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  • JetBlue launches New York-to-Havana charter flights Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    July 3- JetBlue Airways Corp said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major U.S. carrier to fly the route following U.S. The airline said Cuba Travel Services Inc is offering the weekly flight on Fridays between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.

  • SINGAPORE/ NEW YORK, July 3- Greece's huge global diaspora is dishing out advice to friends and relatives on how to vote in Sunday's referendum and some feel so strongly they are buying expensive tickets to get home to cast their own ballots. One airline put on extra flights and ticket prices have risen for expatriates who want to have a say in whether Greece...

  • WASHINGTON— As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean.

  • TORONTO, July 3- A sudden labor disruption by workers that refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations on Friday, said the union that represents the workers, as the city prepared for the start of the Pan American Games on July 10. Some 250 employees of Consolidated Aviation Fueling are set to lose their jobs in the autumn as Air...

  • Labor dispute disrupts flights at Toronto airport Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 8:28 AM ET

    TORONTO, July 3- A sudden labor disruption by workers that refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations on Friday, the airport said in a short notice posted online.

  • SHANGHAI, July 3- China said on Friday it will allow 400,000- deadweight tonne ships to dock at its ports, officially ending a more than three-year ban that had effectively shut out Brazilian miner Vale SA's giant vessels. Four domestic ports- Qingdao, Dalian, Tangshan Caofeidian and Ningbo- will be allowed to receive the carriers after they meet technical...

  • DALLAS— Southwest Airlines says it has a tentative contract agreement with the union representing its flight attendants. The union said the deal would keep Southwest's flight attendants the highest-paid in the industry. Dallas- based Southwest Airlines Co. had 11,850 flight attendants as of last Dec. 31, according to a regulatory filing.

  • Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:23 PM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— Malaysia told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen, the current council president, told reporters after Malaysia's...

  • Improving 'awful' isn't airline collusion: Experts Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 5:15 PM ET
    Delta Airlines planes sit at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

    Industry experts explain why the DOJ will need solid proof to convict airlines of colluding to inflate airfares.

  • Chrysler misled regulators about air bag recall Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through inspection at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    Fiat Chrysler will now have to explain to regulators why they didn't notify car owners about defective Takata air bags on time.

  • A bomb threat believed to be a hoax Wednesday night prompted WestJet to divert a Vancouver- to- Toronto flight to Calgary. A flight on Tuesday from Toronto landed at Saskatoon following a threat. A flight from Edmonton to Toronto was diverted to Winnipeg on Monday because of an unspecified threat.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Officials say a plane headed from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., was diverted to a central Ohio airport after a pilot reported a disruptive passenger made threatening statements. Airport spokesman David Whitaker says the United Express flight bound for Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia landed safely at Port Columbus...

  • BOSTON— The brutal winter had only a "transitory, and ultimately minor" effect on the state's overall economy, according to economists who said Thursday that Massachusetts is in many ways experiencing its strongest expansion since the late 1990 s. A series of winter storms from late January through early March pummeled Massachusetts with record snowfall.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell more than expected in May on weak demand for transportation and electrical equipment, a sign that manufacturing remained mired in a soft patch. The Commerce Department said on Thursday new orders for manufactured goods dropped 1.0 percent after a revised 0.7 percent decline in April.

  • MOSCOW— A draft Dutch report into last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine fails to offer a comprehensive picture, a Russian aviation official said Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board has made the draft available to representatives of Malaysia, Ukraine, the U.S., Russia, Britain, Australia and the Netherlands prior to the release of the...

  • 'Wow, pulled back wrong throttle': Crashed plane capt Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Rescue teams work to free passengers from the TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 turboprop airplane that crashed into the Keelung River, Taipei.

    The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February.

  • US probing whether airlines collude on airfares Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    Family holiday vacation airport passengers

    The U.S. Justice Department said it is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan— A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. But the account Thursday by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council— while not assigning blame— added...

  • July 1- Spanish travel technology company Amadeus said it would buy Navitaire, a subsidiary of Accenture Plc, for $830 million, to focus mainly on digital services for airline passengers. Under the terms of the deal, Accenture will be designated as a "strategic partner" for the Amadeus airline IT business, Amadeus said. The company reported revenues of 3,417.7...

  • How airline investigation affects stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    American Airlines plane and terminal

    A government investigation into airline collusion adds pressure to a sector that was "starting to bottom out," an analyst said.

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