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In airline-business rarity, Air France picks a woman CEO

When the leaders of global airlines posed for a photo in June, there were 25 men in dark suits and a lone woman in the last seat on the far right. That could be changing, but very slowly. Air France announced Wednesday that Anne Rigail will take over as CEO next week. Rigail, a 27-year … Continue reading In airline-business rarity, Air France picks a woman CEO

Business News: Southwest Airlines Reports October Traffic

DALLAS, TX – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today reported its October and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics. The Company flew 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in October 2018, an increase of 6.0 percent from the 10.7 billion RPMs flown in October 2017.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 7.7 percent to 13.4 … Continue reading Business News: Southwest Airlines Reports October Traffic

HOUSTON | Boy Scout’s toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boy Scout who packed a toy grenade in his carry-on bag caused the shutdown of a security checkpoint at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport Thursday morning, just a day after the international terminal of the city’s other major airport was evacuated due to a bomb scare. Houston Airport System spokesman Bill … Continue reading HOUSTON | Boy Scout’s toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport

DALLAS | Bookings for Southwest fall after fatal accident

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says bookings are down since the fatal accident on one of its planes last week. The company said Thursday that it expects revenue per mile, which tracks average prices, will drop between 1 percent and 3 percent in the April-through-June quarter. It said that about 2 percentage points of the … Continue reading DALLAS | Bookings for Southwest fall after fatal accident

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Southwest jet victim’s husband: ‘Mommy’s not coming home’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The husband of an Albuquerque woman killed in a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine while flying said he broke the news about her death to their two children at their school, telling them: “Mommy’s not coming home, guys.” Michael Riordan told ABC News in an interview broadcast Tuesday that … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Southwest jet victim’s husband: ‘Mommy’s not coming home’

DALLAS | Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

DALLAS | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections of certain fan blades … Continue reading DALLAS | Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

PHILADELPHIA | Jet with engine, window damage makes emergency landing

PHILADELPHIA | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Southwest Airlines jet with a damaged engine and broken window made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday, and one passenger was critically injured. A former federal investigator theorized the plane blew an engine and the shrapnel hit the aircraft. Seven other people aboard the Boeing 737 that … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Jet with engine, window damage makes emergency landing

PHILADELPHIA | Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Philly

PHILADELPHIA  | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A Southwest Airlines flight from New York’s La Guardia Airport to Dallas made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday with part of the covering from its left engine ripped off. Passengers walked off the plane on the tarmac at the airport. It wasn’t immediately known if anyone on … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Philly