Canada’s busiest airport battles delays ahead of summer travel

MONTREAL/TORONTO, May 20 (Reuters) – As Canada’s busiest airport, in Toronto, grapples with unusually long lines, the global airline trade group has urged Canadian authorities to take action to curb the hours-long queues ahead of the upcoming summer travel season . Airports from Canada to England are wrestling with long-lines and delays, as a staffing … Read more

Russia to halt gas flows to Finland on Saturday

A model of the natural gas pipeline is seen in front of displayed Finnish and Russian flag colors in this illustration taken April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HELSINKI, May 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) has informed Finland it will halt flows of natural gas from … Read more

U.S. agency opens probe into fatal Tesla vehicle crash that killed three

A Tesla logo on a Model S is photographed inside of a Tesla dealership in New York, US, April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – The US auto safety agency said it has opened an investigation into fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle … Read more

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

U.S. revises Cuba policy, eases restrictions on remittances, travel

A vintage car passes by the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, October 30, 2020. Picture taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday announced a series of steps to review its policy toward Cuba, including easing some … 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

Ex-Somali leader Mohamud wins presidency to face war and drought

Lawmakers choose Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for president Vote takes place behind barricades due to conflict Former education campaigner Mohamud, 66, faces Islamist war MOGADISHU, May 16 (Reuters) – Former Somali leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won the presidency again in voting by parliamentarians on Sunday in an airport hangar protected by blast walls from Islamist insurgents … Read more

G7 backs more aid, weapons to Ukraine in show of unity against Russia

Ukraine, Moldova attend G7 foreign ministers annual meeting EU’s Borrell announces further 500 mln euros in military support Concerns war could spread to Moldova WEISSENHAUS, Germany, May 13 (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations backed giving more aid and weapons to Ukraine as they met on Friday in what Germany … 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