Tag: Air Transport

More U.S. companies are considering surcharges for unvaccinated employees

A company crackdown on unvaccinated workers could be coming, in the form of more mandates and more financial penalties, a new survey suggests. One week...

‘They’ve been silent’: Many companies are on the sidelines about the new Texas abortion law — will they stay there?

Texas’ new abortion law has touched off a wave of criticism, including from President Joe Biden, scathing dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing...

EU recommends restrictions on Americans amid rise in COVID. What does that mean for your travel plans?

The European Union this week called on its 27 member states to revive previous restrictions on travel from the U.S. as a result of the...

Americans have been paying higher prices for months. Will the delta variant finally put a halt to rising prices?

Will delta be a game changer? The highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 is threatening to dampen the economic recovery from the pandemic, economists say....

7 new travel planning rules of the COVID era

A lot has changed in the travel world since the pre-pandemic days of 2019. Even if it seems like your life is going back to...

Dow opens higher as stocks extend rebound rally

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, as healthy corporate earnings reports support a rebound from a plunge that kicked off the week on fears that the...

What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

Philippine Military Plane Crashes, Killing Dozens

MANILA—At least 29 people were killed and 50 injured when a Philippine military C-130 aircraft crashed and burst into flames after missing the runway in...

European stocks rise ahead of U.S. payrolls data, closing out trading week marked by delta variant concerns

European equities climbed higher on Friday ahead of the release of key U.S. economic data. Stock-market indexes across the region looked set to close out...

Covid-19 Vaccine Passport System Gets First Test in Europe

The European Union started rolling out a first-of-a-kind digital health certificate that permits people who have been vaccinated to travel freely within the bloc without...

The Delta variant is now surging in Germany as concern grows in Europe

The Delta variant is now spreading in Germany amid warnings it could account for 90% of cases in Europe by August. The variant, first identified...

Americans are still hesitant about getting on a plane

At the onset of the pandemic, airlines and hotels saw nearly identical declines in bookings as Americans quarantined at home, but new research suggests that...

Turkey Commits to Securing Afghan Airport After Americans Leave, U.S. Says

WASHINGTON—The U.S. and Turkey have agreed to a plan for the Turks to continue providing security at the airport in Kabul, U.S. officials said, ensuring...

U.K. unemployment rate drops again, as British stocks open at highest level since February 2020

The U.K. unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in the February to April period, government data showed, marking the fourth straight month of declines after the...

What is inflation? Hint: It’s not the 12% increase in rental-car prices last month

When Chipotle CMG, +1.21% CEO Brian Niccol shared that the company has increased its menu prices by nearly 4%, some customers thought they knew exactly...

Vaccinated and need a vacation? CDC relaxes guidance for Americans traveling to more than 100 countries.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated travel advice, easing restrictions on more than 100 countries and opening up more destinations...

Airlines demand trans-Atlantic travel restarts, as Biden prepares for G-7 trip

The bosses of six airlines offering U.S.-U.K. passenger services have called for trans-Atlantic travel restrictions to be lifted, saying high COVID-19 vaccination rates in both...

American Airlines joins Southwest in extending suspension of alcohol sales

American Airlines is joining Southwest Airlines in holding off on resuming in-flight alcohol sales following an assault against a flight attendant last week. The moves...

Ryanair CEO Calls Belarus Flight Diversion a ‘Premeditated Hijacking’

Ryanair Holdings RYAAY 1.64% PLC rejected Belarus’s account of the diversion of one of its planes Sunday, angrily condemning the forced landing in a private...

Belarus Faces EU Flight Ban for Grounding Ryanair Plane With Dissident

European Union leaders agreed to impose a new round of sanctions against Belarus and ban its airlines from entering the bloc’s airspace and airports, a...

Belarus Jet Forces Ryanair Plane to Land in Minsk

MOSCOW—Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko scrambled a jet fighter to force a Ryanair commercial aircraft to land in Minsk, where a Belarusian journalist and opposition activist...

U.S. to Downgrade Mexico’s Air-Safety Rating

U.S. officials are planning to downgrade Mexico’s aviation-safety rating in coming days, people familiar with the matter said, complicating a rebound in what has become...

U.S. stocks push higher as investors shake off tax jitters

Stocks traded higher Friday, lifted by data indicating an acceleration in private-sector economic activity and another round of red-hot new home sales, after markets dipped...

ETF Wrap: Let’s get away from it all

Raise your hand if you’ve got a mean case of cabin fever. After the past 13 months, of course you do! You want to see...

The pandemic’s differing earnings effects will be on display with tech, airline reports

The first big week of earnings season will kick off with a study in contrasts. The tech and airline sectors feature prominently on the earnings...