Airplanes

Government, Business

Trump Administration Moves to Block Chinese Airlines From US

A Southern China Airlines flight passes in front of the sun on March 18. A Southern China Airlines flight passes in front of the sun on March 18. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Trump administration moved June 3 to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the countries.

David Koenig | Associated Press
June 3, 2020
Business, Equipment

Boeing, Suppliers Advance on Restart of 737 Max Production

A Boeing 737 Max airplane sits on the production line at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in March 2019. A Boeing 737 Max airplane sits on the production line at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in March 2019. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. and its suppliers climbed as the plane maker resumed production of the 737 Max jetliner while working with regulators to end a yearlong global grounding.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Honeywell Proposes Technology-Led Future for Flight Safety

Passengers queue according to social distancing measures at the Madrid Barajas airport in Spain on May 20. Passengers queue according to social distancing measures at the Madrid Barajas airport in Spain on May 20. (Paul Hanna/Bloomberg News)

Honeywell International Inc. has been thinking about what it will take to coax people back onto airplanes. A virus-killing robot that can patrol empty aisles between flights, zapping out ultraviolet light, makes a good start.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2020
Business, Safety

US Airlines Display Signs of Life After April Travel Collapse

A United Airlines plane departs Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Virginia on April 6. A United Airlines plane departs Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Virginia on April 6. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

U.S. airlines reported signs that travel demand is perking up, suggesting the beginnings of a rebound from an unprecedented collapse because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2020
Government, Business

Airlines Granted More Flight Cuts as Consumer Complaints Surge

Airlines have been granted more leeway to reduce flights amid the coronavirus pandemic. A plane operated by Delta Air Lines flies into San Diego International Airport on April 27. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

Struggling U.S. airlines will get more freedom to stop flying to some U.S. cities amid scant demand from passengers who’ve filed thousands of complaints to U.S. regulators about carrier refund policies, the Transportation Department said May 12.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
May 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Airlines Balance Fewer Flights, Travelers Seeking Social Distance

A flight attendant checks on passengers on a Delta flight April 20. A flight attendant checks on passengers on a Delta flight April 20. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

U.S. airlines are grappling with one outcome of the deep schedule cuts they’ve made in response to near-zero travel demand: Many of the flights that remain are starting to fill up, complicating social distancing guidelines and angering some passengers.

May 11, 2020
Business

US Airlines Tumble After Buffett Abandons Bet on Industry

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks at a business summit in Washington in 2018. Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks at a business summit in Washington in 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

U.S. airline stocks plummeted May 4 after Warren Buffett dumped his stakes in the four biggest carriers, saying the industry’s prospects had been upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

China’s Air Travel Rebound Stalls on Lack of Leisure Demand

An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft prepares to land at a South Korean airport in August 2013. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

A recovery in demand for flights within China is stuck at about 45% of pre-coronavirus levels as people continue to shun leisure trips after the outbreak.

Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg News
April 21, 2020
Business, Logistics

The Global Airline Shutdown Has a Surprise Victim: Gold Miners

Workers enter the Gran Colombia Gold Corp. mine in Colombia on Jan. 27. Workers enter the Gran Colombia Gold Corp. mine in Colombia on Jan. 27. (Nicolo Filippo Rosso/Bloomberg News)

The collapse in commercial air travel amid global coronavirus restrictions has an unexpected casualty — gold miners looking to transport their metal to refineries.

David Stringer | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2020
Government, Business

Airlines Plunge After United Warns of ‘Essentially Zero’ Demand

An empty jet bridge hangs over the tarmac at JFK International Airport in New York on April 9. An empty jet bridge hangs over the tarmac at JFK International Airport in New York on April 9. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

U.S. airlines sank after United Airlines Holdings Inc. said travel demand was “essentially zero,” with no sign of improvement in the near term.

April 16, 2020

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