May 16, 2017

United changing cockpit-door codes after inadvertent leak

United Airlines is changing the keypad codes used to open cockpit doors after the previous codes were accidentally posted on a public website. The airline sent a memo to pilots over the weekend telling them to use “alternative security measures,” a spokeswoman said Monday. ...

Airlines bracing for laptop ban on Europe-U.S. flights at peak season

May 12, 2017

Airlines bracing for laptop ban on Europe-U.S. flights at peak season

Airline and travel-industry groups are quietly expressing concern about a plan under consideration by U.S. security authorities to prohibit passengers from carrying their laptop computers into the cabin on flights from Europe. Extending electronics restrictions — now in place for travel from some Middle ...

Made-in-China passenger jet set for maiden test flight

May 4, 2017

Made-in-China passenger jet set for maiden test flight

China is expected this week to conduct the maiden test flight of a homegrown passenger jet built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus. The C919, built by state-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), ...

Couple traveling to wedding kicked off United flight

Apr 17, 2017

Couple traveling to wedding kicked off United flight

An engaged couple were removed from a United Airlines flight to Costa Rica on Saturday, as the airline remained under scrutiny following outrage caused by a video last week of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight. According to the couple, who said ...

ANA marks 30 years of regular China flights

/ Apr 17, 2017

ANA marks 30 years of regular China flights

All Nippon Airways held a ceremony on Sunday to mark 30 years since the major Japanese carrier launched its first regular route to China. “We reached the milestone thanks to the support from our customers and people concerned,” Takao Nannichi, head of ANA’s branch ...

Apr 12, 2017

Canada ramps up airline security steps following U.S., U.K. lead

Canada’s transport minister on Tuesday announced stepped-up security measures on some international flights to the country, acknowledging a “risk” that led to the United States banning certain personal electronics in the cabin of flights from several countries. However, Minister Marc Garneau declined to elaborate ...