American Airlines CEO defends JetBlue deal to federal judgeOctober 5, 2022 GMT
The CEO of American Airlines said Monday that his airline needed a partnership with JetBlue because Delta Air Lines had bulked up through a merger sooner than American, had more takeoff and landing rights at New York airports, and fewer unionized workers.
JetBlue, Southwest spar over slots in antitrust trialSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
Senior executives of JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines argued in court Wednesday over JetBlue's controversial partnership with American Airlines that the Biden administration is seeking the thwart.
JetBlue CEO first witness in US lawsuit against 2 airlinesSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
Government lawyers used airline executives' own words in trying Tuesday to persuade a federal judge to kill a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
The government argued that the deal is, in effect, a merger that will cost consumers $700 million a year in higher fares.
JetBlue posts Q2 loss as fuel costs offset rising revenueAugust 2, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue Airways lost $188 million in the second quarter, as fuel costs nearly tripled and wiped out a large increase in revenue during the early part of the peak vacation-travel season.
Vote on Spirit, Frontier merger is postponed, againJuly 13, 2022 GMT
Days ahead of a shareholder vote at Spirit Airlines over a proposed buyout by rival budget carrier Frontier, the vote was postponed for a fourth time in a signal that the deal still lacks support from investors.
Spirit Airlines again postpones vote on Frontier mergerJuly 7, 2022 GMT
Spirit Airlines said Thursday it was again postponing a shareholder vote on a proposed merger with Frontier Airlines to continue talks with Frontier and rival bidder JetBlue Airways.
The vote was delayed from Friday until at least July 15.
Spirit’s delay allows airline bidding war time to play outJune 30, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Spirit Airlines rose Thursday after it postponed a vote for the second time on a proposed merger with Frontier Airlines, allowing for a bidding war over the budget airline between Frontier and JetBlue Airways to play out.
Smaller airlines pursue buyouts to bulk up amid recoveryApril 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Smaller airlines are looking to bulk up to take advantage of an expected recovery in air travel.
Fleet size is a key motive for JetBlue’s recent bid to woo budget carrier Spirit Airlines and break up that company’s deal with rival Frontier.
JetBlue’s bid for Spirit centers on adding planes to fleetApril 6, 2022 GMT
JetBlue Airways executives explained to Wall Street on Wednesday why they're offering to pay $3.6 billion for Spirit Airlines, a proposed combination that has received a chilly reception from investors.
JetBlue not departing New York for Florida, expanding at JFKAugust 3, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue is not departing New York.
The low-cost airline announced Tuesday that it will keep its headquarters in Queens and expand its flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Ex-Rep. Hayes pardoned by Trump for role in bribery scandalJanuary 20, 2021 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina congressman and state Republican Party leader who lied to FBI agents about a bribery scandal received a pardon from outgoing President Donald Trump in his final hours in office...
Insider: JetBlue CEO discusses COVID-19′s impact on airlinesJune 1, 2020 GMT
Airlines are starting to see a slight rise in bookings, but air travel remains down about 90%, prompting speculation about which carriers might go under...
Powerful NC lawmaker borrowed money from man later indictedOctober 9, 2019 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An influential North Carolina Republican lawmaker says a man now facing federal charges in an alleged bribery scheme loaned him $500,000 last year, but never asked for anything from the General Assembly in return...
North Carolina GOP chair, major donor charged with briberyApril 2, 2019 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of North Carolina's Republican Party, an insurance magnate and two of his associates are facing federal charges for a plan to shower the state's top insurance regulator with campaign contributions to ensure special business treatment, a criminal indictment unsealed Tuesday said...
Walter B. Jones, maverick GOP congressman, dead at 76February 11, 2019 GMT
Rep. Walter B. Jones, a 24-year veteran of Congress who built a record of maverick conservatism, passed away Sunday at the age of 76.
Mr. Jones represented eastern North Carolina, regularly turning aside GOP primary challenges then winning overwhelmingly in the general election.
Editorial: Playground antics don’t help resolve real worries about election conductJanuary 3, 2019 GMT
CBC Editorial: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019; Editorial #8376 The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company
Name-calling. Petulance. Finger pointing. Whining.
The performances of North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes and the party’s Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse -- amid efforts by Gov.