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 receives a buy rating from S&P Capital IQ, which initiated coverage Wednesday. It came as oil price jitters pressured airline shares
Hawaiian Air shares fell 27% on Jan. 30, thanks to weak unit revenue guidance. On Tuesday, thanks to revised guidance, shares gained 7%.
A Germanwings Airbus A320 carrying 144 passengers and six crew members crashed Tuesday morning in the Southern French Alps.
Airbus should decide this year whether its A380, the flagship for Dubai-based Emirates airline, warrants an upgrade.
American ranks first in social media use in survey by a Toronto firm, while United ranks high on Twitter usage but low on Facebook.
Boeing and Airbus sites in South Carolina and Alabama, and Georgia-based Delta are all targets of organizing campaigns by the Machinists union..
Emirates President Tim Clark said charges by American, Delta and United that his airline is heavily subsidized are ridiculous and he will soon have a formal response.
American Airlines shares rise Tuesday following an announcement the stock will join the S&P 500. Airline analysts wonder if United will be next.
JetBlue shares gain 18% this year despite lukewarm support from many airline analysts.
United, locked in a continuing safety dispute with its pilots, has not responded to safety concerns raised in a Jan. 28 meeting, according to the chairman of United's ALPA chapter.
Etihad puts a Boeing's 787 on its Abu Dhabi-Washington route starting March 15, as U.S. airlines finally have the money to replenish their fleets.
Emirates is offering 2-for-1 pricing on tickets to Dubai, recalling American CEO Bob Crandall's 2-for-1 pricing in 1992 that triggered the biggest fare sale in industry history.
American and Delta have both dropped routes to India, leaving United as the only U.S. carrier in the market, where the Gulf carriers have tightened their grip on the market.
Hawaiian Airlines says it will retrofit the 18 Boeing 717 jets, which it operates between the Hawaiian islands, by the end of the year.
Etihad Airways says it will put an Airbus A380 on the Abu Dhabi-JFK route in December, meaning it will offer passengers the chance to fly in 125-square-foot penthouses for $32,000.
American Airlines President Scott Kirby says the airline is adding 10 seats each to 221 Boeing 737-800s, a one-time event that will not be repeated in 2016.
Spirit follows American Airlines to a downgrade resulting from pricing competition as Southwest adds routes at Dallas Love Field.
American Airlines, unlike most competitors, does not hedge fuel, so it benefits more when fuel prices fall and is hurt more when they rise.
The three global U.S. airlines face plenty of opposition as they battle to end massive subsidies to Gulf carriers.
Southwest told the FAA Tuesday that it had neglected to inspect backup rudder control systems in some Boeing 737s, but then it reached a deal to continue flying the aircraft.
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