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Transport

Your news hub for all things travel and transport, including coverage of airlines, cruise lines, passenger trains, rental cars, ride-sharing companies, and local transit.

Airlines

Branson protests paying rent for his Virgin Galactic spaceport

Is the once-bullish Branson having second thoughts on his $1 million annual rent obligation as the launch of space tourism drifts farther into the future?

Branson protests paying rent for his Virgin Galactic spaceport

Airlines

Air France announces its low-cost carrier HOP! to fly short routes around Europe

Big lines launching smaller, low-cost carriers with clever names (Song, Ted, etc.) don't have an excellent track record, but now could turn out to be the right time for Air France.

Air France announces its low-cost carrier HOP! to fly short routes around Europe

Airlines

Japanese regulators were pressured to ease safety regulations for Boeing’s Dreamliner

There's little good news for Boeing in all the recent headlines. But the news out of Japan points to a way out: With so many governments and airlines invested in its success, nobody is rooting for it to fail -- except Airbus, perhaps.

Japanese regulators were pressured to ease safety regulations for Boeing’s Dreamliner

Airlines

Delta’s new Sky Clubs offer fresh air, great views, and a little sun

From yoga at Burlington Airport in Vermont to Delta's upcoming Sky Decks in Atlanta and JFK, airports are becoming destinations in their own right. But we've said that already.

Delta’s new Sky Clubs offer fresh air, great views, and a little sun

Airlines

Delta goes from worst to first for on-time performance by major U.S. airlines

With merger challenges in the past and threats from Southwest at its biggest hub, Delta needed to step up to the plate to improve its terrible numbers and it did.

Delta goes from worst to first for on-time performance by major U.S. airlines

Airlines

EasyJet’s board orders more aircraft just to tick off its founder and majority stakeholder

If that's not disfunction, then I've got a few dozen mothballed Dreamliners to sell you. EasyJet's toxic relationship with its founder and major stakeholder does nothing but provide snarky websites with more ways to tweak the challenged low-cost carrier.

EasyJet’s board orders more aircraft just to tick off its founder and majority stakeholder

Cruises

Italian investigators of Concordia cruise disaster turn gaze to parent company Costa

Costa and its parent Carnival have successfully distanced themselves from the disaster so far, but dogged pursuit by Italian prosecutors against the European line may lead to hard decisions by Carnival as to the future of the line.

Italian investigators of Concordia cruise disaster turn gaze to parent company Costa

Airlines

American Airlines redesign: Employees have mixed reactions, just like everyone else

American Airlines isn't reconsidering altering its controversial redesigned livery and logo. It has too much invested already in the new look. With new fleet initiatives and even a fund for startups, American is trying to reinvigorate more than its color palette.

American Airlines redesign: Employees have mixed reactions, just like everyone else

Airlines

Southwest’s fourth-quarter earnings mark 40th consecutive year of profitability

You can't argue with success like Southwest's, but its acquisition of AirTran, while successful, will force it to behave differently than it has in the past, and it risks alienating its loyal customers as it seeks to develop new fees

Southwest’s fourth-quarter earnings mark 40th consecutive year of profitability

Airlines

Dreamliner grounding stymies with ANA’s growth strategy with another 400 cancellations

Hinging your entire expansion plan on a revolutionary aircraft might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but ANA’s situation should be used as a warning to growing airlines in the future.