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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • LANTANA, Fla.— President Donald Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive. The Secret Service closed Lantana Airport on Friday for the third straight weekend because of the president's return to his Palm Beach resort, meaning its maintenance...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 16- Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA on Thursday tapped Michael Amalfitano to lead its struggling business jet division, turning for the second time in a year to a leasing industry veteran for a senior leadership post. Amalfitano, who ran aircraft leasing for Stonebriar Commercial Finance and Banc of America Leasing, will replace Marco Tulio...

  • Montreal- headquartered Bombardier reaffirmed its 2017 forecasts, including for low-single-digit revenue growth. In a note to clients, Citi analyst Stephen Trent suggested "a tug of war between strong guidance and the EPS miss could ensue." Bombardier reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings before interest and taxes of $104 million, excluding special...

  • BERLIN— A union representing ground staff has called on its members to go on strike at Berlin's two airports, leading to the cancelation of some 210 flights. The ver.di union said the strikes were taking place Thursday between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports. The airport said both incoming and outgoing flights were...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 16- A major truck fleet services company and a Silicon Valley startup are joining forces to market technology that allows large trucks to save fuel by driving closely together on the highway. Omintracs LLC, which provides dispatching, routing and other services to a majority of the largest U.S. trucking fleets, and Peloton Technology, which develops...

  • The company said revenue in the business aircraft division, which makes the Learjet, Global and Challenger business jets, fell 20.9 percent to $1.65 billion in the fourth quarter. Net loss attributable to Bombardier shareholders narrowed to $251 million, or 12 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $679 million, or 31 cents per share, a year...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Lisbon's growing popularity with foreigners is compelling the Portuguese government to adapt a military airport for commercial flights. The number of visitors to Lisbon grew by more than 8 percent last year, after a 5 percent increase in 2015.. Passengers arriving in Montijo will travel 13 kilometers by ferry or 32 kilometers by road into...

  • MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine government is considering adding airports to serve the capital Manila and nearby areas, including a sprawling airport city complex that could handle 100 million passengers a year, officials said Wednesday. Transport Undersecretary Roberto Lim said a multi-airport system could include the present airport in Manila, an...

  • The Transportation Department reported Tuesday that the 12 leading U.S. airlines canceled 1.17 percent of flights last year, the lowest rate among comparable figures going back to 1995. The previous best was 1.24 percent in 2002, when travel decreased after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That will cost you up to $200, depending on the airline, and even more...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 14- A Brazilian judge ruled that a driver using the Uber ride-hailing app is an employee of the San Francisco- based company and is entitled to workers' benefits, adding to the global debate over labor rights for drivers on the platform. Similar cases in the United States, Britain, Switzerland, and Europe's highest court have threatened to increase...

  • Texas- based developer Energy Transfer Partners on Feb. 8 received approval from the Army to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota— the last remaining big section of the 1,200- mile pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Illinois. The development was prompted by pro-energy President Donald Trump, pushed the Army to advance...

  • Feb 14- A controversial North Dakota bill that sought to shield motorists from liability if they unintentionally hit a protester on a roadway, injuring or killing them failed to garner enough support from lawmakers. A transportation committee had previously voted against the bill in part because of a "negative perception," that passing it could create,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Airlines canceled 1.17 percent of scheduled domestic flights last year, the best performance in the 22 years the government has been tracking the issue, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday. The department also said air carriers are losing or misplacing luggage at the lowest rate since 1987, when the government began...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 13- Argentina's civil aviation authority approved on Monday 135 new routes for five airlines looking to start operating in Latin America's No. 3 economy at more competitive prices. President Mauricio Macri's government estimates airlines such as Colombia's Avianca will invest $1.7 billion in Argentina in the next four years, giving...

  • Republican John Thune of South Dakota, the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Democrat Gary Peters of Michigan, said they're exploring legislation that "clears hurdles and advances innovation in self-driving vehicle technology." "Without changes to those regulations, it may be years before the promise of today's...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- General Motors Co and Toyota Motor Corp officials will tell a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that automakers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads. On Monday, Senator Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, and Senator John Thune, the Republican chairman of the Commerce Committee, said in a...

  • BARRIE, Ontario _ Student Transportation Inc. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 7 cents per share. Student Transportation shares have climbed 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BERLIN— Hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated and more than a dozen flights canceled after some 68 people were injured by a hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. The airport said in a statement that police and firefighters had concluded from their initial investigation the substance most...

  • In a story Feb. 1, The Associated Press reported that a gym located at the Las Vegas airport had closed. The story should have made clear that the gym is now open as ZEROlevel Fitness and Wellness, with services for McCarran Airport employees and travelers, including day passes. It is located in Terminal 1 before going through airport security.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with airline executives:. A top airline industry lobbyist says President Donald Trump was "extraordinarily positive" when airline executives urged him to support privatizing America's air traffic control system. He says he expects Trump will back legislation to spin off air traffic control...