Tag Archives: Aerospace and defense industry

Starlink internet service has more than 145,000 users so far

A Starlink user terminal, also known as an antenna or satellite dish, on the roof of a building. SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Thursday gave an update on its Starlink internet service, as the company launched more satellites into orbit. SpaceX engineer Jessie Anderson said during a webcast of the …

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Virgin Galactic stock falls below SPAC debut price two years later

Virgin Galactic’s passenger rocket plane VSS Unity, carrying billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his crew, lands after reaching the edge of space above Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, U.S., July 11, 2021. Joe Skipper | Reuters Shares of space tourism company Virgin Galactic fell below $11.75 in …

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Airlines cancel another 1,300 flights as omicron, severe weather continue to snarl travel

Travelers wait in line to check-in for flights at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Christopher Occhicone | Bloomberg | Getty Images Airlines canceled hundreds of additional U.S. flights on Tuesday in the wake of winter storms and as the fast-spreading …

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Airline stocks surge despite thousands of holiday flight cancellations

Airline pilots walk through the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on December 27, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Airline investors shrugged off thousands of U.S. flight cancellations over the holidays even as disruptions continued on Monday. Carriers scrubbed more than 2,100 U.S. flights on Monday on …

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Severe weather, omicron infections drive thousands more U.S. flight cancellations

Travelers push their luggage past baggage claim inside the United Airlines terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during the holiday season as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Omicron variant threatens to increase case numbers in Los Angeles, California, U.S. December 22, 2021. Bing Guan | Reuters Airlines canceled more than …

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United Airlines offers pilots triple pay to ease omicron flight disruptions

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft lands at San Francisco International Airport on March 13, 2019 in Burlingame, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images United Airlines is offering its pilots triple pay to pick up trips for most of January to help ease a staffing shortage driven by …

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What airlines owe you if they cancel your flight

Travelers make their way through Miami International Airport on December 28, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Travel in 2021 ended on a stressful note for thousands thanks to omicron. The fast-spreading coronavirus variant has driven up infection rates around the world, including among airline staff. U.S. …

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JetBlue cuts hundreds of flights through mid-January, expecting more omicron sick calls

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 passenger aircraft landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Nik Oiko | LightRocket | Getty Images JetBlue Airways is cutting more than 1,280 flights from its schedule from Thursday through mid-January in anticipation of more Covid-19 infections among pilots and flight attendants. …

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Omicron drives Christmas weekend flight cancellations above 1,500

Delta Airlines and an American Airlines planes taxi away from their gate ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., November 22, 2021. Brian Snyder | Reuters Airlines cancelled more than 300 flights Sunday as disruptions from the omicron variant of Covid-19 continued to impact …

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Airlines cancel more than 800 U.S. flights as Covid hits crews

U.S. airlines canceled more than 800 flights over Christmas weekend after the rapidly spreading omicron variant of Covid infected flight crews. There were more than 4,200 flight cancellations worldwide on Saturday, more than 870 of them in the US according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. Omicron infections have hit other industries …

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