Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun heads to Senate hearing over safety

Dave Calhoun, CEO of Boeing, leaves a meeting with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, in Hart Building, on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Calhoun was meeting with senators about recent safety issues including the grounding of the 737 MAX 9 planes. Tom Williams | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun will testify before … Read more

Southwest shareholder Artisan signals support for Elliott

Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan speaks as he is interviewed by CNBC outside the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 9, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters A top Southwest Airlines shareholder on Wednesday signaled its support for Elliott Management’s activist campaign to oust CEO Bob Jordan and executive chairman Gary Kelly, as the carrier struggles … Read more

Southwest CEO vows change as activist Elliott pushes for new leadership

A Southwest commercial airliner takes off from Las Vegas on Feb. 8, 2024. Mike Blake | Reuters Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan said the company is ready to adapt to changing customer trends like premium seating as pressure from an activist investor mounts. “We will adapt as our customers’ needs adapt,” Jordan said at an … Read more

Delta premium economy service coming to NYC-LA flights

A Boeing 767 passenger aircraft of Delta Air Lines arrives from Dublin at JFK International Airport in New York as the Manhattan skyline looms in the background on Feb. 7, 2024. Charly Triballeau | Afp | Getty Images Delta Air Lines said Monday that it will bring its premium economy service to transcontinental flights in … Read more

Southwest Airlines faces activist challenge from Elliott

A Southwest Airlines jet comes in for a landing at Laguardia Airport in New York City, New York, U.S., January 11, 2023.  Mike Segar | Reuters Activist hedge fund Elliott Management has amassed a $1.9 billion stake in Southwest Airlines and plans to push for leadership changes at the airline that has lagged big rivals. Elliott is seeking to … Read more

Here are the world’s top 25 airlines, according to AirlineRatings.com

Qatar Airways is 2024’s “Airline of the Year,” according to AirlineRatings.com. The Doha-based airline is back on top, after falling to No. 2, behind Air New Zealand, in 2023. The list combines major safety and government audits with 12 key criteria, from product ratings and passenger reviews to safety, fleet age and incident reports, according … Read more

Boeing FAA safety plan is due. Here’s what to expect

Boeing 737 Max 8 fuselages manufactured by Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas are transported on a BSNF train heading west over the Bozeman Pass March 12, 2019 in Bozeman, Montana.  William Campbell | Corbis News | Getty Images Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun and other top company leaders are scheduled to meet with the Federal Aviation … Read more

Boeing CFO comments on deliveries, cash flow after Max crisis

An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Los Angeles approaches for landing at Reagan National Airport shortly after an announcement was made by the FAA that the planes were being grounded by the United States in Washington, U.S. March 13, 2019.  Joshua Roberts | Reuters Boeing will burn through cash this year and … Read more

Spirit Airlines gets rid of change fees, joining Frontier

A Spirit Airlines aircraft undergoes operations in preparation for departure at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on February 12, 2024 in Austin, Texas.  Brandon Bell | Getty Images Spirit Airlines is doing away with both change and cancellation fees, effective immediately, days after Frontier’s similar announcement, part of an overhaul of the country’s biggest discount carriers’ … Read more

Frontier Airlines change fees scrapped in pricing overhaul

A Frontier Airlines plane lands at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Feb. 27, 2020. Elizabeth Page Brumley | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Frontier Airlines said it will stop charging customers a fee to change their flights, taking a page from larger competitors as the Biden administration issues stricter rules targeting … Read more