April 19, 2014 |
Airlines will begin reporting first-quarter earnings next week, and despite a rough winter most expect strong profits this spring and beyond. The harsh weather forced newly merged US Airways and American Airlines to scrub more than 34,000 flights in the first three months of this year, whacking quarterly revenue by $115 million and lowering operating profit by about $60 million. American Airlines Group Inc., formed by the December merger of AMR Corp. and US Airways, revised its operating margin forecast to 5 percent to 7 percent for last quarter, down from a late January expectation of 6 percent to 8 percent.
February 14, 2014 |
If you couldn't get to Atlanta from Philadelphia on Wednesday, there's little chance you will get there by air on Thursday. Ditto for Charlotte, N.C. With an impending ice-and-snow storm moving up the eastern seaboard from the Southeast, thousands of flights were canceled for Thursday in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Washington, Baltimore, New York City, and Boston. In anticipation of severe weather, US Airways canceled more than 900 flights out of 3,100 systemwide Wednesday, giving passengers an opportunity to rebook, said airline spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.
January 23, 2014 |
Philadelphia International Airport had about 593 canceled arriving and departing flights as of Tuesday afternoon. Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said at 3:30 p.m. there were "very few people" in the terminals. She said one runway was open, and the airport was operational. "Crews are working tirelessly to keep all paved surfaces clear," Lupica said. Airport officials had a conference call with airlines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
February 10, 2013 |
Frank Kummer Philly.com As the Northeast blizzard of 2013 disrupted air and train travel, some travelers got an unplanned visit to Philadelphia. At Philadelphia International Airport, travelers said they'd spent hours in transit trying to reach destinations further north. While flights were generally leaving on time, with some cancellations still on the departures board, many travelers said they'd been forced to rearrange schedules and book hotel rooms to get around the storm which generally spared the Philadelphia region.
December 28, 2012 |
About 200 flights were canceled Wednesday afternoon at Philadelphia International Airport as wintry weather caused travel woes around the region. Arriving flights that were not canceled were experiencing delays of more than four hours Wednesday night because of high winds, said Victoria Lupica, an airport spokeswoman. The National Weather Service said the Philadelphia region was expected to get as much as two inches of rain, and a flood watch was in effect for Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and northern Delaware.
December 21, 2012
WASHINGTON - Confronted with a revolt among the rank-and-file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the economy into recession and likely sending negotiations past Christmas. In a brief statement, House Speaker John Boehner said the bill "did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. " Meanwhile, he challenged President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to work on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.
October 31, 2012 |
As Hurricane Sandy churned toward landfall, airlines in the Northeast prepared to halt air travel for a second day Tuesday at airports between Washington and Boston, including Philadelphia International Airport. US Airways, which operates a hub in Philadelphia, scrubbed 1,641 flights systemwide Monday, a little more than half of its daily schedule. US Airways announced at noon Monday that it would cancel all flights again Tuesday in Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, New York, and Newark, N.J. Ninety percent of Tuesday flights in and out of Philadelphia were suspended.
October 29, 2012 |
All flights in and out of Philadelphia International Airport Monday have been canceled, the airport has announced, adding to a long list of Hurricane Sandy-related closures. Meanwhile, power outages at the Shore have been reported as caravans of utility trucks are rolling north on I-95 from as far south as North Carolina. Atlantic County officials instituted a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew on the barrier islands and banned travel on all county and municipal roadways effective at midnight.
October 4, 2012 |
American Airlines, struggling to emerge from bankruptcy and fighting with a pilots union that prefers a merger with US Airways, now faces a new problem after weeks of delays and flight cancellations: a flurry of reports of maintenance problems - including at least three reports of loose seats - aboard its planes. It's unclear how serious the incidents have been - whether seats "slid around like a carnival ride" before a Miami-bound flight made an emergency landing Saturday at JFK International Airport, as the New York Post reported, or were merely wobbly.