Articles tagged “american airlines”

American Air Orders 50 New Airbus Long-Range Jets to Replace Aging Boeing Fleet

American Air Orders 50 New Airbus Long-Range Jets to Replace Aging Boeing Fleet

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American Airlines needs a replacement for its Boeing 757s flying longer routes, and while Boeing eventually may make something, nothing appears imminent as it prioritizes 737 Max damage control. So American went with Airbus. This will limit room for Boeing’s expected push into midrange aircraft.

1 day ago

American Airlines Union Dispute More Disruptive Than 737 Max Grounding

American Airlines Union Dispute More Disruptive Than 737 Max Grounding

Brian Sumers, Skift

Big U.S. airlines have erased most of the ghosts from their past. They don't engage in many market share battles or fare wars anymore. They don't dump capacity. But they still have labor disputes with their unions. And those can be as disastrous to operations today as they were two or three decades ago.

2 days ago

Southwest Airlines Removes 737 Max From Its Schedule for Another Month

Southwest Airlines Removes 737 Max From Its Schedule for Another Month

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest is the second major U.S. carrier to remove the Max from its summer schedule entirely. All eyes are on when Boeing can deliver a much-awaited software fix to restore faith in the aircraft.

7 days ago

American Will Put Its Managers on Boeing 737s Before Paying Customers

American Will Put Its Managers on Boeing 737s Before Paying Customers

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

To reassure its passengers, American plans to put its own employees on Boeing 737s once they are cleared to fly. You can bet that won't do a whole lot to soothe anxieties.

1 week ago

American Airlines Ponders Airbus Narrowbody in Blow to Boeing

American Airlines Ponders Airbus Narrowbody in Blow to Boeing

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin Katz and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Several U.S. airlines say they're interested in what Boeing plans to replace the 757 and 767. But Boeing is moving slowly — its attention is elsewhere now — and airlines may be getting antsy. Some carriers may be taking the Airbus A321XLR more seriously than they otherwise might.

2 weeks ago

American and Qantas Take Step Toward Trans-Pacific Joint Venture

American and Qantas Take Step Toward Trans-Pacific Joint Venture

Ryan Beene, Bloomberg

Tenacity is paying off, it seems. Qantas and American Airlines have passed the first regulatory hurdle and will be hoping to get the green light in the next few weeks.

2 weeks ago

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American Airlines Launches Nine New Seasonal Routes to Europe

American Airlines Launches Nine New Seasonal Routes to Europe

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is once again expanding its seasonal service to traditionally less-trafficked destinations in Europe where tourism growth is reaching new highs.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Add Untapped International Routes in Next Stage of Growth

U.S. Airlines Add Untapped International Routes in Next Stage of Growth

Brian Sumers, Skift

When U.S. airlines started making money again several years ago, they added flights to some of the biggest business destinations. But they have mostly filled in those gaps, so now they're taking chances on more unusual routes. Some will surely fail.

3 weeks ago

With Boeing 737 Max Still Grounded, Expect Delays at U.S. Airports This Summer

With Boeing 737 Max Still Grounded, Expect Delays at U.S. Airports This Summer

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

U.S. airlines are becoming more sophisticated with their operations, so they normally might not be worried about extra summer travelers. But three airlines still do not know when they will be able to fly their Boeing 737 Max jets, and that's a problem.

3 weeks ago

United Won’t Pay Munoz a Full Bonus: U.S. Airline CEO Pay 2018

United Won’t Pay Munoz a Full Bonus: U.S. Airline CEO Pay 2018

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airline CEOs make a lot of money. But they have tough jobs, and their businesses are making money. Maybe they deserve it.

3 weeks ago

FAA Makes No Promises About Lifting Boeing 737 Max Ban

FAA Makes No Promises About Lifting Boeing 737 Max Ban

David Koenig, Associated Press

We've heard some U.S. airline CEOs say the Boeing 737 Max could return to service this summer. But the FAA is making no promises. This could take a while.

4 weeks ago

American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

Brendan Case, Bloomberg

Both caution and optimism are in order regarding Boeing's fixes to its Max 737 aircraft. American's CEO is one of the first airline execs to talk openly about passenger anxieties when the Max is given the green light to fly again.

4 weeks ago