WASHINGTON, June 19- Forcing a combined American Airlines and US Airways Group to surrender slots at Reagan National Airport would risk fewer flights to small and medium-sized cities, US Airways CEO Doug Parker told lawmakers on Wednesday.» Read More
Who knew posting on Facebook or tweeting often could get you VIP treatment at the airport? American Airlines and Klout are offering complimentary day passes if you "measure up."
Wish to catch a snooze at the airport? Abu Dhabi Airport has just the solution with new "GoSleep" pods, where chairs with sliding shades convert into an egg-shaped cocoon.
Average U.S. airfares dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012—by a whopping $1—but are still a relative bargain compared to average consumer prices.
ESSEN, Germany, May 7- Germany's Hochtief AG has agreed the 1.1 billion euros sale of its airports division, ending a lengthy quest for a buyer and giving fresh impetus to a strategy rethink led by its CEO appointed just six months ago.
A new TSA boarding pass identifier helps steer qualified Delta, United and US Airways fliers to PreCheck fast lane airport security at 40 nationwide airports.
*Congress may find it difficult to say no to cancer patients. Congress was worried about a toxic public backlash when it moved quickly to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to use some airport improvement funds to pay salaries of air traffic controllers, ending furloughs that had delayed thousands of flights across the country.
If you're a VIP, super-elite or international first class flier on American, an exclusive Flagship Check-In area opened for you on Wednesday at New York's JFK Airport.
JAKARTA/ DENPASAR, Indonesia, May 2- It's the invisible enemy: something all pilots dread as they land at Asia's tropical island resorts.
Hotels, airports and airlines are struggling to meet traveler demand for Wi-Fi. But with networks overloaded and passengers frustrated, how much will fliers pay to log on?
TOKYO, April 28- All Nippon Airways, the Japanese launch customer for Boeing Co's 787, flew its first Dreamliner in more than three months on Sunday to test reinforced batteries installed by the U.S. aircraft maker. One was on an ANA plane in Japan and another on a Japan Airlines jet parked at Boston's Logan airport.
The FAA said in a statement on Saturday that it expects staffing to return to normal levels over the next 24 hours. Airports around the country were reporting that flights were arriving and departing on time at 1 p.m. EDT, with the exception of San Francisco, where arrivals were delayed 44 minutes on average because of construction, the FAA said.
WASHINGTON, April 26- Congress' move to quickly end this week's widespread airport flight delays is good news for U.S. travelers, the White House said on Friday, but falls short of broader action needed to address wider across-the-board spending cuts that took effect last month.
NEW YORK, April 25- Furloughs of air traffic controllers because of U.S. government spending cuts are leading to flight delays and cancelations.
*Airlines: no change in bookings to China. BEIJING, April 25- Several governments in Asia have ordered tougher screening of air travelers from China in an effort to contain a possible spread of a new strain of bird flu that has killed 23 people in the mainland and infected one visitor from Taiwan.
Siva Govindasamy, Asia Managing Editor of Flightglobal says domestic demand in China's airline sector is strong, but bird flu is the biggest threat that could derail growth.
LaGuardia Airport in New York is experiencing departure delays of 31-45 minutes, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis; and Dean Iacopelli, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, offers insight on the FAA furloughs.
DUBAI, April 23- Fuel made from Iranian oil is legally powering thousands of flights a year out of Dubai's booming airport, despite U.S. pressure on buyers to shun Tehran's petroleum exports.
April 22- Air travelers experienced delays at some U.S. airports on Monday as staff cuts at control towers took effect, but the widespread havoc and hour-long waits that regulators had predicted last week largely failed to materialize.
"Staffing challenges" exist at facilities controlling airports in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and Jacksonville, Florida, the agency said. Because of budget cuts, there are fewer air traffic controllers, and planes must fly farther apart, causing delays for passengers, the FAA said.
April 22- Air Canada said on Monday it expects to post a wider first-quarter operating loss, due to weather-related flight cancellations, operational challenges at its main airport hubs and an impairment charge, sending its shares tumbling.