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  1. March 4, 2014

    Delta soars above bumpy weather

    Delta Air Lines shares climbed to the highest level since its emergence from bankruptcy protection seven years ago after the...

  2. January 28, 2014

    American Airlines swings to profit after merger

    Profits for the companies that merged last month to form the new American Airlines Group improved nearly fivefold in 2013...

  1. January 21, 2014

    Delta results underscore lift for sector

    Shares in Delta Air Lines, one of the big three US airlines, rose 3.2 per cent on Tuesday after the company unveiled...

  2. January 21, 2014

    Delta Air Lines: flying high

    Delta Air Lines just may have soared past a safe cruising altitude. With the notorious boom and bust cycle in aviation, it...

  3. December 27, 2013

    Textron lifts off after closing Beechcraft deal

    Textron shares traded at their highest levels in more than five years after the maker of Cessna planes confirmed that it...

  4. December 9, 2013

    American chief pledges efficient merger

    The chief executive of the new American Airlines promised to complete the airline’s merger with US Airways quickly and...

  5. November 14, 2013

    Gulf carriers destabilise alliances

    The great and the good of the aviation industry gathered in Doha last month to celebrate an unusual event. With much...

  6. October 31, 2013

    US airline regulator relaxes rules on using gadgets in flight

    Like passengers who have seen the “fasten seat belts” sign turned off, airlines raced to ditch restrictions on the use of...

  7. October 22, 2013

    Jobs and earnings: multiple choice

    The great and terrifying thing about market analysis is that there is always more data. Unsatisfied with one source? Add...

  8. October 22, 2013

    Buoyant Delta earnings leap by a third

    Shares in Delta Air Lines, one of the US’s two big legacy airlines by sales, climbed more than 4 per cent after it announced...

  9. September 23, 2013

    Delta and Virgin joint venture plans approved

    US regulators on Monday approved plans for a joint venture on transatlantic routes between Delta Air Lines and Virgin...

  10. September 16, 2013

    S&P 500 breaks back above 1,700

    The S&P 500 broke back above the 1,700 level in intraday trading on Monday as US equities rallied and bond yields fell...

  11. September 13, 2013

    US stocks add to September run

    The S&P 500 finished higher for the second straight week, as a mix of strength from tech stocks and index constituent...

  12. September 10, 2013

    Netflix takes a starring role

    US indices were poised for a fifth consecutive day of gains, helped by Netflix, which broke through the $300 level to reach...

  13. September 9, 2013

    Delta takes off on S&P inclusion

    US stocks started the week in robust fashion as investors drove the S&P 500 higher in Monday trading, with gainers led by...

  14. August 18, 2013

    Virgin Atlantic holds off on SkyTeam

    Virgin Atlantic will not be rushed into deciding whether to join the SkyTeam global airline alliance, says its chief...

  15. August 18, 2013

    Chief of Virgin Atlantic fuels profit hopes in joint venture

    The new chief executive of Virgin Atlantic Airways has expressed a “high” level of confidence that the UK airline can return...

  16. August 16, 2013

    Week in Review, August 17

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tim...

  17. August 14, 2013

    US airlines are ‘hyper-competitive’, trade group insists

    The airline industry remains “hyper-competitive” and airfares are a bargain, the US industry’s main trade body said a day...

  18. August 14, 2013

    Apple briefly breaks back above $500

    Tech stalwart Apple briefly broke back through the $500-a-share level on renewed hopes of a share buyback, while US indices...

  19. August 13, 2013

    Department of Justice takes wind from under airlines’ wings

    As they negotiated their complex merger plan last year, Doug Parker and Tom Horton, the chief executives respectively of US...

  20. August 13, 2013

    Yum Brands hit by poor Chinese sales

    US markets continued a slow downward trend as Yum Brands fell on new sales data that showed its Chinese business continued...

  21. August 11, 2013

    Big air alliances rule out move from Heathrow

    The world’s biggest airlines have ruled out moving from Heathrow to another UK airport, bolstering the chances of a highly...

  22. August 2, 2013

    Hedge funds reap rewards in US bull run

    John Paulson, the widely followed US hedge fund manager, may have been spectacularly wrong on the gold market this year, but...

  23. July 25, 2013

    Fuller aircraft and lower costs buoy United

    United Continental, the US’s biggest airline by revenue, confirmed the solid return to profitability of the country’s air...

  24. July 3, 2013

    Small America to reap big dollar dividend

    Less help from the Federal Reserve – and a stronger dollar – need not be bad news for US stock market investors. America’s...

  25. July 1, 2013

    Iata calls for more airline consolidation

    Airlines will struggle to pay for the next generation of more fuel-efficient passenger jets unless governments and carriers...

  26. June 24, 2013

    Delta secures Virgin Atlantic stake

    Delta Air Lines finalised its purchase of a 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic as the two carriers unveiled a code-share...

  27. June 16, 2013

    Consolidation: Concentration of carriers puts collapse on Europe agenda

    For investors in US airlines, a near-decade of consolidation is starting to bring tangible benefits. Last month, Delta Air...

  28. June 11, 2013

    IAG paves way for first dividend

    International Airlines Group on Tuesday paved the way towards a maiden payout to shareholders when British Airways, its UK...

  29. June 4, 2013

    Delta rises as US stocks close lower

    US airlines were on a strong footing on Tuesday after Delta reported positive passenger and revenue numbers, while US...

  30. May 16, 2013

    Virgin Atlantic chief vows return to profit

    Craig Kreeger, Virgin Atlantic’s new chief executive, on Thursday pledged to return Sir Richard Branson’s airline to profit...

  31. May 8, 2013

    Delta Air Line dividend promise signals robust financial health

    Delta Air Lines underlined its growing financial strength on Wednesday when it announced that it planned to resume dividend...

  32. May 3, 2013

    Air France-KLM operating losses exceed forecasts to hit €530m

    Air France-KLM on Friday reported a worse than expected operating loss for the first quarter of 2013, although it was able...

  33. April 25, 2013

    United Continental losses narrow slightly after capacity cuts

    United Continental, the biggest US airline by revenues, said its losses only slightly narrowed from a year ago despite...

  34. April 23, 2013

    Delta cuts capacity to remain in black

    Delta Air Lines, one of the US’s two biggest airlines by revenues, warned of a fall in demand in March and expected unit...

  35. April 21, 2013

    EU airline consolidation slow to take off

    After years of losses at US airlines caused by cut-throat competition in what was a fragmented market, the industry hopes it...

  36. April 8, 2013

    Investors brace for downbeat US earnings

    After pushing US stocks to record highs over the past five months, investors are set to focus on the message from companies...

  37. April 4, 2013

    Delta: party hangover

    Is the equities party about to end, or at least start to wind down? Uncle Sam tried to nudge revellers towards the door, in...

  38. April 2, 2013

    US budget cuts dent Delta revenue growth

    Tussles over the US budget have hit Delta Air Lines, forcing it to report that spending cuts have reduced travel by...

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