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2014-02-27 12:22:04

For 20 Consecutive Years, Southwest Has Been Named a Most Admired Company DALLAS, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today was named to FORTUNE's 2014 list of World's Most Admired Companies for the 20(th) consecutive year. Southwest was ranked as the 9(th) Most Admired Company and is the only commercial airline to make the Top Ten. FORTUNE worked with the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, and asked executives, directors, and analysts which...

2014-02-27 08:22:40

SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FlightStats Inc. has named Alaska Airlines the No. 1 on-time major carrier in North America for the fourth year in a row. No other North American airline has received the prestigious award more times since the Portland, Ore.-based company launched its on-time awards program in 2009. Alaska's on-time average for the 172,582 flights it operated in 2013 was 87.08 percent. Average on-time performance among North American carriers was 79.16 percent....

2014-02-25 16:20:09

MANCHESTER, England, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa International Airport takes top spot in first regional heat of Routes Awards 2014 Last night during a fantastic networking evening hosted by the Ministry of Tourism El Salvador at the Tazumal Archaeological Site, Santa Ana Tampa International Airport was announced as the winner of the first heat of the 2014 Routes Awards. Over 450 aviation professionals were gathered to witness the presentation of the awards...

2014-02-25 12:20:14

Egencia's Consulting Services report shows travel managers how to manage airline consolidation to save money and travelers time in the booking process BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased market pressures in the consolidated airline industry have reduced corporate travel options and discount opportunities thus increasing the planning complexity for corporate travel managers, according to a report released today by Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia,...

2014-02-25 08:21:03

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircastle Limited ("Aircastle") (NYSE: AYR) announced that it reached an agreement with LATAM Airlines Group S.A. ("LATAM") to enter into purchase and leaseback transactions involving eight Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The first group of four aircraft, which were manufactured in 2012, is expected to close early in the second quarter of 2014 with an average lease term of 60 months. The second group of aircraft, which were manufactured in...

2014-02-24 08:21:20

DUBLIN, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FLY Leasing Limited (NYSE: FLY), a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, today announced that it has purchased two more aircraft, a Boeing B737-700 and a B737-800. The aircraft, which were manufactured in 2002 and in 2008 respectively, are leased to airlines in South America and in Europe. The acquisitions will be financed from the Company's free cash and its Term Loan, which was upsized in November 2013. (Logo:...

2014-02-21 23:00:05

“Alaska Airlines believes in supporting our communities. Making air travel more accessible for those in need is a special way we are able to give back,” said Joe Sprague, the airline’s Vice President Marketing. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 “We're very proud to welcome Alaska Airlines as a premier sponsor of the Endeavor Awards,” said Mark Wolper, President & Executive Producer of The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. and Chair of the Endeavor Awards Host Committee....

2014-02-21 20:20:06

DUBLIN, Ireland, February 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nrhk4n/growth) has announced the addition of the "Growth Opportunity in Global Aerospace Tire Industry - Forecasts to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nrhk4n/growth ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global aerospace tire industry is expected to witness...

2014-02-20 16:20:22

Travelers to Help Select New Signature Virgin America Ice Cream by Casting Their Vote via Twitter for One of Three Custom Flavors Created by the Cult-Favorite San Francisco Ice Cream Makers SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline already known for its award-winning cuisine and international-grade First Class cabin, today announces a new enhanced First Class menu and service that will launch on its long-haul business flights between San...

2014-02-20 12:20:59

Latin Trade Magazine recognizes with two awards the value of the airline's enhanced services and strong long-term alliances with regional partners ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has been honored with two top distinctions by Latin Trade's Best of Travel Annual Awards 2014. Delta is the only U.S. airline in this year's rankings, leading the categories of "Most Improvement Overall" and "Best Partnerships and Alliances," recognizing Delta's...