Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • Aug 31- The U.S. government on Wednesday granted eight U.S. airlines permission to begin scheduled commercial flights to Havana starting as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc being awarded 35 direct flights a week. The U.S. Transportation Department granted 20 daily Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban...

  • Aug 31- The U.S. government on Wednesday granted eight U.S. airlines permission to begin scheduled commercial flights to Havana starting as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc being awarded 35 direct flights a week. The U.S. Transportation Department granted 20 daily Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban...

  • The U.S. Transportation Department granted the lucrative Havana flights now after previously assigning routes to several Cuban provinces.

  • BERLIN— Authorities say Frankfurt airport is fully reopened after a portion of Terminal 1 was evacuated when a person entered a secure area without undergoing required searches. Airport operator Fraport said in a Twitter message Wednesday that the airport was returning to normal operations after a disruption that lasted about two hours.

  • NEW YORK— Authorities are looking into whether sun glare was a factor in an accident in which a ferry departing a pier slammed into a group of kayakers, critically injuring one and knocking some into the Hudson River. Ten people in eight kayaks were paddling down the river on Tuesday evening on a sunset excursion when they were struck by a NY Waterway ferry, New York...

  • SANTA CLARA, Cuba— The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. The arrival opens a new era of U.S.- Cuba travel with about 300 flights a week connecting the U.S. with an island cut off...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. Now, only people working at six companies, including Google, Wal-Mart Stores and Adobe Systems, can request rides. The tests have worked well enough to encourage Waze to move...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 30- Silicon Valley self-driving startup Drive.ai has named to its board a former Wall Street investment banker and General Motors Co executive as investor interest in autonomous vehicles intensifies. Steve Girsky, a former GM vice chairman and Morgan Stanley alum, was named a Drive.ai director on Tuesday. The addition of Girsky is a...

  • Aug 29- A truck transporting Takata Corp air bag propellant material at the center of a global recall crashed and exploded in Texas last week, killing one woman and injuring four other people, the auto parts supplier said on Monday. Takata said the truck, operated by a subcontractor, was traveling from a Takata plant in Moses Lake, Washington, to a Takata warehouse in...

  • Aug 29- A truck that was transporting Takata Corp air bag inflators and propellant material at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, killing one woman and injuring four other people, the auto parts supplier said on Monday. Takata said a truck, operated by a subcontractor, was traveling to a Takata warehouse in Eagle Pass, Texas, early on Aug. 22 when...

  • WASHINGTON— There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 29- Los Angeles airport police said on Monday they were investigating whether passengers had mistaken loud noises of some kind for gunfire, leading to panicked evacuations the night before at the huge hub of international travel. Terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were evacuated briefly and 27 flights were diverted on Sunday...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Qatar's main Hamad International Airport is adding a $10 fee for all passengers departing from the airport, including on connection flights. The decision, announced on Sunday, comes after the Middle East's busiest airport in Dubai and a smaller one in the nearby emirate of Sharjah also added similar fees earlier this year.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Trucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 mph, though...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 miles per hour,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. "There are significant safety benefits to this proposed rulemaking," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. "There are significant safety benefits to this proposed rulemaking," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.

  • "Monday was a very challenging day for us," Richard Smyth, the Port Authority executive in charge of the LaGuardia renovation, acknowledged Thursday. But critics say the Port Authority must do more to ensure that the airport functions smoothly during the prolonged redevelopment. "They're just not doing a very good job right now, the traffic situation is spiraling...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas _ Ultrapetrol Ltd. on Thursday reported a loss of $12.8 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Nassau, Bahamas- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.