Transportation: Leisure


  • Dubai airport soars in rankings of world's busiest Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Now that he's had a taste of running the world's busiest air hub for international passengers, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths is determined to hang on to the honor while setting his sights on an even bigger prize: beating Atlanta for the title of busiest airport on the planet.

  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    SPOKANE, Washington— The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. "We need to rebuild our infrastructure," said Brusaw, the head of Solar Roadways, based in Sandpoint, Idaho, about 90 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington.

  • Paltry car sales seen as sign of Cuba's priorities Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    A price list hanging on the green chain-link fence hints at why: $85,000 for a 6- year-old Peugeot compact; $46,000 for a tiny 2008 Citroen C3 hatchback that would cost less than a third of that in Europe.

  • YOUR MONEY -When airport clubs are worth the money Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    July 10- When you fly several times a month, as Gabriella Ribeiro Truman does, finding a comfortable place to wait for a flight and grab a snack can make traveling a lot more enjoyable.

  • Report: Rail delays cost Minnesota farmers Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million and cut deeply into the value of grain still in storage at farms across the state, according to a University of Minnesota report released at an agricultural freight conference Thursday.

  • Commercial space race: US lags Europe Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    The space race has moved on from the battle between Cold War rivals, to a contest between companies to blast off in the space market.

  • Passengers to get more than just ‘chicken or beef?’ Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Airplane passengers are benefiting from the drive for airlines to become more efficient, analysts said. Here's how.

  • What to expect from the Farnborough Airshow Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    As the Farnborough International Airshow approaches we take a look at what to expect from the week-long exhibition.

  • COPENHAGEN, July 10- The world's top two container shippers, Maersk Line and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co, have struck a fresh vessel-sharing agreement after a previous three-way pooling deal known as P3 was undone by China's failure to approve it.

  • Corporate winners and losers from India's budget Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    *Increase in foreign direct investment cap in the insurance sector to 49 percent from 26 percent now will benefit companies such as ICICI Bank Ltd, Max India Ltd, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd that have insurance ventures with foreign partners.

  • Commercial aviation market soaring: Boeing Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    A Southwest Airlines Co. Boeing 737-7H4.

    Increasing demand from low-cost airlines and booming airline travel in Asia – China in particular – drove Boeing to raise its forecast for new planes.

  • HONG KONG, July 10- China's copper imports fell 7.9 percent month-on-month in June, dropping as Chinese banks reduced lending for metals imports following a probe into an alleged metals fraud at Qingdao port.

  • Pilot orders 35 pizzas for passengers     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    A Frontier Airlines pilot ordered pizzas for 160 passengers aboard a stranded plane in Wyoming due to weather.

  • More flights arriving late; complaints are rising Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    The Transportation Department said Wednesday that 76.9 percent of flights arrived on time in May, down from 79.6 percent in April and 79.4 percent in May 2013. Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines, which get good weather on many routes, rank best.

  • Emirates orders 150 777X Boeing planes     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight to Emirates big Boeing order which could be worth up to $75 billion.

  • Best & worst airline performance     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the monthly performance of the airline industry.

  • Airline report card     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the monthly performance data for the airline industry.

  • WASHINGTON, July 8- The head of Delphi Automotive Plc, maker of ignition switches linked to at least 16 fatal car crashes, is expected to face intensive questioning next week from a U.S. Senate panel investigating General Motors Co' handling of the issue.

  • Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    The six cities, two counties and two water agencies have gone in together to buy 90 electric vehicles with the help of a $2.8 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, a regional transportation agency, officials with the Bay Area Climate Collaborative said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 8- The last of six Boeing Co fuselages damaged in a train derailment were expected to be recovered on Tuesday, the railway said, clearing the way for full train service to resume. But it remained unclear when Boeing's assessment of the damage to its aircraft parts would be finished.