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  • Delta's 3Q profit falls on one-time items Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 percent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. Two people who flew on domestic flights in the past month have tested positive for the virus— a man from Liberia died, one of his nurses is hospitalized in Atlanta. "I think what is worth noting is you really can't catch Ebola on an...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Frontier Airlines said six crew members were placed on paid leave for 21 days "out of an abundance of caution," after learning that a nurse who had treated an Ebola victim may have been symptomatic when she flew on the airline earlier this week. The leave affects two pilots and four flight attendants aboard flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort...

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines Inc's quarterly profit slumped 74 percent as higher operating expenses did not allow the U.S. airline to take advantage of strong business and leisure travel. The Atlanta- based airline also booked a $134 million loss on extinguishment of debt and set aside $222 million as income tax provision. Net income dropped to $357 million, or 42 cents...

  • GE Transportation to make Indonesia locomotives Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:52 AM ET

    The Erie Times-News reports that while orders for most North American customers are built in Texas, the locomotives to be delivered in 2015 and 2016 will be built at the company's Lawrence Park Township plant. Scott Duke, president of Local 506 of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, which represents about 3,200 workers at the Erie plant,...

  • First Japan passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:01 AM ET

    TOKYO— The first made in Japan passenger jet in four decades reaches a development milestone later this week. A "rolling out" ceremony in Nagoya, central Japan on Saturday will unveil the long awaited Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ, a fuel-efficient lightweight carbon-fiber composite passenger plane. MRJ has received 191 orders, from All Nippon Airways, Trans...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 41 or 1.3 percent, to $32.38. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 07 or. 6 percent, to $10.30. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $30.02.

  • *Provisional deal is Airbus's largest by number of planes. NEW DELHI/ PARIS, Oct 15- Indian budget airline IndiGo handed Airbus its biggest ever potential plane order on Wednesday-- but shares in the planemaker slid on fears that the global economic engine underpinning recent jet demand is stalling. But while then, shares in the Airbus parent group jumped 6 percent...

  • Shares of Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines have dropped more than 18 percent on average in the last month on fears that people will cut travel to reduce the chance of catching Ebola. Buying American Airlines shares now almost guarantees gains, according to a JPMorgan report by analyst Jamie Baker published Tuesday. When shares of Continental...

  • Czechs to screen passengers for Ebola at airport Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    PRAGUE— The Czech prime minister says the country will introduce screening of passengers at the capital's international airport in efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola. Bohuslav Sobotka says passengers who visited Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea in the 42 days before their arrival will have to undergo a medical check at Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport.

  • Airbus receives biggest ever aircraft order Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    PARIS— Indian budget airline IndiGo has signed a preliminary order with Airbus for 250 A320neo Family aircraft. Airbus said on Wednesday that the memorandum of understanding with IndiGo, India's largest domestic airline, will become Airbus' single largest order- ever- by number of aircraft. Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Bregier said it builds on "the...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.47 or 4.5 percent, to $31.33. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 30 or 2.9 percent, to $9.93. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 75 or 2.5 percent, to $29.25.

  • Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    Health officials downplayed the possibility that any of the 132 passengers on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth could have gotten infected. Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association trade group, said Ebola was unlikely to reduce travel. "You can't rule out that worry about this disease could cause a drop in...

  • Top gas mileage goes to Mitsubishi Mirage Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck. Mitsubishi's 2015 Mirage compact, five-door hatchback is rated by the federal government at 40 miles per gallon in combined city/highway travel.

  • CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area. The unidentified nurse flew to Cleveland on Friday, the same day a colleague, nurse Nina Pham, was hospitalized. The second nurse returned to Texas on Monday on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from...

  • PARIS/ NEW YORK, Oct 15- Airbus has won permission for its twin-engined A350 to fly more than six hours on one engine in the event of a breakdown, a key approval that allows its new long-haul jet to fly almost any passenger route. The European Aviation Safety Agency granted the Airbus jet Extended Operations, known as ETOPS, of "beyond 180 minutes," but will allow pilots...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $32.99. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 09 or. 8 percent, to $10.32. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $30.12.

  • CSX CEO says rail deals would face tough scrutiny Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— CSX railroad's top executive said Wednesday regulators are likely to be reluctant about consolidation among the major industry players because they remain concerned about service. CSX CEO Michael Ward said Wednesday the Surface Transportation Board would likely take a cautious approach to any railroad consolidation deals because there are...

  • Floating storage at sea stalls despite falling oil prices Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    *Falling oil prices still to attract large scale storage at sea. *Oil tanker rates gaining ground after years in doldrums. LONDON, Oct 15- Despite falling oil prices, traders in recent weeks have booked just a few tankers to store cargoes at sea as higher freight costs outweigh any profit play for now.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15- Malaysian Airline System Bhd, the loss-making airline hit by two separate jet disasters this year, said on Wednesday the buyout offer from its major shareholder is fair and minority shareholders should accept the offer. MAS's directors recommended the move after its audit committee, under the advice of independent adviser AmInvestment...

  • EU orders Ryanair to repay aid to German airport Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    DUBLIN— The European Union's executive Commission has ordered Ryanair to repay more than 300,000 euros provided by a German airport to sustain the Irish airline's business, ruling it amounted to illegal state aid. Ryanair says it plans to appeal Wednesday's judgment that the airline exploited tiny Leipzig-Altenburg Airport in eastern Germany with a 2010...

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