Justin Bachman

Business, Logistics

United Air Pivots to Leisure Routes in Modest Schedule Boost

United Airlines planes outside the Newark International Airport United Airlines airplanes sit outside an empty waiting area at Newark International Airport on June 9, 2020. United's September schedule will be about 37% less than in September 2019. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

United Airlines Holdings Inc. will boost flights modestly in September as it resumes service on more than 25 international routes.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2020
Business, Logistics

United Air Warns Outlook Threatens One-Third of Pilot Jobs

United Airlines planes stand past an empty waiting area for travelers at Newark International Airport in New Jersey. United Airlines planes stand past an empty waiting area for travelers at Newark International Airport in New Jersey. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

United Airlines Holdings Inc. warned that it’s considering furloughs for as many as one-third of its nearly 12,000 pilots, citing a resurgence in U.S. coronavirus cases that’s weakened sales.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
July 30, 2020
Business

Southwest Air Says 28% of Workers Applied to Take Leave or Exit

A Southwest Airlines check-in area at a nearly empty terminal in LAX. A Southwest Airlines check-in area at a nearly empty terminal in LAX. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Southwest Airlines Co. said 28% of its workforce has agreed to leave the company permanently or temporarily, boosting the carrier’s effort to preserve cash.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2020
Government, Business

United Air Says 36,000 US Jobs at Risk Once Aid Ends

United Airlines planes stand past an empty waiting area for travelers at Newark International Airport on June 9. United Airlines planes stand past an empty waiting area for travelers at Newark International Airport on June 9. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

United Airlines Holdings Inc. notified 36,000 employees, or 45% of its U.S. workforce, that their jobs are at risk after federal payroll aid expires at the end of September.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2020
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Air Cargo Looks to Single-Pilot Jets as Autonomous Flight Nears

Airplane Cockpit SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

A range of companies, from such aerospace giants as Boeing Co. and Airbus SE to tiny startups, are working on various aspects of a difficult puzzle: how to create the next generation of air travel—one whose pilots are far less ubiquitous and new flying vehicles communicate with each other.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2018