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2014-05-07 12:20:53

New route from Toronto offers second non-stop destination in Brazil MONTREAL, May 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it will launch a new, non-stop service between Toronto and Rio de Janeiro beginning December 11, 2014. The year-round flights to Brazil's "Marvelous City" will complement Air Canada's existing daily non-stop service to Sao Paulo. "Air Canada is very pleased to become the only carrier offering non-stop flights between Canada and the storied...

2014-05-05 16:21:04

MONTREAL, May 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of April, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 83.3 per cent, versus 82.1 per cent in April 2013, an increase of 1.2 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 7.5 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for April increased 9.0 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rouge(TM), which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional...

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...

2014-05-03 20:20:31

CHICAGO, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Smisek issued the following statement today concerning the news of the death of former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. "Congressman Jim Oberstar was a leader when it came to transportation. He spent his entire career dedicated to strengthening our nation's transportation systems and basic infrastructure. His was a trusted voice when it came to aviation. He advocated for the United States aviation...

2014-05-02 12:21:24

SEATTLE, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Lufthansa celebrated the delivery of the German airline's 75(th) 747 on Wednesday. "Lufthansa is proud to share this milestone with Boeing," said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. "The 747 is an amazing airplane and will continue to delight our passengers for many years to come, and provide them with the ultimate in comfort and efficiency." Lufthansa is the launch customer for the...

2014-05-01 20:20:33

WARSAW, Poland, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Frank" (Franek in Polish) is the newest and sixth Dreamliner in the LOT Polish Airlines fleet that landed today at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw. The aircraft was named Frank as a result of an Internet contest. The name has been posted to the body of the aircraft and will appear until the end of the year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101101/LA92109LOGO "This year is special for us, full of changes and our Jubilee Year with our...

2014-04-29 08:20:55

Turkish flag-carrier has unfilled orders for nearly 100 Boeing airplanes, including 737 MAX ISTANBUL, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Turkish Airlines celebrated the Turkish flag-carrier's 75(th) direct delivery of a Next-Generation 737 airplane. The 737-800 arrived at Turkish Airlines' base at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Saturday and is the latest addition to the Southern European carrier's growing fleet of more than 100 Boeing airplanes. "As one of the...

2014-04-28 12:22:02

State-of-the-art Terminal B facility features the latest customer self-service technologies BOSTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and Massport today unveiled a new 10-gate concourse in Boston Logan International Airport's Terminal B that lets customers travel more quickly and efficiently while enjoying state-of-the-art amenities. Scheduled to open April 30, the Terminal B concourse brings United's Boston operations together under one roof, offering greater...

2014-04-24 12:22:36

Daily nonstop flights to the capital of Bavaria HOUSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today launches daily nonstop service between its Houston hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Munich, linking the fourth-largest city in the U.S. with the capital of Bavaria and offering Houston-area travelers access to dozens of additional cities in Europe, India and the Middle East. "We are pleased to give Houston business and leisure travelers direct access to...

2014-04-24 08:22:13

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported its first quarter 2014 results. -- First quarter 2014 net profit was a record $480 million. This represents a $777 million improvement versus the company's combined first quarter 2013 net loss of $297 million. -- Excluding net special credits, the company reported a record first quarter net profit of $402 million. This represents a $340 million...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.