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  • JERUSALEM, July 6- Google-owned online mapping company Waze is launching a carpooling pilot programme in Israel where commuters pay fellow drivers a small fee for a ride to and from work. Google bought Israel- based Waze, which uses satellite signals from members' smartphones to offer real-time traffic information, for about $1 billion two years ago.

  • FRANKFURT, July 5- Berlin is wooing private investors including Macquarie and JP Morgan to take a stake in its much-delayed new international airport, German newspaper Bild wrote on Sunday. He said the company was in a "pre-notification phase" with the European Commission, in which it has to demonstrate the potential return on investment for any private...

  • JetBlue launches New York-to-Havana charter flights Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    July 3- JetBlue Airways Corp said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major U.S. carrier to fly the route following U.S. The airline said Cuba Travel Services Inc is offering the weekly flight on Fridays between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.

  • SINGAPORE/ NEW YORK, July 3- Greece's huge global diaspora is dishing out advice to friends and relatives on how to vote in Sunday's referendum and some feel so strongly they are buying expensive tickets to get home to cast their own ballots. One airline put on extra flights and ticket prices have risen for expatriates who want to have a say in whether Greece...

  • TORONTO, July 3- A sudden labor disruption by workers that refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations on Friday, said the union that represents the workers, as the city prepared for the start of the Pan American Games on July 10. Some 250 employees of Consolidated Aviation Fueling are set to lose their jobs in the autumn as Air...

  • Labor dispute disrupts flights at Toronto airport Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 8:28 AM ET

    TORONTO, July 3- A sudden labor disruption by workers that refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations on Friday, the airport said in a short notice posted online.

  • SHANGHAI, July 3- China said on Friday it will allow 400,000- deadweight tonne ships to dock at its ports, officially ending a more than three-year ban that had effectively shut out Brazilian miner Vale SA's giant vessels. Four domestic ports- Qingdao, Dalian, Tangshan Caofeidian and Ningbo- will be allowed to receive the carriers after they meet technical...

  • Improving 'awful' isn't airline collusion: Experts Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 5:15 PM ET
    Delta Air Lines planes at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

    Industry experts explain why the DOJ will need solid proof to convict airlines of colluding to inflate airfares.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell more than expected in May on weak demand for transportation and electrical equipment, a sign that manufacturing remained mired in a soft patch. The Commerce Department said on Thursday new orders for manufactured goods dropped 1.0 percent after a revised 0.7 percent decline in April.

  • 'Wow, pulled back wrong throttle': Crashed plane capt Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Rescue teams work to free passengers from the TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 turboprop airplane that crashed into the Keelung River, Taipei.

    The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February.

  • US probing whether airlines collude on airfares Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    Family holiday vacation airport passengers

    The U.S. Justice Department said it is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights.

  • July 1- Spanish travel technology company Amadeus said it would buy Navitaire, a subsidiary of Accenture Plc, for $830 million, to focus mainly on digital services for airline passengers. Under the terms of the deal, Accenture will be designated as a "strategic partner" for the Amadeus airline IT business, Amadeus said. The company reported revenues of 3,417.7...

  • How airline investigation affects stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    American Airlines plane and terminal

    A government investigation into airline collusion adds pressure to a sector that was "starting to bottom out," an analyst said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines are working together to keep ticket prices high, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said on Wednesday. Shares of United Continental, JetBlue, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, Spirit Airlines all fell against the backdrop of a broader market that was up nearly a half...

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines are working together to keep ticket prices high, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said on Wednesday. The Associated Press, which broke the story, said that the department was trying to determine whether the airlines were colluding to grow slowly in a bid to keep airfares high.

  • ABUJA, July 1- Nigeria should merge its debt-laden airlines and create a national carrier in partnership with a global airline to boost revenue and create jobs, a ruling party strategy report seen by Reuters on Wednesday shows. Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn in as president of Africa's top oil producer and biggest economy on May 29, is considering...

  • LONDON, July 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would take a decision by the end of this year on how London's airport capacity will be expanded and would study a recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow. Cameron was speaking after a government-appointed commission said a third runway should be constructed at London's...

  • Indonesia to review ageing air force after deadly crash Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:22 AM ET

    Indonesia's president promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet after the crash of a military transport plane.

  • For some riders, Uber is networking gold Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    An UberPool image from the company's website.

    One Uber service has promises cheaper fares and less impact on the environment, but for some passengers there's a third benefit.

  • NEW DELHI, June 30- The owner of Indian airline IndiGo said on Tuesday that the terms of a provisional order to buy 250 aircraft from Airbus had expired, but that the two companies remained in talks about acquiring a "significant" number of A320neo jets. Budget airline Indigo, India's biggest carrier by market share, signed a provisional order for 250 A320neo jets...

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