• Rescuers struggle to reach burning ferry off Greece Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 6:43 AM ET
    The 'Norman Spirit' - a ferry in the same class as the 'Norman Atlantic'. LD Lines does not operate the route on which the Italian ferry caught fire.

    Rescuers struggled to reach a ferry carrying around 500 passengers that caught fire off the coast of Greece amid high winds and rough seas.

  • Airbus says missing AirAsia plane was delivered 2008 Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 28- The AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday on its way to Singapore from Surabaya in Indonesia was delivered to its operator in 2008 and had recorded 23,000 flight hours on 13,600 flights, manufacturer Airbus said in a statement. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 with 162 people aboard, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic...

  • Congress likely to make key decisions on drones Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. Meanwhile, except for a small number of companies that have received FAA exemptions, a ban on commercial drone flights remains in place.

  • Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 4:13 AM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for Singapore.

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia— An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea. The Malaysia- based carrier's loss comes on top of the still-unexplained disappearance of...

  • Holiday deliveries improve but hiccups continue Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance this holiday season. FedEx delivered more than 99 percent of express packages as promised on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, according to shipment tracker ShipMatrix. The improved performance comes after delays by FedEx and UPS last year...

  • Flying high: Airstream can't keep up with demand Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    Jordan Peterson works on an Airstream travel trailer at the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2014.

    Not only are the retro-looking travel-trailers still being built by hand, but the company also can't keep up with demand.

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 26- With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Company plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to run a line between two of the largest U.S. cities.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 45 or. 9 percent, to $48.50. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.0 percent, to $15.65. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 27 or. 6 percent, to $41.93.

  • Aspen airport fees rise; effect on fares unknown Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    ASPEN, Colo.— Landing fees at the airport serving the Aspen ski resorts will increase by 4 percent in 2015, but it wasn't immediately clear whether fares would increase as a result. The Aspen Times reported Friday the fee for landing a typical commercial airliner at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport will rise to $345, from $332. The Pitkin County commissioners, who...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $48.13. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 12 or. 8 percent, to $15.62. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $41.54.

  • Lincoln Airport exec says morning crush has eased Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— The morning rush at Lincoln's airport has eased, thanks to efforts by airport officials to get the recent crush of morning passengers through ticket and security gates. Airport officials have worked with Delta Air Lines and the Transportation Security Agency to solve problems that began when another flight to Atlanta was added to the airport's...

  • S. Korean official arrested over nut rage incident Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 4:49 AM ET

    The official was suspected of providing the information to a Korean Air Lines executive, who allegedly tried to cover up the incident. Cho, the daughter of Korean Air's chairman, resigned as vice president at the airline earlier this month amid mounting public criticism that she forced a Dec. 5 plane bound for South Korea from New York to return to a gate and kicked...

  • *Japan Post President: no comment on scale of offering. TOKYO, Dec 26- Government-owned Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd said it plans to list in the second half of the next business year and its bank and insurance units. Japan Post President Taizo Nishimuro declined to comment on the potential scale of the offering, saying that would be determined by market conditions at...

  • Ouch! Aston Martins recalled for smoldering seats Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    The V12 Vanquish S, Aston Martin

    Aston Martin has recalled 7,256 vehicles due to faulty electronic modules in their front seat heaters.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 83 or 1.8 percent, to $47.96. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.4 percent, to $15.50. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 80 or 2.0 percent, to $41.78.

  • Oil slide 'turbocharging' airline profits: Expert Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    Passenger at the O'Hare International Airport, Chicago.

    Airline profits are set to soar as oil prices remain suppressed when the big four are already flying high, Mark Gerchick said.

  • UPS, FedEx cap air express deliveries: Report Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:45 AM ET
    UPS cargo planes in Louisville, KY.

    UPS and FedEx started limiting air express deliveries after an increase in packages caused some retailers to exceed agreed-upon limits.

  • SKorean prosecutors to arrest 'nut rage' official Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Cho, the daughter of the Korean Air chairman, earlier this month resigned as vice president at the airline and all roles from the airline's affiliates as public outrage mounted over her behavior. Chang Man-yong, a transport ministry official, said the ministry had asked prosecutors to investigate a transport ministry official suspected of leaking secrets...

  • South Korea prosecutors indict Uber unit: report Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:31 PM ET
    The Uber app on a mobile phone in Madrid, Spain.

    South Korean prosecutors indicted U.S. taxi-hailing service provider Uber's local unit for violating a law governing public transport, Yonhap reported.

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