WASHINGTON, 4 December 2018: United Airlines announced a three-way deal at the weekend with Panama's Copa and Colombia's Avianca that will include revenue-sharing and cover 12,000 city pairs. The US airline said the deal, which is subject to approval by...
HAVANA, Cuba, 18 October 2018: American Airlines announced earlier this week that it would offer more daily flights to Cuba, by 2019, despite US restrictions on Americans traveling to that country. "We have recently started a fifth daily flight between...

Uber eyes biggest tech IPO

NEW YORK, 18 October 2018: Uber is eyeing a valuation above USD100 billion for its much-anticipated share offering due in 2019, which would be the biggest-ever in the tech sector, sources familiar with the plan said Tuesday. The sources told...
RIO DE JANERIO, 8 February 2018: Imagine putting on the biggest show in town, pulling in hundreds of thousands of people, but still wondering if you'll be able to pay for things like loudspeakers. That's the odd situation facing Rio...

Flying peacock grounded

WASHINGTON, 6 February 2018: Major US airlines are clipping the wings of "emotional support animals" hoping to take flight with their owners over safety concerns, as a would-be peacock passenger created a social media tizzy. United Airlines last week turned...
SINGAPORE, 31 January 2018: Emirates will add two flights weekly to both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, resuming daily services to the two US airports, a move that the airline says reflects the steady rebound in customer demand. Daily flights from Dubai...

AA fourth quarter earnings dip

NEW YORK, 26 January 2018: American Airlines reported a dip in fourth-quarter profits, Thursday, due to higher costs as it projected stronger-than-expected 2018 profits because of strong demand. The US carrier reported fourth-quarter earnings of USD258 million, down 10.9% from...
MONTREAL, 18 January 2018: Budget carriers continued to push global air traffic to new record levels last year, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said on Wednesday. Scheduled air services carried "a new record" of 4.1 billion passengers in 2017,...

Big chill hits JFK airport

NEW YORK, 9 January 2018: Chaos reigned at New York's flagship airport for a third consecutive day Sunday with one terminal flooded and irate passengers stranded by chronic delays blamed on brutal cold and a deadly winter storm. Arrivals were...

Coral bleaching escalates

MIAMI, 8 January 2018: Coral bleaching, a deadly disease that strikes reefs when oceans heat up, has risen nearly five-fold since the 1980s, threatening the future of these vital ecosystems, researchers said late last week. Severe coral bleaching events used...