Airlines

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, an empty baggage carousel spins in Denver International Airport as travelers deal with the spread of the coronavirus in Denver. Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 05, 2020 - 12:13 pm
A group of 16 Republican senators has endorsed giving more money to airlines to avoid layoffs right before the November election, giving a boost to a lobbying effort by airlines and their unions. The GOP senators did not specify an amount, but a proposal by several airline unions would give the...
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Virgin Australia planes are parked at terminal at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Virgin Australia will cut about 3000 jobs as the airline struggles with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 04, 2020 - 9:59 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virgin Australia plans to scale down its operations under new U.S. owners and shed a third of its staff as the carrier adjusts to the pandemic, the nation’s second-largest airline said on Wednesday. The Brisbane-based company in April became the world’s largest airline to...
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August 04, 2020 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin Atlantic, the airline founded by British businessman Richard Branson, filed Tuesday for relief from creditors as the virus pandemic hammers the airline industry. The airline made the filing in U.S. federal bankruptcy court in New York after a proceeding in the United Kingdom...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2020 photo, a ticketing agent for Delta Airlines hands a boarding pass to a passenger as he checks in for a flight in the main terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver. Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 01, 2020 - 7:36 pm
With tens of thousands of airline workers facing layoffs this fall, labor groups are pushing Congress for more federal money to keep them on the payroll until next spring. The unions have gained significant support among Democrats. They hope that the prospect of mass layoffs weeks before a pivotal...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways lands following a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. Boeing says it lost $2.40 billion in the second quarter, and it's taking a more downbeat view about the airplane market because of the coronavirus outbreak. Boeing said Wednesday, July 29, 2020, it now expects the airline industry will take longer to recover from the pandemic, and that will limit aircraft sales. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 29, 2020 - 10:44 am
Boeing lost $2.4 billion in the second quarter and the company will slow production and cut more jobs as demand for commercial aircraft shrinks during the coronavirus pandemic. The loss was far worse than Wall Street expected; so was the decline in revenue, which fell 25%. “The reality is the...
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Johnny Lopez
July 28, 2020 - 3:18 pm
Emirates, the state-owned airlines of the United Arab Emirates, has pledged to cover the medical, quarantine and funeral costs of any passengers diagnosed with COVID-19 while traveling.
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Passengers watch aircraft on the tarmac as they wait for their flight at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Few flights are scheduled for international departures only but the authorities have eased domestic travel restrictions since June. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
July 28, 2020 - 11:19 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and it will take until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels, the trade association for the airline industry said Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association pushed back its prediction by one year due to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2011, file photo, is the Boeing Company logo on the property in El Segundo, Calif. Safety regulators issued an emergency order on Thursday, July 23, 2020, directing airlines to inspect and if necessary replace a critical engine part on popular Boeing 737 jets after four reports of engines shutting down during flights. The Federal Aviation Administration said its order affected about 2,000 twin-engine passenger jets in the United States. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 24, 2020 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety regulators issued an emergency order directing airlines to inspect and if necessary replace a critical engine part on popular Boeing 737 jets after four reports of engines shutting down during flights. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that its order affected...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2020 photo, a ticketing agent for Delta Airlines hands a boarding pass to a passenger as he checks in for a flight in the main terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver. Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 23, 2020 - 11:06 am
DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines will provide at-home coronavirus tests for some employees and Southwest Airlines will tighten its rule on face masks by ending exceptions for medical reasons. “We’re simply seeing too many exceptions to the (mask) policy, it has put our flight crews in a really tough...
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ARCHIVO – En esta fotografía de archivo del 25 de marzo de 2020, varios jets de American Airlines permanecen inmóviles en una terminal del Aeropuerto Internacional Sky Harbor, en Phoenix. (AP Foto/Matt York, archivo)
July 23, 2020 - 5:16 am
DALLAS (AP) — Major airlines reported huge second-quarter losses Thursday and warned that the recovery in air travel seen in April has stalled as coronavirus cases surge in the U.S. American posted a loss of more than $2 billion, and Southwest lost $915 million. That pushed the combined loss of the...
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