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A shelter is seen at the Thomas Dixon Aircraft Observation Area as a Southwest Airlines flight from Jacksonville, Fla., makes its landing approach onto Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Glen Burnie, Md.  With coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. and Europe, the financial outlook of the world's airlines is getting worse. The International Air Transport Association said Tuesday that around the world, airlines will lose more than $157 billion this year and next. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

As virus cases spike, financial outlook for airlines dims

Nov. 24, 2020 5:00 PM EST

With coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. and Europe, the financial outlook of the world’s airlines is getting worse. Airlines will lose more than $157 billion over this year and next because of the pandemic, their main trade group said on Tuesday, The forecast from the International Air Transport...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a statement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it has approved a new contract to secure another COVID-19 vaccine for Europeans. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)

EU seals 6th vaccine deal, secures 160 million Moderna shots

Nov. 24, 2020 8:51 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive said Tuesday it will sign a contract for up to 160 million doses of the experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Moderna. Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the EU Commission, said the deal will be approved on Wednesday as the EU tries to build...

FILE - In this July 6, 2020, file photo, a Qantas Airbus A380 arrives at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calif. Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce, Australia's largest airline, said that once a virus vaccine becomes widely available, his carrier will likely require passengers use it before they can travel abroad or land in Australia. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman, File)

International flyers may soon need to get virus vaccinations

Nov. 24, 2020 8:11 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly. Encouraging news about vaccine development has given airlines and nations hope they may soon be able...

Many Americans flying for holiday despite CDC pleas

Nov. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday. So what are they doing now? In many cases, they're still crowding airports and boarding planes. That's despite...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, the American Flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting close to their record highs Wednesday, Nov. 18 as hopes for a coronavirus vaccine coming in the future collide with worries about the worsening pandemic in the present.  The S&P 500 was 0.1% lower in early trading after flipping between small gains and losses.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on virus anxiety

Nov. 18, 2020 10:40 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as anxiety about the economic fallout from rising coronavirus infections in the United States and Europe clashed with optimism about a possible vaccine. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney retreated. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. The FAA is poised to clear the Boeing 737 Max to fly again after grounding the jets for nearly two years due to a pair of disastrous crashes that killed 346 people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

Nov. 18, 2020 3:44 PM EST

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month review process. ...

Clayton County employers among those cutting most workers

Nov. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Clayton County saw one of the sharpest drops in employment nationwide in the year ended June 30, a new report from the U.S. Labor Department shows, likely reflecting reduced employment at Atlanta's airport, airlines and associated businesses. Employers in Clayton County cut 20% of...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo, a British Airways plane, at left, is towed past other planes sitting parked at Heathrow Airport in London. British Airways said Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020, that it will start testing passengers flying from the U.S. to London’s Heathrow Airport for COVID-19 in an effort to persuade the British government it should scrap rules requiring most international travelers to quarantine for 14 days. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

BA, American Airlines plan voluntary COVID-19 testing plan

Nov. 17, 2020 2:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday that it will start testing passengers flying from the U.S. to London’s Heathrow Airport for COVID-19 in an effort to persuade the British government it should scrap rules requiring most international travelers to quarantine for 14 days. The airline says the...

FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a large number of easyJet aircrafts parked on the tarmac of the Geneve Aeroport, in Geneva, Switzerland. British airline easyJet has posted its first full-year loss in its 25-year history as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It laid out hope, however, that the rollout of vaccines will help it bounce back strongly next year. The airline reported a pretax loss of 1.27 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) for the year through September compared with a profit of 430 million pounds for the previous year. P (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)

EasyJet posts first annual loss in 25-year history

Nov. 17, 2020 6:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British airline easyJet has posted its first full-year loss in its 25-year history as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but laid out hope that the rollout of vaccines will help it bounce back strongly next year. The airline reported Tuesday a pretax loss of 1.27 billion pounds ($1.7...

Korean Air to acquire Asiana Airlines for $1.62 billion

Nov. 16, 2020 2:25 PM EST

Korean Air says it will acquire Asiana Airlines for $1.62 billion in a major restructuring of the Korean aviation market as the global coronavirus pandemic batters the industry worldwide. To help finance the deal, Korean Air plans to sell up to $2.25 billion worth of shares early next year. Its parent company,...