Aircraft News

2008-04-22

Delta CEO: Fares need to rise 15-20%  

Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines (Atlanta), said Tuesday that domestic airlines need to raise fares by 15 to 20 percent to keep up with rising costs. Anderson told reporters in Washi...

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2008-04-22

United posts $542 million Q1 loss  

United Airlines (Chicago) today announced that the airline posted a $542 million operating loss for the first quarter of 2008, or $4.45 per share. The loss was $305 million higher than the s...

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2008-04-22

Southwest announces new routes from Denver.  

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) announced two new routes from Denver today. The additional service includes new nonstop flights between Denver and Portland and Indianapolis, as well as increased...

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2008-04-22

US Airways to charge for window or aisle  

Aisle or window seats in the front rows of the coach class of US Airways flights will cost an additional $5USD, following the introduction of the Choice Seat program by the low-cost airline....

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2008-04-22

Air France-KLM withdraws Alitalia bid  

Air France-KLM officially withdrew its offer to purchase ailing Italian carrier Alitalia (Rome). Jean-Cyril Spinetta, the Air France-KLM chief executive, pulled out of the talks earlier thi...

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2008-04-22

Anadolu Jet to start operations in April  

Anadolu Jet (Ankara), the new low cost airline operated by Turkish Airlines (Istanbul), will officially start flying on April 23, 2008. The carrier plans to connect more than twenty (20) dom...

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2008-04-21

Boeing secures 737 order from Av Capital  

The Boeing Company (Chicago) and U.S. based commercial jet airplane leasing company Aviation Capital Group today announced an order for seventeen (17) Next-Generation 737 airplanes. This ord...

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2008-04-21

Ryanair to park 20 aircraft due to fuel costs  

Ryanair (Dublin) is planning to ground around twenty (20) aircraft next winter to counter the impact of skyrocketing oil prices. The carrier is embarking on an intensive cost-cutting drive f...

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2008-04-21

El Al raising prices again  

El Al (Tel Aviv) announced Monday that it would be raising ticket prices by an average of 6.5% and will also raise the supplementary gas charge beginning May 1 of this year. This will be th...

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2008-04-20

Xiamen Airlines purchases 20 new Boeing 737s  

China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou) said on Sunday that its Subsidary Xiamen Airlines (Xiamen) has signed a deal with Boeing to purchase twenty (20) 737 aircraft. The new jetliners have a l...

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