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2014-03-19 08:35:56

ITASCA, Ill., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of in-flight communications services to the global aviation industry, has received an STC from the FAA to install its Ku-band satellite equipment on Airbus A330 aircraft. This is Gogo's second STC for its Ku-band satellite service on Delta; Gogo previously received FAA certification to install its Ku-band equipment on Boeing 747-400 aircraft....

2014-03-19 08:20:43

Fourth Annual Temkin Experience Ratings Evaluates 268 Companies Across 19 Industries WABAN, Mass., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines delivers the best customer experience in the airline industry, according to the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual ranking of companies based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Southwest Airlines took the top spot for the fourth year in a row, earning a rating of 71% and placing 83(rd) out of 268 companies across 19 industries. At the...

2014-03-19 08:20:14

First African airline operator to announce order for the 737 MAX JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Comair Limited announced an order today for eight 737 MAX 8s, valued at $830 million at list prices. It is the first 737 MAX order announcement for an African operator. The order was booked in December 2013 and was previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. "We're proud to be the first African operator to...

2014-03-12 20:20:10

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for February 2014 and the first two months of the year. The airline's February traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) rose 4.2 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 2.7 percent higher than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 76.8 percent, up 1.1 points from February 2013. The number of onboard passengers was 445,000, a 10.3 percent...

2014-03-12 12:20:29

Certifications Mark Important First Step to Launch of Wi-Fi Service on Japan Airlines ITASCA, Ill., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, has received an STC from the FAA and certification from JCAB to install its Ku-satellite based connectivity service on Japan Airlines' 777-200 aircraft. The two certifications are key milestones that pave the way for...

2014-03-12 04:20:06

737 MAX supports airline's low-cost, high-performance philosophy HYDERABAD, India, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and SpiceJet announced today at India Aviation 2014 an order for 42 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously listed as unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $4.4 billion at list prices. "SpiceJet greatly values the ties we have built over the years with Boeing. The Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, the mainstay of the...

2014-03-11 20:20:36

BURLINGAME, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AeroCentury Corp. (NYSE MKT: ACY), an independent aircraft leasing company, today reported its operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. "The Company diversified its portfolio through asset acquisitions and sales in 2013," said Neal Crispin, President of AeroCentury. "A milestone in our diversification was the introduction of our first Bombardier Canadair CRJ700 series regional jet during the...

2014-03-10 20:20:15

MEXICO CITY, March 10, 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 February 2014. The total number of booked passengers in February 2014 reached 625 thousand, a 10.5% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 12.4% year over year in February 2014. Volaris registered a load factor of 80.0% in...

2014-03-10 16:20:27

DALLAS, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) plans to add 20 flights to 12 new nonstop destinations if the airline is able to acquire two additional gates at Dallas Love Field. Southwest would add nonstop service to: -- Charlotte, N.C. -- Charleston, S.C. -- Detroit, Mich. -- Indianapolis, Ind. -- Memphis, Tenn. -- Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. -- Newark, N.J. -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Raleigh/Durham, N.C. --...

2014-03-10 08:20:31

GREEN, Ohio, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Let the conversion begin! Southwest Airlines, the busiest airline operating from Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), launched new nonstop service to Atlanta starting yesterday, March 9, 2014. The 6:05 a.m. departure to Atlanta is now aboard Southwest's comfy 143-seat Boeing 737-700 jet. This flight replaces a similar flight operated by wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways. "We are thrilled that Southwest will continue flying to...