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Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

Jul. 01, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights Friday than they did earlier this week. The Transportation...

All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

Jun. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions...

KLM pays back last of Dutch government pandemic loans

Jun. 30, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch flag carrier KLM announced Thursday it is repaying the last portion of loans it got from from the Netherlands government and banks to help it survive when the COVID-19 pandemic threw global aviation into a tailspin. The carrier is paying back 277...

Merger vote at Spirit could reshape discount airline market

Jun. 29, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The prospect of a takeover of Spirit Airlines threatens to upend the cheap-fare end of the industry much like a series of mergers among big airlines reduced choices for travelers. Spirit is the largest budget airline in the United States, but its days as a stand-alone...

Germany's Lufthansa to return some A380s to service

Jun. 27, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Lufthansa said Monday that it plans to put some of its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets back into service next year after mothballing the aircraft at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Lufthansa said it is currently assessing how many A380s will be...

Airline merger: Frontier sweetens offer for Spirit Airlines

Jun. 24, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

Frontier Airlines on Friday added more cash and a larger breakup fee to its offer to buy Spirit Airlines, and the Spirit board repeated its preference for Frontier over a rival bid by JetBlue Airways. Frontier added $2 per share to its previous offer, boosting it to $4.13 in cash...

Air France-KLM boss warns travelers: Go to the airport early

Jun. 23, 2022 06:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief of airline alliance Air France-KLM said Thursday that it will take weeks or months to get new security staff in place to lighten pressure on the Amsterdam airport, which has seen flight cancellations, damaging delays and big travel headaches as global air travel rebounds...

Pilots picket as airline unions leverage summer travel woes

Jun. 21, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist...

Canceled flights rise across US as summer travel heats up

Jun. 17, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

U.S. airlines canceled high numbers of flights for a second straight day on Friday as they tried to recover from storms while accommodating growing crowds of summer vacationers. By early afternoon in the eastern U.S., airlines has scrubbed more than 1,100 flights after canceling more...

Flight cancellations create a bad travel day across the US

Jun. 16, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

Airlines canceled more than 1,500 flights in the U.S. on Thursday, one of the worst days yet for travel as the peak summer vacation season heats up. At LaGuardia Airport in New York, more than one-third of all flights were scrubbed, and more than one-fourth of flights were dropped at...