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 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.
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner enables flights on routes that, initially, don't have huge traffic flows -- routes like Shanghai-Boston and Beijing-San Jose on Hainan Airlines.
A study compiled for American, Delta and United says Gulf airlines Emirates, Etihad and Qatar have collected $39 billion in illegal subsidies, with more to come in new airport spending.
Virgin America shares rise as fourth-quarter results show the carrier has found a niche as a low-cost provider of premium service in highly competitive markets.
The growth of Charlotte as a leading 'New South' city is tied to the growth of American Airlines predecessor Piedmont Airlines and its first flight to London
The last Boeing 767-200 in U.S. passenger service made its last flight on Thursday, as US Airways Flight 767 departed Charlotte for Philly. The aircraft was ordered by Piedmont Airlines.
Spirit Airlines' strong quarter has everybody back in the airline's corner after investors fled following December guidance toward a slight margin decline.
American announces it will fly its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Dallas to Beijing and Buenos Aires, routes where it currently uses the larger 777-200.
United fired 13 flight attendants who refused to fly a San Francisco-Hong Kong flight in July due to concerns over mysterious markings on the aircraft. They want their jobs back.
American, headed by a baseball fan, says it has signed a marketing deal with the Cubs. United says it still has deals with White Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks
Because it's a relatively small aircraft that can still carry enough fuel to fly extremely long distances, the 787 has opened routes that wouldn't have been possible before.
Delta is putting some of the Boeing 717s it acquired from AirTran to work in the crowded LAX-SFO market, bringing home aircraft that were built in Long Beach..
Hawaiian Airlines shares fell 27% on Friday due to diminished expectations for the current quarter, which raises the possibility that investors overreacted.
American Airlines pilots vote to approve a new joint contract following the 2013 merger with US Airways.
American Airlines, which took possession of its first Boeing 787 on Friday, would have more flexibility in scheduling the aircraft on long-haul routes if pilots approve a tentative contract agreement.
American Airlines, a top stock market performer for three consecutive years, has hit a rough stretch after projecting a current quarter unit revenue decline.
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