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
Southwest raises guidance for 2015 capacity gains, drawing castigation from Wall Street analysts who think capacity increases lead to lower fares.
American Air's management team, which took over in December 2013, is entirely focused on making sure a reservations systems transition goes smoothly.
United says it will spend $537 million on LAX upgrades and $244 million on a new Houston concourse as a now-profitable airline industry moves to improve its product.
Etihad Airways now sponsors the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics as it lobbies against American, Delta and United over Open Skies.
Boeing's 767s are typically two or three decades old, but United Airlines' extensive polling shows them to be passengers' second-favorite aircraft due to interior upgrades.
American Airlines says it expects to begin the complex task of merging reservations systems in July following the 2013 merger with US Airways.
American operates its second-biggest hub at Charlotte Douglas Airport, where local hero Dale Earnhardt Jr. has opened a new restaurant in the regional aircraft concourse.
FedEx doesn't like competing with subsidized rivals in Trans Pacific Partnership countries, but it supports the subsidized Gulf carriers who compete with American, Delta and United
United is starting to replace 757s with 767s in Newark, the No. 1 U.S. trans-Atlantic hub.
Virgin America said unit revenue rose a healthy 2.6% in the first quarter and it guided toward a second-quarter decline between zero and minus 2%.
Spirit Airlines shares fell 9% on Wednesday as management project a second-quarter unit revenue decline of 15%. But some analysts are still buyers.
JetBlue shares rise as the carrier reported an April unit revenue gain of 3% to 4%, far exceeding Wall Street expectations.
American delayed deliveries, United traded deliveries and Delta picked Airbus, but the biggest problem for the Dreamliner is that Boeing can't make them fast enough
American Air CEO Doug Parker says his compensation will be taken entirely in stock, not dollars, which is perhaps a sign of a frothy stock market.
United is trading 10 787 Dreamliner orders back to Boeing in exchange for 777s in a deal that seems to benefit both companies.
Allegiant reports a record first quarter, beating estimates, and continues to plan rapid growth while voicing confidence that a federal judge will prevent its Teamsters pilots from striking.
As airlines report earnings, Wall Street will be watching to see whether American and United match Delta's capacity cuts.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. played a key role in the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
Delta displayed discipline on Wednesday, announcing specific international capacity cuts months in advance. Usually, airlines cut routes quietly.
Delta says it will cut back flying to Japan, Brazil, Africa, India, the Mideast and Moscow this winter because of a strong dollar and weak oil economies.
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