It has long been obvious that, short of a miraculous reduction in its labor and debt costs and an increase in revenue, American Airlines needed to restructure its costs in Chapter 11 like every other US legacy carrier had before them.
AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, announced on Tuesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Boeing will send its new 787 Dreamliner to at least four countries on two continents during a six month world tour, the company announced this week.
Though unofficial until December 1st, JetBlue and WestJet appear to be the winners of an auction giving them rights to add flights at LaGuardia and Reagan National Airports. Edward Russell reports.
Several US airlines now offer customers a Premium Economy option with more legroom and amenities. Do passengers think it’s a good value? And is it effective for the airlines’ bottom line? Columnist Edward Russell investigates.
In the presence of U.S. President Barack Obama, Indonesia’s Lion Air and Boeing on Friday signed the largest aircraft order commitment in the history of commercial aviation, both in the number of planes and its financial terms.
JetBlue on Wednesday launched flights to two new Latin American cities from their hub at New York’s JFK International Airport: Liberia, Costa Rica and La Romana, Dominican Republic.
Bombardier has received a letter of intent from AtlasJet to purchase 10 CS300 aircraft, with options to receive five more of the jets, the companies announced today. The deal is valued at up to $1.18 billion for all 15 aircraft based on list prices.
Emirates, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has ordered 50 Boeing 777s in a deal valued at some $18 billion at list prices, the companies announced on Sunday, the opening day of the 2011 Dubai Airshow.
SAS Group said it has entered an agreement with Sunrise Asset Management, an affiliate of Allegiant Air, to sell thirteen McDonnell Douglas MD-82, MD-83 and MD-87 aircraft, as well as 12 spare engines.
New video reveals the damage suffered by the landing gear-less LOT Polish Airlines 767-300ER that landed in Warsaw last week.
A Vietnam Airlines flight was delayed for more than two hours over the weekend when a passenger accidentally opened one of the emergency exits when trying to open a window.
Boeing on Thursday delivered the first 747-8 Freighter to Atlas Air, which will operate the new hauler—and four more—on behalf of British Airways World Cargo through a five year wet lease agreement.
Boeing on Monday delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Cathay Pacific Airways, the first for the Hong Kong-based airline.
JetBlue Airways Chief Operating Officer Rob Maruster on Tuesday appeared in a company video apologizing for the airline’s several stranded flights on Saturday, emphasizing that the airline was focused on safety.
Exchanges between the pilots of a stranded JetBlue airliner and air traffic controllers at Bradley International Airport reveal the desperation felt on the plane’s flight deck and a sense that JetBlue management did little to help.
Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest carrier, has ordered four Airbus A380s in a deal worth about $1.5 billion based on list prices.
A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767 from Newark was forced to make a belly landing in Warsaw Tuesday morning due to problems extending its landing gear. No one was injured.