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Boeing jet trouble leads to cuts at Europe's busiest airline

Jul. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes. The airline also warned Tuesday that its growth in...

American Airlines extends Boeing plane flight cancellations

Jul. 14, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American Airlines said Sunday that it will keep the Boeing 737 Max plane off its schedule until Nov. 3, which is two months longer than it had planned. In a statement, American said the action will result in the cancellation of about 115 flights per day. It said it "remains confident"...

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Jul. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

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United will scrap 8,000 flights due to grounded Boeing jets

Jul. 12, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines expects to cancel more than 8,000 flights through October because of the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max planes. United said Friday that it is dropping its 14 Max jets from the schedule until Nov. 3 — a month longer than previously planned. The airline has used spare...

United will scrap 8,000 flights due to grounded Boeing jets

Jul. 12, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines now expects to cancel more than 8,000 flights through October because of the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max planes. United said Friday that it is dropping its 14 Max jets from the schedule until Nov. 3 — a month longer than previously planned. The airline says that...

Device leads to shutdown of Philly airport's baggage room

Jul. 12, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says officers closed the checked baggage room at Philadelphia International Airport after finding a device that resembled a pipe bomb. The room was evacuated and closed for about 40 minutes on Wednesday after officers spotted the device in a...

Airport runway project to affect some passengers' flights

Jul. 12, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) — Officials say reconstruction work on a secondary runway will affect Sioux Gateway Airport flight plans for some American Airlines passengers who've already booked trips. The airport will be shut down for portions of seven days in August and two days in September. The shutdowns...

Travel demand pushes ticket prices, profits, higher at Delta

Jul. 11, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines is benefiting from strong demand for air travel this summer and the grounding of Boeing Max planes at key rivals to post record revenue and a bigger profit. The airline is aggressively adding flights and seats, but it is finding more than enough passengers to fill them,...

American: Boeing jet to cut $185 million from 2Q income

Jul. 10, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max jets led to $185 million in lost income during the second quarter. American said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that the grounding of its 24 Max jets resulted in about 7,800 canceled flights in the quarter. The plane has...

Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 order for Airbus

Jul. 8, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing's campaign to restore the reputation of its best-selling plane after two deadly crashes suffered a blow with a Saudi airline canceling an order worth up to $5.9 billion in favor of a European rival of the U.S. manufacturer. Flyadeal, the budget airline arm of Saudi...