Congress to airlines: Why are cancellations and delays spiking?

This summer’s spikes in airline cancellations and delays are drawing scrutiny to the way carriers have managed staffing levels during the pandemic.  In recent letters, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the chair of the Senate transportation committee, requested that American, Allegiant, […]

Alitalia replacement airline slated to launch this fall

The airline that will replace Alitalia expects to launch on Oct. 15.  Italia Transporto Aereo, or ITA, will begin operations flying a fleet of 52 aircraft to 45 destinations on 61 routes with bases in Milan and Rome, the company […]

Spirit Airlines adds Milwaukee routes

Spirit Airlines will add five additional routes from Milwaukee this fall, including Cancun, its first international route from Brew Town.  Beginning Nov. 17, the discount carrier will fly daily between Milwaukee and Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla. […]

South African Airways going private

After months of uncertainty, the South African government has announced it will relinquish control of South African Airways (SAA) to a private company. The government signed a memorandum of understanding for the sale of 51% of the airline to a […]

Boeing to pay $17 million to settle plane production issues

Federal officials say Boeing will pay at least $17 million and take steps to fix production problems on its 737 jets including the Max. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that the settlement covers the installation of unapproved sensors and […]

U.K.'s Heathrow Airport opens terminal for high-risk travelers

LONDON (AP) — A terminal at London’s Heathrow Airport that was mothballed because of the coronavirus pandemic reopened Tuesday to serve passengers arriving from high-risk countries — an action that critics said was long overdue. Britain has barred travelers from […]