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Air travelers would face lengthy delays if a radar unit or other equipment broke at a major U.S. airport because no one is on duty to fix it, Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, told Reuters in an interview.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A key union that supports US Airways' planned merger with American Airlines can weigh in on the court fight to stop the deal, the judge hearing a government challenge to the combination said on Wednesday.
*Republic shares up 5 percent. Oct 1- Airline pioneer William Franke is looking to bring more low airfares to U.S. air travelers, with his firm agreeing to purchase Frontier Airlines from Republic Airways Holdings. The list of low-cost carriers Franke has ran or invested in also includes Volaris of Mexico, Wizz Air in Hungary and Tiger Airways in Asia.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Department of Justice, fighting a proposed merger of US Airways Group Inc and American Airlines parent AMR Corp, lost a bid to delay the case on Tuesday, and share prices for both companies jumped on perceptions that prospects for the deal had brightened.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Department of Justice, which is fighting a proposed merger of US Airways Group Inc and American Airlines parent AMR Corp, asked a judge on Tuesday to postpone a trial in the case, saying the federal government shutdown would prevent its staff from working.
Oct 1- Republic Airways Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it would sell Frontier Airlines to private equity firm Indigo Partners LLC in a deal valued at about $145 million. The agreement ends a two-year-long search by Indianapolis- based Republic to unload Frontier, which it bought out of bankruptcy in 2009..
**J.C. PENNEY CO INC, $9.40, down 10 pct. **LUMBER LIQUIDATORS HOLDINGS INC, $101.46, down 10 pct. Representatives for Lumber Liquidators did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Friday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that US Airways and American Airlines, whose proposed merger has been stalled by government opposition, should not get access to internal analyses prepared in its review of previous airline combinations.
Pete Najarian noted an "absolute scorching move to the upside" in certain U.S. stocks.
The amount of passengers taking domestic flights in China in twenty years time will dwarf that of the U.S., leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus said on Tuesday.
**BLACKBERRY LTD, $10.61, up 2.8 pct. **KYTHERA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC, $42.00, up 25 pct. Over 1,000 patients from the United States and Canada were enrolled in two late-stage studies for evaluating the drug against a placebo, Kythera said.
**KYTHERA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC, $42.00, up 25 pct. **REPROS THERAPEUTICS INC, $26.75, up 26 pct. **REGADO BIOSCIENCES INC, $9.11, up 20 pct.
For a little while on Thursday, United Airlines was giving away airplane tickets for free, or close to it.
**APPLE INC, $469.22, down 5 pct. The higher-than-expected price of Apple's new iPhone eased worries about gross margins, while arousing concerns the company was not being aggressive enough in its fight against Google Inc's market-dominating Android operating system.
U.S. stock index futures edged lower, as the S&P 500 appeared set to pause after six straight days of gains, after President Barack Obama pledged to explore Russia's diplomatic plan to remove chemical weapons from Syria. **APPLE INC, Tuesday close $494.64, down 4 pct premarket.
**APPLE INC, Tuesday close $494.64, down 2.5 pct premarket.
The TSA and airlines such as United, JetBlue and Virgin America have offered ways to get through airport security faster and cheaper.
WASHINGTON, Sept 6- The U.S. government's effort to prevent US Airways and American Airlines from merging could hurt the carriers' ability to compete on increasingly tough international routes, and that would probably mean fewer options for business travelers.
Sept 6- Delta Airlines will join the S&P 500 index after the close of trading on Sept. 10, replacing BMC Software, Standard& Poor's said on Friday. Shares of Delta, the second largest carrier behind United Continental, rose 4.6 percent to $20.80 in after-hours trading.
WASHINGTON, Sept 5- An overhaul of the U.S. air traffic control system that would help airlines navigate crowded air routes is likely to be further delayed by U.S. budget cuts, the head of the nation's chief defense and aerospace industry lobbying group said on Thursday.