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US sends Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge

Jun. 20, 2021 05:44 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. sent 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan on Sunday, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning. The shipment arrived on a China Airlines cargo plane that left Memphis...

FAA considering plan to land space vehicles in Alabama

Jun. 19, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is considering a plan to land commercial space vehicles in Alabama. The agency recently released information about a proposal by the Huntsville airport and Nevada-based Sierra Space to use the site roughly 15...

Germany's Lufthansa aims to pay back government aid quickly

Jun. 18, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa's chief executive said Friday that the company aims to pay back billions of euros in aid provided to help the airline through the coronavirus pandemic before Germany's election in late September. Germany's biggest airline, which also owns...

Brief, global internet outages blamed on software bug

Jun. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A software bug at a major network provider briefly knocked dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe offline during peak business hours in Asia. Akamai, which runs one of the internet's main content-delivery systems,...

Southwest still struggling with flight delays, cancellations

Jun. 16, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Passengers on Southwest Airlines had to deal with canceled flights and delays for a third day on Wednesday, as the airline tried to recover from technology problems that started earlier this week. By late afternoon Central time, Southwest had canceled...

US seeks to fine Air Canada $25.5 million over slow refunds

Jun. 15, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday it is seeking to fine Air Canada about $25.5 million for what it termed extreme delays in giving refunds to thousands of passengers whose flights across the U.S.-Canada border were canceled or rescheduled. ...

Emirates Air posts $5.5B loss as virus disrupts travel

Jun. 15, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of $5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. It marks the first...

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Jun. 12, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration...

End of an era: American will drop its in-flight magazine

Jun. 11, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — After more than half a century in airplane seatback pockets, the American Airlines in-flight magazine American Way is going away. An airline spokeswoman said Friday that American will retire the magazine and its online version at the end of...

American plans orders for small, electric-powered aircraft

Jun. 10, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Thursday it plans to invest $25 million in U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace Group and consider a $1 billion order for small, electric-powered aircraft that can take off and land like helicopters. The American announcement...