Airline Industry News

Do you have an interest in plane travel and need to stay up-to-date with the latest airline industry news? At Wiser, we have created a tailored and free daily email digest that will keep you informed. The airline industry has brought the world closer together, but the modern reality is one of new challenges and intense competition. Companies in the industry often employ tens of thousands of people and generate billions of dollars in annual revenue, so there is always something happening. Airport capacity is an issue in cities across the world, as is the problems of capital expenditure - it is not cheap to buy new aircraft. New technology is making the industry more efficient, friendly to the environment, and less obtrusive to local communities that planes fly over. But route structures, labor relations, weather and fuel costs all present significant challenges. The daily Wiser airline industry news email curates the best information from around the web. Whether you are interested in the international, national, regional or cargo parts of the industry, you will get the information you need.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
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Southwest Airlines has been faced with fines, union safety complaints
Chicago Tribune • David Koenig
Embattled United CEO Munoz Forgoes Bonus as Chairman Steps Aside
Skift • Bloomberg, Justin Bachman
United CEO skips bonus after passenger-dragging incident
Chicago Tribune • Lauren Zumbach
Emergency engine inspections lead to cancellations, scores of delays for travelers on Southwest Airlines
Chicago Tribune • Faiz Siddiqui
Korean Air 'nut rage' sisters step down
BBC
F.A.A. Orders Closer Engine Inspections After Southwest Airlines Failure
The New York Times • Zach Wichter
FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident
Chicago Tribune • Associated Press
Southwest Airlines sends passengers of deadly flight $5,000 checks, $1,000 flight vouchers
Chicago Tribune • Joseph A. Gambardello
On Southwest 1380, Confusion and Distraction as Oxygen Masks Dropped
The New York Times • Matthew Haag, Maya Salam
FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion
Chicago Tribune • Claudia Lauder, David Koenig
 
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Southwest Airlines has been faced with fines, union safety complaints
Chicago TribuneDavid Koenig
Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines. As the investigation into last week's deadly engine failure continues, Southwest...
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Airline Industry, Corporate Governance
Embattled United CEO Munoz Forgoes Bonus as Chairman Steps Aside
SkiftBloomberg, Justin Bachman
United Continental Holdings Inc.’s top executive is forgoing a bonus for last year and its chairman is stepping aside. Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz asked the board not to award him the payout for 2017, the airline said in a regulatory filing...
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Airline Industry, Corporate Governance
United CEO skips bonus after passenger-dragging incident
Chicago TribuneLauren Zumbach
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will not receive a bonus for 2017 after the airline decided to link incentive payments to customer service improvements in the wake of the passenger-dragging incident last April. The Chicago-based airline eliminated Munoz’s cash bonus at his...
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Airline Industry, Education
Emergency engine inspections lead to cancellations, scores of delays for travelers on Southwest Airlines
Chicago TribuneFaiz Siddiqui
(AP) Scores of Southwest Airlines travelers are facing delays or cancellations Sunday due to emergency inspections following the mid-air explosion of an engine on one of the airline's 737s last week. Southwest said about 40 of its 4,000 scheduled flights were canceled...
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Airline Industry, Finance
Korean Air 'nut rage' sisters step down
BBC
The CEO of Korean Air says his two daughters are resigning after separate incidents that led to allegations of abuse of power inside the company. Police are investigating the youngest daughter, Cho Hyun-min, after she allegedly splashed water in a colleague's face....
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Airline Industry, Finance
F.A.A. Orders Closer Engine Inspections After Southwest Airlines Failure
The New York TimesZach Wichter
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday issued an emergency order instructing airlines with the same type of engine as the one that failed catastrophically on Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 to more thoroughly inspect the engines’ fan blades. The agency...
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Airline Industry, Education
FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident
Chicago TribuneAssociated Press
(AP) The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane. The agency said the order affects 352 engines in...
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Airline Industry, Education
Southwest Airlines sends passengers of deadly flight $5,000 checks, $1,000 flight vouchers
Chicago TribuneJoseph A. Gambardello
Southwest Airlines has sent passengers of Flight 1380 a letter of apology that includes a check for $5,000 “to cover any of your immediate financial needs” after the plane suffered an engine failure and had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia....
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On Southwest 1380, Confusion and Distraction as Oxygen Masks Dropped
The New York TimesMatthew Haag, Maya Salam
On the list of possible midair emergencies, airline passengers are instructed on every flight what to do if the cabin pressure suddenly drops. “If the airplane loses pressure, oxygen masks will drop automatically,” the safety video on American Airlines flights says. “The...
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Airline Industry, Education
FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion
Chicago TribuneClaudia Lauder, David Koenig
U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes...
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