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.» Read More
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.
Delta Air rose$. 39 or 1.0 percent, to $37.54. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 6 percent, to $10.77. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $27.87.
When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai flying to Ukraine to assist in investigation, believes plane had been shot down.
Malaysia now finds itself grappling with the horrific— and extremely unusual— loss of two of its airplanes, just four months apart. It will not affect Malaysia's name, but it will damage the airline's reputation, "said James Chin, political analyst at Monash University in Malaysia.
The journey of the 298 souls on board the ill-fated Flight MH17 was violently cut short at 30,000 feet above ground, victims of a war not their own. NBC reports.
The gains wiped out much of the market's losses from the day before, when the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine stirred concerns that tensions between Russia and the West could escalate. Israel's launch of a ground offensive into Gaza also stoked geopolitical uncertainty.
CHICAGO— The parent company of United Airlines says it will take charges of $169 million against second-quarter earnings to cover costs of grounding planes and other moves. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Thursday that it would report costs of $66 million to permanently ground 21 Embraer regional jets used by its United Express unit.
Ukrainian officials said a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down, although both the government and pro- Russia separatists fighting in the region denied responsibility. The situation raised concerns of wider geopolitical instability in the region and an escalation of tensions between Russia and the West.
DALLAS— United Airlines is defending the poisoning of birds at Houston's biggest airport, saying it was done for health and safety reasons. The bait manufacturer, Avitrol Corp., says a lethal dosage causes birds to show distress— including alarm cries and trembling— that frightens away other birds.
Delta Air fell$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $37.83. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 09 or. 8 percent, to $10.91. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $27.95.
Delta Air rose$. 16 or. 4 percent, to $38.19. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $10.84. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $28.03.
Delta Air rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $37.31. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $10.78. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 22 or. 8 percent, to $27.66.
July 14- Embraer SA, the world's third largest commercial planemaker, booked its strongest commercial deliveries in two years and rebuilt its order book with a 50- jet deal on Monday, lifting shares to an all-time high.
Delta Air rose$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $37.49. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 08 or. 7 percent, to $10.75. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 26 or. 9 percent, to $27.70.
United Airlines, the airport's primary carrier, said in an email Friday to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the airport's operator, that it still questions whether the agency has the legal power to impose a wage hike.
NEW YORK, July 11- United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday it would drop its daily flight to Caracas, Venezuela, from Houston, starting in September, joining other U.S. carriers who have cut service over the country's foreign exchange controls.
NEW YORK, July 11- United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday it would drop its daily flight to Caracas, Venezuela, from Houston, starting in September, joining other major U.S. carriers who have reduced service because of problems repatriating their revenue through the country's foreign exchange controls.