Hong Kong asks Japan to drop airport curb set to hit 60,000 travellers

Hong Kong asks Japan to drop airport curb set to hit 60,000 travellers

HONG KONG, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s government has asked Japan to withdraw a COVID-19 restriction that requires passenger flights from the financial hub to land at only four designated Japanese airports, saying the decision will impact about 60,000 passengers. The United States, India, Italy and Taiwan now require mandatory COVID-19 tests on travellers … Read more

Southwest flight upheaval a ‘system failure,’ U.S. says

Southwest flight upheaval a ‘system failure,’ U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday ratcheted up pressure on Southwest Airlines (LUV.N), saying thousands more canceled flights indicated a system failure at the low-cost carrier. “We are past the point where they could say this is a weather-driven issue,” Buttigieg said in an interview posted by ABC News … Read more

Airlines cancel 5,700 U.S. flights amid fierce winter storms

Airlines cancel 5,700 U.S. flights amid fierce winter storms

WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Airline cancellations topped 5,700 U.S. flights on Friday as massive winter storms snarled airport operations around the United States and frustrated tens of thousands of holiday travelers. That followed nearly 2,700 canceled flights on Thursday, while just over 1,000 flights have already been canceled for Saturday, according to flight tracking … Read more

Russia explores buying stranded jets from Western leasing firms

Russia explores buying stranded jets from Western leasing firms

Some 400 jets worth $10 billion stranded by war $644 mln offered for 17 Aeroflot aircraft -letter Russian plan would use its National Wealth Fund Required EU approval not yet forthcoming -sources DUBLIN/LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Russian airlines have held exploratory talks with at least one major Western leasing firm about using state funds … Read more

Morocco airline cancels World Cup fans flights, citing Qatar restrictions

Morocco airline cancels World Cup fans flights, citing Qatar restrictions

RABAT, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Morocco’s national airline said it was cancelling all flights it had scheduled for Wednesday to carry fans to Doha for the World Cup semi-final, citing what it said was a decision by Qatari authorities. “Following the latest restrictions imposed by the Qatari authorities, Royal Air Maroc regrets to inform customers … Read more

United Airlines makes big Boeing order, includes 100 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines makes big Boeing order, includes 100 787 Dreamliners

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C./CHICAGO Dec 13 (Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) said Tuesday it is ordering 100 Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners and 100 737 MAXs as it pushes for post-pandemic growth and replaces older, less-efficient aircraft. The Chicago-based airline’s order for 200 airplanes is worth about $43 billion at list prices and represents a big boost … Read more

Exclusive: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

Exclusive: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

PARIS/NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Air India is close to placing landmark orders for as many as 500 jetliners worth tens of billions of dollars from both Airbus and Boeing as it carves out an ambitious renaissance under the Tata Group conglomerate, industry sources said on Sunday. The orders include as many as 400 … Read more

LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead

LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead

LIMA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A LATAM Airlines (LTM.SN) jet collided with a firetruck on the runway as it was taking off from the airport in Peru’s capital Lima on Friday, resulting in the death of two firefighters, the carrier said. Peru’s health ministry said at 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) that 20 passengers were being … Read more

Climate activists block private jet take-offs at Schiphol Airport

Climate activists block private jet take-offs at Schiphol Airport

AMSTERDAM, Nov 5 (Reuters) – More than 100 environmental activists wearing white suits stormed into an area where private jets are kept at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Saturday and stopped several aircraft from departing by sitting in front of their wheels. The protest was part of a day of demonstrations in and around the airport … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts quarterly loss as stock holdings fall

Berkshire Hathaway posts quarterly loss as stock holdings fall

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a third-quarter loss, as the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett said it lost money on its stock investments and from insurance underwriting. The net loss of $2.69 billion, or $1,832 per Class A share, compared with a profit of $10.34 billion, or $6,882 … Read more