Germany bets on cheap tickets to help transport sector meet CO2 targets

Germany bets on cheap tickets to help transport sector meet CO2 targets

BERLIN, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Germany is to introduce a discounted ticket for public transport next year to encourage people to cut down on car driving and help the country to achieve its emissions targets. Berlin aims to become climate-neutral by 2045 and cut 65% of emissions by 2030 compared with 1990. The country has … Read more

US must do more to block harmful airline mergers, anti-monopoly group says

US must do more to block harmful airline mergers, anti-monopoly group says

Delta Airlines and an American Airlines planes taxi away from their gate ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, US, November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The US Transportation Department (USDOT) must step up efforts to stop … Read more

Walmart’s long-lasting challenge: luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Walmart's long-lasting challenge: luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Aug 11 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) could face an uphill battle to reclaim US shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon. While gasoline prices have dropped nearly 20% over the past month, there are no signs shoppers … Read more

Airbus, airlines to explore carbon capture technology

Airbus, airlines to explore carbon capture technology

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18 (Reuters) – European airplane manufacturer Airbus (AIR.PA) and more than a half dozen airlines said on Monday they had signed letters of intent to discuss buying carbon removal credits to offset the emissions from air travel. Airbus joined by Air Canada (AC.TO), Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA), EasyJet, International Airlines Group (ICAG.L), LATAM … Read more

Aviation sector faces hiring headache as mechanics shortage looms

Aviation sector faces hiring headache as mechanics shortage looms

MONTREAL/BENGALURU, July 15 (Reuters) – Christophe Gagnon considered quitting his avionics studies as COVID-19 crippled aviation, but the 21-year-old stayed in class and now the industry is desperate for more like him to keep planes flying. Two years after lockdowns nearly grounded the airline industry, repair shops and suppliers are scrambling for students like Gagnon, … Read more