Egypt plane crashes in Mediterranean; terror attack possible

May 19, 2016

Egypt plane crashes in Mediterranean; terror attack possible

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said. Egypt’s aviation minister said the crash was more likely caused by ...

May 14, 2016

Hawaiian Airlines to fly from Tokyo to Kailua-Kona on Big Island

Hawaiian Airlines on Friday secured the right to begin flying nonstop between Tokyo and Kailua-Kona, bringing a regularly scheduled direct flight between Japan and the Big Island for the first time since 2010. The U.S. Department of Transportation said it had awarded a new ...

May 12, 2016

Two more pieces of debris 'almost certainly' from Flight 370

Malaysia’s government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, were “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five. The aircraft ...

May 8, 2016

Professor's math on airplane didn't equal terrorist threat

An Ivy League professor’s flight was delayed because a fellow passenger thought the math equations he was writing might be a sign he was a terrorist. American Airlines confirms that the woman expressed suspicions about University of Pennsylvania economics professor Guido Menzio. She said ...

Apr 28, 2016

Surge in foreign visitors boosts profits of ANA, JAL in fiscal 2015

Robust demand from foreign travelers to Japan boosted profits of the country’s two major airlines in fiscal 2015, according to their earnings reports released Thursday. ANA Holdings Inc. reported a record group net profit of ¥78.17 billion ($723 million) for the year through March ...

Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Apr 26, 2016

Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Skymark Airlines on Wednesday morning will unveil a jet decked out with the logo of the Hanshin Tigers. The airline hopes to attract passengers using Kobe Airport, its base in the Kansai region, sources said Monday. The Tigers’ home field is Hanshin Koshien Stadium ...

U.S. orders 'urgent' engine fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Apr 24, 2016

U.S. orders 'urgent' engine fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

U.S. officials have ordered Boeing to fix engines on some of its 787 Dreamliner airplanes to avoid sudden failure in icy conditions, calling the problem an “urgent safety issue.” Friday’s Federal Aviation Administration directive concerns a potential problem in General Electric’s most advanced engines ...

Apr 22, 2016

Man pleads guilty over yoga altercation on airplane

A tourist accused of becoming violent because he couldn’t do yoga on a plane pleaded guilty Thursday to interfering with a flight crew. As part of a plea deal, Hyongtae Pae is expected to be sentenced to time served, which was about 12 days, ...