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2014-06-18 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "The aviation industry is facing an aircraft retirement Tsunami," Richard Brown ICF International Principal told delegates attending the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association's (AFRA's) Annual Meeting, taking place in Washington. According to the consultant the level of aircraft retirements will reach a stunning 1000 aircraft a year within a decade. A rapid increase in the number of aircraft reaching the end of their service life...

2014-06-18 08:21:52

BEIJING, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --To celebrate the official roll out of Hainan Airlines global website's new domain (www.hainanairlines.com) , the airline is launching the Summer 2014 Promotion Campaign from June 18 to July 15, including limited deals, early bird products as well as an additional discount for all international flight tickets. During this period, air fares for all flights departing from any airport outside of China will come with an extra rebate; Business Class...

2014-06-17 16:20:48

YPSILANTI, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltia Air Lines (OTCBB: BLTA) is pleased to announce that Cabin Safety Training for Stewards will commence on June 23, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140130/NY55640LOGO The Cabin Safety Training curriculum will require 4 weeks of extensive safety training. All of Baltia's stewards are experienced airline professionals. Anthony D. Koulouris, Baltia's Vice President of Marketing stated "This is the culmination of an...

2014-06-17 12:21:37

-- As of July, this summer, the carrier will offer more than 5,000 additional seats a week on its domestic and international routes. MEXICO CITY, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced an increase in the number of flights it offers between Mexico City and major destinations such as Acapulco, Cancun, Huatulco, Los Cabos, Merida, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo in Mexico and Miami, Orlando and San Antonio in the United States, for this...

2014-06-17 12:20:59

2013 Southwest Airlines One Report(TM) Adheres to Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines DALLAS, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) released its fifth annual award-winning integrated report to highlight how the carrier is working to achieve its vision to become the World's Most Loved, Most Flown, and Most Profitable Airline. The 2013 Southwest Airlines One Report uses a triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and productivity,...

2014-06-17 12:20:45

Ticket Transactions Rise 1.89 Percent in First Five Months of 2014 ARLINGTON, Va., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies rose 4.73 percent(* )year-over-year in the first five months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totalling $40.8 billion versus $39 billion in 2013....

2014-06-16 16:20:27

CHICAGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that dispatchers, represented by the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU), ratified a new joint labor agreement for all United Airlines dispatchers. The agreement covers more than 330 United dispatchers. "The ratification of this agreement is significant for our dispatchers and the company," said Tracy Lee, United's vice president of network operations. "We...

2014-06-16 12:21:22

System to enhance operational decision making for Next-Generation 737 fleet SEATTLE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] today announced Southwest Airlines has selected Boeing Airplane Health Management (AHM) to enhance operational efficiency in its maintenance and engineering operations. Southwest Airlines will use Airplane Health Management to collect and evaluate airplane operations data while the airplane is in flight. This real-time data is used to signal ground...

2014-06-16 12:21:13

Seattle travelers now have direct access to nine overseas international destinations from airline's hub SEATTLE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today launched nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Hong Kong. The new market is Delta's latest addition in the buildup of its Seattle hub and its fifth new international destination from Seattle in the last year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090202/DELTALOGO Delta customers and...

2014-06-16 12:20:51

Additional Service to Central America and the Caribbean also launching later this year HOUSTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines, the U.S. airline with the most global route network, today announced the company will introduce service to Santiago, Chile, from its hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, beginning Dec. 7, 2014, subject to government approval. Houston-Santiago, Chile Flight 847 will depart Houston daily at 9:05 p.m. and arrive in Santiago at 9:40...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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