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2014-04-15 16:21:03

Southwest Receives Multiple Awards for Domestic Carrier of the Year and Domestic Airline of the Year DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Cargo is leader of the pack when it comes to running a successful operation. The airline was recently named the Airforwarders Association's "Domestic Carrier of the Year" for the fifth year in a row. It also earned the Express Delivery & Logistics Association's (XLA) "Domestic Airline of the Year." This is the 14th year in...

2014-04-14 12:21:26

Southwest ProfitSharing Contributions Total Nearly $2.5 billion Over Four Decades DALLAS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced it will contribute approximately $228 million--the largest total dollar amount ever allocated--directly to Employees through its ProfitSharing Plan this year. The payment is an 88 percent increase over last year's contribution of $121 million. Southwest was the first in the industry to offer a ProfitSharing Plan, and this...

2014-04-09 20:20:18

MEXICO CITY, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for March 2014. The total number of booked passengers in March 2014 reached 723 thousand, a 1.7% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 2.0% year over year in March 2014. Volaris registered a load factor of 80.4% in March 2014....

2014-04-09 16:22:23

DALLAS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines today operates its first revenue flight utilizing a Boeing 737-800 equipped with Aviation Partner's Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets. The newly designed winglet differs than those currently installed on the carrier's fleet of Boeing 737s, with aerodynamic scimitar tips and a large ventral strake on the bottom of the blended winglet structure. By upgrading the 737-800s with Split Scimitar Winglets, annual fuel savings are...

2014-04-09 08:22:32

Gogo Also to Trial new 2Ku and Global Xpress Technologies on Select International Aircraft ITASCA, Ill., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces today that it plans on rolling out Wi-Fi on Air Canada's entire North American fleet in May. The agreement also provides for future type-testing of Gogo satellite solutions for Wi-Fi on international flights. The international trials will...

2014-04-08 16:20:39

DALLAS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), today announced they are accepting applications for their annual "Lanzate! / Take Off!" education travel award program. Online applications will be accepted through May 15, 2014, at www.hacu.net. The program is geared toward Hispanic college students with economic need who travel away from home to pursue higher education. Students who...

2014-04-08 12:20:58

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for March 2014 and the first three months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) rose 2.2 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 2.7 percent higher than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 84 percent, down 0.4 points from March 2013. The number of onboard passengers increased 6.4 percent over the same month...

2014-04-08 08:20:46

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported March 2014 and year-to-date traffic results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO American Airlines Group's total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 18.5 billion, up 0.9 percent versus March 2013. Total capacity was 22.6 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.9 percent versus March 2013. Total passenger load factor was 81.8 percent for the month...

2014-04-07 12:22:12

California-based Airline Ranked #1 for Second Consecutive Year in Academic Review of Airline Performance Data SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second straight year, Virgin America was named the top-ranked airline in the Airline Quality Rating (AQR), an annual analysis of airline performance conducted by Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Based on publicly reported data all carriers must submit to the U.S. Department of...

2014-04-07 12:22:08

Award-Winning Airline Adds Second Daily Flight between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing air travel, today announces that it will expand its schedule to two daily nonstop roundtrips between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and its home base at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as of July 8, 2014. Known...