US airlines face a winter test of their finances and question marks over the reach of their domestic flight networks after failing, for now, to win fresh federal aid.
US airlines temporarily suspended the use of more than 65 Boeing 737 MAX jets on Friday after the planemaker asked 16 carriers that operate the aircraft to address an electrical power system issue.
As airlines idle thousands of aircraft for which there are no passengers, they are hitting an unprecedented problem: finding a place to park them. In the United States, United Airlines Holdings and American Airlines Group said
The global aviation industry has been hammered by the pandemic, as it is directly affected by border closures and population lockdowns.
American Airlines Group Inc said it plans to secure $3.5 billion in new financing, to improve the airline’s liquidity as it grapples with travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus.
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both reported quarterly losses on Thursday as the industry reins in spending amid a shaky demand environment further weakened by the latest spike in US coronavirus cases.
American Airlines has agreed to buy up to 20 supersonic jets and put down a non-refundable deposit on the planes that are still on the drawing board and years away from flying.
The company announced two weeks ago that it would cancel 900 connections in July. Now it will take out of the system a further 2,200 of a total of 80,000 flights, Lufthansa said, dpa news agency reported.
Two Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them and canceled their flight after crew members said they “didn’t feel comfortable” flying with the pair.
Regarding the news on the suspension of some flights to certain US airports due to 5G deployment, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has clarified that this issue is exclusively related to the relevant US airports.