Latest Airlines News

The Latest: Syrian airline to resume flight to UAE's Sharjah

May. 24, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Syria's Ministry of Transport says Syria's flagship airline is resuming flights between the coastal city of Latakia and the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah. Ali Hamoud says Syrian Air will operate one round-trip service weekly...

Malaysia says search for MH370 to end next week

May. 23, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The search by a private U.S. company for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, while families of those who died onboard urged the government to review all matters related to the jet's disappearance four years ago....

Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of China

May. 22, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — British Airways, Lufthansa and Air Canada are among 20 carriers that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers its territory, as a part of China on their global websites, in line with Beijing's demands that the White House called "Orwellian nonsense," The Associated...

Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline deal

May. 22, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking a delicate deal with the United Arab Emirates this month on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself. It's a story of how a wonky aviation pact became a bitter, lobbyist-fueled international incident when Peter Navarro, President...

The Latest: Cuba says crash survivor dies; toll now at 111

May. 21, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the crash of an airliner in Cuba (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Cuban state media say a 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111. State radio and television stations announced that Gretell Landrove Font died Monday...

From airlines to pizza parlors, EU businesses adopt data law

May. 21, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lisa Meyer's hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and customers chat above the whirr of hairdryers. Most of the time Meyer is focused on hairstyles, color trends and keeping up with appointments. But now she's worried about how the...

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

May. 20, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference. Officials say 113 people were on a charter passenger jet hired by Cuba's...

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

May. 20, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late Saturday...

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

May. 19, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. The plane was barred from...

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive

May. 18, 2018 10:20 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said. The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from...