A British Airways jumbo jet carrying 202 passengers and crew sliced into an office building at Johannesburg’s main airport after following the wrong taxiway prior to takeoff for London, injuring four people on the ground.
If you’re going to redesign a commercial aircraft, you might start by considering what about air travel needs fixing -- or will a decade from now. The bumpy shuttle out to the plane itself. There’s the wait to load everyone on the tarmac, and of course, the annoying bus ride to the terminal once you arrive.
United Continental Holdings Inc., the world’s largest carrier, stands to benefit after its Japanese partner, ANA Holdings Inc., received 11 additional takeoff and landing rights at Tokyo’s Haneda airport.
About 1,000 white-collar employees with jobs on the block at US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines got a temporary reprieve when the U.S. government sued to block the carriers’ planned $14 billion merger.
Lan Airlines SA regained its status as the best airline stock when adjusting for volatility, a distinction it lost after agreeing to buy Tam SA almost two years ago, on prospects that a foothold in Brazil will fuel earnings growth.
Even by the abrasive nature of Australian political sparring, the war of words between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Rupert Murdoch, who controls more than two-thirds of the nation’s urban newspaper market, is shaping up to be the most acrimonious in its election history.