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2008-10-02 12:05:22

Pinnacle Airlines Corporation has announced that its subsidiary Pinnacle Airlines will operate additional CRJ-900 aircraft for Delta Air Lines on a short-term basis beginning in October 2008. Pinnacle currently has 11 CRJ-900 aircraft in its fleet, with nine aircraft in service under its Delta Connection agreement. Pinnacle will receive three CRJ-900s in October and four more in November 2008 that were formerly operated by another Delta Connection carrier, temporarily taking the number in...

2008-09-25 06:00:22

By ALASTAIR DALTON TRANSPORT CORRESPONDENT PASSENGERS on board Go flight 1002 may have felt a little uneasy had they noticed their plane had flown 15 miles past its destination. That would most likely have turned to blind panic had they known that behind the cockpit door, both their pilots were fast asleep. The mid-morning aviation nightmare happened at 21,000ft over Hawaii, when air traffic controllers found themselves unable to contact the flight crew for more than 17 frantic minutes....

2008-09-24 18:00:28

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU - Two pilots for Hawaii's Go airlines who slept through their flight's landing procedure were suspended for the careless and reckless operation of an aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The pilots, who have been fired by Go, completed their suspensions on Sept. 9, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said. He did not know whether they are flying again with a different carrier. Captain Scott Oltman, 54, who was also cited for failing to maintain...

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2008-09-24 10:00:00

Two Go! airline pilots had their licenses suspended for reportedly falling asleep on a flight from Honolulu to Hilo, Hawaii, earlier this year. The Federal Aviation Administration gave the aircraft's captain, Scott Oltman, a 60-day suspension and first officer Dillon Shepley was suspended for 45 days, The Honolulu Advertiser reported Wednesday. FAA records indicate Oltman was cited for careless and reckless operation of an aircraft and for failing to maintain radio communications. Shepley...

2008-09-20 12:00:27

A Mesa Air flight from Edmonton, Canada, en route to Phoenix made a surprise stop at Salt Lake City International Airport a little after 10 a.m. Friday after cracks developed in a cockpit windshield. Mesa Air's vice president for communication, Paul Skellon, spoke by phone from Phoenix Friday and said the aircraft was never in peril. "No emergency was declared on this flight," Skellon said. "The pilot made a decision to make a precautionary landing in Salt Lake about an hour after the...

2008-09-15 03:00:18

By Henry, John THE STATE HAS 91 AIRPORTS, according to the Arkansas State Airport System Plan, which reported in 2005 that the economic value of the commercial and general aviation airports was $2.5 billion a year. Airports and the revenue they generate have a ripple effect on nearby towns and cities. The Air Transport Association estimates commercial and cargo airlines drive an estimated $1.1 trillion in economic activity annually. So when airlines cut back on flights, it affects those...

2008-09-11 09:00:28

PHOENIX, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Air Group, Inc. reported its preliminary traffic figures for August 2008. Year-over-year available seat miles decreased 14.84% in August 2008 to 646,921,000 compared to 759,693,000 in August 2007. Revenue passenger miles decreased 13.88% from 593,914,000 in 2007 to 511,452,000 in 2008. Passenger enplanements decreased 24.48% from 1,403,118 in August 2007 to 1,059,603 in August 2008. Year-over-year load factor for the month of August was...

2008-09-08 15:00:45

HONOLULU, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- go! today reported preliminary traffic figures for August 2008 indicating that its operations generated 15.4 million available seat miles, 10.9 million revenue passenger miles and 75,037 passengers, compared with 65,736 in August 2007. Load factor for August 2008 was 70.66%, compared to 71.49% for the same period in 2007. Hawai'i's low fare airline recorded an on-time performance rate of 82%. In a recent survey completed by more than 4700 go!...

2008-09-03 18:00:24

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Captain Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the Midwest Airlines unit of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), issued this statement today following Midwest Airlines' announcement that it had secured commitments from Republic Airways Holdings. As part of the deal, Midwest announced that Republic flightcrews would fly 12 EMB 170s as Midwest Connect, beginning October 1, 2008, directly replacing all but nine of the Boeing 717 aircraft flown by Midwest...

2008-09-03 15:00:30

EzRez Software, Inc., the fastest-growing web service travel solution, today launched a new product to help airline clients generate ancillary revenue by selling hotel room nights online. Deployed for the first time today on Hawaii's go! online booking site -- www.iflygo.com -- EzPlus(TM) Hotel provides live hotel rates and availability for customers who book inter-island flights on the go! website, providing the seamless experience of booking air and hotel together. A division of Mesa Air...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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