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Air Transportation

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  • Spirit Airlines' profits jump 83 percent in first quarter

    Spirit Airlines' profits jump 83 percent in first quarter
    Spirit Airlines posted a higher profit in the first quarter despite increased competition in some of its key markets such as Dallas, the carrier reported Wednesday. Net income for the Miramar-based low-cost carrier rose 83 percent to $69 million, or 94...
  • Airport Authority's finances are improving

    Airport Authority's finances are improving
    With its financial house apparently on the mend, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority is preparing to refinance as much as $54 million in debt to take advantage of lower interest rates. It's a move that could save the authority as much $500,000 a...
  • Cincinnati airport no longer has highest fares in nation

    New data from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport no longer has the highest fares in the nation. The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1P3uzLR) cited the new data in reporting that the...
  • Golf course debate reflects Vietnam army's capitalist streak

    Vietnam's busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country's powerful military. To alleviate congestion at Ho Chi Minh City'...
  • Congressman Bill Shuster hasn't considered recusal after dating aviation lobbyist

    WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday said he never considered recusing himself from the panel's work on aviation legislation after he began dating a top airline industry lobbyist. GOP Rep. Bill Shuster of...
  • What rules apply when members of Congress date lobbyists?

    WASHINGTON Confronted with questions about how his relationship with an aviation industry lobbyist might impact his chairmanship of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said he has "gone above and beyond what...
  • Shuster hasn't considered recusal after dating lobbyist

    The chairman of the House transportation committee on Tuesday said he never considered recusing himself from the panel's work on aviation legislation after he began dating a top airline industry lobbyist. GOP Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania said he's...
  • After Nepal earthquake, chaos at Katmandu airport: 'From Paradise to Hell'

    After Nepal earthquake, chaos at Katmandu airport: 'From Paradise to Hell'
    Under a yellow moon that hung like a wedge of lemon in the sky, Ole Andersen was camped at 3 a.m. Monday out front of Katmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport with a green notebook, writing a story he called “From Paradise to Hell in a Few...
  • Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport

    Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower. That meant we could taxi no farther, and we were trapped on the tarmac. It took the pilot another half-hour to...
  • Planes often hit birds at Orlando International

    Planes often hit birds at Orlando International
    Airplanes hit birds and other animals more than 150 times a year at Orlando International Airport, and while most strikes result in no more damage than when bugs hit car windshields, more serious problems can occur. From November 2009 to October 2014,...
  • Yale-New Haven Nurse Tended To Passengers On Diverted Plane

    Yale-New Haven Nurse Tended To Passengers On Diverted Plane
    Mary Cunningham was sitting in the last row of the plane on the last leg of her flight home from vacation in Florida Wednesday morning when the announcement came over the plane's public address system. "They asked if anyone on board was a medical...