Aaron Karp

Southwest Hawaii Flights Could Test Service Model 
Southwest Airlines plans to launch flights between the continental U.S. and Hawaii, a move that will test the limits of Southwest’s service model given the distance of the flights.
Delta 3Q CASM Growth ‘Unsustainable’ 
Delta Air Lines is acknowledging that its third-quarter 4.8% year-over-year, cost per available seat-mile, ex-fuel growth rate cannot be sustained in the long term.
Rendering of a Delta Air Lines Bombardier CS100.
Delta: C Series Duty ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’ 
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline will not pay tariffs on the Bombardier C Series and acknowledged the brewing trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada may delay its delivery to Delta.
Horizon Pilots Blame Alaska For Service Cuts 
Pilots at Horizon Air, Alaska Air Group’s regional subsidiary, have publicly blamed Alaska management for service cuts and aircraft deferrals.
Embraer is marketing the E175-E2 outside the U.S.
Manufacturers Not Expecting E175-E2, MRJ90 Scope Relief  37
Embraer and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. are conceding that the E175-E2 and MRJ90, respectively, will be unable to operate in the U.S. market at service entry.
Republic CEO: Regional Industry ‘Shrinking’  16
The U.S. regional airline industry is “shrinking” because of a pilot shortage that is reducing air service to smaller markets throughout the country, Bryan Bedford Republic Airways Holdings president and CEO, said.
Lawmakers Urge Caution On U.S. C-Series Action 
Some members of Congress have cautioned senior Trump administration officials to be careful over alleged C Series subsidies from Montreal and Ottawa.
Cyberattack Cost FedEx $300 Million 
FedEx Corp. estimates it took a $300 million hit from the late June cyberattack that started by targeting Ukrainian companies and spread globally, particularly affecting FedEx subsidiary TNT Express.
Airline JV Closer To Gaining Brazil Approval 
The general superintendence of Brazilian regulatory agency has recommended that CADE’s administrative tribunal approve the proposed American Airlines-LATAM Airlines Group joint venture without conditions.
Shuster ATC Plan’s Near-Term Prospects Appear Dim 
Amid conflicting characterizations of the vote count for Rep. Bill Shuster’s (R-Pa.) air traffic control (ATC) proposal, Congress is debating how to extend the FAA’s authorization, which expires Sept. 30.
Three Nations To Test Analogic Checkpoint CT Machines 
Around 10 computed tomography (CT) airport checkpoint screening machines produced by Boston-based technology company Analogic are scheduled to be tested at major airports in Japan, the Netherlands and the U.S. in the coming months.
Houston Airports Slowly Reopening 
Houston Intercontinental Airport and Houston Hobby Airport have reopened to handle limited domestic flights after being forced to close Aug. 27 because of severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Severe Flooding Closes Two Houston Airports 
Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby airports are closed because of severe flooding due to Hurricane Harvey, with a major effect on United and Southwest airlines operations.
Tech Issue Affects Southwest Top-Tier Passengers 
The problem comes as the Dallas-based airline works to resolve a handful of issues with the new Amadeus reservation system to which it transitioned in May.
Delta Ends Regional Contract With ExpressJet 
Delta Air Lines will move 31 Bombardier CRJs from ExpressJet Airlines to Endeavor Air, ending its contract with SkyWest Inc. subsidiary ExpressJet and expanding flying for its wholly-owned regional subsidiary Endeavor.
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