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  • Oct 25- United Parcel Service Inc said increased demand in domestic ground shipments lifted profits in the third quarter and expects online sales to boost shipping volumes as it heads into the holiday quarter.

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 25- Mexican copper miner and railroad operator Grupo Mexico said on Friday in a filing with the Mexican stock exchange that third-quarter profit rose 40 percent to $434.5 million dollars from $311 million in the same period last year.

  • *Southwest in line, Alaska Air tops estimates. Oct 24- Southwest Airlines and United Continental Holdings made more money in the third quarter as higher airfares bolstered revenue, capping a strong week of earnings for major U.S. airlines that bodes well for the current period.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- United Continental Holdings Inc, which owns United Airlines, missed quarterly profit estimates on Thursday as the airline still struggled to consolidate itself nearly three years after a merger that created the world's biggest airline.

  • Madrid airport drags on Spain's Aena sale effort Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 9:07 AM ET

    Traffic to Barajas airport has dropped as Spain's economic crisis cut domestic tourism and business travel. Investment bank Lazard and Spain's N +1 brokerage are helping with a search for investors for a public launch of at least 49 percent of Aena, which operates 46 Spanish airports and London's Luton, and has stakes in 14 Latin American airports.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- United Continental Holdings Inc, which owns United Airlines, missed quarterly profit estimates on Thursday as the airline still struggled to consolidate itself nearly three years after a merger that created the world's biggest airline.

  • Oct 24- United Continental Holdings Inc missed quarterly profit estimates on Thursday as the airline still struggles to consolidate itself nearly three years after a merger that created the world's biggest airline.

  • Oct 24- U.S. carrier Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday that quarterly profit rose as fuel costs fell and higher airfares bolstered revenue. Net income was $259 million, or 37 cents a share, in the third quarter, compared with $16 million, or 2 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • *JAL chief says lawsuit vs govt possible over landing slots. "It's one of the steps we might take in the future," JAL President Yoshiharu Ueki said, when asked if legal action was one possibility. JAL is Japan's second-biggest airline by revenue and fleet size.

  • Southwest Airlines posts higher Q3 profit Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    Oct 24- Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday that quarterly profit rose as fuel and maintenance costs fell. Net income was $259 million, or 37 cents a share, in the third quarter, compared with $16 million, or 2 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, the company said profit was 34 cents a share.

  • Oct 23- Canadian Pacific Railway's third-quarter profit rose more than expected as freight revenue hit a record high and operating costs fell, lifting the stock of Canada's No. 2 rail operator more than 10 percent to a historic peak.

  • BOGOTA, Oct 23- A stretch of the railway belonging to Colombia's biggest coal producer, Cerrejon, was bombed late on Tuesday, the second such attack in 10 days but one that would not have any immediate impact on exports, the company said in a statement.

  • Boeing boosts Dreamliner production plans Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 12:52 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner being built in Everett, Wash.

    The company, which has delivered 96 Dreamliners to 16 customers, now plans to increase the number of 787s it will build and deliver by 2016 and 2020.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 23- Canadian National Railway said on Wednesday that its mainline through Alberta had reopened after the company cleared derailed and burned-out tanker cars that had blocked a portion of the track since the weekend. Early on Saturday, 13 cars on a mixed-freight train derailed near the hamlet of Gainford, Alberta.

  • Revenue rises 6 pct to C $1.5 bln. Oct 23- Canadian Pacific Railway, Canada's No. 2 rail operator, reported a greater-than-expected third-quarter profit on Wednesday as freight revenue hit a record and operating costs fell. The news sent CP stock soaring 6.6 percent, or C $8.82, to C $143.65 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and the shares touched a five-month high.

  • UPDATE 2-US Airways 3rd-quarter profit falls; shares off Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Oct 23- US Airways Group Inc reported lower third-quarter profit on Wednesday as it set aside more money for taxes and recorded merger costs, sending its shares down nearly 2 percent.

  • Oct 23- US Airways Group Inc reported higher-than-expected third-quarter profit on Wednesday as increased ticket prices bolstered revenue.

  • China's Hainan Airlines says not aware of Alitalia talks Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    BEIJING, Oct 23- Hainan Airlines is unaware of any contacts with troubled Italian rival Alitalia, a spokesman for China's fourth-biggest airline said on Wednesday, adding that parent HNA Group would normally lead any merger talks.

  • India, U.S. dig in against EU air carbon charge Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    WASHINGTON/ NEW DELHI, Oct 22- India voiced firm opposition on Tuesday to EU plans to impose a scaled-back carbon charge on flights over European airspace while a senior U.S. lawmaker said the EU proposal runs afoul of a law intended to shield U.S. airlines from such charges.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 22- Brazil will decide in December whether to open its skies to foreign airlines during the World Cup, the head of the Brazilian tourism agency Embratur said on Tuesday.

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