American Airlines parent AMR Corp. risks losing control of its ability to exit bankruptcy as an independent carrier after three possible suitors emerged within two months of its Chapter 11 filing.
Revised U.S. pilot-fatigue rules will be toughest on regional airlines that operate about half the nation’s flights, according to a scheduling analyst.
Delta Air Lines Inc. may soon have unions representing a majority of its workforce under elections that could boost costs and reshape the culture at a carrier long resistant to organized labor.
Delta Air Lines Inc. may revive its bid to bulk up at New York’s LaGuardia airport after Southwest Airlines Co. , the largest discount carrier, won the right to add service at nearby Newark, New Jersey, three analysts said.
United Continental Holdings Inc. is struggling to unify two union workforces more than a year after the $3.47 billion all-stock combination that created the world’s largest airline.
U.S. regional airlines may have a tougher time hiring pilots under legislation passed by Congress mandating at least 1,500 hours of flying, six times higher than now required.
Employment at U.S. airlines rose 0.2 percent in December, the first time since June 2008 that passenger carriers created more jobs to keep pace with rising demand for travel.
"The flight attendants were right to push back hard on the issue, and the CEOs were right to join hands with the flight attendants."
- William Swelbar on Jun 05, 2013