Cathay Pacific faces ‘substantial loss’ due to coronavirus

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways, among Hong Kong’s most prominent businesses, warned Wednesday it is dealing with a “substantial loss” in the first half of this year because of the coronavirus outbreak after last year’s profit dropped amid anti-government protests. The Chinese territory’s main airline canceled 90% of its flight capacity to the mainland China at the […]

Coronavirus outbreak could cost airlines $113 billion, says airline industry group

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

The International Air Transport Association states the coronavirus outbreak that started in China could cost airlines as much as $113 billion in lost revenue because of the collapse of air travel. Representatives of the airline industry group stated Thursday after a working meeting in Singapore that the industry urgently needs assistance from governments in waiving […]

Delta Air Lines fined $50,000 for booting off 3 Muslim passengers

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for asking three Muslim passengers to get off planes even after the airline’s own security officials had cleared them to travel. Delta rejected that it discriminated against the passengers in two different incidents but agreed it could have managed the situations differently, according to a consent order issued […]

New regulations could bump emotional-support animals from planes

Animals on Planes

The times of passengers bringing their pets on airplanes as emotional-support animals could be seeing its end soon. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed that only specially trained dogs eligible as service animals, which must be permitted in the cabin at no charge. Airlines could prohibit emotional-support animals including untrained dogs, cats and […]

United Airlines increases profit on more revenue, cheaper fuel

United Airlines

United Airlines reported Tuesday that higher revenue and cheaper fuel helped increase its fourth-quarter profit by almost 40%, to $641 million. The airline’s forecast of first-quarter earnings has beaten Wall Street expectations. It is kinda unclear sailing for United, however. The financial report came the same day that United shares fell on the fear that […]

Damage to historic Vietnam-era helicopter hit by car exceeds $6 million

Vietnam era helicopter

 A South Carolina aviation foundation is attempting to raise money to fix a historic Vietnam War-era attack helicopter following the incident in which the State Highway Patrol accused a man of crashing into it while driving drunk. The man behind the wheel was detained for driving under the influence of alcohol, a Highway Patrol community […]

2019 becomes third safest year for commercial aviation, shows data

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Preliminary data confirms that 2019 saw less commercial aviation accidents than 2018 and other six years. The total deaths because of commercial aviation accidents in 2019 were 293, according to preliminary data, thus making it the third safest year on record. The Germany-based Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) reports that over a half […]

Civil aviation of Tibet receives over 5 million passengers

Tibet Airlines images

The yearly passenger throughput of civil aviation in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region surpassed the figure of 5.72 million in 2019, increasing 7.57 percent year on year, according to the Tibet branch of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The report came on Tuesday. As of December 30, Tibet’s civil aviation experienced 52,631 flights […]