Latest Airlines News

Small plane rolls off runway and onto NY road; no injuries

Oct. 20, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

EAST MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane ended up on a Long Island road after running off a runway Saturday, leaving the aircraft damaged but no one injured, authorities said. After taking off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, pilot Nedie Seidu flew about 40 miles east and tried to land at the small...

Cyprus airline Cobalt halts flights amid lack of investment

Oct. 18, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air suspended its operations indefinitely after failing to find new investors to keep it in flight, officials said Thursday. As stranded passengers scrambled to find alternate flights, Cyprus' government said it would compensate Cobalt Air ticketholders...

Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

Oct. 16, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field. Shanghai Hongqiao...

Alitalia relaunch to include Italian state ownership

Oct. 12, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Italian populist government's relaunch of the struggling Alitalia airline includes plans to take a 15-percent share and the inclusion of the state railway company as a strategic partner, says Economic Development Minister Luigi Di Maio. The long-awaited details were revealed ahead of...

Delta profits soar as demand drives ticket prices higher

Oct. 11, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

Airlines have been pouring money into amenities that making flying nicer for high-paying customers while economy-class passengers endure cramped quarters and higher fees for extra services. That strategy might anger budget travelers, but it makes sense for the airlines, judging from Delta's latest financial...

Have 19 hours? World's longest commercial flight takes off

Oct. 11, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's longest direct commercial flight is back and taking travelers from Singapore to the New York region. Operated by Singapore Airlines, the city-state's national carrier, the trip takes slightly under 19 hours. Skipping a stopover in Frankfurt will save hours of traveling time,...

AA aims to avoid putting delayed travelers on other airlines

Oct. 8, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is telling employees to think twice before rebooking stranded customers on rival airlines, and regular economy-class passengers are the most likely to suffer when there are long delays or canceled flights. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy...

Delta Air Lines says Hurricane Florence cost it $30 million.

Oct. 2, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta's stock fell 3.4 percent on Tuesday after the airline said it took a $30 million hit from Hurricane Florence and is paying more for fuel. Last month's hurricane caused at least 3,500 flight cancellations, mostly in the Carolinas. Delta said on Sept. 17 that it canceled 275 to that...

Delta Air Lines partners with startup to improve pet travel

Oct. 2, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta is partnering with a pet travel pod startup, as it changes its prices and policy for transporting passengers' animal companions, the airline announced Tuesday. Delta Air Lines Inc. struck a long-term partnership with CarePod, saying the Singapore-based startup will help it carry and...

Indebted Air Moldova sold to Romanian group for $71 million

Oct. 2, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Moldovan government says loss-making national airline Air Moldova has been sold to a Romanian group for 1.2 billion Moldovan lei ($71 million.) The Public Property Agency said Tuesday that Civil Aviation Group paid 50 million lei ($2.96 million) to Moldova's state budget. The...