Darren Shannon darren.shannon@aviationweek.com

Darren Shannon darren.shannon@aviationweek.com
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Delta Expects Record Profits In 2013 
WASHINGTON - A bullish Delta Air Lines management team expects to post a record profit this year and an even better unit revenue performance next year, after generating a $1.4 billion net profit in a seasonally strong third quarter. (Photo: Delta)
Iberia Unveils New Branding, Livery 
Iberia’s restructuring effort now includes a new logo and livery for the Spanish carrier.
Texas Drops Opposition To AMR, US Airways Merger 
WASHINGTON - Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott today dropped his opposition to AMR Corp.’s merger with US Airways, just hours after a federal judge dismissed an attempt by the U.S. Justice Department to give it more time to prepare its case against the two carriers. (Photo: AMR Corp.)
Indigo To Develop Frontier Into Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier 
William Franke’s Indigo Partners investment group, which turned Spirit Airlines into a profitable ultra-low-cost carrier, intends to repeat the effort with Frontier Airlines after buying the troubled operator from Republic Airways.
TAM To Join Oneworld In March 
Latam Airlines Group’s Brazilian operating unit TAM Airlines is scheduled to join the Oneworld alliance at the end of the first quarter 2014.
Southwest Breaks Ground On First International Terminal 
Southwest Airlines today broke ground on a $156 million international terminal at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston that will be the base for an international expansion planned from 2015.
Air Canada Looks To U.S. Operators For New Regional Feed 
Air Canada, continuing its efforts to control the cost of its regional feed, will issue a request for proposals (RFP) on existing services to the U.S.
AMR, US Airways Extend Merger Deadline 
The boards of directors at AMR Corp. and US Airways Group have, as expected, approved an extension to their proposed merger agreement, a decision that allows the two companies to pursue legal action against the U.S. Justice Department without fear of breaching a contractual deadline to finalize the deal. (Photo: AMR Corp.)
Ryanair Commits To Stansted Growth 
Ryanair will expand its operation at London Stansted Airport by about 50% in the next 10 years after the airport’s owner guaranteed an unspecified “package of lower costs and more efficient facilities.”
Mesa Benefits From New United Contracts 
Mesa Air Group, once the largest regional operator in North America, has signed a new deal with United Airlines to operate 30 Embraer 175.
Court Supports American/US Airways Merger
WASHINGTON - American Airlines’ proposed merger with US Airways today received a boost after the Fort Worth-based carrier’s bankruptcy judge approved the consolidation plan. (Photo: American Airlines)
Air Canada's E-175 Fleet Transferred To Sky Regional 
Canadian operator Sky Regional now operates all 15 Embraer 175s previously included in Air Canada’s fleet, just two months later than initially planned when the transfer was unveiled in October 2012.
Alabama-Assembled A321s Destined For Delta
Delta will be one of first airlines to operate U.S.-assembled aircraft
AA, US Airways Seek November Trial Against DOJ
Filed motion to trial against their proposed merger on Nov. 12.
Virgin America Now Interlines With Russia's Transaero 

Russian carrier Transaero Airlines and Virgin America have started interlining on services through Los Angeles International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport.

The deal is Virgin America’s 27th interline agreement.

 
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