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2012-12-10 08:21:18

ISTANBUL, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Turkish Airlines have finalized a firm order for 15 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes worth $4.7 billion at list prices. The agreement, first announced in October as a commitment, also includes options for five additional 777-300ERs and is the largest order by value in Turkish Airlines' history. Turkish Airlines' fleet currently includes 12 777-300ERs, the first of which Boeing delivered in October 2010. Over the past two...

2012-12-06 00:21:13

BANGKOK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Asia Airways today announced a four times weekly scheduled service from Phuket International Airport to Beijing International Capital Airport. The Thai carrier's scheduled service will commence January 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121205/HK25180 ) The full service, non-stop flight will be operated by a Boeing 767-200ER with an all economy class configuration of 235 seats. JFx, Jet Asia's iPad based in-flight...

2012-12-04 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named Keith Glatz, senior negotiator for the Office of International Aviation and Affairs for the U.S. Department of Transportation, to the new role of Vice President, International Affairs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111201/DC15444LOGO) Glatz brings vast international policy experience to A4A, having successfully negotiated...

2012-12-04 04:20:12

BEIJING, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "The BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Chinese Brands 2012" was released in Beijing on December 4th. Hainan Airlines was again named as one of the Top 50 Most Valuable Chinese Brands, a status it has enjoyed since 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121204/CN22399LOGO ) According to the latest research data from BrandZ, the brand value of Hainan Airlines has increased by 23% in 2012, reaching $524 million USD. Hainan Airlines ranked...

2012-12-03 12:20:13

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines delivered its best monthly on-time performance for 2012 in November - despite the continued impact of Superstorm Sandy and the Nor'easter that followed - with 85.5 percent of domestic flights and 81.2 percent of international flights arriving within 14 minutes of the scheduled arrival time. The airline is awarding eligible employees a $100 bonus to recognize this performance. United pays eligible employees $50 each month that domestic or...

2012-11-29 08:21:10

New Seoul and Istanbul routes; seven more weekly flights to China; Calgary-Narita upgrade MONTREAL, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada is bringing the world closer this summer with a major expansion of its international services. The carrier is launching a new non-stop route between Toronto and Seoul, starting service to Istanbul subject to government approval, adding seven weekly departures to Beijing from Toronto and Vancouver, and upgrading its Calgary-Tokyo Narita route to...

2012-11-16 08:20:15

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reports its financial results for the third quarter of 2012. The airline achieved a $15.8 million operating profit for the quarter, resulting in a four percent operating margin. Despite the continued dual financial pressure of high fuel prices and Virgin America's industry-leading capacity growth, the airline reported an operating profit for the quarter, improved unit costs, and an increase in average fares. For the third...

2012-11-15 16:20:28

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For LOT Polish Airlines, the dream became a reality today when the carrier became the first European carrier to take delivery of the Dreamliner. LOT flew its first Dreamliner to Warsaw after a delivery ceremony in Seattle and the aircraft landed at Warsaw's Chopin Airport at 10:51 a.m. local time and was greeted with a traditional water salute. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121115/LA14534) (Logo:...

2012-11-14 20:20:13

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and LOT Polish Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Polish carrier is the first European airline to take delivery of the 787. Senior LOT and Boeing executives, as well as Polish and US government officials, celebrated the historic delivery at an event at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo, Wash., near Boeing's 787 final assembly plant in Everett. "This is...

2012-11-14 16:20:30

MONTREAL, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the appointment of Annette Verschuren, O.C. to the Board of Directors of Air Canada. Ms. Verschuren is the past president of The Home Depot Canada where she oversaw the company's growth from 19 to 180 Canadian stores and led its entry into China. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Ms. Vershuren was president and co-owner of Michaels of Canada, a chain of arts and craft stores. She is currently Chair and CEO of NRstor...