Air France cancels flights as strike enters second week


PARIS - Air France expects to operate 41 percent of its flights on Monday as a pilots strike over cost cuts and plans for the company's budget Transavia unit enters its second week.


Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine: lawyer 10:44am BST

BERLIN - Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its president for manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases, the lawyer representing them said on Sunday.


U.S. to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt - Pentagon 1:44am BST

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defence Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.


Air France pilots extend strike until Sept. 26 20 Sep 2014

PARIS - Air France pilots have voted to extend their week-long strike over cost cuts and plans for the company's Transavia unit by a further four days until Sept. 26, the head of the SNPL union said on Saturday.

U.S., Canada send jets to intercept Russian aircraft 20 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Canadian fighter jets intercepted Russian aircraft that were flying near U.S. and Canadian air space this week, a military spokesman said on Friday.

U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight 19 Sep 2014

MONTREAL - The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space.


Russia critical of MH17 inquiry, wants bigger U.N. role 19 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Russia on Friday criticized an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent only with more U.N. involvement, even though the world body found the inquiry met international standards.


Air France says pilots may continue strike until September 26 19 Sep 2014

PARIS - Air France said pilots protesting over cost cuts and a new expansion strategy for its Transavia unit gave notice that they may extend their strike until next Friday.


JetBlue names former British Airways exec CEO, shares rise 19 Sep 2014

- JetBlue Airways on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading.


Alibaba IPO prices at top of range, raising $21.8 billion 19 Sep 2014

- Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion (13.26 billion pounds) on Thursday, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut. | Video