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Flight attendants' union supports Frontier-Spirit merger

May. 17, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest union for U.S. flight attendants threw its support Tuesday behind Frontier Airlines' proposal to buy Spirit Airlines after it reached a deal with Frontier on how to combine cabin crews at the two carriers. The Association of Flight Attendants, which...

FAA to let United use jets grounded after engine failure

May. 17, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Federal safety regulators have approved a path for United Airlines to resume using dozens of Boeing 777 jets that have been grounded since the engine on one plane blew apart over Denver last year. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it has approved steps...

Rebuffed by Spirit, JetBlue goes hostile in takeover bid

May. 16, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

JetBlue launched a hostile takeover bid for Spirit Airlines on Monday and asked shareholders of the low-cost carrier to reject a proposed acquisition by Frontier Airlines. JetBlue hopes that its move will push Spirit's board to the negotiating table after the board rejected an...

Sri Lanka proposes privatizing national airline amid crisis

May. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s new prime minister on Monday proposed privatizing the country’s loss-making national airline as part of reforms aimed at solving the country worst economic crisis in decades. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a message to the...

'Deeply sorry' Alaska CEO: Flight cancellations to continue

May. 13, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The CEO of Alaska Airlines says the high level of flight cancellations since April will continue through this month. The Seattle Times reports that Ben Minicucci said in a message to employees Thursday evening that stability should return in June. ...

Pilots at United will vote on contract after tentative deal

May. 13, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and its pilots' union said Friday they reached tentative agreement on the outline of a new contract, a notable deal while labor tension has increased in the airline industry. The leader of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association, Michael...

Emirates Air lost $1 billion, but that's an 80% improvement

May. 13, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world’s biggest airlines and the Mideast’s top carrier, Emirates Air, said Friday it lost $1.1 billion over the past fiscal year, but that figure still marks an 80% improvement from the year before. The airline said revenue was up 91%, reaching...

Hawaiian Airlines exploring electric aircraft technology

May. 12, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines is exploring electric aircraft technology with a company based in Boston. The airline is interested in using the vehicles for travel between Hawaii's islands, Hawaii News Now reported. The company called REGENT is designing...

Plane veers off runway in China and catches fire; 36 injured

May. 12, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese passenger jet veered off the runway during takeoff and caught fire on Thursday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and injuring more than 30 people. The Tibet Airlines flight with 122 people on board was departing from the southwestern city of...

Jury clears American in alleged assault of flight attendant

May. 11, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jurors in a civil lawsuit decided Wednesday that American Airlines did not bear responsibility for an alleged sexual assault against a flight attendant by a celebrity chef who was hired by the airline as an independent contractor. The jury in state court in...