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Latest Airline News

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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 747s with tight seating enabled People Express to offer low-cost New York-London servide in the 1980s. Boeing 787s with tight seating could do the same for Norwegian Air.
4/14/14 8:23AM
Boeing starts rolling out the stretched 787-9 Dreamliner, and United will be the U.S. launch customer.
4/9/14 12:26PM
Boeing and Airbus can make airplanes and China cannot, a result of government interference, according to a new report by the Rand Corporation.
4/9/14 6:45AM
American merged with US Airways four months ago, on Dec. 9, 2013, but six US Airways unions say gains for most US Airways workers have been delayed.
4/8/14 9:53AM
Tom Buffenbarger, president of the International Association of Machinists since 1997, faces a rare election challenge from a onetime union official who was fired in 2013.
4/3/14 11:34AM
American Airlines' merger with US Airways was accomplished with the help of labor, but three unions say they were left out of the party.
3/31/14 6:45AM
US Airways pilots say the merger with American provided them with an industry standard contract, so an injunction prohibiting job actions is no longer needed.
3/28/14 10:07AM
Virgin America reports its third consecutive quarterly profit, and its first full year of profits in its seventh year of operation.
3/26/14 11:29AM
Virgin America reports its third consecutive quarterly profit, and its first full year of profits in its seventh year of operation.
3/26/14 10:30AM
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 prompted memories of a US Airways Charlotte-Rio flight that lost contact with dispatchers for 90 minutes in 2010 because pilots lacked satellite phones.
3/25/14 6:45AM
American, Delta, United, ALPA, AFA and 38 Senators all oppose a scheme by Norwegian Air to register its airplanes in Ireland and operate low-cost trans-Atlantic flights.
3/19/14 6:55AM
American Airlines should pay all of its mechanics and all of its fleet service workers the same salary, says the International Association of Machinists, which wants the right to begin a strike countdown.
3/17/14 6:30AM
American CEO Doug Parker said that previous American Airlines management was so hampered by conflict with labor that the airline could not reach its potential.
3/11/14 9:32AM
United's chief financial officer, John Rainey, says Monday that United has two steps to complete before it can return capital to shareholders.
3/10/14 11:38AM
Virgin America expects to file its IPO this year but it needs a little more time and a less volatile market.
3/6/14 10:43AM
Virgin America wants to use gates at Dallas Love Field to serve LaGuardia and National, maximizing the value of divestitures in the merger between American and US Airways.
3/5/14 10:35AM
The American Airlines bankruptcy case was shaped by the influence of labor, which learned some lessons from the March 4, 1989, Eastern Air Lines strike and subsequent bankruptcy
3/4/14 11:31AM
United Airlines says winter weather caused it to cancel 22,500 flights in the first two months of 2014, four times last year's number. Most cancellations involved regional flights.
2/28/14 9:51AM
American Airlines' merger with US Airways means another seniority battle for US Airways pilots, who still have not resolved seniority issues raised in the 2005 merger with America West.
2/25/14 10:57AM
The International Association of Machinists says it will seek to organize the Airbus plant in Mobile, Ala., in an effort that would likely be as closely watched as the UAW effort in Chattanooga, Tenn. The IAM may also take another run at Boeing in South Carolina.
2/21/14 8:23AM

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