airline industry


FAA funding bill limits labor unions

Feb 7, 2012
Congress has passed a bill to fund technology upgrades for the Federal Aviation Administration. But some unions say they lose out under the legislation, which also limits union activity.
Posted In: airline industry, unions, FAA

The role of airports in building the economy

Jan 27, 2012
If the United States wants to continue to be the major player in the global economy, it needs an efficient, robust aviation system.
Posted In: infrastructure, airports, aviation, airline industry

Southwest CEO on earnings, rising ticket prices

Jan 19, 2012
Southwest CEO Gary Kelly discusses his airline's earnings and whether its business model has changed.
Posted In: southwest, airline industry

Airbus outpaces rival Boeing on 2011 plane orders

Jan 17, 2012
Airbus checked off orders for over 1,400 new planes in 2011, while Boeing only tallied up order for around 800 new planes last year.
Posted In: Boeing, Airbus, airline industry

Mid-day Extra: Cupcakegate and TSA proof products

Jan 17, 2012
A company in Rhode Island has come out with a TSA-safe cupcake in response to the incident last month where a cupcake was confiscated in an airport for its gel-like frosting.
Posted In: cupcakes, TSA, airline industry

Delta and American Airlines could merge

Jan 13, 2012
A possible merger of Delta and American could bring higher ticket prices, a tough fight for competitors and more convenience for business travelers.
Posted In: airline industry, American Airlines, Delta

Making airlines pay for carbon dioxide emissions

Dec 21, 2011
The European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. U.S. opponents say the permit fees would be better spent on new, more efficient aircraft.
Posted In: airline industry, carbon emissions

Air travel in China takes a great leap forward

Dec 20, 2011
Chinese airports are getting bigger and more efficient, and the country's airplanes are getting an upgrade, as the nation gains ever-greater economic clout.
Posted In: China, airline industry

European governments to cut aid to Airbus

Dec 1, 2011
The cuts are supposed to level the playing field in the airline business, but the conflict between Europe's Airbus and America's Boeing could continue to rage on for years.
Posted In: Boeing, Airbus, airline industry

American Airlines files for bankruptcy

Nov 29, 2011
The struggling airline has declared bankruptcy after a poor third quarter, but it says it will keep its scheduled flights running.
Posted In: American Airlines, airline industry, bankruptcy