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July 24- Delta Air Lines said on Thursday it plans to resume service to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv two days after halting flights amid hostilities in the region. United Airlines earlier said that it was resuming flights to and from Tel Aviv.
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*$1 billion repurchase to be completed within three years. *Adjusted profit of $2.34 a share compares with $2.19 estimate. July 24- United Continental Holdings Inc reported a stronger-than-expected second-quarter profit aided by higher prices and said it plans to buy back $1 billion of stock, sending its shares up nearly 4 percent.
*Adj Q2 profit of $1.98 a share compares with $1.95 estimate. American, the largest airline by traffic, which was formed from the late 2013 merger of US Airways and AMR Corp, declared a dividend of 10 cents a share for shareholders of record Aug. 4.
US aviation authorities on Wednesday extended a ban on US airlines flying to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport for another 24 hours.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and airlines halting flights into Tel Aviv are stirring up controversy over who should decide where it's safe to fly.
*Adjusted profit $1.04 a share vs estimate of $1.03. July 23- Delta Air Lines reported a higher-than-expected second-quarter profit as it flew fuller planes and enjoyed higher passenger revenue in the United States, boosting its shares by 3 percent.
Despite security concerns and an FAA ban, Secretary of State John Kerry and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew into Israel on Wednesday.
Delta decided to halt flights to Tel Aviv before U.S. regulators ordered a ban, CEO Richard Anderson said.
*Adjusted profit $1.04 a share vs estimate $1.03. July 23- Delta Air Lines reported a higher second-quarter profit on Wednesday as it flew fuller planes and enjoyed higher passenger revenue in the United States and Europe. Second quarter net income was $801 million, or 94 cents a share, compared with $685 million, or 80 cents a share, a year earlier.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat-to-higher start to trade on Wednesday, with earnings due early from Boeing and PepsiCo.
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July 23- Delta Air Lines on Wednesday posted a higher quarterly profit as it flew fuller planes and had revenue increases in the United States and Europe. Second quarter net income came to $801 million, or 94 cents a share, compared with $685 million, or 80 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 9 percent to $10.6 billion.
The FAA barred U.S. flights to Israel for 24 hours after a rocket landed near Ben Gurion airport. Some European carriers canceled flights as well.
TORONTO, July 22- Air Canada has canceled its scheduled flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, scheduled for later on Tuesday, the Canadian flagship carrier said on Tuesday, citing safety concerns.
*American cancels flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv. July 22- U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in the region has intensified.
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The flight stoppages came after Hamas, the militant group that dominates in the Gaza Strip, and its allies fired more rockets into Israel, triggering sirens in Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, Casey Norton, a spokesman for American Airlines, said an inbound and outbound flight operated by its US Airways unit between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv were canceled.
July 22- U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines and US Airways, a unit of American Airlines Group, on Tuesday said they have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety. Esther Castiel, who heads US Airways' operations in Tel Aviv, said the FAA had "issued a request not to travel to Israel.
After days of outrage over the handling of the Flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine, European ministers meet to discuss further sanctions against Russia.