Airline Stock Roundup: Earnings Dominate Headlines; American Airlines and … – Zacks.com


Airline Stock Roundup: Earnings Dominate Headlines; American Airlines and ...
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The impressive fourth quarter results were primarily responsible for the NYSE ARCA Airline index gaining 3.25% over the last 5 trading days. In another development, JetBlue Airways (JBLU - Analyst Report) grabbed headlines when it joined other carriers ...

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Airline Tycoon: DELUXE – The Daily Star


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Airline Tycoon: DELUXE
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Airline Tycoon was one of those games that my older brother spent hundreds of hours behind and I couldn't get why. On my old Pentium II system, I used to randomly click and assign flights or cargos to planes that couldn't take them. Much like Donald ...



Foreign airlines fear escalation after attack on Israel-Lebanon border – Haaretz


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Foreign airlines fear escalation after attack on Israel-Lebanon border
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Foreign airlines fear escalation after attack on Israel-Lebanon border. But no flight cancellations reported yet, foreign or domestic, as industry takes wait-and-see attitude. By Zohar Blumenkrantz | Jan. 28, 2015 | 7:45 PM ...

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LOT Polish Airlines leasing a B767 freighter from Cargojet

LOT Polish Airlines (LO, Warsaw Chopin) has wet-leased a B767-300(F) from Cargojet Airways (W8, Hamilton, ON) for use on its recently launched Warsaw Chopin to New York JFK freight service. The flights this year will operate from January to April and from October to December. According to ...

American Airlines adding flights from Wichita to Dallas, moving to regional jets – Wichita Business Journal


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American Airlines adding flights from Wichita to Dallas, moving to regional jets
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American Airlines in April will move from four to seven daily flights from Wichita to Dallas as the company begins using regional jets operated by Envoy and Mesa Airlines on the route. According to information from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National ...

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Airlines get a chance to revive flagging fortunes – Business Standard


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Airlines get a chance to revive flagging fortunes
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Jet Airways, on the other hand, will report a modest loss. IndiGo, the country's largest airline, could shave off Rs 300 crore from its 2013-14 ATF bill of Rs 5,500 crore, say industry sources. With everything else being the same, the savings could ...

Here’s How To Sidestep Airline Fees And Save Money – Business Insider


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Here's How To Sidestep Airline Fees And Save Money
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"Airlines tried to raise fares," Hobica says, "but when they raised fares, if even they raised them 1%, they would lose business. So now people pay for what they use." You already know the main culprits. The biggest one is checked bags. Some low-cost ...

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Anjuli Bhargava: No more ‘vegetarian’ airlines please – Business Standard


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Anjuli Bhargava: No more 'vegetarian' airlines please
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While this may be good news for India's aviation sector, there are - if newspaper reports are anything to by - at least half a dozen airline ventures waiting in the wings, hoping to take off over the next few months. While most of these are aiming for ...

Skymark Airlines to file for bankruptcy protection – Financial Times


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Skymark Airlines to file for bankruptcy protection
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Founded in 1998, Skymark sought to disrupt Japan's airline industry — which was dominated by Japan Airlines and ANA — by offering low fares. But Skymark's fortunes have taken a sharp turn for the worse after an aggressive expansion policy led to ...
Japan's Skymark Airlines files for bankruptcy: StatementChannel News Asia
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Emirates announces two new Airbus A380 destinations

Emirates (Dubai) announced today the launch of Airbus A380 services to two European destinations: Dusseldorf and Madrid.

The addition of Dusseldorf and Madrid to the list brings the total number of European gateways served by Emirates’ A380 to 13. Emirates currently has 57 A380s in its fleet, flying to 34 destinations globally and wowing customers everywhere it flies with its industry-leading onboard features.

As of July 1, flight EK 055 will be operated by an Airbus A380, leaving Dubai at 0830 and landing in Dusseldorf at 1325 the same day, while flight EK 056 will depart Dusseldorf at 1525 and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 2355 the same day.

As of August 1, flight EK 142 will be operated by an Airbus A380, leaving Madrid at 1530 and landing in Dubai at 0045 the following day. The return flight EK 141 departs Dubai at 0740 and arrives in Madrid at 1340 the same day.

The Emirates A380 offers a total of 519 seats in a three-class configuration, with 429 spacious seats in Economy Class on the main deck, 76 fully flat-bed mini-pods in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites on the upper deck.

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Airline uses feng shui to match passengers for blind date – FOX31 Denver


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Airline uses feng shui to match passengers for blind date
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... singles — namely Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year, when concerned relatives and friends shamelessly judge your (lack of) relationship — Australia-based low-cost airline Jetstar Airways is offering an escape and a chance to find love at the same ...

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New airline will fly from CVG to three leisure destinations – Cincinnati Business Courier


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New airline will fly from CVG to three leisure destinations
Cincinnati Business Courier
A new airline will launch service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport this spring and fly to Missouri, Louisiana and Mexico. Branson AirExpress, operated by Orange Air, will start service on May 7 to Branson, New Orleans and Cancun.
New airline offers cheap flights to Cancun, Cincinnati & Branson from MSYWGNO
Airline to offer flights from CVG to New Orleans, CancúnWLWT Cincinnati

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LIVE: New Orleans International Airport news conference on new airline, non … – WDSU New Orleans


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LIVE: New Orleans International Airport news conference on new airline, non ...
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According to organizers, the news conference is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. at the New Orleans airport. Few details have been released, but officials say that a new airline will reveal its plans to offer non-stop service to multiple U.S. cities from the ...

