Air travel

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, an empty baggage carousel spins in Denver International Airport as travelers deal with the spread of the coronavirus in Denver. Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 05, 2020 - 4:36 pm
A group of 16 Republican senators has endorsed giving more money to airlines to avoid layoffs right before the November election, giving a boost to a lobbying effort by airlines and their unions. The GOP senators did not specify an amount on Wednesday, but a proposal by several airline unions would...
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FILE - In this June 16. 2011, file photo, Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic Airways, attends a news conference in Miami Beach, Fla. Branson announced that Virgin was starting flights between London and Cancun, Mexico. Virgin Atlantic, the airline founded by British businessman Branson, filed Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, for relief from creditors as the virus pandemic hammers the airline industry. The airline made the filing in U.S. federal bankruptcy court in New York after a proceeding in the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 04, 2020 - 9:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin Atlantic, the airline founded by British businessman Richard Branson, filed Tuesday for protection in U.S. bankruptcy court as it tries to survive the virus pandemic that is hammering the airline industry. The airline made the Chapter 15 filing in U.S. federal bankruptcy...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2020 photo, a ticketing agent for Delta Airlines hands a boarding pass to a passenger as he checks in for a flight in the main terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver. Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 01, 2020 - 10:36 pm
With tens of thousands of airline workers facing layoffs this fall, labor groups are pushing Congress for more federal money to keep them on the payroll until next spring. The unions have gained significant support among Democrats. They hope that the prospect of mass layoffs weeks before a pivotal...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 9, 2020, the logo of Airbus group is displayed in Toulouse, south of France. European plane maker Airbus said Thursday July 30, 2020, its deliveries halved during the first six months of the year as travel collapsed during the coronavirus pandemic, with revenue sliding almost 40% to 18.9 billion euros. (AP Photo/Manuel Blondeau, FILE)
July 30, 2020 - 3:36 am
PARIS (AP) — European plane maker Airbus saw its deliveries halve during the first six months of the year as travel collapsed during the pandemic and airlines scrounged for cash. The company, based in France, said Thursday that its deliveries fell almost 50% to 196, with revenue sliding almost 40%...
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Passengers watch aircraft on the tarmac as they wait for their flight at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Few flights are scheduled for international departures only but the authorities have eased domestic travel restrictions since June. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
July 28, 2020 - 2:19 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and it will take until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels, the trade association for the airline industry said Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association pushed back its prediction by one year due to...
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ARCHIVO – En esta fotografía de archivo del 25 de marzo de 2020, varios jets de American Airlines permanecen inmóviles en una terminal del Aeropuerto Internacional Sky Harbor, en Phoenix. (AP Foto/Matt York, archivo)
July 23, 2020 - 5:13 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Two major airlines reported huge second-quarter losses Thursday, and their leaders warned that the new surge in U.S. coronavirus cases has stalled the recovery in air travel and added to their industry's disarray. American Airlines posted a loss of more than $2 billion, and Southwest...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2020 file photo, a traveler wears a mask and protective goggles as he walks through Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. United Airlines says its face mask requirement now extends to ticket counters and airport lounges. United said Wednesday, July 22 that it might ban violators from flying on its planes. United and all other major U.S. airlines already require passengers to wear masks during flights. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
July 22, 2020 - 1:42 pm
United Airlines executives said Wednesday that travel will rise when the number of new coronavirus cases drops but airline revenue will stall around 50% of pre-pandemic levels until there is a vaccine. No doubt United would settle for 50% of normal sales right now. Its revenue plunged 89% in the...
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FILE - United Airlines planes are parked at Orlando International Airport, in a Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo, in Orlando, Fla. United Airlines said Tuesday, July 21 that it lost $1.63 billion in the second quarter as revenue plunged 87%, and it will operate at barely over one-third of capacity through September as the coronavirus throttles air travel. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
July 21, 2020 - 6:52 pm
United Airlines said Tuesday that it lost $1.63 billion in the second quarter as revenue plunged 87%, and it will operate at barely over one-third of capacity through September as the coronavirus throttles air travel. The Chicago-based airline burned through $40 million a day from April through...
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July 21, 2020 - 12:58 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major airlines are urging the U.S. and the European Union to quickly restore transatlantic air travel by deploying a joint COVID-19 testing program. The CEOs of United, American Airlines, IAG and Lufthansa Group wrote Tuesday that “given the unquestioned importance of...
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Lee Westwood during the practice day at Close House Golf Club, Newcastle, England, Tuesday July 21, 2020. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
July 21, 2020 - 11:51 am
After back-to-back, low-key events in Austria where testing procedures got their dress rehearsal, the European Tour resumes in earnest after its pandemic-induced shutdown with the British Masters starting Wednesday. The tournament marks the start of the “U.K. Swing,” a series of six events played...
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