Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine’s EU candidacy during a summit this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed similar optimism, calling it a “crucial moment” for Ukraine. Ukraine’s membership bid is the top … Read more

FAA, airlines scramble to reduce summer travel delays

WARRENTON, Va. – During a morning meeting in early May, staff at the federal air traffic command center rattle off a few of the day’s obstacles: storms near the Florida coast and in Texas, a military aircraft exercise, and a report of a bird strike at Newark Liberty. International Airport. The center, about an hour’s … Read more

US pilot shortage forces airlines to cut flights, scramble for solutions

Airline pilots walk through the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on December 27, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images The United States is facing its worst pilot shortage in recent memory, forcing airlines to cut flights just as travelers are returning after more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis … Read more

JetBlue Airways at a crossroads after Spirit rejects its takeover offer

A JetBlue airliner lands past a Spirit Airlines jet on a taxi way at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Monday, April 25, 2022. (Joe Cavaretta / Sun Sentinel / Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Joe Cavaretta | Sun Sentinel | Getty Images JetBlue Airways is at a quarter-century crossroads. The airline’s first flight … Read more

Airlines face big rebooking challenges this summer

Airline passengers, some not wearing face masks following the end of Covid-19 public transportation rules, sit during an American Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California to Denver, Colorado on April 19, 2022. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Airlines that once touted globe-spanning destinations, promising … Read more