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  1. July 23, 2014

    Delta gains on domestic demand underpin

    Delta Air Lines lifted the US airline sector on Wednesday after it said results were underpinned by strong domestic demand,...

  2. 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...

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  1. February 28, 2014

    United hit by flight cancellation woes

    United Airlines dipped after the airline warned that tens of thousands of flight cancellations due to severe winter weather...

  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...

  3. January 23, 2014

    US airlines drop despite profit growth

    US airlines United Continental Holdings and Southwest stumbled on Thursday as earnings season continued its brisk pace and...

  4. December 1, 2013

    Japan to take up spat over China air zone with US

    Japanese politicians will take up their anxieties over China’s controversial new air defence zone with US vice-president Joe...

  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. November 8, 2013

    Social media can dent reputations

    When Dave Carroll, a United Airlines passenger, saw his cherished Taylor guitar broken by baggage handlers, he sought...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. July 14, 2013

    Airlines pledge to carry on flying Dreamliner jets

    Airlines operating the Boeing Dreamliner vowed to carry on flying on Sunday in spite of the latest mishap, as some analysts...

  10. June 16, 2013

    Airbus and Boeing battle heats up

    The escalating battle between Airbus and Boeing in the lucrative long-haul passenger jet market will be laid bare at the...

  11. June 3, 2013

    FedEx grounds aircraft to save costs

    FedEx, the express parcel service, is responding to sluggish economic growth by retiring 10 aircraft immediately and...

  12. May 23, 2013

    EU accepts Star Alliance concessions

    Brussels has accepted concessions from Lufthansa, United Airlines and Air Canada to address potential competition issues...

  13. May 21, 2013

    Embraer in potential $8bn jet supply deal with SkyWest

    Embraer is to sell up to 200 aircraft to SkyWest, the world’s largest regional airline group, in a deal valued at up to $8bn...

  14. 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...

  15. March 3, 2013

    Wall Street grapples in defence of wrestling

    It is a cause that unites some of Wall Street’s top financiers with the presidents of Russia and Iran – the struggle to...

  16. February 22, 2013

    Boeing tells FAA of plans to fix battery

    Boeing has proposed permanent fixes to the lithium-ion batteries of its grounded flagship Dreamliner, as it struggles to get...

  17. February 14, 2013

    US Airways and AMR must deliver on merger

    The deal to merge US Airways and AMR, the parent of American Airlines, brings to an end a long, personal struggle by Tom...

  18. January 24, 2013

    United’s $620m loss dents industry rebound

    Falling passenger yields and continuing merger costs pushed United Continental, the world’s largest airline by revenues,...

  19. January 17, 2013

    Grounding threatens Boeing’s 787 dream

    It is 34 years since US regulators last grounded a single passenger jet model in the same way they have with Boeing’s...

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    January 17, 2013

    Dreamliner: it's an EM problem, too

    While most of the coverage of the grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliner has focused on Japan and the US, the problem is worldwide,...

  21. January 17, 2013

    Global regulators ground Dreamliners

    The safety crisis surrounding Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner deepened on Thursday with virtually all of the aircraft grounded after...

  22. January 16, 2013

    Other airlines sanguine about Dreamliner

    Airlines operating the Boeing 787 Dreamliner outside of Japan have closed ranks behind the passenger jet, ruling out...

  23. January 15, 2013

    Airlines sued over Illinois tax ‘sham’ claims

    Chicago’s government has long come under fire for its cosy relationship with corporate America and the tax incentives it...

  24. January 11, 2013

    US regulators to review Boeing Dreamliner

    US regulators have ordered a wide-ranging review of Boeing’s flagship 787 Dreamliner after a spate of incidents including a...

  25. FT Alphaville

    January 8, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP US stocks edged down for a second day. The S&P 500 closed down 0.3 per cent at 1,457.15. Alcoa kicked off earnings...

  26. January 7, 2013

    FAA investigates fire in latest 787 mishap

    The US Federal Aviation Administration on Monday said it was investigating a fire in the electrical systems of a Boeing 787...

  27. December 12, 2012

    Delta set to resume paying dividends

    Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest airline by revenue, expects to start returning cash to shareholders during 2013, in the...

  28. December 11, 2012

    Delta’s Virgin deal to put pressure on BA

    British Airways faces stronger competition on its core transatlantic routes after Delta Air Lines on Tuesday unveiled plans...

  29. October 28, 2012

    Fear of Sandy shuts markets and flights

    The potential economic impact of the approach of hurricane Sandy was becoming more of a reality on Sunday night as...

  30. October 24, 2012

    Delta and US Airways underscore recovery

    Net income at Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest operator by revenues, nearly doubled year-on-year in the third quarter,...

  31. October 16, 2012

    Business traveller: Elite reward programmes

    For most people the gold or platinum tier of an executive programme is the apex of rewards for flying. But for a select few,...

  32. August 31, 2012

    American and US Airways step closer to deal

    AMR, the bankrupt parent of American Airlines, took a step closer to a potential merger with US Airways on Friday when the...

  33. June 26, 2012

    United backs US airline consolidation

    United Continental Holdings, the largest US airline by revenue, is supporting more consolidation of the domestic market,...

  34. April 8, 2012

    Rivals push merger scenario for AMR

    In recent weeks AMR, the bankrupt parent of American Airlines, has made the case to its creditors, customers and employees...

  35. April 2, 2012

    Pinnacle files for bankruptcy protection

    Pinnacle Airlines Corp, a US regional carrier which flies short haul routes for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US...

  36. February 28, 2012

    Aer Lingus warns Dublin over stake sale

    Aer Lingus warned that its business model, and the Irish economy, would be put at risk if the government sold its 25 per...

  37. January 27, 2012

    United costs wipe out higher fare gains

    United Continental Holdings, the parent company of the combined United Airlines and Continental Airlines, reported a...

  38. December 16, 2011

    Delta gains slots at NY’s La Guardia airport

    Delta Air Lines has unveiled plans to ramp up its presence at New York La Guardia and pip United Continental to the role of...

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