Passenger airlines

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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This image from a Caltrans traffic camera shows snow on Interstate 5 in Weed, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Rain, snow and wind swept into California on Wednesday, flooding roadways, toppling trees and disrupting travel while bringing renewed threat of mud and debris flows from the state's huge wildfire burn scars. (Caltrans via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars. The tempest, aimed at California and southern Oregon and barreling toward Nevada, was feeding on a deep plume of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2003, file photo, a China Airlines Boeing 747-400 sits on the tarmac at the Chiang Kai-shek International airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Pilots from Taiwan's China Airlines have gone on strike during the Lunar New Year travel rush Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Taiwan, forcing the cancellation of 18 flights over coming days. (AP Photo/Jerome Favre, File)
February 08, 2019 - 2:33 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Pilots from Taiwan's China Airlines went on strike Friday in the middle of the Lunar New Year travel rush, forcing the cancellation of at least 18 flights over coming days and stranding thousands of passengers. Hundreds of the state-owned carrier's 1,300 pilots were believed...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, United Airlines jets are seen as a plane approaches Newark Liberty International Airport, in Newark, N.J. United Airlines will woo high-fare passengers by retrofitting more than 100 planes to add more premium seats on key routes. United announced the moves Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 06, 2019 - 1:58 pm
United, Delta and American Airlines are engaged in an airlines arms race to grab the most affluent customers. Now highly profitable after losing billions in the 2000s, they are plowing money into new planes, fancy seats with more legroom, airport lounges and other perks, many of which are aimed...
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February 05, 2019 - 1:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — German airline Germania has filed for insolvency and grounded its planes after failing to secure short-term financing to stay aloft. The Berlin-based airline, which had more than 30 planes and carried over 4 million passengers per year, announced the move early Tuesday and halted its...
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January 25, 2019 - 8:47 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Japan-based All Nippon Airways has begun taking reservations for flights between Tokyo and Honolulu on an Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger airliner. The airline expects to put its first 520-seat aircraft into service in late May. It started reserving seats earlier this...
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January 24, 2019 - 1:41 pm
The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continued to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2018, file photo, a drone operator helps to retrieve a drone after photographing over Hart Island in New York. Drone sightings reported by airline pilots over New Jersey renew questions about how to accommodate the popular devices into the nation’s airspace. The ability of drones to interfere with aviation is likely to get worse as the number of machines multiplies. Many store-bought drones come with technology to prevent owners from flying them near airports, but there are hacks, and home-built machines don’t necessarily include those protections. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 23, 2019 - 3:39 pm
The ability of drones to interfere with airliners — and inconvenience their passengers — has now been demonstrated on two continents, and the problem is likely to get worse as the number of small, unmanned devices multiply. Law enforcement authorities are trying to figure out who flew a drone so...
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FILE- In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo Transportation Security Administration officers work at a checkpoint at O'Hare airport in Chicago. The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday, Jan. 21, that Sunday’s absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 21, 2019 - 1:44 pm
The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday's absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago. The workers who...
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January 18, 2019 - 4:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair, Europe's biggest carrier by passengers, has warned its profits will be lower than expected — the second such downgrade in four months — because of weaker fares over the winter. The company said Friday it expects full-year profit of between 1 billion euros and 1...
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