• Aer Lingus bid: Hot topic for Ireland  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    AER Lingus is reviewing a third bid from IAG, worth 1.3 billion euros. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on the latest.

  • DUBLIN— Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is considering the proposal. Instead, Aer Lingus said acceptance of IAG's all-cash offer would require "irrevocable commitments" from the two biggest shareholders: rival budget carrier...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26- A group calling itself "Official Cyber Caliphate" said it hacked on Monday the official website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines, but the airline said its data servers remained intact and passenger bookings were not affected. "Malaysia Airlines assures customers and clients that its website was not hacked and this temporary glitch...

  • HONG KONG— Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack. The airline's site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message from the Lizard Squad hacker group, before the company brought it back online by mid-afternoon in...

  • AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:22 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia on Monday scrapped fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices. AirAsia said the move also applies to flights under its long-haul arm AirAsia X. AirAsia has dominated cheap travel in Southeast Asia for years but faces rising competition from the proliferation...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26- The official website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines was hacked on Monday by a group calling itself the "Official Cyber Caliphate." The website, www.malaysiaairlines.com, currently shows a photograph of a lizard in a top hat and tuxedo, surrounded by the messages' 404- Plane Not Found' and' Hacked by Lizard Squad- Official Cyber Caliphate'.

  • HONG KONG— Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for Islamic State group. The Lizard Squad group last year claimed it was behind attacks on Sony's online PlayStation network and Microsoft's Xbox site. In August, it also tweeted to American Airlines...

  • Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 3 feet of snow for a 250- mile stretch of the Northeast, including the New York and Boston areas. Philadelphia should get 14 to 18 inches.

  • How Bambi is costing drivers $8 billion per year Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    A deer crossing a highway in Washington state.

    While hitting an animal with your car may be tragic, statistics say it is usually safer than swerving. It is, but there are still risks and costs.

  • NEW YORK— Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens. Neighboring John F. Kennedy and Newark have it, and projects are currently underway at Washington Dulles, Los Angeles and Denver. Cuomo's $450 million proposal,...

  • BERLIN, Jan 25- European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc called for the introduction of a standardized European-wide road pricing system in comments she made to a German Sunday newspaper. She said there were many different systems in Europe at the moment and this was a burden on car drivers and an obstacle to their mobility. Germany plans to introduce a...

  • The threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, were deemed credible, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. No bomb was found aboard the Delta flight while the Southwest flight was still being searched by explosives units, Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Special...

  • DUBLIN— Officials say the parent company of British Airways has made a third, improved takeover approach to Irish airline Aer Lingus and an announcement of the offer is expected Monday. Over the past month Aer Lingus has rejected two lower-priced proposals from IAG, created in 2009 by the merger of British Airways and the Spanish airline Iberia.

  • American Airlines sued by mechanics union organizers Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:53 PM ET

    Jan 23- Union organizers sued American Airlines on Thursday, alleging that maintenance directors pressured workers to skimp on federal safety procedures and threatened discipline if they reported too many maintenance flaws. They demanded punitive damages, an injunction to restrain airline managers from making further threats, as well as a trial by jury,...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $50.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 07 or. 4 percent, to $16.55. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 43 or. 9 percent, to $45.78.

  • DALLAS— A union group is suing American Airlines, claiming supervisors are pressuring mechanics to release planes before they are safe to fly. American Airlines denies the allegations, saying that it complies with federal safety rules. Airline spokesman Casey Norton said American works with the FAA "so that American's maintenance programs, practices,...

  • Mechanics union sues American Airlines Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    A mechanics union has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines alleging that the company's managers pressured mechanics to breach FAA regulations.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market finished lower Friday, snapping a four-day winning streak, as U.S. companies reported mixed quarterly results. Shares of tissue and diaper maker Kimberly-Clark dropped after the company's earnings fell short of expectations. Parcel-delivery company UPS slid after it cut its earnings outlook.

  • UPS holiday hangover  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    UPS is lower after slashing its Q4 earnings forecast. Details on the transport laggard, with CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. While flying high over Iowa, they could dream about owning a $16,000 multisensory home sauna or maybe just a grill spatula with a built-in flashlight for $29.95. They don't have a captive audience, "says John DiScala, who runs the travel advice...

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