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ِEgypt arrests wanted man after plane's emergency landing

Jan. 15, 2022 15:59 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities announced on Saturday the arrest of a prominent member of a U.S.-designated terrorist group. According to government media, the suspect was detained after a Turkey-bound flight from Sudan that he was on made an emergency landing in Egypt. The...

FAA sets rules for some Boeing 787 landings near 5G service

Jan. 14, 2022 20:28 PM EST

Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land. The Federal...

Asian shares skid, tracking Wall Street retreat

Jan. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares slipped Friday after a retreat on Wall Street that left the Nasdaq composite down 2.5%. Tokyo fell nearly 2% and Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul also were lower. China reported its global trade surplus surged nearly 30% in 2021 to $676.4...

Delta extends life of expiring travel vouchers from pandemic

Jan. 12, 2022 20:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will extend through 2023 the window for customers to rebook credits earned when they purchased but then canceled flights during the pandemic. Before the announcement, Delta flight credits were set to expire at the end of 2022. The...

Two killed in Missouri plane crash were pilots from Ohio

Jan. 11, 2022 14:53 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — The two people killed when their plane crashed in eastern Missouri on Saturday were experienced pilots from Ohio who were flying to Denver to pick up cargo, authorities said Tuesday. George King, 55, of Westerville, Ohio, and Amanda Youngblood, 35, of Huber...

Boeing airliner sales jump but deliveries lag rival Airbus

Jan. 11, 2022 11:46 AM EST

Boeing finished 2021 far behind European rival Airbus in deliveries of new aircraft, but sales bounced back after two dismal years caused by the 737 Max crashes and the pandemic. Boeing said Tuesday that it delivered 38 commercial planes in December and 340 for all of 2021, nearly...

Incoming CEO at Southwest Air faces numerous challenges

Jan. 10, 2022 10:33 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Robert Jordan will inherit a long list of challenges when he becomes the sixth CEO of Southwest Airlines, which is struggling to recover from a pandemic that battered its finances and left it a much smaller company. Southwest had never lost money over an entire year...

Ryanair to close base at Germany's Frankfurt Airport

Jan. 07, 2022 06:24 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair said Friday that it plans to stop serving Frankfurt Airport, Germany's busiest, at the end of March. and close its base there. Ryanair said it is closing its base in Frankfurt and reallocating its five planes there to other airports that “have...

Canadian passengers stranded after party flight to Mexico

Jan. 06, 2022 14:20 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Passengers who filmed themselves partying without masks aboard a chartered flight from Montreal to Mexico face being stranded after three airlines refused to fly them home to Canada. Sunwing Airlines cancelled the return charter flight from Cancun that had been...

Biden says deal with telecoms avoids flight disruptions

Jan. 04, 2022 18:23 PM EST

AT&T and Verizon have agreed to delay the launch of a new slice of 5G service by two weeks after airlines and the nation's aviation regulator complained about potential interference with systems on board planes. President Joe Biden said the agreement reached Monday will help...