US shows support for airline venture between Delta, WestJet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department said Friday it has tentatively approved plans by Delta Air Lines and Canada's WestJet to work together in scheduling and setting prices for flights betw...

Japan still reporting imported coronavirus cases from China, despite 'zero' case claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan has reported over a dozen airline passengers infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) arriving from China over the past two months, despite claims by the commu...

Discover, Align rise; Kimberly-Clark, Union Pacific fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Thursday: Tesla Inc., up $3.15 to $425.79. The electric car and solar panel maker beat Wall Street...

Nonprofit app aims to help unblock global air travel

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A public-interest foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 testin...

Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

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. ...

Cathay Pacific to cut workforce by a quarter

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific on Wednesday announced it would cut 24% of its workforce and shut a regional airline in an effort to survive the drop in business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Som...

CDC: 'Strong recommendation' but no rule for masks on planes

The government’s top public health agency is raising the importance of wearing face masks on planes, trains and buses, although the Trump administration has resisted making masks mandatory for travele...

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Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened

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. ...

American plans flights with Boeing 737 Max by year-end

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Before long, American Airlines might find out how many travelers are reluctant to fly on the Boeing 737 Max. American plans to put the plane back in its sche...

Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

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 quaran...

UK fines British Airways for failures in 2018 data hack

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s information commissioner has fined British Airways 20 million pounds ($25 million) for failing to protect personal data for some 400,000 customers, the largest fine the agency ...

Alcoa, United Airlines fall; Cars.com, Sleep Number rise

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Thursday: Fastly Inc., down $33.48 to $89.70. The cloud computing company trimmed its third-quarter revenue foreca...

Ryanair blames European 'mismanagement' for winter cuts

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair became the latest European airline to announce big reductions in its winter schedule after coronavirus-related travel restrictions were reimposed across the continent. ...

United loses $1.8 billion, aims to shift focus to recovery

United Airlines financial hole grew deeper over the summer as a modest recovery in air travel slowed down, pushing the carrier to a loss of $1.84 billion in the typically strong third quarter. ...