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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, travelers wearing face masks stand in line at the check-in counters for Cathay Pacific at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. The outbreak of the new virus threatens to erase $29 billion of this year's revenue for global airlines, mostly for Chinese carriers, as travel crashes worldwide, according to the International Air Transport Association. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz, File)

IATA: Virus may slash $29 billion from airlines' revenue

Feb. 21, 2020 1:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The outbreak of the new virus threatens to erase $29 billion of this year's revenue for global airlines, mostly for Chinese carriers, as travel crashes worldwide, according to the International Air Transport Association. The trade group for global airlines said Thursday that the virus causing...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Some Asian airlines have rerouted flights to the Middle East to avoid Iranian airspace, amid escalated tensions over the United States’ assassination of a prominent Iranian commander in Iraq. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Qantas cuts flights to Asia amid virus outbreak

Feb. 19, 2020 10:45 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Qantas announced Thursday it will slash flights to Asia as the coronavirus crisis cuts into the airline and travel industries. The decision to reduce the carrier's overall capacity to Asia by 16% until at least the end of May is expected to cut between 100 million and 150 million...

Father sues airline over boy's sexual assault during layover

Feb. 19, 2020 1:45 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida is suing one of Latin America's largest airlines, saying his 6-year-old son was sexually assaulted by an airline employee while traveling as an unaccompanied minor from Brazil to the U.S. The father filed the negligence lawsuit Monday against LATAM Airlines in federal...

Qatar Airways ups stake in British Airways parent firm, IAG

Feb. 19, 2020 4:28 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways said Wednesday it has increased its share in the parent company of British Airways, International Airlines Group, from 21.4 % to 25.1%. IAG, which operates a number of other European carriers such as Ireland's Aer Lingus and Spain's Iberia, is one of the...

FILE - This Sept. 9, 2019, file photo shows reading material on a Southwest Airlines plane at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. The Southwest Companion Pass, a benefit of the Southwest Rapid Rewards program allows pass holders to bring one companion on flights for at least a full calendar year free of airline charges (not including taxes and fees). (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Millennial Money: Make your brand loyalty pay off

Feb. 18, 2020 11:16 AM EST

Blogger Dani Austin of Dallas, Texas, logged into her Southwest Airlines account a few days before the end of 2019. Shortly after, she and her husband, Jordan Joseph Ramirez, flew to Las Vegas (and back home) in less than 72 hours. The spontaneous trip was part of a last-ditch attempt to try to earn the...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo Delta planes are parked at the new $3.9 billion Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Delta Air Lines said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, that it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in measures designed to offset climate-warming carbon emissions from its planes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Delta says it will invest $1 billion to cut carbon emissions

Feb. 14, 2020 5:00 PM EST

Delta Air Lines said Friday it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in measures designed to offset climate-warming carbon emissions from its planes. Delta said the money would go into things such as boosting fuel efficiency and investing in efforts to remove carbon from the atmosphere by planting trees...

A worker wearing a protective suit reacts in front of an infrared temperature machine in the lobby of the Shanghai Stock Exchange building in Shanghai, China, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Asian shares mostly fell Friday as investors turned cautious following a surge in cases of a new virus in China that threatens to crimp economic growth and hurt businesses worldwide. (AP Photo)

Global shares steady but virus concerns keep buying in check

Feb. 14, 2020 8:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global shares recovered their poise Friday though continuing concerns about the economic impact of the virus outbreak that began in China kept market gains in check. On Thursday, concerns related to the outbreak accentuated when new figures showed a sharp increases in the number of cases and...

A man wearing a face mask walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Asian shares mostly fell Friday as investors turned cautious following a surge in cases of a new virus in China that threatens to crimp economic growth and hurt businesses worldwide. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian stocks rebound from early losses as virus toll grows

Feb. 14, 2020 12:31 AM EST

Shares rebounded in Asia on Friday after an early sell-off, though Japan's benchmark declined as investors reacted to news of a growing number of cases of a new virus among the local population. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.6% in morning trading to 23,683.44. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4% to 7,134.70. South...

Alaska Airlines President Ben Minicucci, left, looks on as American Airlines President Robert Isom addresses a news conference about the companies new partnership Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The airlines say they will cooperate more closely on West Coast service, including new American flights from Seattle to India's technology hub in Bangalore. The airlines already share revenue by selling seats on each other's flights, but they had planned to reduce that partnership next month. Instead, they announced that they will expand revenue-sharing to cover international flights in Seattle and Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

American and Alaska strike deal around Seattle flights

Feb. 13, 2020 8:34 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Alaska Airlines say they will cooperate more closely on West Coast service, including new American flights from Seattle to India's technology hub in Bangalore. The airlines already share revenue by selling seats on each other's flights, but they had planned to reduce...

Spirit Airlines moving operations center to Tennessee

Feb. 13, 2020 8:26 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Spirit Airlines and Tennessee officials say the low-cost carrier is moving its operations control center from Florida to the Nashville area. The project to move the operations center from Miramar, Florida, to Williamson County, Tennessee, represents an investment of $11.3 million...