Kristin Majcher

Kristin Majcher
JetBlue Considers A321LR’s Transatlantic Flight Potential 
JetBlue Airways won’t be tying the knot with Virgin America anytime soon, but the carrier may eventually expand its brand in another way: across the Atlantic.
Etihad And Avianca Sign Codeshare Agreement 
Etihad Airways and Colombia’s Avianca have signed a codeshare agreement on certain flights.
Horizon Orders Embraer Jets To Complement Turboprops  1
Alaska Air Group’s regional carrier Horizon Air has selected the Embraer 175 to complement its all-turboprop fleet.
Alaska To Acquire Virgin America In Cash Deal 
In a deal between two West Coast carriers, Alaska Airlines has agreed to acquire Virgin America in an all-cash transaction with an equity value of $2.6 billion.
Delta And Pilots Union File For Mediation In Contract Talks 
Unable to reach a labor agreement, Delta Air Lines and the Air Line Pilots Association have filed for mediation.
Airlines Battle Rising MRO Costs With Used Material 
Airlines proactively seek used material for MRO. Delta even created a new company, Delta Material Services, to source it.
Canadian Airlines Introducing Fleetwide Inflight Connectivity 
Years after many of their U.S.-based peers, major Canadian airlines are introducing passengers to fleetwide inflight connectivity.
Alaska Fliers Can Use Miles To Pay TSA Precheck Fee 
In a promotion running through April, Alaska Airlines travelers can cash in 10,000 frequent-flier miles to cover the $85 application fee to join the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)’s Precheck program.
New Bridge Helps Aeromexico Grow In Tijuana 
Aeromexico is adding more than 2,000 seats per week from Tijuana, which recently gained a bridge connecting passengers to the San Diego area.
New U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Still Awaits Key Approval 
An updated bilateral aviation agreement that would allow expanded traffic between Mexico and the U.S. is still awaiting approval from Mexico’s Senate, say airlines closely following the deal.
Volaris Posts Strong 2015 Earnings 
Mexican ultra-LCC Volaris recorded strong earnings in the fourth quarter of 2015, as well as for the whole year.
Southwest Considering Airline Partners 
Southwest Airlines is considering adding airline partnerships in the coming years, according to Dave Harvey, managing director for business development.
VivaLatinamerica Still Plans New Airline, But Changes Course 
Mohan explained that VivaLatinamerica still sees Central America as a “great opportunity” but notes that it has found another place to launch its next airline, expected at the end of the third quarter this year.
Delta Debt Reduction Earns Moody’s Rating Upgrade 
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Delta’s debt rating to investment-grade.
ASL Aviation To Buy TNT’s Airlines 
ASL Aviation Group will expand its business with a further two airlines and increase its fleet from 100 to more than 130 aircraft, following a deal to acquire the airline operations of TNT Express (TNT).

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