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  • US probing whether airlines collude on airfares Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    Family holiday vacation airport passengers

    The U.S. Justice Department said it is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan— A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. But the account Thursday by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council— while not assigning blame— added...

  • July 1- Spanish travel technology company Amadeus said it would buy Navitaire, a subsidiary of Accenture Plc, for $830 million, to focus mainly on digital services for airline passengers. Under the terms of the deal, Accenture will be designated as a "strategic partner" for the Amadeus airline IT business, Amadeus said. The company reported revenues of 3,417.7...

  • How airline investigation affects stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    American Airlines plane and terminal

    A government investigation into airline collusion adds pressure to a sector that was "starting to bottom out," an analyst said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines are working together to keep ticket prices high, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said on Wednesday. Shares of United Continental, JetBlue, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, Spirit Airlines all fell against the backdrop of a broader market that was up nearly a half...

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines are working together to keep ticket prices high, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said on Wednesday. The Associated Press, which broke the story, said that the department was trying to determine whether the airlines were colluding to grow slowly in a bid to keep airfares high.

  • United Airlines confirms DOJ opens investigation Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    United Airlines and Delta Airlines jets

    The DoJ is investigating whether airlines are colluding to grow at a slower pace as part of an effort to keep airfares high.

  • ABUJA, July 1- Nigeria should merge its debt-laden airlines and create a national carrier in partnership with a global airline to boost revenue and create jobs, a ruling party strategy report seen by Reuters on Wednesday shows. Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn in as president of Africa's top oil producer and biggest economy on May 29, is considering...

  • The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats. Justice Department spokeswoman Emily Pierce confirmed that the department is looking into potential "unlawful coordination" among some airlines.

  • WASHINGTON— Document shows Justice Dept investigating whether airlines are colluding to keep airfares high.

  • LONDON, July 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would take a decision by the end of this year on how London's airport capacity will be expanded and would study a recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow. Cameron was speaking after a government-appointed commission said a third runway should be constructed at London's...

  • Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling commute Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:47 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere. "I'm used to taking the bus to school every morning," said McCall, who attends Bryant and Stratton College in downtown Milwaukee. At Planet Fitness in downtown...

  • Events leading to government probe of big-rig hitches Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    The bulletin also is sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. May 13, 2011: Daimler Trucks North America recalls 2,281 Freightliner cabs to replace the locking bar on the hitches. July- September 2011: Paccar recalls 10 Kenworth trucks to fix the problem.

  • German train drivers union to end labor dispute Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:49 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's main train drivers union has ended a bitter labor dispute with the country's biggest railway operator that saw nine strikes over the past year. The GDL union, which mostly represents train drivers but also some other railway staff, reached a deal with state-owned Deutsche Bahn that will prevent further transport chaos for Europe's biggest...

  • ERIE, Pa.— About 3,200 GE Transportation workers in Erie have a new four-year contract containing $1.40 in hourly raises and $10,000 in lump-sum bonuses. Union leaders didn't announce the exact vote count, but confirmed to the Erie Times-News that a majority of workers voted to approve the agreement. It also increases health care premiums by more than $2,800 for...

  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    The commission decided that Heathrow presented a stronger case for the British economy than rival Gatwick. "Heathrow offers the kind of long-haul connectivity flights to emerging markets which are very important to the future of the British economy and expanding it would allow Heathrow to offers more of those flights," Commission chair Howard Davies told...

  • Indonesia to review ageing air force after deadly crash Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:22 AM ET

    Indonesia's president promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet after the crash of a military transport plane.

  • For some riders, Uber is networking gold Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    An UberPool image from the company's website.

    One Uber service has promises cheaper fares and less impact on the environment, but for some passengers there's a third benefit.

  • 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...

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