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United posts $473 million 3Q profit on federal pandemic aid

Oct. 19, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

United Airlines reported a $473 million profit for the third quarter thanks to more than $1 billion in federal pandemic aid that helped pay airline employees this summer. Leisure travelers packed planes over the vacation season, but by the end of summer bookings tailed...

Expansion project underway on Burlington airport terminal

Oct. 16, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON (AP) — A $14.5 million terminal expansion is underway at the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. City, state and federal officials kicked off the construction on Thursday. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot expansion will be to the...

After Alitalia's demise, ITA airline launches with new look

Oct. 15, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s new national airline, ITA Airways, flew its inaugural flights Friday and unveiled its brand and logo, recycling the red, white and green of its Alitalia origins as it tries to chart a new future while competing with low-cost airlines. ITA, or Italy...

Former Boeing pilot involved in Max testing indicted

Oct. 14, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former Boeing pilot was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of deceiving safety regulators about the 737 Max jetliner, which was later involved in two deadly crashes. The indictment charges Mark A. Forkner with giving the Federal...

Alitalia makes final flights but ITA buys the Alitalia brand

Oct. 14, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s bankrupt national airline, Alitalia, made its final flights Thursday before formally folding, marking the end of business for the 74-year-old carrier and an end of an era for Italy. A flight attendant at Rome's Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport...

Asian shares rise as Wall Street tech gain boosts optimism

Oct. 14, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, tracking an overnight rally on Wall Street as investors sought out bargains, including technology stocks. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney in morning trading. Markets in Hong Kong were closed for a...

Delta posts $1.2 billion Q3 profit, touts holiday bookings

Oct. 13, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines posted a $1.2 billion profit for the third quarter on Wednesday, helped by the latest installment of federal pandemic aid for the airline industry, but warned that rising fuel prices will lead to a “modest” loss in the fourth quarter. The airline also...

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights; passengers stranded

Oct. 11, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled more than 350 flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues. The pilots union accused the company of a botched response to what it said would have been a minor challenge for...

Stocks give up an early gain and end lower on Wall Street

Oct. 11, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly lower after a day of choppy trading on Wall Street Monday as investors prepare for a busy week of corporate earnings and inflation updates. The major indexes made early gains, but slowly fizzled as the day progressed. The S&P 500 fell 30.15...

Google says flight search tool can help you fly 'greener'

Oct. 07, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Searching for flights on Google just got “greener.” A new search feature rolled out Wednesday tells users which flights have lower carbon emissions, giving them the ability to choose flights based on carbon emissions just as they would...