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2008-10-29 15:00:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr., today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice's approval of the Northwest Airlines-Delta Airlines merger. "After eight years of disastrous economic decisions by the Bush Administration, this comes as no surprise. It is another opportunity for executives to stuff their pockets at the expense of...

2008-10-16 06:00:20

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8eb428/europe_aviation_se) has announced the addition of the "Europe Aviation Sectors: A Company and Industry Analysis (May 2008)" report to their offering. This report updates the previous European aviation report, focusing on the markets in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom Current Environment - Key Points -- More than 358 million passengers were carried by the Association of European...

2008-09-25 21:00:26

Northwest Airlines today announced Paul Mifsud, vice president of government and legal affairs for its joint venture partner, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is a recipient of the U.S. Federal Bar Association's "Transportation Lawyer of the Year" Award. Mifsud, an accomplished international aviation attorney and founder of the "Mifnet" online discussion forum, will receive the honor September 25th at the 2008 Federal Bar Association Reception in Washington, D.C. Mifsud's contribution to...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

Stockholders at the Northwest Airlines Corporation (NYSE: NWA) 2008 Annual Meeting in New York City today overwhelmingly voted in favor of the proposed merger with Delta Air Lines. As of July 31, 2008, the record date for the vote, there were 253,349,623 shares of Northwest common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the annual meeting. More than 98 percent of the shares voted supported adopting the merger agreement. "This is a resounding vote of confidence by shareholders for our...

2008-09-15 18:00:25

Chicago-based BCI Aircraft Leasing, Inc. ("BCI") has signed a letter of intent for a sale and leaseback transaction with China Airlines. The deal will include a 2006 Airbus A330-300 commercial aircraft which will be operated in passenger service on long-term lease by the Taiwan-based carrier. "We are grateful for the opportunity to add Taiwan's leading airline to our list of respected worldwide partners," said Alain Maestracci, BCI's Vice President of Business Development. "China Airlines...

2008-08-07 09:00:41

Delta wins EU approval to buy Northwest Airlines BRUSSELS, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Delta Airlines of the United States won approval from the European Union (EU) on Wednesday to buy its smaller U.S. rival Northwest for more than three billion U. S. dollars. The European Commission, the EU's antitrust watchdog, said in a statement that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the EU. Delta, the third-largest U.S. airline, is a network airline providing...

2008-07-30 00:00:33

By David Prosser Deputy Business Editor Holding company to list in the UK and Spain British carrier looks to expand from Madrid hub British Airways and Iberia, the Spanish flag carrier, are holding talks they hope will lead to a merger before the end of the year, the two airlines said yesterday. A deal between the two companies, whose boards have both already approved the merger talks, would create the world's third largest airline and is also likely to kick start a new round of...

2008-07-25 09:01:00

Air Canada to partner with Continental Airlines in American market OTTAWA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Canada's largest airline Air Canada said on Thursday it is planning to partner with Continental Airlines, the fourth-largest U.S. carrier, to provide enhanced service to the American market. The agreement will provide customers a broader network of destinations, frequent flyer benefits and lounge access, the airline said. It hopes to realize greater efficiencies through the partnership at a...

2006-02-15 08:29:00

By Sachi Izumi and Jason Neely TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - A global probe of airlines suspected of fixing prices for cargo widened to Asia on Wednesday as authorities searched the offices of some of the world's biggest carriers from Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. The European Union's executive arm and the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday raided a number of airlines on both sides of the Atlantic, while other carriers were asked for information. Asian local authorities followed suit...

2005-11-11 14:47:39

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada and the United States have widened their "Open Skies" agreement to allow airlines from each country to pick up passengers or cargo in the other and then fly on to a third. Ottawa and Washington said on Friday the amended agreement goes beyond a 1995 pact that eliminated most restrictions on air travel between Canada and the United States, but limited each country's ability to tap into the other's international markets. Under the new rules a Canadian...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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