| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic crash in the Mojave Desert last month was thrown from SpaceShipTwo still strapped in his seat as the plane broke apart in midair, federal investigators reported.
Pilot Peter Siebold told investigators that he...
| Nov 14, 2014
Virgin America said its initial public offering of 13.3 million shares was priced at $23 apiece, raising about $306 million.
The offering values the Burlingame, Calif., airline at about $994 million and was priced near the top of the expected range of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:59 AM
Virgin Galactic’s chief executive told a Culver City crowd Thursday night that the company would continue its quest to send tourists to space despitethe fatal crash of its SpaceShipTwo two weeks ago.
“We have a new spaceship that’s...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Virgin America Inc. shares soared in their first day of trading Friday as investors flocked to the airline's strategy of combining low-cost fares with hipster cachet.
Priced at $23 each, shares in the Burlingame, Calif.-based airline, backed by...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Corporate sponsors headed for the stadium exits after the racist rant by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Five months later, domestic violence scandals have rocked the National Football League, but major advertisers have opted merely...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Chicago-based United Airlines is rolling out a new inflight safety video aimed at getting passengers’ attention back on course.
Because the attention of airline passengers is often diverted to their smartphones, tablet computers and e-readers...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Airline passengers have spoken and selected Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways as 2014's best airline and Singapore Airlines as the best first-class cabins, according to Skytrax Awards handed out Tuesday.
The awards, presented at the Farnborough...
| Jul 22, 2014
To nobody's surprise, Cathay Pacific came in as the number one "airline of the year" on the latest Skytrax ratings of the world's major airlines. This survey, which Skytrax modestly claims to be "a most respected global airline passenger study," always...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:15 PM
State officials fined an aviation services company $77,250 on Wednesday for five safety violations related to the death of a baggage worker in February at Los Angeles International Airport.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health...
| Jul 8, 2014
Despite some opposition, Norwegian launched its new low-fare nonstops to London/Gatwick from three U.S. airports last week: twice a week from Ft. Lauderdale, twice a week from Los Angeles and three times a week from New York/JFK. Schedules are the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Flight attendants at Virgin America airline approved representation by the Transport Workers Union of America, with 58 percent voting in favor, the union said on Wednesday, citing a National Mediation Board tally.
The decision ends the last non-union U....