Prosecutors at the US department of justice have begun an investigation into possible collusion among the airlines to limit seating. The move comes just two years after the same department approved a wave of mergers, saying the combination would benefit consumers.
The United States Federal Aviation Authority has prohibited American airlines from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport until 12:15 today. The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from Ben Gurion International Airport on the morning of July 22nd, 2014.
For the ninth consecutive month, U.S. airlines have improved their on-time performance and delivered the best-ever June baggage-handling results, Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced today.
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today filed an initial legal complaint to reject the German Air Transport Tax, which illegally penalizes carriers serving the country by taxing U.S. airlines the maximum amount of 45 euros (US$59) per passenger.
Contractors have been told to stop work on critical airport modernisation projects around the United States after Congress failed to pass legislation giving the Federal Aviation Administration the authority for work to continue. Dozens of “stop work orders” have been issued for major projects designed to build and modernise control towers and other aviation infrastructure from coast to coast.
Could there be light at the end of the tunnel for airline passengers? With authorities in the UK yesterday outlining proposals for more “passenger friendly” security screening, it was today the turn of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to detail its plans to implement risk-based, intelligence-driven security measures.
British Airways has said it is “pleased” with an agreement to pay $89.5m in settlement for a civil lawsuit in the US over fixing the price of air cargo. The deal follows an investigation by the Department of Justice into a breach of anti-trust rules within the air transport industry between 2000 and 2006.
The US Eastern Seaboard is getting back on its feet after severe blizzards forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and left many homes without power. Flights have now resumed into and out of New York, Boston and Philadelphia. But many passengers were expected to be stranded until the end of the week after some 7,000 flights were cancelled over the peak post-Christmas travel period.
President Barack Obama has unveiled a $50 billion programme to rebuild America’s roads, railways and airport runway. In a move that echoes Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” that helped the States recover from the Great Depression, Obama is pinning hopes on initiative kickstarting the spluttering U.S. economy in the run-up to the mid-term elections in November.
A United Airlines jet had to be diverted yesterday after 26 passengers and four crew were injured – one critically – when the plane hit severe turbulence. The plane, which had taken off from Washington D.C. and was bound for Los Angeles, hit a huge pocket of turbulence in the skies over Kansas.
The United States will hand over the first batch of four upgraded F-16s to Pakistan this week, giving the latter’s Air Force the capability to conduct night operations and use precision-guided munition in its operations against militants in the country’s northwest.
Massive clouds of smoke choked Flagstaff on Tuesday as firefighters battled to keep a nearly 19-square-mile wildfire from heading toward the mountain town of about 60,000 people.