash of a Boeing 767 cargo plane carrying Amazon packages, and for the body of one of the three people aboard. A north wind has aided searchers by exposing more of...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:04 am
Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you — from 30,000 feet. Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it's likely they are also on planes used by other...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — A leading airline trade group says fatal commercial flight accidents increased in 2018 from a record low set in 2017. The International Air Transport Association said Thursday 523 passengers and crew died in 11 fatal accidents last year, compared with 19 deaths in six fatal accidents...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, shows the reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, put on display during a press conference in Gilze-Rijen, central Netherlands. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke up high over Eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. A Dutch safety watchdog says airlines around the world need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over conflict zones. The Dutch Safety Board issued a report Thursday Feb. 21, 2019, following up on its publication in 2015 of a probe into the cause of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
February 21, 2019 - 5:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday. The...
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FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo a Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics and suggesting that workers are purposely grounding planes to gain leverage in negotiations over a new contract. Southwest had canceled more than 400 flights, 10 percent of its schedule, by midmorning Wednesday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 20, 2019 - 10:59 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they are purposely grounding planes in order to gain leverage in new contract negotiations. Separately, Southwest said Wednesday that the partial shutdown of the federal government will cost it...
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A notice informing passengers that flybmi flights have been cancelled following the collapse of the airline, at Bristol Airport in Bristol, England, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Hundreds of passengers have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. The airline says it's filing for administration _ a British version of bankruptcy because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union. (PA via AP)
February 17, 2019 - 5:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it's filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs...
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FILE- In this July 13, 2010, file photo Nadine Schumacher, center, works at the bar in the first class section on board Airbus A380 passenger plane of Emirates Airline during the International Air Show ILA at Schoenefeld airport in Berlin. European plane maker Airbus said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world's biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry's most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
February 14, 2019 - 10:59 am
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different — spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it's become a burden so super-sized that the European manufacturer is ending its production for good. The A380 is simply too big to sell. With...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2014, file photo, an Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that it has restructured planned airplane purchases from Airbus and Boeing as the government-owned carrier faces financial turbulence. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
February 14, 2019 - 10:29 am
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — The Latest on Airbus' announcement that it will stop making the superjumbo A380 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Germany's economy ministry says airplane manufacturer Airbus hasn't yet repaid all of the loan it received to develop the A380. In a statement Thursday, the ministry...
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