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Air China plane at Beijing Capital Airport


U.S. Airlines Expect Further Easing of China Flight Limits this Winter

U.S. and Chinese airlines are eager to resume nonstop flights between the two countries following a diplomatic accord in August doubling the number allowed. They have proposed 63 weekly flights…

September 25th, 2023 at 3:30 PM EDT

Travelers at Schiphol Airport


KLM CEO Rebukes Dutch Proposal to Tax Transit Passengers at Schiphol

KLM CEO Marjan Rintel offered a firm rebuke of a proposal in the Netherlands' legislature to tax transfer passengers at the airline's hub, Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

September 22nd, 2023 at 11:52 AM EDT

TUI Boeing 737


TUI Bullish on European Leisure Travel this Winter

TUI is bullish winter travel demand with bookings exhibiting “positive momentum," the European travel conglomerate said Thursday. The outlook comes after summer bookings came in well ahead of last summer's…

September 21st, 2023 at 10:53 AM EDT

New York JFK control tower Delta

North America

U.S. Government Shutdown Could Worsen Air Traffic Controller Shortage

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had bleak words for House members Wednesday on the impact of a potential federal government shutdown to the country's air transportation system.

September 20th, 2023 at 4:06 PM EDT

TAP and Eurowings Planes


Why Are Airlines so Eager for a Piece of TAP Air Portugal?

TAP Air Portugal is seemingly the apple of every European airline group's eye these days. That's because the state-owned airline in the southwestern corner of Europe is about to come…

September 19th, 2023 at 4:45 PM EDT

Aeromexico planes in Mexico City

Latin America

Mexico’s Airlines Lifted by U.S. Upgrade but Face Quagmire in Mexico City

It's a tale of two outlooks in Mexico. On the one hand, the U.S. recently upgraded the country's safety rating, which means Mexico's airlines can resume growth to markets north…

September 18th, 2023 at 11:41 AM EDT

Spirit Airlines planes parked at a hangar at the Detroit airport

North America

Spirit Airlines Stuns with Forecast of Steep Third-Quarter Loss

Spirit Airlines delivered an extremely bearish message to investors this week, warning of a steep operating loss in the quarter that ends this month.

September 14th, 2023 at 10:07 AM EDT

JetBlue planes at JFK Airport

North America

JetBlue CEO: We’re Selling Flights We Can’t Fly Due to Air Traffic Controller Shortage

Slow action by U.S. authorities to address the air traffic controller shortage is hurting travelers and making it tough to do business, JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes said Tuesday.

September 13th, 2023 at 11:01 AM EDT

Pratt & Whitney Engine A320neo


Airbus A320neo Pratt Engine Issues to Ground 650 Planes Next Year

The quality issues affecting Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines on Airbus A320neo-family aircraft will ground 600 to 650 aircraft globally next year, the latest setback to the airline industry's…

September 12th, 2023 at 2:27 PM EDT

A Swiss A330


Swiss Adds Flights to Washington Dulles, the Fastest Growing U.S. Gateway

Travelers riding the mobile lounge between the main terminal and one of Washington Dulles airport's concourses this summer got a who's who of global airlines. A growing number of them…

September 12th, 2023 at 10:44 AM EDT