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2014-06-20 12:20:21

Airline Reports $24.0 Million Year-Over-Year Bottom Line Improvement, Sixth Straight Quarter of Improved Year-over-Year Results SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reports its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The airline significantly narrowed its net loss from the same period in 2013 with a 51.8 percent year-over-year improvement. First Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights -- Operating Revenue: Total operating revenue of $313.4 million, an...

2014-06-19 12:22:04

New Network Expansion Connects Customers Between Los Angeles and Edmonton, San Antonio, Tampa and Vancouver FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will continue expanding its domestic and international service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), further strengthening one of its key hubs and providing more access for customers across its growing global network. New service between Los Angeles and the following markets will be available for booking...

2014-06-18 12:22:40

Compass will begin taking delivery of aircraft and start scheduled service in early 2015 ST. LOUIS, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., today announced it will operate 20 new 76-seat Embraer E175 aircraft owned by American Airlines, Inc. Compass expects to begin taking delivery of the aircraft and start scheduled service under the American Eagle brand and livery in the first quarter of 2015. The agreement also...

2014-06-17 16:20:48

YPSILANTI, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltia Air Lines (OTCBB: BLTA) is pleased to announce that Cabin Safety Training for Stewards will commence on June 23, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140130/NY55640LOGO The Cabin Safety Training curriculum will require 4 weeks of extensive safety training. All of Baltia's stewards are experienced airline professionals. Anthony D. Koulouris, Baltia's Vice President of Marketing stated "This is the culmination of an...

2014-06-16 12:20:51

Additional Service to Central America and the Caribbean also launching later this year HOUSTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines, the U.S. airline with the most global route network, today announced the company will introduce service to Santiago, Chile, from its hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, beginning Dec. 7, 2014, subject to government approval. Houston-Santiago, Chile Flight 847 will depart Houston daily at 9:05 p.m. and arrive in Santiago at 9:40...

2014-06-16 12:20:41

Agreements continue labor integration progress at American FORT WORTH, Texas, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union have reached three tentative agreements covering more than 11,000 US Airways mechanics, fleet service agents and maintenance training specialists. The Tentative Agreements cover the workgroups separately and amend pre-merger contracts. The three-year agreements are each subject to membership...

2014-06-12 16:21:07

ST. GEORGE, Utah, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported a 2.0 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for May, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 4.0 percent compared to May 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for May decreased 3.0 percent to 5,151,425 compared to 5,313,315 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 84.1 percent compared to 82.4 percent in May 2013. The combined airlines...

2014-06-11 16:21:18

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker Holds Talks With Mayor Gimenez On Trade, Business And Investment Opportunities In The State of Florida MIAMI, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and senior officials held a high-level meeting today with Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer His Excellency Akbar Al Baker to discuss new trade, business and investment opportunities in Miami. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117181 Qatar Airways, a member...

2014-06-11 08:21:05

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, today announces the launch of its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner Iberia, further enhancing its relationship with the carrier and providing customers increased access to major destinations throughout Spain and beyond. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO The codeshare will launch in a phased approach and initially includes all of the two...

2014-06-10 12:21:20

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the DeFazio/Westmoreland Amendment that ensures U.S. airlines and aviation crewmembers are afforded a level playing field for transatlantic flying. The bipartisan amendment attached to the 2015 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act (H.R. 4745), introduced by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and...


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