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
American Airlines' regional carrier Envoy Air is getting rid of airplanes because it won't have enough pilots to fly them.
Delta has taken a controversial stand in support of President Obama's move to reshape immigration policy.
American and US Airways ticket counters in Charlotte moved closer together on Friday, and employees made that into something more.
The Airbus A350 had a good week as Delta announced an order and Qatar announced the timing for the first delivery.
Norwegian Air CEO Bjorn Kjos says the carrier's low fares boost tourism. But ALPA President Lee Moak says Norwegian's structure is a complex 'shell game' intended to avoid labor protections.
Virgin America pilots approached the Air Line Pilots Association regarding membership in the union, according to ALPA President Lee Moak.
Delta, Spirit and Virgin America all declared Friday that they plan on rapid growth in select markets.
Virgin America CEO David Cush says the carrier resembles Spirit in its low costs, all-A320 fleet and point-to-point service. But the models and growth plans differ.
Union leaders at American Airlines are using Delta compensation as examples of where they would like to be. No doubt Delta likes the comparison.
American Airlines' merger with US Airways led to an influx of bigger aircraft at Washington National Airport, at a time when traffic at United's Dulles hub has been falling.
American Airlines' management team has pursued mergers since 2004, always with an eye toward being labor friendly. The results have been mixed.
American Airlines management hit a stumbling block in a merger that until Sunday seemed to be going according to plan. Labor issues also disrupted the same management team's previous merger.
Denver's airport has taken advantage of its United hub to get a 787 flight to Tokyo and a new flight to Panama City. A light rail stop opens in 2016.
Despite falling fuel price, airlines are not reducing ticket prices nor are they rushing to open new routes -- something analysts fear.
Delta reports that revenue per available seat mile rose 3% in October, pushing its share price up. For the month, Delta completed 99.9% of its mainline flights.
American Airlines flight attendants are voting on a tentative contract agreement called 'industry leading' by union President Laura Glading. But some US Airways flight attendants don't buy it.
Alaska Airlines shares have gained 44% this year, mid-range for airline stocks, and a leading airline analyst says Delta's Seattle buildup is bound to hurt the stock.
United Airlines now flies the longest Boeing 787 route in the world, while American awaits its first 787 and Delta might not even want one.
Delta challenges Wall Street analysts who think it has strayed from the path of capacity discipline, while American CEO Doug Parker pays tribute to longtime analyst Ray Neidl.
Five airlines reports record third quarters and United posts its best quarter ever. But United's advance bookings decline.
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