Latest Passenger airlines News

Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot

Aug. 12, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft....

The Latest: Family: Man who took plane was warm, gentle

Aug. 11, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The family of a man who authorities say stole an airplane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and later crashed it called him a faithful husband, loving son and good...

Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

Aug. 10, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ryanair pilots in several European countries staged a strike over work conditions on Friday that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. Walkouts called by German and Belgian unions accounted for many of the cancelations, with strikes also called in Sweden and Ireland. The airline...

German pilots join Friday's strike at budget airline Ryanair

Aug. 8, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair said Wednesday it is cancelling 400 of over 2,400 flights on Friday due to a strike by pilots in Ireland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany at the height of the vacation travel season. The airline says 85 percent of its Friday flights would operate and that...

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

Aug. 7, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket. The current law authorizing operations of the Federal...

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

Aug. 7, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket. The Senate might call up its version of a major...

Russia: 18 killed in Siberian oil worker helicopter crash

Aug. 4, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday in Siberia, killing all 18 people aboard, mostly oil workers, authorities said. The Interstate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil aviation in much of the former Soviet Union, said the Mi-8 helicopter collided with the load...

Aeromexico crash: Stronger planes can mean fewer fatalities

Aug. 1, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

Passengers in plane crashes like the Aeromexico accident — in which no one died — have better chances of survival due to better aircraft construction and safety standards, experts say. People are now less likely to be trapped by collapsed seats and floors, especially if the plane comes to rest more...

Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers

Aug. 1, 2018 3:12 AM EDT

The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and more may cost more in the coming months as people start feeling the effects of higher fuel prices and raw-material costs as well as a range of tariffs. Janette...

The Latest: Aeromexico says crashed plane well-maintained

Jul. 31, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the crash of an Aeromexico airliner in Mexico's northern state of Durango (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Aeromexico airline's chief executive officer says the jetliner that crashed in northern Mexico shortly after takeoff was "perfectly maintained" and the aircraft had been...