airline industry


Airlines report profits as airfares remain high

Jul 27, 2012
If you are one of the brave souls traveling this summer you've surely noticed that airfares are soaring. And most of the major airlines are reporting healthy profits.
Posted In: airline prices, airline industry

Airbus, Boeing take big orders at Farnborough Air Show

Jul 13, 2012
The biggest event of the year for airline makers like Airbus and Boeing is wrapping up outside of London. And at this year's Farnborough Air Show, the companies have announced orders worth more than $50 billion. Sounds like a good thing for the industry -- and the economy.
Posted In: airline industry, Airbus, Boeing

Airbus to build assembly plant in Alabama

Jul 2, 2012
The European airplane maker plans to build its first U.S. assembly plant in Alabama. Why and what does this mean for rival Boeing?
Posted In: Airbus, Boeing, airline industry, Alabama

Buffett's big play in private jet market

Jun 13, 2012
Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets will buy $9.6 billion in new planes from Cessna and Bombardier.
Posted In: Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, airline industry

What's next for Russia's aviation industry after plane crash?

May 10, 2012
One of Russia's passenger planes crashed into a volcano in Indonesia. Reporter Peter van Dyk discusses the implications of the crash.
Posted In: Russia, airline industry

Do airline mergers deliver on their promises?

Apr 26, 2012
It's rumored that US Airways may soon merge with the bankrupt parent company of American Airlines. Mergers usually bring promises of frequent flier guarantees and hub airport assurances, but do they actually happen?
Posted In: American Airlines, US Airways, airline industry

FAA to reconsider e-book policy

Mar 19, 2012
Currently e-books are banned from planes during taxi, take-off and landing. But as New York Times reporter Nick Bilton discovered, the FAA has recently decided to take a "fresh look" at its digital reader policy.
Posted In: Airlines, airline industry, e-books, FAA

The first step to merger: Buying domain names?

Mar 13, 2012
U.S. Airways is reportedly interested in a possible merger-type deal with American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp. One way it is showing its affection? Buying up domain names.
Posted In: domain names, US Airways, airline industry, Mergers and Acquisitions

United, Continental to merge booking systems

Mar 2, 2012
United and Continental airlines are merging their computer reservation systems tonight. Will it create sky-high problems or be smooth sailing?
Posted In: United Airlines, continental, airline industry

Airbus finds cracks in new A380

Feb 8, 2012
The airplane manufacturer plans for costly fix to the mega-jumbo jet.
Posted In: Airbus A380, airline industry