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US will give runway rights at NJ airport to a budget airline

Sep. 16, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department said Thursday it will give rights for several afternoon and evening flights in Newark, New Jersey, to a budget airline to drive down fares. The coveted takeoff and landing rights were previously used by Southwest...

Ireland's Ryanair aims to hire another 5,000 new staff

Sep. 16, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Irish airline Ryanair said Thursday that it's planning to create 5,000 jobs over the next five years as part of its recovery from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic. The additional pilots, cabin crew and engineers will mean that the company will have...

US working on new COVID-19 rules for international visitors

Sep. 15, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering requiring vaccinations against COVID-19 and contact tracing of international visitors after the U.S. revamps current broad restrictions that bar many foreigners from traveling to the U.S., a top White House adviser said Wednesday. ...

Pandemic hasn't dimmed Boeing's rosy prediction for planes

Sep. 14, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

Boeing said Tuesday that the airline industry is showing signs of recovering from the pandemic, and it raised its bullish prediction about demand for airline and military planes and other aerospace products and services. The company predicted that the aerospace market...

LA28 committee chooses marketing chief Carter as new CEO

Sep. 14, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

The organizing committee for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics elevated its top marketing officer, Kathy Carter, to CEO on Tuesday as it ramps up preparations for the Games that are now less than seven years away. Carter started work for the committee in 2018 as its chief...

Typhoon pours 5 inches of rain on Taiwan, heads for Shanghai

Sep. 12, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Typhoon Chanthu drenched Taiwan with heavy rain Sunday as the storm’s center passed the island’s east coast heading for Shanghai. On the Chinese mainland, the government issued a typhoon warning for Shanghai and warned of possible torrential...

Taiwan cancels airline flights as typhoon approaches

Sep. 11, 2021 06:40 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Airline flights, ferries and train service were canceled as Typhoon Chanthu roared toward Taiwan on Saturday and authorities warned of high wind and heavy rain along the island's south and east coast. Chanthu's center was forecast to pass Taiwan's...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden’s goal for cleaner jet fuel may not fly

Sep. 10, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — President Joe Biden and his team are promoting an agreement reached with the U.S. airline industry to cut aircraft greenhouse-gas emissions 20% by decade's end, but the deal might not fly. In an announcement Thursday, the White House unveiled an array of...

The Latest: US envoy praises Qatar for Afghanistan flights

Sep. 10, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — More than 250 foreign nationals have left Afghanistan in the past three days, says Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington’s special envoy and the architect of an often criticized deal with the Taliban. The deal signed last year provided for the safe...

US investigating airlines over slow refunds during pandemic

Sep. 10, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is detailing efforts it says it is making to help airline customers who were wrongfully denied refunds after flights were canceled or changed during the pandemic. The department says in a new report that it investigated 20...