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Dallas forecast leads to American, Southwest cancellations

Apr. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American and Southwest Airlines are canceling hundreds of flights in the Dallas-Fort Worth area because of a forecast of damaging weather. The weather forecast calls for a chance of large hail, damaging winds and perhaps even tornadoes. American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said the...

Bomb scare pauses flights for hours at Kenya's main airport

Apr. 17, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's flagship airline and officials say a passenger reported a bomb threat that led to flights being grounded at the country's main airport for hours. Kenya Airways said in a statement Wednesday the threat was reported on a flight departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport...

Columbia airport reopens after closing last week

Apr. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia Regional Airport is back in business after closing last week over safety concerns. Flights began arriving and departing from the airport on Sunday, although some scheduled flights from Chicago were delayed by weather. The airport closed Tuesday after airlines canceled flights...

The Latest: Suspected tornado hits rural Ohio city; 6 hurt

Apr. 15, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 11:35 p.m. A suspected tornado hit a rural Ohio city, as the storm that pummeled the South made its way to the Northeast. The Times Gazette reported several homes and businesses were damaged after an apparent tornado struck Shelby, Ohio, Sunday about 4...

American Airlines cancels Max flights through mid-August

Apr. 14, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines announced Sunday that it was canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The announcement made American the second major carrier to cancel Max flights through the busy summer season. Southwest Airlines, the...

Southwest doesn't plan to use Boeing Max jets until August

Apr. 12, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines customers relaxing on Thursday evening got an email that may mean their summer vacation could be more stressful and expensive than they planned. Southwest, the biggest operator of Boeing jets, is removing the grounded 737 Max from its schedule until at least Aug. 5, well...

FAA to pay most of cost of redoing Columbia runway

Apr. 11, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration will pay most of the cost of redoing a Columbia runway that three regional carriers are refusing to use because of safety concerns. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that City Manager John Glascock said Wednesday that the agency would cover 90...

The Latest: Bomb cyclone storm hits US interior

Apr. 11, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local): 4:58 p.m. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has activated the National Guard in case troops are needed to rescue stranded motorists as they did during last month's blizzard. Guard officials said Wednesday that 50...

Delta profit surges and releases strong outlook

Apr. 10, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A new credit card deal and rising corporate travel boosted profit for Delta Air Lines in the first quarter, a trend it predicts will continue this spring. Delta executives said Wednesday that corporate-account revenue is up 10% from this time last year, helping offset choppy demand from...

Boeing orders and deliveries tumble as Max jet is grounded

Apr. 9, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing failed to win any orders for its 737 Max airliner in March as scrutiny of the plane increased following a second deadly crash in less than five months. Deliveries of finished Max jets also tumbled, to 11 from 26 in February. That was not surprising — Boeing suspended deliveries...