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)
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.)
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.
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 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.”
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.
Near-, mid- and long-term air traffic management research and test initiatives at NASA are a major part of the ATM special. Specific projects described include research on the ground portion of single pilot operations and an update on the agency’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) air traffic management work. Beyond NASA we are looking at the latest industry efforts by Airbus ProSky and Boeing ATM....More
More and more airlines are convinced that conventional wisdom has it wrong: Long-haul low-cost is a model that can work if it is well executed with modern, efficient fleets and work practices and process geared towards efficiency. We are taking a look at the major players in Europe and Asia-Pacific, where the concept is gaining the most traction: Lufthansa’s Eurowings, Norwegian, Scoot, Air Asia X and Jetstar are among the carriers evaluated...More