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People stand by the debris of the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/Shijith Sreedhar)

Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violently

Aug. 8, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

KOCHI, India (AP) — The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway soaked by monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120 injured. Among the injured on Friday...

The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/C.K.Thanseer)

Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilots

Aug. 8, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and 123 injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, police said. Among the injured, at least 15...

Thousands of British Airways employees face job losses

Aug. 7, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some 4,000 British Airways workers are learning Friday whether they will be fired as the airline slashes jobs amid the drop in demand and travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The trade union Unite accused the airline of forcing workers out due to “naked company...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, an Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, that its core operating losses amounted to $758 million for the first half of the year, driven by a nearly 40% drop in revenue due in part to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways posts $758M in half-year losses

Aug. 6, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said Thursday core operating losses amounted to $758 million for the first half of the year, driven by a nearly 40% drop in revenue due in part to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Etihad is one of the Middle East's top carriers, but it...

A parked Lufthansa aircraft is seen through a hangar window at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Lufthansa were showing the media how manufacturing has been restarted after the break imposed by the coronavirus outbreak (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Lufhansa see revenues drop 80%, no full recovery until 2024

Aug. 6, 2020 3:41 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline group Lufthansa on Thursday reported a net loss of 1.49 billion euros ($1.77 billion) for the second quarter, when the pandemic essentially shut down passenger traffic, and issued a sobering forecast for demand to not reach pre-virus levels before 2024....

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, an empty baggage carousel spins in Denver International Airport as travelers deal with the spread of the coronavirus in Denver.  Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

GOP senators support more money for airlines to pay workers

Aug. 5, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

A group of 16 Republican senators has endorsed giving more money to airlines to avoid layoffs right before the November election, giving a boost to a lobbying effort by airlines and their unions. The GOP senators did not specify an amount on Wednesday, but a proposal by several airline unions would give the...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Alaska Airlines planes are parked at a gate area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Alaska Airlines said over 300 employees among the company's workforce in Anchorage may lose their jobs on Oct. 1, 2020. The company said the Anchorage layoffs are part of company-wide job cuts because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Alaska Public Media reported Tuesday, Aug. 4. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Alaska Airlines says 331 Anchorage employees face job cuts

Aug. 5, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines said 331 employees among the company's workforce in Anchorage may lose their jobs on Oct. 1. The company said the Anchorage layoffs are part of company-wide job cuts because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Alaska Public Media reported ...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. American Airlines is telling 25,000 workers that they could lose their jobs in October because of the sharp drop in air travel during the virus pandemic. The airline said Wednesday, July 15, it was starting new offers of buyouts and partially paid leave, which it hopes will reduce the number of furloughs. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

American, pilots agree on steps aimed at reducing job cuts

Aug. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

American Airlines has reached a deal with its pilots’ union designed to reduce the number of job losses in October as the airline shrinks because fewer people are flying during the pandemic. American had previously offered early retirement to pilots and other employees. But, Senior Vice President Kimball...

Passenger in Virginia refused to don mask, delaying flight

Aug. 3, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred Sunday morning at Richmond International Airport. The airline said the plane returned...

Rebecca Gonzales works on applying new stickers on bags of mixed nuts previously planned for Hawaiian flight service at GNS Foods in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. GNS Foods is working on selling bags of nuts to customers through its retail store. Sales to airlines has dropped dramatically due to the stoppage of serving nuts during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Texas company looks to unload 42 excess tons of airline nuts

Aug. 3, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kim Peacock was once the purveyor of first-class luxury, but now her Arlington company has more than 87,000 pounds of nuts and no idea if her airline customers will ever want them again. So GNS Foods of Arlington, a supplier to American Airlines, is trying to unload dozens of pallets of mixed...