• HELSINKI— Europe's third largest budget airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle, says it plans to adopt new rules requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit of a flying aircraft. Norwegian spokeswoman Charlotte Holmbergh-Jacobsson says the new rules will be adopted "as soon as possible" on all commercial flights globally. She said the decision was...

  • Focus now on German cockpit policy: Expert Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps.

    The cockpit protocol at Germanwings will come under scrutiny as evidence emerges a pilot intentionally crashed Flight 9525, an aviation expert says.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 95 or 2.1 percent, to $43.58. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 26 or 1.4 percent, to $18.52. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 53 or 1.2 percent, to $43.19.

  • Glance at plane crashes blamed on deliberate pilot action Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    —Nov. 29, 2013: A Mozambique Airlines plane crashes in northern Namibia, killing all 27 passengers and six crew. —Oct. 31, 1999: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after taking off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. —Dec. 19, 1997: SilkAir Flight 185 plunges into a river in Indonesia, killing all 104 aboard.

  • Maersk Line in major container order with China's COSCO Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:19 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Maersk Line says it has ordered seven ice-class container vessels from Chinese shipyard COSCO as a first step in a $15 billion investment program. The Copenhagen- based company said Thursday it needs new vessels to "grow with the market," and expects to announce more orders this year. Maersk Line is part of shipping and oil group A.P....

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, March 26- Saudi Arabia has suspended international and domestic flights at seven airports in its south, aviation authorities said on Thursday after Riyadh and allied Gulf governments launched air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen. The airports affected include Jizan, Abha and Wadi al- Dawaser, the General Authority of Civil...

  • Beijing aid keeps China shipping lines in profit Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    Three of China's biggest domestic cargo freighters likely skirted the losses that plagued international peers last year thanks to a five-fold jump in state subsidies.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.51 or 3.3 percent, to $44.52. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 80 or 4.1 percent, to $18.78. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $1.20 or 2.7 percent, to $43.72.

  • $43K buys a private jet to college visits Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    A Megellan Jet Gulfstream G550 Business Jet.

    A private jet company hopes to ease stress for families visiting multiple colleges—if they can shell out $43,500.

  • Dayton to urge airport managers to set $10 minimum wage Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    Mark Dayton on Wednesday publicly urged the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to quickly adopt a $10 minimum wage. Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call in remarks at the Muslim American Society's Capitol lobby day. If the higher wage was implemented immediately it would mean...

  • Investigators search for clues in Airbus crash Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash.

    Experts are examining the "black box" recorder found at the scene of the crash of the Germanwings Airbus plane to try to ascertain what happened.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.04 or 2.3 percent, to $44.99. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 48 or 2.5 percent, to $19.10. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 57 or 1.3 percent, to $44.35.

  • COLUMN-Record traffic is boosting U.S. fuel demand: Kemp Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    LONDON, March 25- Traffic on U.S. highways has hit a new record as the economy recovers and the lower cost of gasoline and diesel encourages more travel. Cars and trucks drove a record 3.050 trillion miles on U.S. highways in the 12 months ending in January, passing the previous peak of 3.039 trillion set in the 12 months to November 2007, according to the Federal...

  • UPDATE 1-Iran storing 30 million barrels of oil at sea Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    LONDON/ SINGAPORE, March 25- Iran is storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet of supertankers as Western sanctions continue to keep a lid on sales, tanker market sources say. World powers are trying to reach a framework deal with Tehran by the end of the month that would restrict the most sensitive aspects of Iran's disputed atomic programme in return...

  • Damaged Germanwings plane black box sent to Paris Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    A black box from the Germanwings crash in this photo released March 25, 2015 by the BEA, France's Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (Air Accident Investigator).

    French officials said the black box recovered from Flight 4U9525 could shed light on what prompted it to crash, NBC News reports.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $45.87. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 17 or. 9 percent, to $19.41. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $44.88.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday revived a woman driver's pregnancy discrimination claim against package delivery company UPS Inc by sending the case back to a lower court. On a 6-3 vote, the court said worker Peggy Young would have another chance to litigate whether the company should have granted her request for temporary changes in...

  • *Investigators work with state-of-the-art equipment. PARIS, March 25- A warren of laboratories on the outskirts of Paris is where French investigators could face months of laborious and complex detective work to try to establish what caused a German airline disaster in the French Alps that killed 150 people. One of the Germanwings Airbus A320's two' black...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Executives, pilots and employees of German airline Lufthansa held a moment of silence on Wednesday for the 150 people who died aboard Flight 9525, operated by the company's low-cost unit Germanwings. The Airbus A320 crashed Tuesday in the Alps in southern France on its way from Barcelona, Spain, to Duesseldorf, Germany.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $46.03. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 14 or. 7 percent, to $19.58. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 52 or 1.1 percent, to $44.92.

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