U.S. Airways

Voice of America For the third day in a row, there are new problems in the operation of the world’s latest long-range jet aircraft, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Japan’s All Nippon Airways cancelled a Dreamliner flight Wednesday from the western Yamaguchi prefecture to Tokyo because of a brake problem. The airline…

American Airlines and U.S. Airways could soon merge, and they already have buy-in from a pair of major unions representing pilots. The two airlines have “completed discussions” with two major employee unions: the Allied Pilots Association and US Airline Pilots Association, the two airlines said in a statement. These discussions…

(Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2011, 2012) ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines is purchasing a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic for $360 million. The deal is pending approval from regulators in the United States and Europe. Delta is purchasing a share currently owned by Singapore Airlines. Virgin Group…

A Congressman from New York has introduced legislation to help keep families seated together on commercial flights. U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he introduced the so-called “Families Flying Together Act of 2012″ in response to airlines’ “ever-increasing fees and decreasing transparency.” If approved, the measure would require the Department…

U.S. Airways is courting American Airlines as a possible partner for a merger, according to published reports and a letter from U.S. Airways’ CEO. American’s parent company, AMR Corp., filed for bankruptcy last year, but is trying to re-emerge as a stand along carrier. The move, CEO Doug Parker said…

ATLANTA — The parent company of regional airlines that fly on behalf of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and other carriers has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Memphis, Tenn.-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. — which owns Pinnacle Airlines and Colgan Air — filed its petition for relief in U.S. Bankruptcy Court…

ATLANTA — To charge or not to charge? Since the FAA partially shut down on July 23, passengers travelling shouldn’t pay certain federal taxes. However, according to published reports, many airlines simply upped their fares. But Delta Air Lines this week said “it will process tax refunds for customers traveling during the suspension of non-essential…