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Airlines need aid or ability to fly to escape ‘catastrophic territory,’ Air Canada CEO warns

Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu Zach Gibson/Bloomberg The chief executive of Canada’s largest air carrier says it’s time for the federal government to either relax pandemic-related restrictions on travel or provide more aid to a beleaguered airline industry that has been left “basically … in shutdown mode” due to measures put in place to limit…

American Airlines will begin filling planes to capacity on July 1

June 26, 2020 | 5:25pm American Airlines will resume filling planes to capacity starting July 1, the company announced Friday. “As more people continue to travel, customers may notice that flights are booked to capacity starting July 1,” the airline said in a statement. “American will continue to notify customers and allow them to move…

Airlines warn passengers: Wear a mask or you can’t fly

Travelers wearing protective masks walk through Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesU.S. airlines are cracking down on travelers who refuse to wear face masks on board, a requirement that aims to protect passengers and crews from Covid-19.The federal government recommends but…

American Airlines seeks $3.5 billion in new financing

A traveler wearing a protective mask walks past an American Airlines Group Inc. plane tail fin at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAmerican Airlines said on Sunday it plans to secure $3.5 billion in new financing, to improve the airline's liquidity as it…

American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a Mask

U.S.|American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a MaskJune 18, 2020, 9:13 p.m. ETA conservative activist who is an ardent supporter of President Trump was barred by American Airlines on Thursday, one day after he was removed from a flight from La Guardia Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after he refused to wear…

American Airlines bans passenger who was asked to get off flight for refusing to wear a mask on board

American Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraftNicolas Economou | NurPhoto via Getty ImagesAmerican Airlines is temporarily banning a customer who was kicked off a flight in New York this week for refusing to wear a face mask on board, a requirement on major U.S. airlines that aims to curb the spread of Covid-19.American said crew asked the traveler to get…

United and other US airlines get more serious on face mask requirements

(CNN) US airline passengers who figured face mask enforcements had more bark than bite could end up getting bit later this week. The announcement comes in lieu of a federal regulation requiring all …

American Airlines shares jump as carrier eyes zero cash burn by year’s end

A traveler wearing a protective mask walks past an American Airlines Group Inc. plane tail fin at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAmerican Airlines shares jumped as much as 16% on Friday after the carrier said an uptick in travel demand is…

American Airlines sees 90% slump in second-quarter revenue

FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 jet sits at a gate at Washington's Reagan National airport with the U.S. Capitol building in the background. U.S. April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) said on Friday it expects to halt its daily cash burn by the end of 2020 thanks…

Airlines Got $25 Billion in Stimulus; Industry Still Expected to Shrink

Federal stimulus money for airlines is keeping them afloat through the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s not proving to be enough to sustain the industry at its pre-pandemic size. Carriers say they will have to shrink, with fewer planes flying, fewer flights and fewer employees come Oct. 1, after restrictions related to their stimulus money expire.…

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President Donald Trump raised an eye-popping $20 million on Tuesday night in his first-ever virtual fundraiser, from a total of more than 300,000 individual donors who participated. This is a great …

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US House poised to vote on reversing Trump’s Muslim ban

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