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2014-05-06 04:20:45

CALGARY, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA) announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has accepted its notice to make a normal course issuer bid to purchase outstanding common voting and variable voting shares (the Shares) on the open market in accordance with the rules of the TSX. As approved by the TSX, WestJet is now authorized to purchase up to 2,000,000 Shares under the normal course issuer bid, representing 1.6 per cent of WestJet's...

2014-05-05 12:21:54

DALLAS and MADRID, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and Amadeus IT Group (AMS: MC) announced today that they have entered into a joint contract for Amadeus' Altéa reservations solution that will support the carrier's domestic service. Amadeus' Altéa reservations solution currently supports the Company's international service, and Southwest has long indicated a desire to operate just one reservation system, operating multiple systems following the acquisition of...

2014-05-05 08:20:55

Airline flies a record 1.6 million guests in the month, up 8 per cent CALGARY, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced April 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 82.3 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.5 per cent year-over-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 7.1 per cent over the same period. The airline flew 1.6 million guests in April, a year-over-year increase of 7.7 per cent or approximately...

2014-05-02 08:20:31

Airline hires 35-year travel industry veteran to lead IT CALGARY, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet is pleased to announce the appointment of Rocky Wiggins to the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, effective June 2, 2014. Rocky Wiggins joins WestJet from Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines where he has held the position of Chief Information Officer since 2012. Prior to his work with Sun Country, he was Senior Vice-President and Chief...

2014-04-30 12:22:23

Airline is world's largest 737-800 customer, operates largest Boeing fleet in Europe SEATTLE, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ryanair have finalized an order for five additional Next-Generation 737s, valued at $452 million at list prices. Today's announcement brings the total number of unfilled Next-Generation 737 orders for the Ireland-based ultra-low-cost carrier to 180 airplanes. "The 737-800 is the perfect airplane for us as we continue to expand our fleet...

2014-04-30 12:21:06

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As people across America gear up for summer vacation, new research from Fly.com(TM) reveals that low airfares are propelling many travelers to choose destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Airfare searches to these three regions represent nearly half of the Fly.com Top 50 International Summer Destinations for 2014 list. While European hot spots such as London, Paris and Rome remain popular, this year's favorite...

2014-04-30 08:21:48

CALGARY, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience Bob Cummings will be presenting at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Global Transportation Conference on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Time: 5:40 a.m. PDT / 6:40 a.m. MDT / 8:40 a.m. EDT Location: Boston, MA The Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Global...

2014-04-29 08:22:55

CALGARY, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet will hold its quarterly analysts' conference call on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 6 a.m. MDT (8 a.m. EDT) following the release of its 2014 first quarter financial results. President and CEO Gregg Saretsky and Executive Vice-President of Finance and CFO Vito Culmone will discuss WestJet's 2014 first quarter results and answer questions from financial analysts and members of the media. The conference call will be available in Toronto by...

2014-04-29 00:20:20

MEXICO CITY, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today announced its financial results for the first quarter 2014. First Quarter 2014 Highlights The following financial information, unless otherwise indicated, is presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Unless otherwise stated, all comparisons with prior periods refer to the first quarter of 2013. -- Total...

2014-04-28 20:20:52

SAO PAULO, April 28, 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, has filled its 2013 20-F Form annual report, which details the operating and financial statements of the Company as determined by regulations of the SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission), for the year ended December 31, 2013. The form can also be accessed on GOL's...


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