China Eastern crash probe eyes intentional action – sources

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Investigators looking into the crash of a China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) jet are examining whether it was due to intentional action on the flight deck, with no evidence found of a technical malfunction, two people briefed on the matter said. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Tuesday that flight … Read more

JetBlue goes hostile to buy Spirit Airlines after rejection

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) is not taking for an answer in its quest to buy rival Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N). On Monday, the New York-based carrier launched a hostile all-cash takeover bid for Spirit Airlines, two weeks after the low-cost carrier rejected an offer from the larger rival. JetBlue, which in … Read more

Airlines press U.S. to lift pre-departure testing requirements

Travelers wait in line to get tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a pop-up clinic at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, California, US, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Bing Guan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) – US airlines are the Biden administration to lift … Read more

Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire, causing minor injuries from evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where an Airbus A319 plane of Tibet Airlines caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers … Read more

Canadian airport delays could see some relief by summer -official

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 from San Francisco approaches for landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport over a parked Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register MONTREAL, May 5 (Reuters) – Staffing shortages that led … Read more

Rouble leaps to over 2-year high vs dollar, euro as EU ups sanctions

Russian 100-rouble banknotes are placed on a cashier’s desk at a supermarket in the Siberian town of Tara in the Omsk region, Russia, December 14, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Russian rouble gains around 6% versus dollar and euro Closes at 66.30 vs dollar, strongest since March 2020 … Read more

In it for the long haul: Qantas bets on non-stop Sydney-London flights with Airbus order

Orders 12 Airbus ultra-long haul A350-1000 planes Commercial direct Sydney-London flight to start late in 2025 20-hour trip to be the world’s longest non-stop flight Orders 20 A321XLRs and 20 A220s to renew domestic fleet Overall Airbus deal could be worth more than $4 bln – Barrenjoey SYDNEY, May 2 (Reuters) – Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) … Read more

Hong Kong eases COVID rules for aircrews, lifts overseas travel alert

A Cathay Pacific aircraft takes off at the airport, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Hong Kong, China, March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – Hong Kong will shorten mandatory hotel quarantine for passenger flight crews to three days from … Read more

Strike causes chaos at Amsterdam airport as holiday begins

Travelers wait in lines at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport as an unannounced strike of ground staff caused many delays and cancellations, in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 23, 2022. REUTERS/Anthony Deutsch Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register AMSTERDAM, April 23 (Reuters) – Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport personnel urged travelers to stay away for several hours on … Read more

U.S. airlines sound bullish as bookings roar back

CHICAGO, April 21 (Reuters) – Airlines are back. That’s the message major US carriers are sending investors after grappling with coronavirus-induced uncertainty for two years. With travel demand roaring back after a setback due to the Omicron variant of the virus early in the year, American Airlines Group (AAL.O), United Airlines (UAL.O) and Alaska Air … Read more