Major US airlines are being investigated by the Justice Department for “possible unlawful coordination” in ticket pricing. The probe comes as airlines are benefiting from low jet fuel prices, and more people flying than ever before.
Climate activists and politicians have reacted with outrage to a report championing London Heathrow Airport as the ideal site for a new runway. Critics say expanding Britain’s biggest airport will result in greater noise and air pollution.
Two managers from the low-cost Uber taxi app have been arrested in Paris and are being questioned over alleged “illicit activity.” The system allows drivers to charge passengers for rides, but escape paying the same taxes as traditional taxis.
The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered plane is starting its second bid to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean, and is set to land in Hawaii in about five days. The plane’s pilot has “passed the point of no return,” the mission’s website says.
Transaero Airlines is jumping onboard in a bid to save Siberian tigers. The Russian airline has unveiled the ‘Siberian Tiger’ livery on its Boeing 747-400, designed to raise awareness of the endangered animals’ plight at home and abroad.
Calais is witnessing travel chaos after striking French workers blocked the port. They have cut access to the Channel Tunnel rail link and disrupted maritime traffic. Amid the confusion, migrants are trying to stowaway on UK bound lorries.
The US Mid-West and Great Lakes region have been battered by severe storms. A tornado hit Coal City, some 60 miles (97km) southwest of Chicago, injuring seven people, while five people had to be rescued in the state of Michigan.