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2008-07-15 06:00:38

By Benjamin Spillman By BENJAMIN SPILLMAN REVIEW-JOURNAL Airline woes that make flights from hubs such as Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City less convenient are making it downright impossible for rural residents to fly from small towns across America. High fuel costs, lousy airline balance sheets and a shortage of suitable planes have left more towns than ever without scheduled air service this year, despite the government spending more than $100 million annually to subsidize routes...

2008-07-15 03:00:26

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 15--Tina Swenson was 20 when she started working at Midwest Airlines as a ticket agent before eventually taking to the skies as a flight attendant. But, after 16 years at the airline, Swenson on Monday was looking at the "help wanted" ads. She may be among the 1,200 employees at Midwest Air Group Inc. who will be losing their jobs by mid-September. "Jobs are hard to find," said Swenson, whose boyfriend also works at Oak Creek-based Midwest...

2008-07-15 03:00:26

Midwest Airlines is planning to reduce its workforce and its subsidiary Skyway's staff by about 1,200 employees, or 40% of current staffing levels. The majority of the jobs affected are related to the airline's previously announced decision to remove its 12-plane MD-80 fleet from service in 2008 fall, as well as other schedule adjustments to be announced. The company said it would begin notifying affected employees immediately. The reductions will take the form of furloughs or position...

2008-07-14 15:00:36

By Randolph Heaster, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 14--Midwest Airlines will reduce its workforce by 1,200 employees as the airline struggles to survive amid record fuel prices. Midwest, the second busiest carrier at Kansas City International Airport, said the affected employees will represent about 40 percent of its total employment at Midwest and its regional subsidiary, Skyway Airlines. Midwest said most of the staff cuts are related to the airline's decision last month to...

2008-07-14 06:00:26

Embraer and Kun Peng Airlines have signed a contract for five firm orders of the Embraer 190 jet, valued at a list price of $187.5 million. Kun Peng Airlines is a joint venture between China's Shen Zhen Airline and the Mesa Air Group of the US. The new Embraer 190 of Kun Peng Airlines will be configured with 98 seats in a dual-class layout, and the first delivery is scheduled for 2008. Mauro Kern, executive vice president of airline market at Embraer, said: "We are much honored to have...

2008-07-12 12:00:22

Pilots for Midwest Airlines Saturday feared the U.S. airline would soon file for bankruptcy after failing to reach a collective bargaining agreement with them. Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association's Midwest Airlines chapter, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he believes Midwest is not bargaining in good faith and is instead is looking for a better deal through a bankruptcy filing. Schnedorf told the newspaper the pilot's union has offered to concede several...

2008-07-12 03:00:21

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 12--The corporate parent of Midwest Airlines appears headed toward a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, the head of the company's pilots union said Friday. Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association's Midwest Airlines chapter, reached that conclusion based on the company's response to the union's proposal on possible wage cuts. In a statement issued to chapter members, Schnedorf said Midwest Air Group Inc., the airline's...

2008-07-09 09:00:41

PHOENIX, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Air Group, Inc. reported its preliminary traffic figures for June 2008. Year-over-year available seat miles decreased 12.69% in June 2008 to 669,283,000 compared to 766,574,000 in June 2007. Revenue passenger miles decreased 15.28% from 621,100,000 in 2007 to 526,170,000 in 2008. Passenger enplanements decreased 23.05% from 1,466,185 in June 2007 to 1,128,237 in June 2008. Year-over-year load factor for the month of June was 78.62% in 2008...

2008-07-07 21:00:18

Arkansas Great Lakes Air to replace Mesa HOT SPRINGS - Great Lakes Airlines, based in Cheyenne, Wyo., has been chosen by the federal Department of Transportation to provide subsidized service to three Arkansas cities that lost scheduled flights when Mesa Air Group withdrew from its contract. The federal agency announced Great Lakes' selection Thursday to provide scheduled airline service to Hot Springs, El Dorado and Harrison. At Hot Springs, the agreement calls for Great Lakes to...

2008-07-01 15:00:35

By Donna Hogan, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jul. 1--Despite extra turbulent skies for Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group, the company landed in the black during the quarter that ended March 31. Mesa Air reported revenue of $320 million, up 8 percent from the same quarter in 2007. Net income was $9 million for the quarter, or 29 cents per share, compared with a loss of $24 million, or 75 cents a share, a year earlier. A big boost to the bottom line was the negotiated settlement with Hawaiian...


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