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 ...

North Korea officially opens new airport terminal

Jul 1, 2015

North Korea officially opens new airport terminal

North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang’s international airport Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in October. North Korean ...

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 ...

Tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches

Jun 23, 2015

Tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches

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From the slopes of Mount Fuji to the temple streets of Kyoto, tourists are cramming Japan’s prime sightseeing spots, puzzling their way through Tokyo subways, and splashing out cash on cosmetics, sushi and high-tech toilet seats. The cheap yen, easier visas and other initiatives ...