Delta to serve as Skymark sponsor under creditor's revival plan

Jul 15, 2015

Delta to serve as Skymark sponsor under creditor's revival plan

Delta Air Lines Inc. would become a minority shareholder in Skymark Airlines Inc. under a rehabilitation proposal put forward by the bankrupt Japanese carrier’s biggest creditor, forcing investors to choose between competing plans at a key meeting in early August. Under the plan proposed ...

Two airports reopen but travel chaos over Indonesian eruption continues

Jul 11, 2015

Two airports reopen but travel chaos over Indonesian eruption continues

Two Indonesian airports reopened Saturday after closing due to ash spewing from a Java volcano that has sparked chaos for vacationers, thousands of whom have been stranded after airlines canceled flights to Bali. Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport reopened Saturday morning, while two airports on ...

First electric planes fly over English Channel

Jul 10, 2015

First electric planes fly over English Channel

Airbus flew its electric plane across the English Channel for the first time Friday, hours after a French pilot made a similar voyage in his electric plane — journeys seen as a symbolically important step toward making electronic flight viable in the long term. ...

Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

| Jul 4, 2015

Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

Amid rising frustrations over the expensive search for the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether search crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without noticing. Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive ...

Jul 2, 2015

U.S. probes whether airlines collude to keep airfares high

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday it is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together illegally to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights. The Justice Department wrote to major U.S. air carriers demanding that they detail decisions to limit the ...

O'Hare airport is falling behind, Chicago aviation chief warns

Jun 26, 2015

O'Hare airport is falling behind, Chicago aviation chief warns

O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum terminal experience for passengers, Chicago’s new aviation chief warned business leaders Thursday. Aviation industry veteran Ginger Evans told an audience at the City ...

Jun 20, 2015

Stowaway found alive on Johannesburg-London flight

A suspected stowaway was found unconscious on a flight from Johannesburg after the plane landed in London on Thursday, and a second man may have died falling out of the same flight, British police said Friday. The man found alive is believed to be ...