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CHTA chief: Lack of airline competition chokes Caribbean tourism

Bahamas — President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Josef Forstmayr says the lack of competition in the regional airline industry is stifling the tourism sector resulting in ou

Union: Airlines push pilots to fly even if they are too...

WASHINGTON — The regional airline that operated a plane that crashed and killed 50 people in upstate New York has been pushing pilots to fly even if they say they are too sick or too tired, a union

FAA establishes new norm for regional airlines

Shocking revelations that emerged from the February plane crash in Buffalo, N.Y., which killed 50 people, might have appalled the traveling public, but many pilots didn't find them surprising.

Senator seeks regional airline safety probe

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate's aviation panel is asking a government watchdog to investigate safety enforcement at regional airlines.

After crash, experts survey regional pilots’ skills

Pilots flying for regional airlines like the Continental Connection flight that crashed outside Buffalo last week, killing 50, generally have less experience and earn less money than pilots at major c

Pilot predicts airline ‘bloodbath’

Regional travel will become more difficult as the drastic pilot shortage leads to cuts in routes, with predictions of a "bloodbath" among regional airlines. Rex chief pilot Chris Hine has warned the situation would get worse this year as all three major domestic airlines – Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue – embark on aggressive fleet expansion.