Posts Tagged ‘American Airlines’

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, scraps A350 order

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American Airlines Group Inc. ordered 47 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners for long-range flying, expanding its fleet of the advanced carbon-composite jetliners and hurting Airbus SE’s ambitions to expand its wide-body aircraft sales in the US. In a related move, American cancelled an order for 22 of Airbus’s twin-aisle A350 jets, a purchase placed by predecessor…

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Embraer delivers 1,400th E-Jet to American Airlines

Embraer Flies the E195-E2, the Most Efficient New-Generation Jet in the World, Ahead of Schedule

Embraer celebrated the delivery of its 1,400th E-Jet, an E175, during a ceremony at Embraer’s industrial facilities in São José dos Campos, Brazil. American Airlines took delivery of this milestone aircraft and selected Envoy Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Combining orders in 2013 and 2017, American Airlines has ordered 74 Embraer E175s. Embraer…

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American Airlines to Complete Boeing 737, Airbus A319 Fleet Commonality

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American Airlines is currently retrofitting the passenger cabins of its Airbus A319s and Boeing 737-800s, in order to standardize the features, amenities and company branding. According to the airline, the Tech Ops at Tulsa and Dallas DWH site, retrofitted 31 737-800s, reconfiguring the passenger cabin to add 10 additional seats for a total of 160.…

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U.S. Airlines Escalate Battle Against Their Gulf Rivals

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Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines yesterday released evidence of what they call unfair subsidies given to their fastest-growing rivals, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. The documents detail what the Big Three say is more than $42 billion in financial support the three Gulf airlines have received from their governments since 2004.…

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American to Fly 787s to Beijing and Buenos Aires

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American Airlines will debut its new Boeing 787-8 aircraft on flights to Beijing and Buenos Aires from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub in June. The Dreamliner will enter service on flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International and Chicago O’Hare International airports on 7 May before shifting to the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier’s new Dallas/Fort Worth-Beijing flight on…

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American Airlines Receives New Composite Boeing 787

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Last week, American Airlines became the second US carrier to take delivery of the next-generation Boeing 787 aircraft. The aircraft principally uses composite material in its construct, making it lighter weight and less expensive to fly than earlier-generation widebodies. So far, United Airlines has been the only other US carrier to receive a 787. Forget…

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American/US Airways merger contributing to higher domestic fares for U.S. travellers, says OAG

U.S. domestic air travellers could face a summer of higher fares thanks to a reduction in airline capacity exacerbated by the U.S. government’s American Airlines-US Airways merger settlement. This is the view of OAG, the leading provider of aviation intelligence, based on an analysis of U.S. domestic airline schedules for August 2014 and recent trends…

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Compass Airlines Selected To Operate 20 New Embraer E175 Aircraft Owned By American Airlines

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…

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US Airways Enters Codeshare Agreement with British Airways

US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, today announces the launch of its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld® member British Airways, further enhancing its relationship with the London-based carrier. Beginning today, customers can book tickets on codeshare flights for travel beginning May 14. Launched in a phased approach, the codeshare…

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American Airlines To Launch Eight New Domestic Routes This Fall

American Airlines, together with US Airways, today announces the addition of eight new domestic routes from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia and Phoenix, providing customers increased access to the combined airline’s global network. Scheduled to launch this fall, the new routes include service to five destinations in the Midwest, including Bismarck, North…

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Airline Passenger Group Calls for Transparency in American US Airways Merger

FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger advocacy organization, has filed comments with the US Department of Justice calling for the release of lobbying, political contribution and negotiating communications that preceded the sudden November settlement of the Obama Administration’s antitrust suit to block the largest airline merger in US history. Under the Tunney Act, the US District…

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American and US Airways Expand Codeshare to Most Flights

American Airlines and US Airways are expanding their codeshare to provide customers access to nearly 6,500 daily flights to more than 275 destinations in the combined global network. These additional codeshare flights are now available for booking, for travel starting Feb. 6. “This expansion marks another milestone for American Airlines as we successfully implement the…

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American Airlines To Launch Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth And Shanghai June 11 with 777s

American Airlines today announced the schedule for its new service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport (PVG), further strengthening its commitment to serving the Asia-Pacific region. Customers can begin booking flights on the new route Sunday, Feb. 2, for travel starting June 11. Operated as part of American’s joint business…

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First US Airways Aircraft Takes to the Skies in American Airlines Livery

American Airlines today entered into service the first legacy US Airways aircraft, an Airbus A319, painted in the American Airlines livery. The newly dressed plane, tail number N700UW, will debut its freshly painted fuselage with service from Charlotte to New York’s LaGuardia Airport on flight 2060. “Today marks an important next step in our airlines’…

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