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2013-12-10 16:21:10

Former American Eagle executive to join airline in January 2014 CALGARY, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the appointment of Fred Cleveland to the position of Executive Vice-President, Operations, effective January 6, 2014. Fred Cleveland joins WestJet from American Eagle Airlines, where he has been Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President of Technical Operations since December 2009, responsible for the airlines' 1,700 daily flights to more than 150...

2013-12-10 12:21:30

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for November and November year-to-date. The airline's November 2013 traffic (revenue passenger miles) fell by 7 percent, while capacity (available seat miles) decreased 4.8 percent compared with November 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090123/VIRGINAMERICALOGO) Passenger load factor in November was 72.8 percent, down 1.7 points from the same month last...

2013-12-09 08:20:18

Annual readership surveys again rank Air Canada Best in North America MONTREAL, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada has once again been named best airline in North America by frequent travelers. In annual readership surveys conducted in 2013 by U.S. travel magazines Global Traveler, Business Traveler and Premier Traveler, readers named Air Canada the best in North America in multiple categories, including tops for international travel and in-flight service. "Air Canada is...

2013-12-06 16:20:39

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris, the airline with the best airfares and deals in the country, launched 4 new routes from Cancun, Quintana Roo to the cities of San Luis Potosi, Hermosillo, Mexicali and Veracruz. In this way, Volaris establishes its leadership in one of the most important touristic centers in the country, with 15 domestic destinations from this city. The routes San Luis Potosi - Cancun, Hermosillo - Cancun and Veracruz - Cancun, are now operating, while the...

2013-12-05 20:20:07

DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has acquired 12 takeoff and landing slots (for six roundtrip flights) at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA) being divested by American Airlines as part of its merger with US Airways. In addition, Southwest gained permanent control of 10 takeoff and landing slots (for five roundtrip flights) that it currently operates under a lease from American. Details of the transactions are confidential. Southwest plans to begin...

2013-12-05 16:21:09

Branson, Key West, and Jackson Leave the Network on June 7, 2014 DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines announced today its decision to close three cities in the airline's network. On June 7, 2014, Southwest will cease operations at Branson Airport (BKG), Key West International Airport (EYW), and Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN). Southwest began service to Jackson-Evers International in 1997. The airline added Branson Airport and Key West International...

2013-12-04 20:21:19

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris, the airline with the best airfares and deals in the country, in alliance with Gate Gourmet, announced the launch of the new on board service program "Entre Nubes". Customers may enjoy and add flavor to their trips, thanks to a wide variety of food and beverages that they may purchase at accessible prices in addition to children games and an on board relaxation kit. The Volaris' "Entre Nubes" menu includes a variety of sandwiches,...

2013-12-02 23:00:39

The Velocity Frequent Flyer Global Wallet Card, Developed In Partnership with Rêv Worldwide and Visa, Receives Top Honours At The 2013 Mega Awards Austin, Texas and Brisbane, Australia (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Velocity Frequent Flyer, the award-winning loyalty program of Virgin Australia, in partnership with payments technology innovator Rêv Worldwide and Visa, has received one of the airline industry’s highest recognition as Travel Card Innovation of The Year at the 2013...

2013-12-02 16:20:26

Carrier Launches Low Fares $100 or Less to Select Destinations Nationwide DALLAS, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) entices holiday shoppers to stay in bed on Cyber Monday by offering fares $100 or less to select destinations nationwide. The carrier is excited to bring these low fares to those who prefer to find great deals in the comfort of their jammies. Customers can purchase these great Cyber Monday sale fares today, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, by 11:59 p.m. for the...

2013-12-02 08:38:54

STC Clears Way for Launch of International Wi-Fi Service ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, passed a key milestone in launching its international connectivity service by receiving an STC to install its Ku-satellite technology on Boeing 747-400 aircraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110715/CG34837LOGO) Gogo will begin testing the...