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  • United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes. United officials said Tuesday that they expect to begin receiving fuel from Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. in 2018 and could be taking 90 million gallons a year by 2021.. United officials declined to...

  • NEW DELHI, June 30- The owner of Indian airline IndiGo said on Tuesday that the terms of a provisional order to buy 250 aircraft from Airbus had expired, but that the two companies remained in talks about acquiring a "significant" number of A320neo jets. Budget airline Indigo, India's biggest carrier by market share, signed a provisional order for 250 A320neo jets...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster. Mohammed al-Gergawi, the United Arab Emirates' minister of Cabinet affairs, said the project is part of a broader effort by the seven-state federation to embrace cutting-edge technology and make it...

  • DUBAI, June 30- Dubai said it would construct a small office building using a 3 D printer for the first time, in a drive to develop technology that would cut costs and save time as the city grows. Dubai's one-storey prototype building, with about 2,000 square feet of floor space, will be printed layer-by-layer using a 20- foot tall printer, Mohamed Al Gergawi, the...

  • June 30- JetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday began charging its lowest-fare customers for checked bags, an anticipated move that leaves Southwest Airlines Co as the only U.S. carrier to let all travelers check a bag for free. JetBlue announced in November that it would roll out bag fees by this summer, estimating it would earn some $65 million in 2015 and more than $200...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Nearly two years ago Brazil sought U.S. investors' help to fund its seaports, railroads, highways and airports. She and other Brazilian officials visited New York on Monday, touting an open and transparent bidding process for contracts to operate roads, railways, airports and harbor terminals. "There is a clear and strong demand for infrastructure...

  • PITTSBURGH— An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/ 11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. He was arrested Friday in Moon Township, about 13 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh, and charged with criminal attempt to commit...

  • 5 ways airlines are actually making flying better Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    The $25 fee to check bags is a fact of life on most airlines. But until recently, only Alaska Airlines thought the extra money should guarantee passengers something in return. If not, passengers get a $25 voucher for a future flight or 2,500 bonus frequent flier miles.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost. Those included six cargo runs for NASA under a 15- flight contract worth more than $2...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station, NASA said. The 208- foot-tall rocket was the company's 19th Falcon 9 launch since its 2010 debut, including six previous...

  • June 26- A federal appeals court on Friday ordered a union negotiating seniority rights of former US Airways and America West pilots to stop favoring the US Airways pilots, in a divisive decade-old dispute overhanging the 2013 merger that created American Airlines Group Inc.. By a 2-1 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructed the US Airline Pilots...

  • SAO PAULO, June 26- United Airlines has agreed to pay $100 million for a 5 percent stake in Azul SA, Brazil's third-biggest airline, as it attempts to catch up with U.S. rivals with more established ties in South America's biggest air travel market. Delta Air Lines Inc bought a 3 percent stake in Brazil's No.2 airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA for $100...

  • UNITED NATIONS— The five countries investigating last year's shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible. Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday that her government is committed to working with Malaysia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Belgium, "and the broader...

  • SHANKSVILLE, Pa.— A $26 million visitors center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated and open to the public Sept. 10, a day before the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks. The new center near Shanksville, about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, consists of two buildings, a 4,700- square-foot learning center that will play host to...

  • June 25- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Thursday announced flights between the United States and two islands in the French Caribbean, hinting that more routes and heightened competition with U.S. carriers are to come. Bilateral agreement allows Norwegian to fly between the United States and any point in European Union territory. Norwegian has expanded rapidly...

  • Hong Kong rejects Jetstar budget airline bid Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Hong Kong regulators on Thursday rejected an application for a budget airline joint venture involving Australia's Qantas and China Eastern Airlines, saying it could not be considered a local carrier. Under Hong Kong's mini-constitution, the Basic Law, which came into force after China took back control of the city from Britain in 1997, airlines...

  • June 25- Saudi Arabian Airlines will take delivery of 50 aircraft from Airbus in the largest aviation deal to be secured via Islamic financing, as the European planemaker tries to gain an edge over rival Boeing in the key Gulf aviation market. Dubai- based International Airfinance Corporation, an Airbus- backed sharia-compliant aircraft leasing fund, will buy...

  • Delta will stay at Dallas airport until court hears case Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines will stay at Dallas Love Field— for now— while the airline and rival Southwest argue in court about space at the crowded airport. United subleased the gate and one other to Southwest Airlines, and Southwest went to federal court to remove Delta. Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said Wednesday that his airline agreed to temporarily extend...

  • June 24- Southwest Airlines Co has agreed to make room temporarily for rival Delta Air Lines Inc in its gates at Dallas Love Field Airport, while the carriers await a long-term resolution of their dispute in court, a Delta spokeswoman said Wednesday. Southwest will allow Delta to continue operating five daily flights between Love Field and Atlanta, according to...

  • Air travelers must commonly navigate a range of fees Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    Most airlines now charge $25 each way for a checked suitcase. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways do not, although JetBlue is about to start charging for some types of tickets. Typically, passengers pay $25 to $50 more.