The companies said they will launch 5G or fifth-generation service Wednesday, but they will delay turning on 5G cell towers within a 2-mile radius of runways designated by federal officials.
Omicron at least doubles risk of getting infected on planes, airline adviser says
Passengers should avoid face-to-face contact and surfaces that are frequently touched, and people sitting near to each other should try not to be unmasked at the same time during meals, according to the top medical adviser to the world’s airlines.Read More
New nonstop flight to Austin coming to Indianapolis International Airport
The flight will be offered daily for nearly a month before shifting to a twice-daily schedule Oct. 2., with bookings starting June 14.Read More
United adding three new seasonal nonstop routes from Indianapolis
The flights, which will run from May 27 through Labor Day weekend, will connect Indianapolis with cities in Maine and South Carolina.Read More
Indianapolis airport says it’s confident in financial situation amid industry calls for relief
Indianapolis International Airport’s budget is bound to take a hit from a major decrease in passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic, but airport officials say they have made preparations for economic disruption.Read More
Airlines are having trouble hiring pilots, flight attendants and other personnel, and that’s part of what is causing canceled flights and scrapping of service to some airports, executives told legislators on Wednesday.
The merged company will employ about 380, including more than 110 pilots and 75 aircraft technicians, and have more than 50 aircraft in its fleet.
The federal aviation regulatory agency alleges flight didn’t have qualified pilots or required operating or air carrier certificates.
Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez said the Key West flight marks No. 21 in a lineup of nonstop flights announced by the airport so far in 2021.
The passenger count was still 35% below the number of airport travelers reported on the comparable Sunday in 2019, according to TSA figures.
United Airlines said Wednesday it will buy up to 200 small electric air taxis to help customers in urban areas get to the airport.
More than 2 million people were screened at U.S. airports on Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Friday was only the second time since mid-March that daily airport screenings topped 1 million.
Regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. That happened less than five months after another Max flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea.
While travel numbers are slowly recovering from coronavirus lows—Transportation Security Administration records show that the number of people flying is climbing daily, although the rate is still below half of what it was in 2019—many Americans remain unsure about their holiday travel plans.
With airlines imposing mandatory mask requirements on flights amid the coronavirus pandemic, many unhappy passengers have made headlines for being removed from flights for refusing to wear a mask.
According to FlightAware statistics, on Aug. 23, U.S. airlines operated 15,419 flights, down 45% from a year earlier. On that same day, the United States saw 8,883 business aviation flights—down only 4% from a year earlier.
The funding was part of $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants being awarded to 405 airports across the country by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The dense crowds Saturday at some of the 13 airports where travelers from Europe are being funneled—among the busiest across the country—formed even as public health officials called for “social distancing” to stem the spread of the pandemic.
Delta, the world’s biggest airline, said it will cut international flights by 20% to 25% and reduce U.S. flying by 10% to 15%, roughly matching cuts previously announced by United Airlines.
By midmorning, nearly 50 flights had been canceled at O’Hare, and more than 70 flights canceled at Midway, split evenly between arrivals and departures, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.
United Airlines said Friday that without the planes, it will cancel 56 flights a day in January, February and early March.
The police and fire departments at Indianapolis International Airport have been non-union since 2011, when the airport authority withdrew its recognition of employee unions.