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2014-04-01 16:20:58

ITASCA, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: GOGO) "Prepare for takeoff' is taking on a whole new meaning at Gogo. The world's leading provider of in-flight communications services has announced plans for a crew of jetpack operators, or "Jetpackonauts" as the company has dubbed them, to handle the work of installing connectivity and entertainment systems while aircraft are at cruising altitude. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO "We understand that our...

2014-04-01 12:22:32

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), announces that its business aviation group, Aircell, has launched Gogo Biz in-flight Internet and voice service to business aircraft in Canada. Business aviation customers can now use the service anywhere it's available in the Continental U.S., Alaska and Canada. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO Today's addition of Canadian coverage is the largest geographical expansion for Gogo Biz since the...

2014-04-01 04:20:09

Concerned about guest confusion, airline changes schedule display system CALGARY, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it is changing the way it displays its flight schedule, switching from its current system of "a.m." and "p.m." to metric time effective immediately. "This has long been a source of confusion for a number of our guests," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Communications and Community Relations. "Some are used to the traditional 'a.m.' and...

2014-03-31 04:20:22

Airline unveils specially painted Next-Generation 737-800 featuring Boeing, Ryanair colors SEATTLE, Mar. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ryanair showcased their strong partnership with a new, co-branded livery on the airline's most recently delivered Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane features the distinctive blue Boeing colors on the fuselage of the airplane, while Ryanair's name is featured toward the rear of the aircraft. On the tail is the recognizable golden...

2014-03-27 08:23:08

WestJet Encore fleet to reach 25 aircraft by end of 2015 CALGARY, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced it has converted five of its 25 options to firm orders for Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2015. The first of the five will arrive in June 2015. With the conversion of these options, WestJet will have a fleet of 25 Q400s by the end of 2015. The airline has further options for 20 more Bombardier Q400 NextGen...

2014-03-26 20:20:32

SAO PAULO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announces it has submitted to the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) a formal request to operate regular flights between Campinas (SP-Brazil) and Miami (USA), with one stop in Santo Domingo. The request was made for operations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays,...

2014-03-26 12:20:37

SAO PAULO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announces today its results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013. Highlights -- The fourth-quarter operating profit (EBIT) came to R$162.9 million, with an operating margin of 6%, representing the Company's highest level of operational profitability...

2014-03-26 12:20:25

Marks First European Certification for Company's New In-flight Router and Media System BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), announces that its business aviation group, Aircell, has received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation of in-flight connectivity and entertainment systems aboard Bombardier Challenger 300 business jets. The certifications cover the AVIATOR 300 and UCS 5000 systems....

2014-03-26 08:21:37

Airline Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income of $14.2 Million and Operating Margin of 6.6 Percent SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reports its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights -- Net Income: $14.2 million in net income, compared to a year ago quarterly loss of $25.0 million, an improvement of $39.1 million. -- Operating Revenue: Total operating revenue of $359.9 million, an...

2014-03-25 12:21:28

Airline Attributes Program Success to Partnerships with Denver ARTCC, Denver TRACON, Denver ATCT, and the Denver International Airport DALLAS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is flying fuel efficient and environmentally friendly Required Navigational Performance (RNP) approaches at Denver International Airport (DIA). RNP approaches can reduce flying by 3-5 miles during a visual approach and up to 20 miles during an instrument approach each time they...