Volcano shuts down major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

Jul 16, 2015

Volcano shuts down major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

Ash spewing from an erupting volcano closed the airport serving Indonesia’s second-biggest city Thursday, as millions of people were traveling across the archipelago ahead of the Muslim holiday Eid. The shutdown of the international airport serving Surabaya, on the main island of Java, came ...

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. ...

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 ...