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  • Dallas- based Southwest was forced to delay its planned Hawaii launch due to the recent U.S. government shutdown and on Wednesday cut its first-quarter revenue growth forecast. That followed news on Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration initiated a probe against the carrier in 2018 regarding weight and balance performance data.

  • Dallas- based Southwest has canceled hundreds of flights since Feb. 15, due to a mixture of weather and unscheduled maintenance issues that have put an unprecedented number of aircraft out of service. Southwest said there was no common theme among the maintenance issues, which followed the latest round of negotiations with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal...

  • Feb 20- Southwest Airlines Co added a $60 million hit from the recent U.S. government shutdown to its list of headaches on Wednesday as it investigated whether a conflict with its mechanics union was adding to a rise in flight cancellations. Goldman Sachs issued a "sell" recommendation on the stock, saying that the airline may have to slash fares on its new Hawaii...

  • A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet

    Southwest's service to Hawaii may be profitable eventually, but the offering will hurt profit in the near term, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • A Southwest Airlines jet leaves Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois.

    Southwest Airlines on Tuesday will launch its first test flights with federal regulators to Hawaii, a key step in getting approvals to begin service to the islands.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- Hundreds of flights were grounded or delayed at New York- area and Philadelphia airports on Friday as air traffic controllers called in sick hours before President Donald Trump announced an end to the 35- day partial shutdown of the U.S. government. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for flights destined for New York's...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 24- Three major U.S. airlines said on Thursday the U.S. government partial shutdown had not yet had a major financial impact but a tipping point might be near. The carriers expressed their concerns after reporting quarterly earnings that beat Wall Street expectations thanks to healthy passenger demand. The Transportation Security...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 24- Three major U.S. airlines said on Thursday the U.S. government partial shutdown had not yet had a major financial impact but a tipping point might be near. No one can predict what impact it will have as it continues, "Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Gary Kelly said of the shutdown. The Republican-led U.S. Senate planned votes on Thursday for...

  • Could Harm The Economy And Air Travel@. SHUTDOWN IS' MADDENING', NO ONE CAN PREDICT IMPACT IF IT CONTINUES. *SOUTHWEST SAYS HAS A REASONABLE CHANCE OF LAUNCHING HAWAII SERVICE IN Q1 IF SHUTDOWN ENDS IN A WEEK.

  • Jan 24- Three major U.S. airlines posted quarterly profits on Thursday that beat Wall Street expectations thanks to healthy passenger demand, but the carriers said the U.S. government partial shutdown was disruptive. Dallas- based Southwest Airlines Co said the shutdown had knocked between $10 million and $15 million off its revenue in January and was...

  • Jan 24- American Airlines and Southwest Airlines Co on Thursday posted fourth-quarter profits and 2019 forecasts that beat Wall Street expectations thanks to healthy passenger demand and easing investor concerns about slower global economic growth. Dallas, Texas- based Southwest said the shutdown had knocked between $10 million and $15 million off its...

  • Job seekers attend the CUNY Big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.

    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to more than a 49-year low last week, but the drop likely overstates the health of the labor market as claims for several states including California were estimated.

  • Jan 24- Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday the U.S. partial government shutdown had knocked between $10 million and $15 million off its revenue so far in January as it reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit. Earlier this month, Dallas- based Southwest said the shutdown was delaying its plan to launch service to Hawaii, which needs approval...

  • Missile Defense Review, unveiled on Thursday at the Pentagon, underscored the ways the American military is studying to detect and defeat ballistic missile attacks. The SM-3 IIA is in joint development between Raytheon Co and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. -Researching the possibility of temporarily or permanently converting the Lockheed Martin...

  • An FAA spokesman said on Tuesday it is "recalling inspectors and engineers to perform duties to ensure continuous operational safety of the entire national airspace. The FAA said it will have 2,200 aviation safety inspectors on the job by the end of this week, up from 500 last week. After the callbacks, 14,000 FAA of the 44,000 FAA employees will remain off the job.

  • The FAA said it is constrained by law about what it can do during a shutdown and was allocating resources based on risk assessment to meet all safety-critical functions. "Our focus is to maintain our systems high level of safety for existing operations and aircraft fleet," FAA spokesman Greg Martin said. Southwest Airlines said on Monday it had paused its plans to...

  • Jan 14- Federal Aviation Administration approval of aircraft such as Boeing's MAX and new routes like Southwest Airline Co's Hawaii launch are on hold due to the U.S. government shutdown, delaying commercial operations. Southwest Airlines said on Monday it had paused its plans to launch service to Hawaii because the FAA groups that oversee the route...

  • On Monday, Southwest Airlines said its plans to launch service to Hawaii early this year are on hold because the FAA groups that oversee the route authorization process are on furlough. Savannah-based Gulfstream, a division of General Dynamics Corp. had previously expected to obtain FAA certification or approval for the G600 by late 2018.

  • Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a news conference on April 3, 2014, a day after the shootings.

    President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he's picked Gen Mark Milley to be the nation's next top military adviser.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Qualcomm Inc, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, on Thursday pushed further into the PC market with a line of chips designed to power business machines. At an event in Hawaii on Thursday, Qualcomm officials said they have created a new series of chips called the Snapdragon 8 cx that will be dedicated to PCs. Qualcomm's move puts it in...