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2014-02-12 16:20:31

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pilots who fly for one of the nation's largest regional airline companies say it's not a lack of qualified pilots, but rather a lack of pay and respect that's grounding airplanes and could cause a ripple effect in the nation's air transportation system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) This week, Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ:RJET) announced that it would operate 27 fewer airplanes and expects to...

2014-02-12 00:20:20

Efficiency of 737 supports Nok Air's low-cost model SINGAPORE, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Nok Airlines Public Company Limited (Nok Air) announced today from the Singapore Airshow a commitment to order eight Next-Generation 737-800s and seven 737 MAX 8s. The commitment, valued at $1.45 billion at list prices, will establish Nok Air as the first airline in Thailand to operate the 737 MAX. Boeing will work with the Bangkok-based airline to finalize the details...

2014-02-10 12:21:03

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for January 2014. The airline's January traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) rose 10.9 percent on 3.7 percent more capacity (measured in available seat miles), compared with the same month in 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090123/VIRGINAMERICALOGO) Load factor in January was 76.3 percent, up five points from the same month a year earlier. The...

2014-02-10 12:21:00

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, and the US, has signed a letter of intent with a leading aircraft lessor for 16 aircraft, comprised of ten new A320neo and six new A321neo, driving fleet growth while significantly enhancing efficiency. These NEO aircraft, powered Pratt Whitney's PW1100G engines, will be delivered between 2016 and 2018,...

2014-02-07 12:20:31

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) today announced that it will release the results for its fourth quarter and full year 2013 before the market open on March 13th, 2014. The company will host its quarterly earnings conference call the same day at 8:30 a.m. (ET). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110715/CG34837LOGO) Conference Call & Web Cast The conference call will be held on March 13th, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. (ET). A live web cast of...

2014-02-06 16:21:27

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline based in Mexico, today reported its preliminary traffic results for January 2014. The total number of booked passengers in January 2014 reached 813 thousand, an 18.9% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 18.0% year over year in January 2014....

2014-02-06 12:21:19

Nearly 100 Hospitals and Medical Organizations Impacted in 2014 DALLAS, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that 73 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations from across the nation have been selected for the Southwest Airlines 2014 Medical Transportation Grant Program, with the total impact touching 99 facilities. Through the program, participating nonprofit hospitals and medical programs can provide complimentary, roundtrip airline tickets...

2014-02-06 12:20:52

Pay Raises and Retention Bonuses Support Pilots and Continued Airline Growth FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Silver Airways and its pilots, represented by the Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224 (Local 1224) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division (IBTAD), today announced that they have successfully partnered to reach an agreement that will help address pilot shortages at the airline and provide Silver's pilots...

2014-02-04 08:20:19

Airline achieves 35(th) consecutive profitable quarter and flies over a million additional guests year over year Announces a 20 per cent increase to its quarterly dividend CALGARY, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet (TSX: WJA) today announced its fourth quarter and year-end results for 2013, with record net earnings of $268.7 million, or $2.03 per diluted share, up from the net earnings of $242.4 million, or $1.78 per diluted share reported for the full-year 2012. For the fourth...

2014-02-03 12:20:31

Post Wright Amendment Offerings from Dallas Love Field Available Oct. 13, 2014 DALLAS, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced the airline will offer new nonstop service to domestic destinations from Dallas Love Field following the repeal of flight restrictions imposed in 1979 limiting the reach of Dallas' most convenient airport. Southwest will begin serving five new nonstop destinations on Oct. 13, followed by ten additional new nonstop destinations on...