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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...

2014-04-07 08:20:57

SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin seasonal nonstop service between Seattle and Cancun, Mexico. Pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), the airline plans to begin its daily service to Cancun on Nov. 6. "As Seattle's leading airline, we're committed to offering the most nonstop service to the popular destinations our customers want to explore,...

2014-04-04 12:20:39

New York area's largest airline offers 2014 Festival tickets to MileagePlus members CHICAGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced its sponsorship of the Tribeca Film Festival, providing United customers exclusive onboard entertainment options and an opportunity to attend a special private screening on April 24 at the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival in Lower Manhattan. United is the New York area's largest airline, offering more flights and more seats from...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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