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UA honors its Top Employees with Cash

United Airlines’ Top Employees Earn Cash, Air Travel at “United 100” Celebration in Chicago United Airlines today honored its top employees at a celebration luncheon at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton. The company designed the “United 100” program to recognize 100 employees nominated and selected by their co-workers for exemplary performance or achievements that support the […]

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Boeing and SilkAir Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement

Boeing and Singapore-based SilkAir announced a five-year exclusive pilot training agreement today. The training agreement will support SilkAir’s fleet transition to Boeing airplanes. “SilkAir pilots will soon train with the most experienced 737 instructors,” said Leslie Thng, SilkAir Chief Executive. “The experience and expertise at Boeing will ensure a smooth transition when we take delivery […]

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Lida Mantzavinou comments on Q3 2012 Ryanair results

Ryanair’s Q3 2012 financial results show that the low cost carrier will exceed its latest profit expectations for the year. Frost & Sullivan estimates that the airline, compared to last year, is set to report a 5% increase in profit after tax in its full year results in March 2013. “The current air transport environment […]

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Delta Air Lines Announces December Quarter Profit

Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the December 2012 quarter.  Key points include: Delta’s net income for the December 2012 quarter was $238 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, excluding special items1.   Results include the $100 million negative impact of Superstorm Sandy on airline and refinery operations. Delta’s net income for 2012 was […]

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United Breaks Ground on New Widebody Aircraft Hangar

United Airlines this week broke ground on a new widebody aircraft maintenance hangar at Newark Liberty International Airport. The airline, which is investing more than $25 million in the 90,000 square foot facility, expects to complete construction by year end. “United is committed to the city of Newark, the state of New Jersey and the […]

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United Airlines Launches Satellite Based Wi-Fi Service

United Airlines has introduced onboard satellite-based Wi-Fi internet connectivity on the first of its international widebody aircraft, becoming the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer customers the ability to stay connected while traveling on long-haul overseas routes. The aircraft, a Boeing 747 outfitted with Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s Ku-band satellite technology, serves trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific routes. […]

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Air Carrier in the Americas Signs Letter of Intent for up to 30 Bombardier CSeries Airliners

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that an airline, which is based in the Americas, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire 12 CS100 airliners with options on an additional 18. At this time the airline has requested to remain undisclosed. Based on the list price of the CS100 airliner, a firm-order contract would be valued […]

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Wizz Air Celebrates 50 Million Passengers

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline connecting Western and Eastern Europe, today celebrated its 50 millionth passenger carried in its successful 8 year history. The lucky passenger was traveling from Warsaw Modlin to London. Polish born Anna Wilson, living in London and married with a UK citizen, is Wizz Air’s passenger number 50 million […]

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Boeing, Aviana Announce Order for Three 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and Avianca Airlines, Colombia’s flagship airline, today announced an order for three 787 Dreamliners. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website and is valued at approximately $620 million at published list prices. Today’s order brings Avianca’s total 787 order count to 15 Dreamliners, which includes the […]

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Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner to Qatar Airways

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Qatar Airways today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airplane, the first of 30 787s ordered by the Doha-based airline, is also the first to be delivered to an airline in the Middle East. “We are delighted to receive our first Dreamliner, an aircraft which we […]