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2014-06-09 12:21:56

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for May 2014 and the first five months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) decreased 0.6 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 2.5 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 84.5 percent, up 1.6 points from May 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 1.7 percent over the same month last...

2014-06-09 12:21:53

Interbrand Canada pegs airline's brand value at $736 million CALGARY, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet is the twentieth most valued brand in Canada, with a brand value of $736 million, according to Interbrand Canada's 2014 Best Canadian Brands report. This is the first time the brand consultancy has included WestJet in its annual list of Canada's most-valued brands. According to Interbrand Canada, key factors in brand value include a financial analysis measuring the overall...

2014-06-09 12:20:40

Airport/ Airline celebrate with all day #CAKFab4 gate party for Customers GREEN, Ohio, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Let's twist and shout because Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), just converted four more destinations and added flights from Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)! Southwest, the busiest airline operating out of CAK, now offers eight daily nonstop flights from the airport. Destinations with new or additional Southwest service from Akron-Canton include Boston (Logan), New...

2014-06-09 08:21:25

NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama's Copa Airlines took first place in the 2014 Top-Performing Airlines report according to Penton's Aviation Week (http://www.aviationweek.com), the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. The Top-Performing Airlines report is the leading annual rankings and comparative analysis for the global airline industry. It ranks carriers by financial strength in three size categories...

2014-06-06 12:20:53

DALLAS, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) proudly shows its dedication to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community through its recognition of Gay Pride Month in June and its support of LGBT-focused community partnerships throughout the year. "Southwest Airlines has a unique Culture based on respect, recognizing the value of all our Employees, the importance of our Communities, and dedicated service to our Customers," said Ellen...

2014-06-06 12:20:52

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an expanded Canada-Philippines Air Transport Agreement that allows for more flights between the two countries. Minister Raitt, joined by Senator Tobias Enverga, made the announcement at the Gateway Centre for New Canadians in Mississauga, Ontario, home to a growing Canadian-Filipino community. Reached under Canada's Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable...

2014-06-05 20:20:46

MEXICO CITY, June 5, 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 May 2014. The total number of booked passengers in May 2014 reached 801 thousand, a 12.9% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Domestic and international booked passengers in May reached 663 and 139 thousand, a 10.8% and 23.6% increase, respectively, compared to the same period in 2013....

2014-06-04 04:20:22

Family brought together as an early Father's Day gift CALGARY, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - This Father's Day, Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada and WestJet are celebrating dads across the country by surprising one hardworking father. Four-year-old Joel Grimard, from Prud'homme, Saskatchewan, was diagnosed a few months after birth with tricuspid atresia, a congenital heart condition, and has spent much of his young life in the hospital. Joel's father Marc works in Saskatoon to...

2014-06-03 12:22:55

Our Fall Travel Sale has Arrived! Act Fast--These Fares Won't Last! DALLAS, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways are launching a three-day sale offering extra low fares for fall travel. Customers can take advantage of these low fares starting at $49, $99, $129, and $149 one-way to select destinations today through Thursday, June 5, 2014, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city. Fares are available...

2014-06-02 12:22:24

Guests now enjoy enhanced access to devices CALGARY, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today that guests now have full access to their personal electronic devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, including taxi-in and out, take-off and landing in non-transmitting or flight mode, starting immediately. "We have been hard at work to meet all necessary conditions required for the safe operation of PEDs on board our Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft," said Bob Cummings,...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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