Stories by David Koenig

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Shares of Virgin America jump in debut

Virgin America made a successful takeoff in its public trading debut Friday. The shares opened at $27, $4 higher than the price that the airline set, and closed at $30.
By David Koenig

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

American, US Airways merging mile programs in 2015

American, US Airways delay decision on whether to award free flights based on pricier tickets.
By David Koenig

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar

DALLAS - Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop, but don't expect fares to fall too.
By David Koenig

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Delta's 3Q profit falls on one-time items

One-time costs push Delta's 3Q profit lower; adjusted earnings narrowly beat forecasts.
By David Koenig

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

DALLAS - As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them.
By David Koenig

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

DALLAS - Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season ...
By David Koenig

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

American Airlines agents approve union

Organized labor victory: American Airlines' airport and reservations agents vote to join union.
By David Koenig

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Major airlines earn record profits while regional carriers struggle

DALLAS - Regional airlines' profits are shrinking, costs are rising, and they're having trouble finding enough pilots to work for the salaries they pay.
By David Koenig

Friday, July 11, 2014

Officials say man posed as airline worker to get free travel

DALLAS - Federal officials say that a Georgia man posed as an airline employee to score cheap travel and resold the tickets for thousands of dollars.
By David Koenig

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dreamliner set to land at American Airlines

American will take delivery of its first 787, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner, in November.
By David Koenig

Thursday, April 24, 2014

American Airlines swings to $480M 1Q profit

After merger, American Airlines and US Airways post first-quarter profit of $480 million.
By David Koenig

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

Delta tops 1Q expectations despite $90 million revenue hit from a wave of winter storms.
By David Koenig

Monday, April 7, 2014

Airline customer complaints drop while service problems rise

DALLAS - A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday ...
By David Koenig

Monday, March 10, 2014

Airlines upbeat despite winter filled with cancellations

DALLAS - Airlines are still tallying up the damage from this winter's storms, but solid demand for travel means they are likely to weather the rocky start to 2014 in good shape.
By David Koenig

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Judge moves airline merger step closer to takeoff

A federal bankruptcy judge has cleared the way for American Airlines and US Airways to complete their merger and create the world's largest airline.
By David Koenig

Friday, Aug 30, 2013

American, US Airways merger trial to start in November

A federal judge said Friday that the government's lawsuit to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways will start Nov. 25, a timetable favored by the airlines.
By David Koenig

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Uncertainty awaits airline industry without merger

Investors, employees ponder what's ahead for American, airline industry if merger gets canned
By David Koenig

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013

US Airways, American airline merger contested

Federal government, 6 states sue to block proposed airline merger of US Airways, American
By David Koenig

Thursday, May 16, 2013

American Airlines speeds boarding for fliers traveling light

The airline said Thursday that people carrying just a personal item that fits under the seat -- no rolling suitcases -- will be allowed to board before most other passengers.
By David Koenig

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

American cancels all US flights for several hours

DALLAS - A key computer system used to run many daily operations at American Airlines failed Tuesday, forcing the nation's third-largest carrier to ground all flights across the United States for ...
By David Koenig
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