Latest Air travel News

EU lifts mask recommendation for air travel as pandemic ebbs

May. 11, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union will no longer recommend medical masks be worn at airports and on planes starting next week amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the bloc, though member states can still require them, officials said Wednesday. The European Union...

Tourism and economic agencies join forces to market Orlando

May. 09, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's an idea that almost seems as compatible as Mickey and Minnie. Take the tens of millions of tourists who are thinking about visiting central Florida's theme parks each year and sell them on the virtues of moving their companies or businesses to the region. In the...

FAA offers fix for snarled Florida air travel this summer

May. 04, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

Federal officials are promising to add air traffic controllers and take other steps to improve the flow of planes in Florida, which airlines say has become a weak link in the national airspace. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it will add staff at a key air...

Norman Mineta, transportation secretary in 9/11 era, dies

May. 03, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation's federal transportation secretary, died Tuesday. He was 90. John...

Tourists, rejoice! Italy, Greece relax COVID-19 restrictions

May. 01, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — For travelers heading to Europe, summer vacations just got a whole lot easier. Italy and Greece relaxed some COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday before Europe's peak summer tourist season, in a sign that life was increasingly returning to normal. Greece’s...

JetBlue sees return to profitability delayed by flight woes

Apr. 26, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — JetBlue Airways said Tuesday that it lost $255 million in the first quarter, and widespread flight cancellations in April plus the need to hire and train more pilots will delay the company's return to profitability. New York-based JetBlue said it would further reduce...

US airlines say they've reached a turning point in recovery

Apr. 21, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. airlines say they have hit a turning point: After a lousy first quarter, they expect to be profitable as Americans return to travel in the biggest numbers since the start of the pandemic. American Airlines is the latest carrier to give a rosy outlook for the rest...

Cambodia cuts quarantine for unvaccinated visitors to 7 days

Apr. 21, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Thursday reduced the required quarantine period from two weeks to one for arriving travelers who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, acting after recording consistently low numbers of new infections in recent days. The Health...

Most people in US want masks for travelers: AP-NORC poll

Apr. 20, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A majority of people in the United States continue to support a mask requirement for people traveling on airplanes and other shared transportation, a poll finds. A ruling by a federal judge has put the government’s transportation mask mandate on hold. The poll...

Moving beyond masks: Biden toils to put pandemic behind him

Apr. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has been working for months to prepare people to rethink their personal risk calculations as the nation gets used to the idea of living with an endemic COVID-19. But that measured approach disappeared abruptly when a...