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Dubai sees air travel surge, expects FIFA World Cup boost

Aug. 17, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport saw a surge in passengers over the first half of 2022 as pandemic restrictions eased and the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar will further boost traffic to the city-state’s second airfield, its chief executive said Wednesday. ...

American Airlines places deposit on 20 supersonic planes

Aug. 16, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to buy up to 20 supersonic jets and put down a non-refundable deposit on the planes that are still on the drawing board and years away from flying. Neither American nor the manufacturer Boom Supersonic would provide financial details...

FAA warns that staffing shortage will delay flights in NYC

Aug. 15, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that it was reducing flights in the area around New York City because of lack of staffing. Departing and arriving flights could be delayed up to two hours at John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark (New Jersey) Liberty...

Lower prices offer Americans slight reprieve from inflation

Aug. 10, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling prices for gas, airline tickets and clothes gave Americans a little bit of relief last month, though overall inflation is still running at close to its highest level in four decades. Consumer prices jumped 8.5% in July compared with a year earlier, the...

Cathay Pacific losses narrow as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Aug. 10, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday that losses in the first half of the year narrowed as a relaxation in quarantine rules boosted passenger numbers. But it cautioned that quarantine restrictions on its crew were limiting the airline's ability...

Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

Aug. 09, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture to a vertebra in her upper back during a hard landing last month in California, according to federal safety investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said the impact of landing was so...

American Airlines CFO on fixing balance sheet after pandemic

Aug. 08, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Derek Kerr might have the hardest job in the airline business. Kerr is the chief financial officer of American Airlines, and his task is to fix a balance sheet that has been battered by borrowing needed to survive the pandemic. American has...

Hungary fines Ryanair over raising prices to cope with tax

Aug. 08, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary accused Ryanair of consumer protection violations and fined it more than three-quarters of a million euros after the budget carrier raised ticket prices to cope with a tax on what the government calls “extra profits" of industries ranging from airlines to banks....

Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights

Aug. 05, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of flyers had their travel plans upended Friday after airlines canceled about 1,400 U.S. flights as thunderstorms hit the East Coast. Another 6,300 flights had been delayed by early evening, according to tracking service FlightAware. ...

US seeks possession of Venezuelan 747 grounded in Argentina

Aug. 02, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it is seeking possession of a Venezuelan cargo jet that has been grounded in Argentina since early June because it was previously owned by an Iranian airline that allegedly has ties to terror groups. The...