Latest Airline News
Airline stocks can make foreboding investments given the volume of news surrounding the airline industry. In the articles below, you will find airline news coverage with a focus on new aircraft orders and capital expenditures, union contract negotiations for pilots, flight attendants and ground crew, airline mergers and overall trends in airline industry revenue.
Additionally, you'll find consumer-focused coverage of airlines -- including baggage fees, interactions with the Transportation Security Administration and reviews of airports -- which, in time, may impact the price of airline shares and the perception of the airline industry as a whole.
Airline News Today
Spirit Airlines CEO Bob Fornaro, who took over the carrier in January, says he will look at smaller markets and improve the airline's operational reliability.
Spirit Airlines will report earnings Tuesday, and new CEO Bob Fornaro is expected to speak publicly on Tuesday for the first time since taking over Jan. 5.
Delta, led since 2004 by two exceptional CEOs, Jerry Grinstein and Richard Anderson, has a worthy successor in Ed Bastian.
American, Delta, Ford and GM report record earnings. Auto sales are strong. Ticket sales are strong. But share prices lag.
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker doesn't believe in profit sharing, which looks bad at a time when airlines have record profits and rivals share those profits with workers.
American Airlines is aggressively buying back shares that investors shun because not every penny of fuel price savings is retained.
American says it earned $6.3 billion in 2015, the highest annual profit in airline history.
United will begin Singapore service in June, using a Boeing 787-9, the most advanced airplane, at San Francisco Airport, the best U.S. hub for Asia.
American, Delta and United continue to lose passengers to the Gulf carriers, which have started or increased service in Chicago, San Francisco and Orlando.
American Airlines cancelled 6,647 flights from Friday into Monday due to a winter storm that closed the Charlotte hub and several Northeast airports.
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, evidently pleased to return to work after a heart transplant, encounters a Wall Street analyst seeking a commitment to rapidly buy back stock.
Boeing wins a narrowbody order from United, Airbus delivers the first A320neo and Bombardier gets a compliment from Delta in a symbolic week for aircraft makers.
United's share price decline is outpacing declines at other airlines because its strength in Houston and China are disadvantages in today's world.
Delta reports record earnings in 2015 and expects to do better in 2016, when costs could decline by $3 billion.
Devaluation of the Chinese currency could result in appreciation for the Japanese yen, the safe haven currency in Asia. Hawaiian Airlines collects about 10% of revenue in yen.
Delta and the U.S. airline industry expect to report record fourth-quarter results starting Tuesday, and Moody's likes airlines. Share prices, however, are slumping.
Two veteran flight attendants -- a union insider and an outsider -- are vying to replace Laura Glading as president of the union representing American Airlines flight attendants.
Ultra-low-cost carriers Allegiant, Frontier and Iceland's Wow Air announce new routes on Tuesday, a sign of the rapid expansion in the segment.
Alaska Airlines shares have fallen 13% in 2016. Some analysts think that's excessive.
Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza and Frontier President Barry Biffle created the ultra-low-cost-carrier segment in the U.S.. Now Baldanza is gone. But Biffle is still shaking things up.