Delta to resume New York (JFK) – Keflavik, Iceland flights this summer

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will once again be offering nonstop daily flights between Keflavik International Airport (near Reykjavik) and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport for the 2015 summer season.

Starting May 2, the U.S. airline has scheduled a Boeing 757-200 aircraft on the route, which is operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France and KLM.

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Airlines operating below standard to be sanctioned – News24 Nigeria


Airlines operating below standard to be sanctioned
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According to him, AOC is the certificate issued by NCAA to airlines that enables them to operate in Nigeria. Usman explained that if an airline failed to use its license between 30 days to 90 days, such airline would not be allowed to operate within ...

Japan’s Skymark Airlines files for bankruptcy: Statement – Channel News Asia


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Japan's Skymark Airlines files for bankruptcy: Statement
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"The company came to the conclusion that it will be extremely difficult to rehabilitate itself on its own," the airline said in a statement released late on Wednesday. Skymark said company executives have held an emergency board meeting ... Earlier ...
Skymark Air Files for Bankruptcy After Airbus A380 Deal FlopsBloomberg
UPDATE 3-Japanese carrier Skymark files for bankruptcy, blames AirbusReuters
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BoA Boliviana de Aviación awaiting first B737-700

BoA - Boliviana de Aviación (OB, La Paz El Alto) is set to add its first B737-700 to its fleet of ten B737-300s, one B737-500, and three B767-300(ER)s. According to Skyliner Aviation, msn 30642, formerly VP-BIB with Yakutia Airlines (R3, Yakutsk), was ferried to Goodyear ahead of its delivery to ...

Southwest Airlines to equip its Boeing 737 fleet with Kannad Survival Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs)

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has turned to the McMurdo Group for its Kannad Survival Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) for its Boeing 737s. The McMurdo Group issued this statement:

McMurdo Group, a global leader in end-to-end search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions, today announced that its Kannad Survival Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) (below) are being integrated throughout Southwest Airlines’ (Dallas) fleet of 636 Boeing 737 aircraft.

Kannad Survival Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs)

ELTs, which are a key component of passenger and crew safety in the event of an emergency, enable first responders to locate the aircraft as soon as possible and potentially save more lives. Survival ELTs are removable from the aircraft and are stowed to facilitate usage by crew members in emergency situations. The ELTs were provided by McMurdo’s aviation partner, Aviall Services, Inc.

McMurdo’s Kannad ELTs are already used by some of the world’s largest aircraft and airline brands including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Pilatus, British Airways, United Airlines and China Airlines. The high-performance distress beacons provide the most innovative technology available including pin-point positioning and location data for optimal rescue response time.

In a typical search and rescue scenario an emergency signal from an ELT or distress beacon is relayed via satellite to Mission Control Centers and Rescue Coordination Centers for eventual rescue team deployment. This search and rescue ecosystem (known as COSPAS-SARSAT) has helped to save over 37,000 lives since 1982. McMurdo is the industry’s only provider of this end-to-end search and rescue solution from aviation/maritime/military/personal distress beacons to satellite ground station communications to rescue response solutions.

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EasyJet expects first half losses to fall after growth in sales

EasyJet (UK) (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) expects first half losses to shrink, helped by growing capacity and record number of business passengers in the first quarter.

The economy airline expects losses of between £10 million ($15.1 million) and £30 million ($45.5 million) in the first half of the year, compared with £53 million ($80.4 million) last year. The company also hopes to pass lower fuel costs on to passengers.

Easyjet chief executive Carolyn McCall said in a statement:

“We further strengthened our network in the quarter adding around 500,000 seats, the majority of which are from airports where EasyJet has a number one or number two position,”

“This combined with our new TV ads aimed at business travellers enabled EasyJet to sell record numbers of seats to business travellers in the first quarter,” she added.

Oil prices:

The largest carrier in the UK said it expects to pass fuel cost savings on to passengers, probably cutting around £2 off its average fare.

“EasyJet expects that lower fuel costs will be beneficial for its customers as fares adjust,” it said.

Oil prices have fallen by more than half since the summer, and the firm expects its annual fuel bill to be between £90m and £130m less than it was in the 12 months to 30 September 2014.

Competitor Ryanair (Dublin) is also trying to attract more business travellers, with the Irish carrier adding new routes and boosted capacity, and has made moves to improve its customer service. Its shares hit an all-time high this month after a surge in passenger numbers.

Read the full report from the BBC: CLICK HERE

Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock reporting from Manchester.

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British Airways announces radical changes to frequent-flyer Avios points (and … – The Independent


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British Airways announces radical changes to frequent-flyer Avios points (and ...
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British Airways is also increasing the available number of reward seats by six per cent, adding 500,000 each year. In addition, the airline is promising that some reward seats will be available even on the most in-demand departures, with a minimum of ...

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