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LATAM Airlines obtains approval on second try for key $2.45 billion loan package

FILE PHOTO: A passenger plane arrives during a general quarantine amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, in Santiago, Chile May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoSANTIAGO (Reuters) - LATAM Airlines on Friday said it had obtained approval on its second try of a crucial $2.45 billion bankruptcy loan…

Asian airline companies rely on ‘flights to nowhere’ to get visitors back in the skies

No results matched your search Economy2 hours ago (Sep 16, 2020 08:20PM ET) © Reuters. Workers are seen near Qantas Airways, Australia's national carrier, Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the tarmac at Adelaide Airport By Jamie Freed SYDNEY (Reuters) - Qantas Airways Ltd (AX:) said on Thursday it would operate a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia…

United Airlines implicated of preferring young, white, blonde attendants for NFL, MLB flights

Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY Published 11:45 a.m. ET Sept. 13, 2020 CLOSE Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYUnited Airlines is being accused in a new lawsuit of staffing athletic teams' charter flights with flight attendants who are "young, white, female,…

United Airlines Sued for Supposedly Preferring White, Blond Crews on NFL Charters

David Zalubowski/Associated PressTwo flight attendants sued United Airlines on Friday on the basis that "young, white blond attendants" were given priority over them to work on NFL and other sports charter flights.According to Robert Burnson of Bloomberg, Sharon Tesler and Kim Guillory allege United Airlines' decisions regarding which flight attendants are assigned to sports charter…

Huge airline companies battle with smaller sized ones over airport rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing allowing airlines to hold on to their valuable takeoff and landing slots at several big U.S. airports, even if they are not fully using their rights due to lower traffic during the pandemic.The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it plans to extend temporary waivers of minimum flight requirements…

Singapore Airlines plans to cut 4,300 tasks due to Covid-19 pandemic

Singapore Airlines Group said Thursday it will eliminate 4,300 jobs due to the “long road to recovery" for the global aviation industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The group said in a statement it will cut the positions across Singapore Airlines, regional arm SilkAir and budget unit Scoot. After taking into account a recruitment freeze,…

Airlines group IAG has regulative approvals for no-deal Brexit

FILE PHOTO: A British Airways Boeing 747 is seen at the Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKayLONDON (Reuters) - Airlines group IAG ICAG.L said on Tuesday it had obtained the necessary approvals to continue flying if no free-trade deal is agreed between Britain and the European Union.“In compliance with the European…

United Airlines to furlough over 16,000 employees

This comes as the restriction on layoffs under the CARES Act is set to expire. September 2, 2020, 3:38 PM• 3 min readUnited Airlines plans to furlough 16,370 employees on Oct. 1 as the federal restriction against layoffs under the CARES Act expires on that date.Among those workers are 2,850 pilots and 6,920 flight attendants,…

United Airlines will permanently scrap ticket-change fees

United Airlines says it listened to customers and is dropping an unpopular $200 fee for most people who change a ticket for travel within the United States.The moves come as United and other airlines try desperately to lure people back to flying despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. U.S. air travel has recovered modestly since April,…

United Airlines ditches ticket-change costs for domestic flights in quote to win over customers

A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey.Chris Helgren | ReutersIt's time to say goodbye to the $200 ticket-change fee.United Airlines on Sunday said that it will permanently scrap fees to change domestic flights, a big bet that more flexible policies will win…

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