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United Airlines says winter storms wiped out 22,500 flights in January and February and hurt its first-quarter revenue. Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc. were down $1.01, or 2 percent, to $45.50 in afternoon trading Friday. United has hub airports in Chicago, Denver and Newark, N.J., that have been particularly hard hit by winter storms.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Feb 28- Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what Ukraine's new leadership described as an invasion and occupation by Moscow's forces, and ousted President Viktor Yanukovich reappeared in Russia after a week on the run.
LOS ANGELES-- A dispatcher at Los Angeles International Airport couldn't immediately send police to a shooting last year because the emergency phone system didn't provide a location, according to an investigation that also found broken panic buttons that are supposed to quickly call for help.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Feb 28- Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what Ukraine's government described as an invasion and occupation by Russian forces, raising tension between Moscow and the West.
THAI FARMERS CALL OFF BANGKOK AIRPORT PROTEST FOR NOW AFTER GOVT ASSURANCE OF PAYMENT, FARMERS' SPOKESMAN SAYS.
Spirit Airlines president & CEO Ben Baldanza, discusses the company's website, airline fees and growth strategies. "Two-thirds of our customers buy directly from our website," he says.
Feb 19- Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines said it lost a bid for slots at Reagan National Airport in Washington that are being given up by American Airlines Group.
Feb 19- Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines said it lost a bid to get takeoff and landing slots at Reagan National Airport in Washington that are being given up by American Airlines Group. "We put in a bid at a price that we thought we could keep our target margin returns in place and we did not win," Spirit Chief Executive Ben Baldanza said on a conference call.
*Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA, Feb 17- Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday and police said all passengers were unhurt. The airline earlier said the flight from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa had been "forced to proceed" to Geneva.
*Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA, Feb 17- Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday, airport police said, adding that passengers and crew were safe.
HIJACKER OF ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES PLANE AT GENEVA AIRPORT HELD, SITUATION "UNDER CONTROL", NO INJURIES- AIRPORT POLICE.
GENEVA, Feb 17- A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight landed at Geneva's international airport on Monday, but it was not immediately clear who had seized the plane or if any demands had been made.
GENEVA, Feb 17- A hijacked aircraft landed at Geneva's international airport early on Monday, an airport spokesman said without giving details of the flight.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the airlines' gradual improvement in flight cancellations and delays.
Former AMR Chairman & CEO Robert Crandall shares his opinions on weaker airline performance, and the impact for investors.
Former AMR Chairman & CEO Robert Crandall discusses a record number of grounded flights due to weather.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the airline sector is performing better than the Dow. The FMHR traders take their positions.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the impact of East Coast's snowstorm on flight travel. In 2014, there has already been 71,000 flight cancellations.
*Rosneft says expects Ryazan refinery back to normal by Feb. 19. MOSCOW, Feb 13- Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said it had halted output of oil products at its Ryazan refinery, a key fuel supplier to Moscow's airports, after a fire late on Wednesday caused by a railcar crash.
ISTANBUL, Feb 11- A 22 billion euro project to build a third airport in Istanbul will be delayed for at least 10 months after a Turkish court sought further investigation into its environmental impact, a group challenging the project said.