Airlines

Is it safe to fly during the pandemic? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin
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November 12, 2020 - 12:02 am
Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic? Public health experts say staying home is best to keep yourself and others safe from infection. But if you're thinking about flying for the holidays, you should know what to expect. Flights are getting more crowded and more airlines plan to stop blocking...
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November 11, 2020 - 12:08 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Three global airline alliances are urging governments to put into practice common guidelines for passenger testing and digital health pass technology, to help people start flying again. Oneworld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam said testing could be part of an overall approach...
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FILE - This Oct. 27, 2010 file photo, shows a Boeing 737 being delivered to flydubai in Seattle, Washington. Dubai’s budget carrier flydubai said Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 that it will start flying twice daily to Tel Aviv beginning Nov. 26, the result of a bilateral transport pact signed in October. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 04, 2020 - 1:49 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s budget carrier flydubai said Wednesday that it would start flying twice daily to Tel Aviv later this month, becoming the first Emirati airline to announce regular service after a U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2011, file photo, is the Boeing Company logo on the property in El Segundo, Calif. China's government said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, it will impose sanctions on U.S. military contractors including Boeing Co.'s defense unit and Lockheed Martin Corp. for supplying weapons to rival Taiwan, stepping up a feud with Washington over security and Beijing's strategic ambitions. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
October 28, 2020 - 7:37 am
Boeing will cut more jobs as it continues to bleed money and its revenue fades during a pandemic that has smothered demand for new airline planes. The company said Wednesday that it expects to cut its workforce to about 130,000 people by the end of next year, or 30,000 fewer than it began with in...
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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 takes off, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Airlines are continuing to pile up billions of dollars in losses as the pandemic causes a massive drop in air travel. Southwest Airlines on Thursday, Oct. 22, lost $1.16 billion in the normally strong third quarter, which includes most of the summer vacation season.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 22, 2020 - 5:04 am
DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are piling up billions of dollars in losses as the pandemic causes a massive drop in air travel. American Airlines on Thursday reported a loss of $2.4 billion and Southwest Airlines lost $1.16 billion in the third quarter, typically a very strong period of air travel that...
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Retired British Airways Boeing 747-400 parked at Cotsworld Airport in Kemble, England, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. The retirement of the Jumbo Jet fleet was brought forward as a result of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the airline and the aviation sector. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 22, 2020 - 2:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The parent company of British Airways has cut its fourth-quarter passenger forecast to just 30% of last year’s level as government restrictions imposed to control a new wave of coronavirus infections reduces demand for flights. International Airlines Group made the announcement...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Cathay Pacific Airways aircrafts line up on the tarmac at the Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, said it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut down its regional airline unit in a corporate restructuring, as it grapples with the plunge in air travel due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 21, 2020 - 12:46 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut a regional airline as it grapples with the plunge in air travel due to the pandemic. About 5,300 employees based in Hong Kong and another 600 elsewhere will likely lose their jobs, and 2,600...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Transportation Security Administration agents process passengers at the south security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Denver, as travelers deal with the effects of the new coronavirus. TSA, the government agency that oversees air travel, said the number of passengers screened for flights topped one million in a day on Sunday, Oct. 18 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak last March. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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October 19, 2020 - 8:43 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped one million for the first time since COVID-19 infections began to spike last March. The notable milestone, reached Sunday, signifies both the progress made since the darkest days of pandemic...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 file photo, a woman wears a mask as she walks through a quieter than usual Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, in London. Air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult. One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid virus tests of all passengers before departure. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
October 18, 2020 - 5:16 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult. One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid virus...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, a waiter wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus sweeps the terrace of a bar in downtown Madrid, Spain. Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases in October 2020 risks undoing that and will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses and bankruptcies. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
October 17, 2020 - 12:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases this month is a bitter blow that will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses and...
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