Archive for August 2013

Aeromexico Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 787 Dreamliner [PHOTO]

Aeromexico Boeing 787

Boeing, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) and Aeromexico celebrated the first delivery of a 787 Dreamliner for use by the Mexico City-based carrier yesterday. The airplane, delivered from Boeing’s Everett, Wash., delivery center on Thursday, took off for Mexico City today. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ENLARGED PHOTO “The arrival of Aeromexico’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner…

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American Airlines Launches Codeshare Agreement With TAM Airlines

American Airlines today announces the launch of a new codeshare agreement with Sao Paulo-based TAM Airlines, increasing American’s network connectivity in Brazil and further enhancing its relationship with LATAM Airlines Group. Customers can begin booking tickets on codeshare flights today for travel starting Aug. 22. Through the agreement, the two airlines will codeshare on each…

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JetBlue and British Airways Announce Interline Agreement to Connect Networks

JetBlue and British Airways today announced an interline agreement to connect the carriers’ networks at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), creating new possibilities for travelers. This marks the first partnership between JetBlue and British Airways, and the…

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DOT Reports Airline Delays, Cancellations, Lost Baggage and More for Month of June

Airlines reported two tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on an international flight in June, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. All of the reported tarmac delays are under investigation by the Department. The larger…

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US Airways Flight Attendants Slam Justice Department Over Merger, Vows a Fight

The union representing US Airways Flight Attendants came out swinging today, promising to fight efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) vowed to defend the merger on behalf of Flight Attendants. “The Justice Department seems to forget that…

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Ryanair Blasts “Pilots Survey” Questioning the Carrier’s Safety

Ryanair today (12th August) dismissed inaccurate reports in a number of UK papers, including the Financial Times and the Daily Telegraph, which made references to a “survey of Ryanair pilots” and comments attributed to an Evert Van Zwol, the self styled Chairman of the Ryanair Pilot Group’s Interim Council. Ryanair pointed out the Ryanair Pilot…

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Iraqi Airways Takes Delivery of its First Boeing Next Gen 737-800 Aircraft

Boeing delivered a Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways, the first of 30 that the airline ordered in 2008, marking a milestone in its relationship with the airline. “The Next-Generation 737-800 will play a key role in helping us modernize our fleet and integrate into the regional and international commercial aviation system,” said H.E. Hadi Al…

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U.S. Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block American – U.S. Airways Merger

The United States Justice Department has filed an anti-trust lawsuit this morning to block the proposed American Airlines – U.S. Airways mega-merger citing the reduction of competition and higher air fare prices in the industry overall. Several states have joined in the suit including Texas and Arizona, the headquarters of American and U.S. Airways respectively.…

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American Airlines And US Airways To Fight DOJ Action Against the Proposed Merger

AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. today announced that they intend to mount a vigorous and strong defense to the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) effort to block their proposed merger. “We believe that the DOJ is wrong in its assessment of our merger. Integrating the complementary…

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Delta Grows in Los Angeles with Expanded Service to Mexico

Delta Air Lines announced expanded service from Los Angeles, CA, to three popular destinations in Mexico, reinforcing the Los Angeles International Airport as a key gateway for Mexico and Central America region. The new schedule includes daily service to Cancun and the expansion of services to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. We’re excited to be announcing…

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United Airlines Opens New San Diego United Club, Consolidates Operations

United Club San Diego

United Airlines tomorrow will open its new United Club lounge in Terminal 2 at San Diego International Airport, the third club to feature the airline’s new design concept. The opening coincides with the consolidation of United’s terminal facilities to the newly expanded Terminal 2 West, offering customers a new ticketing lobby, baggage claim area and…

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