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2014-01-14 16:20:11

- Alaska 737-900ER orders grow to 45 SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) completed Boeing's first firm airplane order of 2014 for two additional 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The agreement, worth $192 million at current list prices, coincides with today's direct delivery of the 100(th) Next-Generation 737 airplane to Alaska Airlines. The 737, the world's best-selling commercial airliner, is a valuable contributor to...

2014-01-13 16:21:09

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), an ultra-low-cost airline based in Mexico, today reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2013. The total number of booked passengers in December 2013 reached 877 thousand, a 13.6% increase compared to the same period in 2012, and a 20.7% increase full year 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs)...

2014-01-13 12:20:55

Airline wins prestigious global award from Air Transport World magazine CALGARY, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced that Air Transport World has named it the 2014 Value Airline of the Year as part of the magazine's 40(th) annual global airlines industry achievement awards. "WestJet is a highly worthy-recipient of ATW's Value Airline of the Year Award," said Karen Walker, ATW's Editor-in-Chief. "WestJet is not just Canada's second-largest airline with about a...

2014-01-10 12:21:28

CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that it is notifying holders of the $155,640,000 outstanding principal amount of its 4.50 percent Senior Limited-Subordination Convertible Notes due 2021 (the "Notes") that it has elected to effect an optional redemption of all of the outstanding Notes on Feb. 10, 2014 (the "Redemption Date"). On the Redemption Date, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") will redeem the...

2014-01-10 08:20:28

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for December and the full year 2013. The airline's December traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) rose 7.1 percent on capacity (in available seat miles) that was 0.8 percent lower than in the same month in 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090123/VIRGINAMERICALOGO) Load factor in December was 81.9 percent, up six points from the same month a year...

2014-01-09 08:21:21

CALGARY, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Vito Culmone will be presenting at the AltaCorp Capital and ATB Corporate Financial Services 2nd Annual Institutional Investor Conference on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Time: 5:15 a.m. PDT / 6:15 a.m. MDT / 8:15 a.m. EDT Location: Toronto, ON The AltaCorp Capital...

2014-01-08 08:20:42

DALLAS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in December 2013, a 9.8 percent increase from the 8.2 billion RPMs flown in December 2012. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 3.4 percent to 10.8 billion from the December 2012 level of 10.5 billion. The December 2013 load factor was 82.8 percent, compared to 78.0 percent in December 2012. For December 2013, passenger revenue...

2014-01-07 08:20:25

New Virgin America Visa Signature® Credit Cards Offer Smart Travelers a Fast Pass to an Even Better Flight Experience: Less Hassle, Free Checked Bags, No Change/Cancel Fees, and Some Extraordinary Perks DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning airline known for reinventing domestic travel, today announced it will partner with Alliance Data Retail Services, which manages more than 120 private label and co-brand credit programs and is an...

2014-01-06 08:32:10

Global leader in in-flight connectivity expands its reach to include Canada for both commercial and business aviation ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced today that the first phase of its Canadian air-to-ground Wi-Fi network is live in Canada, with the balance of the network expected to go live in the first quarter of 2014. (Logo:...

2014-01-02 08:20:05

SEATTLE, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) today announced that Southwest Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. APB's newest program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet is that it uses the existing...