CNBC Franchise Archive Transportation: Leisure


  • Guest Blog: No Signs of Austerity at Dubai Airshow Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
    Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

    On one hand the idea of another record year for aerospace manufacturing hardly makes sense, and yet on the other, air travel remains an industry that is still expanding.

  • Fair Skies Ahead for Aircraft Manufacturers Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    While other industries remain mired in red ink amid the global recession, Boeing and Airbus, the two largest aircraft manufacturers, are entering a period of unprecedented growth.

  • Airline Industry Braces for Turbulence in 2012 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Incheon International Airport

    Despite being profitable in 2011, the airline industry is bracing for turbulence in 2012. The combination of major tax increases and fuel prices that are widely expected to rise means there could be rougher skies ahead for the carriers. Passengers, as well, will likely face fewer frills, fewer route options and notably higher prices.

  • Chevy Volt

    Federal officials are examining the safety of electric car batteries after a Chevy Volt's lithium-ion battery caught fire.

  • GM CFO on Q3 Earnings Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 7:40 AM ET
    GM CFO on Q3 Earnings

    Discussing the automaker's revenue growth and profitability, with Daniel Ammann, General Motors CFO, who also weighs in on the company's growth challenges due to macroeconomic environmental conditions in Europe, for example.

  • The Only Airline Stock Worth Owning in 2011 Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    So far this year, Alaska Air Group is the only major airline to show a share price gain for the full year. Through Wednesday's close, Alaska shares were up 13 percent year-to-date.

  • Freight Shipments Show 'Positive Momentum': Ryder CEO Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 4:51 PM ET

    Ryder System's earnings were driven by "positive momentum" in commercial freight shipments and an increasing need for the company's rental trucks, CEO Gregory Swienton told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 10:40 AM ET
    Motor Trend SUV of the Year:

    Unveiling this year's SUV winner and the ten finalists, with Angus Mackenzie, Motor Trend Magazine editor-in-chief and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • High-Speed Rail to Nowhere Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 7:45 PM ET
    High-Speed Rail to Nowhere

    Billions of tax dollars are being spent on a high-speed railway in California that supporters say will bring thousands of jobs, but some are calling it a boondoggle. KNTV's Scott Budman has the details.

  • Ford & UAW Deal & Delorean's Electric Future Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
    Ford & UAW Deal & Delorean's Electric Future

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details behind the deal with UAW contract with Ford and Delorean's electric ride.

  • CSX 'Barometer' Shows Improving US Economy: CEO Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 12:42 PM ET

    As railroads go, so goes the economy, and CSX's results show the U.S. economy may be improving, Chief Executive Michael Ward told CNBC Wednesday.

  • DeLorean Goes Electric Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 12:39 PM ET
    Electric DeLorean

    "Back to the Future," the movie to most prominently feature John DeLorean’s gull-winged icon of 1980s cool, ends with the future version of the DeLorean time machine running on household garbage. Well, folks, the future is now, and the new DeLorean doesn’t need gas or rubbish. The DMCEV, which will go into production by 2013, will run entirely on electricity.

  • CSX CEO on Q3 Earnings Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 7:40 AM ET
    CSX CEO on Q3 Earnings

    A breakdown of the railroad's Q3 results and what is driving its business, with Michael Ward, CSX Corporation president/chairman/CEO, who explains that all key markets have had revenue growth and the company expects continued modest growth to come.

  • Cruising for Trash Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:59 PM ET
    pollution water

    In what could end up being a honeymoon from hell if someone's not paying attention to details, a cruise on the 72-foot-long Sea Dragon will embark next May on a two month tour hunting for trash.

  • A Contradiction in the Cargo Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    Analysts have been raising their predictions for holiday spending ever since the back-to-school shopping season was stronger than most had expected. But the people who work at the companies that ship and transport retailers’ goods are not nearly as optimistic about holiday sales. The New York Times reports.

  • Worst Cities for Commuting Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Recently International Business Machines asked more than 8,000 drivers, or about 40 from each of 20 global cities it surveyed, about their daily commutes. (The 20 cities were selected from the world’s top 65 for size and economic activity.) The picture painted by the results of this annual “Commuter Pain Survey” was not pretty: A little over 41 percent of respondents believe their commutes have worsened over the last three years. IBM hopes the results will provoke discussion and eventually inspi

    Check out the 10 worst cities for commuting, accompanied by some of the commuting-related findings specific to each city.

  • World’s Most Polluted Countries Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:50 AM ET
    Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth, but we don’t often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.The WHO study looked at air quality in 91 countries, measured by t

    The World Health Organization recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries.

  • GM Sales Rose 20% in September; Chrysler Up 27% Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 2:41 PM ET
    Gm Building

    Major automakers posted double-digit percentage U.S. sales gains for September in a rebound that General Motors said showed the economy was likely to steer clear of a double-dip recession.

  • GM Beats Sales Expectations Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
    GM Beats Sales Expectations

    A breakdown of General Motor's September retails sales, up 19.8 percent, with Don Johnson GM head of sales and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Qantas Cancels Australian Flights Due to Strike Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 9:08 PM ET

    Qantas Airways says it is canceling and delaying dozens of flights because of a strike by its ground workers and engineers. The Australian carrier says 8,500 domestic and international passengers will have their flights disrupted by Friday's strikes. Qantas says 39 flights will be delayed and two flights canceled.