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
Boeing said it will boost 737 Next Gen and MAX production to 52 a month, starting in 2017, two years behind first A320neo delivery.
Delta, American, Southwest, JetBlue and Spirit shares all gave up more than 3% on Wednesday. Delta reports September unit revenue on Thursday.
American Airlines, which operates the world's largest Airbus fleet, has orders for 100 Airbus A320neos and expects its first aircraft in 2017.
American Airlines has begun flying its second heritage aircraft in the colors of PSA, which the Southwest founders visited in 1969 as they developed their plans.
American Airlines flight attendant leader Laura Glading asked airline executives for $13 million more after she learned that Delta had given its flight attendants a raise.
Southwest CEO Gary Kelly opposes bag fees but a veteran airline analyst says bag fees are right for Southwest and JetBlue.
American Airlines will honor America West, the little Phoenix airline that somehow managed to take over the world.
JetBlue CEO Dave Barger agrees to step down because Wall Street wants JetBlue to be just like the legacy carriers -- who all had recent bankruptcies.
JetBlue said CEO Dave Barger will step down in February when his contract expires, and Robin Hayes will replace him.
American Airlines' pilot union now represents all 15,000 pilots at the airline, and former America West pilots want their previous union to refund unspent dues .
American Airlines' two top executives spoke on the East Coast and the West Coast on Tuesday. Both said the airline industry is doing well but still faces obstacles.
Spirit Airlines' new yellow design recalls the colors of the long-departed Hughes Air West.
United becomes the first U.S. carrier to take possession of the stretched version of the Boeing 787.
American Airlines and US Airways pilots reach a tentative deal that could involve two arbitrations before they settle on a pilot list.
American, Delta and United joined airline labor unions in opposing a DOT exemption and permit for Ireland-based Norwegian Air to fly to the U.S. The exemption was denied Tuesday.
American Airlines and US Airways divested slots at National when they merged. The freed-up aircraft are going primarily to add Midwest service to Charlotte and Philadelphia.
American Airlines should reopen talks with Envoy pilots and take responsibility for low pilot pay at regional airlines, says ALPA President Lee Moak.
Boeing aircraft can be cheaper for Delta's foreign competitors than for Delta, thanks to Ex-Im Bank financing. Now the Tea Party has joined Delta in battling the bank.
The five most beloved U.S. airlines include historic Pan Am, Southwest, and three airlines with strong local identities in Charlotte, Milwaukee and Seattle.
United will offer full meals in first class on flights of more than 800 miles, a hundred miles less than the standard on Delta and American.
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