Latest Air travel News

A $1.2 billion loss for Delta, but recovery is on the radar

Apr. 15, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines lost $1.2 billion in the first quarter, more than expected, but executives said Thursday that the airline could be profitable by late summer if the budding recovery in air travel continues. CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday that ticket sales have been stronger...

German airlines, rail company aim to reduce domestic flights

Apr. 15, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's airline industry and main rail company said Thursday they aim to encourage more people to switch from planes to trains for domestic routes, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The German Aviation Association and Deutsche Bahn signed an agreement...

Boeing sees uptick in airplane orders as travel picks up

Apr. 13, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

Boeing orders picked up in March, fueled by a major deal with Southwest Airlines that helped to offset another round of cancellations for its 737 Max airliner. Boeing said Tuesday that it received 196 orders in March, including the previously announced 100 from Southwest,...

2 new airlines await Americans looking to fly somewhere

Apr. 08, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

Americans are traveling in the greatest numbers in more than a year, and soon they will have two new leisure-oriented airlines to consider for those trips. Both hope to draw passengers by filling in smaller strands on the spider web of airline routes crisscrossing the...

Delta cancels about 100 flights, opens some middle seats

Apr. 04, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Delta Air Lines canceled about 100 flights Sunday due to staff shortages, and it opened up middle seats a month earlier than expected in order to carry more passengers. The airline says it had over 1 million passengers during the past few days, the...

Frontier Airlines hopes IPO rides wave of travel recovery

Apr. 01, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

Frontier Airlines is betting that the budding recovery in leisure travel is for real. Shares of the discount carrier began public trading Thursday, edging lower in midday trading. The Denver-based airline and its private owners sought to raise $570 million before costs...

Delta joins other US airlines in ending empty middle seats

Mar. 31, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

Delta Air Lines, the last U.S. airline still blocking middle seats, will end that policy in May as air travel recovers and more people become vaccinated against COVID-19. The decision announced Wednesday reversed a policy that had been in place since last April, and which...

Airport crowds, airline ticket sales show travel recovering

Mar. 29, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Evidence is mounting that Americans are eager to drive or fly somewhere after being mostly cooped up at home for a year. American Airlines said Monday that bookings are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels as more people get vaccinated, but public health...

As freeze in air travel begins to thaw, United adds flights

Mar. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

With confidence rising that the end of the pandemic is growing closer, airlines are starting to revive flights that vanished last year as people cancelled vacations and business trips. United Airlines will add 26 new nonstop routes from Midwest cities to vacation spots...

Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise

Mar. 22, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has extended its lockdown measures by another month and imposed several new restrictions, including largely shutting down public life over Easter, in an effort to drive down the rate of coronavirus infections. Speaking early Tuesday after a lengthy...