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Like Lufthansa, Alitalia, SAS and other national a... Paris • Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe’s flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors. Air France-KLM, which is the national carrier for France and the Netherlands, said it can ensure just 48 percent of flights Monday, 40 percent on Tuesday and perhaps less later in the week as unions protest against its savings program. Like Lufthansa, Alitalia, SAS and other national a... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58415586@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:45:01 MDT Regional airlines not sharing in majors’ success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398498-79/airlines-regional-pilots-says.html.csp Dallas • For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they’re likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier’s colors. This arrangement helps the big airlines pack their planes more cheaply and contributes to recent record profits. It isn’t as wonderful for the regional airlines, however. Their profits are shrinking, costs are rising, and they’re having trouble finding enough pilots to... Dallas • For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they’re likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier’s colors. This arrangement helps the big airlines pack their planes more cheaply and contributes to recent record profits. It isn’t as wonderful for the regional airlines, however. Their profits are shrinking, costs are rising, and they’re having trouble finding enough pilots to... 58398498@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:58:02 MDT Southwest changing the look of its airplanes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58389288-79/southwest-planes-airlines-dallas.html.csp Dallas • Southwest Airlines is putting a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes. The airline introduced its new livery Monday to a rally of several hundred employees in a hangar at its headquarters next to Dallas Love Field. Blue is still the dominant color, but the planes will also have red, yellow and blue swooshes on the tail and wing tips and “Southwest” in big letters along the side of the fuselage. “It’s a bold look; it’s... Dallas • Southwest Airlines is putting a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes. The airline introduced its new livery Monday to a rally of several hundred employees in a hangar at its headquarters next to Dallas Love Field. Blue is still the dominant color, but the planes will also have red, yellow and blue swooshes on the tail and wing tips and “Southwest” in big letters along the side of the fuselage. “It’s a bold look; it’s... 58389288@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:11:01 MDT Ryanair commits to order 100 737 aircraft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388397-79/ryanair-737-200-order.html.csp New York • European airline Ryanair has committed to order 100 of Boeing’s 737 MAX 200 airplanes, valued at $11 billion at current list prices. Buyers often get steep discounts off list prices for passenger jets. Ryanair has options to buy another 100 of the 737 MAX 200s as well. The 737 MAX 200 is considered more fuel-efficient than most other current single-aisle airplanes and can accommodate up to 200 seats. Ryanair runs more than 1,600 flights daily. CEO Michael O’Leary said in a statement o... New York • European airline Ryanair has committed to order 100 of Boeing’s 737 MAX 200 airplanes, valued at $11 billion at current list prices. Buyers often get steep discounts off list prices for passenger jets. Ryanair has options to buy another 100 of the 737 MAX 200s as well. The 737 MAX 200 is considered more fuel-efficient than most other current single-aisle airplanes and can accommodate up to 200 seats. Ryanair runs more than 1,600 flights daily. CEO Michael O’Leary said in a statement o... 58388397@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:39:02 MDT Mexico: $9.2B airport won’t damage environment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58379535-79/airport-environment-9.2-mexico.csp Mexico City • Mexican authorities say building a new airport in the capital will help rehabilitate the surrounding area and it will not negatively impact the environment, as critics are saying. Environment Secretary Juan Guerra says the airport will meet the highest sustainability standards, including using natural lighting and ventilation, as well as electricity produced from biogas and having its own waste water treatment plant. Guerra said Friday the construction plan also includes rehabilita... Mexico City • Mexican authorities say building a new airport in the capital will help rehabilitate the surrounding area and it will not negatively impact the environment, as critics are saying. Environment Secretary Juan Guerra says the airport will meet the highest sustainability standards, including using natural lighting and ventilation, as well as electricity produced from biogas and having its own waste water treatment plant. Guerra said Friday the construction plan also includes rehabilita... 58379535@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:48:02 MDT U.S. rejects Norwegian Air bid for flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365969-79/norwegian-airline-carrier-flights.html.csp Washington • In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service. The Transportation Department turned down a request by Norwegian Air International that would have allowed the carrier to offer new service between London’s Gatwick Airport and New York, Orlando, F... Washington • In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service. The Transportation Department turned down a request by Norwegian Air International that would have allowed the carrier to offer new service between London’s Gatwick Airport and New York, Orlando, F... 58365969@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:06:01 MDT It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364627-79/passengers-seats-airlines-flight.html.csp New York • Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts. “Seats are getting closer together,” says Sara Nelson, president o... New York • Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts. “Seats are getting closer together,” says Sara Nelson, president o... 58364627@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:06:01 MDT Commission rejects London mayor’s plan for airport http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364423-79/airport-commission-london-mayor.html.csp London • Britain’s Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options. The commission said Tuesday it rejected the estuary proposal pushed by London Mayor Boris Johnson because it would cause economic disruption and because environmental hurdles may make it impossible to deliver. The commission, headed by Howard Davies, is examining how to best expand Britain’s airport capacity amid ... London • Britain’s Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options. The commission said Tuesday it rejected the estuary proposal pushed by London Mayor Boris Johnson because it would cause economic disruption and because environmental hurdles may make it impossible to deliver. The commission, headed by Howard Davies, is examining how to best expand Britain’s airport capacity amid ... 58364423@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:29:01 MDT Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58329215-79/eruption-iceland-ash-volcano.html.csp Reykjavik, Iceland • Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe’s largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area. Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, located deep beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, in the last week. Icelandic Meteorological Office vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer said Saturday that seismic data indicated that an eruption had begun, with magma from the volcano melting ic... Reykjavik, Iceland • Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe’s largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area. Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, located deep beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, in the last week. Icelandic Meteorological Office vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer said Saturday that seismic data indicated that an eruption had begun, with magma from the volcano melting ic... 58329215@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:57:02 MDT