Air travel disruptions

May 12, 2020 - 11:24 am
Boeing failed to sell a single commercial airplane but saw orders for 108 planes canceled in April as a sharp drop in air travel erased any demand among airlines for new jetliners. It marked the second month this year in which Boeing received no orders, a fate that would have seemed impossible not...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, an Emirates plane taxis to a gate at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Middle East's biggest carrier, Emirates, declared on Sunday, May 10, 2020, higher profits of $288 million over the past year even as revenue declined due to flight suspensions sparked by the coronavirus, offering a glimpse of the financial toll now facing airlines around the world. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck, File)
May 10, 2020 - 5:03 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's biggest carrier, Emirates, announced on Sunday profits of $288 million over the past year even as revenue declined due to flight suspensions sparked by the coronavirus, offering a glimpse of the financial toll now facing airlines around the world...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 27, 2020, file photo, provided by Vince Warburton, passengers get off an American Airlines flight after they landed at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. Social media has been bursting with photos of crowded planes amid the pandemic. That raises the question of how it's even possible when air travel is down more than 90% from a year ago. In some cases, airlines are creating the crowds by canceling other flights and packing passengers onto fewer planes. (Vince Warburton via AP)
May 05, 2020 - 4:56 pm
Every once in a while, social media lights up with photos or video from flights that are nearly full, with passengers clearly violating advice from public health officials about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. That raises the question: How can planes still be full when air travel...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo, women wearing masks as a precaution against the new coronavirus, walk at the Gyeongbok Palace, in Seoul, South Korea. Nervous travelers, spotty air service, health risks _ the battered global tourism industry is facing unprecedented uncertainty in the wake of the new coronavirus. Millions of workers are laid off or furloughed, and it will likely take years for the industry to get back to the strong demand it was seeing just six months ago. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
May 03, 2020 - 10:09 am
Six months ago, the global tourism industry was celebrating a record year for travel. Now, it's decimated and facing a recovery that could take years. Tourism Economics, a data and consulting firm, predicts global travel demand won’t resume its normal pace until 2023. When tourists do finally...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2020 file photo, Lufthansa airline, Boeing 747 aircrafts are parked at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. Boeing says it will cut about 10% of its work force and slow production of planes as it deals with the ongoing grounding of its best-selling plane and the coronavirus pandemic. With air travel falling sharply because of the virus, airlines have delayed orders and deliveries of new planes, reducing Boeing’s revenue. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
April 29, 2020 - 8:44 am
Boeing is cutting about 10% of its work force and slowing production of planes to deal with a downturn in business that started with the grounding of its best-selling jet and has accelerated because of the coronavirus pandemic. Boeing Co. said Wednesday it has started to shrink through attrition,...
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This July 17, 2019 file photo shows Southwest Airlines planes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Southwest Airlines posted its first quarterly loss in nearly a decade and said Tuesday, April 28, 2020 that the downturn in air travel that began in late February shows no signs of letting up. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 28, 2020 - 5:11 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines posted its first quarterly loss in nearly a decade and said Tuesday that the downturn in air travel that began in late February shows no signs of letting up. The airline said trip cancellations have pulled back from a peak in March but remain at levels that...
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Passenger jets from Delta Airlines lined up for storage at Pinal Airpark in Pinal County, north of Tucson, Ariz., on March 16, 2020. (Rebecca Sasnett/Arizona Daily Star)
April 22, 2020 - 8:42 am
Delta Air Lines, the biggest and most profitable U.S. airline, lost $534 million in the first quarter, a setback that will appear trivial when the full force of the pandemic is revealed in the current quarter. Delta warned Wednesday that revenue during the April-through-June quarter, typically a...
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Rosalind Pichardo with Prevention Point greets people waiting line to receive food during the coronavirus pandemic as part of a new initiative called Step Up to the Plate in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Friday, April 17, 2020. The program aims to help those with food insecurity and is a partnership of Broad Street Ministry, Prevention Point Philadelphia, and Project HOME, with the City of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 17, 2020 - 4:57 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ CENTRAL BANKS AND GOVERNMENT: The coronavirus pandemic has skewered...
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April 12, 2020 - 9:50 am
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Air France confirms that it had to postpone a flight from the Republic of Congo after the jet was damaged on Sunday by a bullet fired by a gendarme. The incident happened at the airport in Pointe Noire, the country's second largest city, said Air France in a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2017, file photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, center, walks upon his arrival at the airport in Abuja, Nigeria, after returning from more than three months in London for medical treatment. The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations but as global travel restrictions tighten, they might have to take their chances at home. (Sunday Aghaeze/Nigeria State House via AP, File)
April 04, 2020 - 2:59 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own impose dramatic travel restrictions, they might have to take...
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