Friday 29 August 2014
US airlines

FAA bans US airlines from flying over Iraq

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday restricted US airlines and commercial operators from flying over Iraq while armed conflict raged and the United States launched air strikes. The FAA had previously, on Aug. 1,


Huge Gulf aircraft orders ‘a threat to US industry’

A leading US-based pilots association has voiced concern that massive aircraft orders by Gulf airlines that compete with US carriers could have serious consequences for the US economy and US airline workers. Aircraft orders by sta


US airlines to fare better than global carriers

US airlines are expected to fare better than most of their foreign counterparts this year because they are trimming unprofitable routes and beefing up balance sheets as the economy begins to rebound. US-based carriers have been cutting cap


Delta leads US airlines' slow return to Mideast

Seven years since the Sept 11 hijack attacks which rocked the airline industry, Delta Air Lines is leading a slow return to the Arab world by US carriers. International expansion has offered growth for some US airlines being squeezed by in

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