The CEO of the world's busiest airport for international travel wants to get the globe flying again, but even he acknowledges everything remains up in the air during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
With U.S. commercial flights largely empty amid the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines are taking a serious financial hit. But while their revenue has plunged due to the drop in demand, they are receiving billions in federal aid. Southwest…
One of the business sectors hit hardest by the novel coronavirus pandemic has been air travel. Passenger volume is down a stunning 96 percent in the U.S., while airline losses have topped $300 billion worldwide. Despite canceled flights, travelers are…
By Paul Solman
The deals aren't final, but the assistance is almost certain to be a mix of cash and loans, and the government could take a small ownership stake in the leading airlines.
By David Koenig, Associated Press
By Mallika Sen, Associated Press
Weary travelers returning to the U.S. amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions were greeted by long lines and hourslong waits for required medical screenings at airports. Posts on social media indicated passengers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport waited upward of four hours…
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press
Chartered planes carrying about 200 evacuees each arrived in Japan and the United States early Wednesday as other countries planned similar evacuations from the city of Wuhan, which authorities have shut down to try to contain the virus.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
President Donald Trump lamented the complexity of modern airplanes Tuesday in the wake of two deadly crashes in the past five months, appearing to speculate on the cause of the disasters before aviation experts from the United States and elsewhere…
Unions representing air traffic controllers, pilots and flight attendants are warning that the government shutdown compromises the safety of air travel. On Thursday, they gathered at Reagan National Airport with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., to express their concerns. Judy Woodruff…
By David Koenig, Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
he travel and tourism industries generate about $1.6 trillion in U.S. economic activity — one-twelfth of the economy — and one in 20 jobs, according to the Commerce Department.
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