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Export-Import Bank Support Declines Amid Private Lending Growth
Bloomberg - 10/29/2014
...Ex-Im, which provides loans, guarantees and insurance to help foreign companies buy U.S. goods, may boost efforts by some Republican lawmakers to...
 
NextGen 'Call To Action' Summit: The FAA's View
Aero-News Network - 10/30/2014
NextGen 'Call To Action' Summit: The FAA's View Says Agency Is Working With Industry To Equip With NextGen Technology The FAA is presenting a...
 
Airlines for America Statement on NextGen Technology Meeting
Travel and Tour World - 10/29/2014
...U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration s (FAA) Call to Action meeting to discuss NextGen...
 
Cheap Oil Lifts All Airlines, but Spirit Gets to Fly Highest
Bloomberg Businessweek - 10/29/2014
...will offer. Nowhere is that financial shift more pronounced than at Spirit Airlines (SAVE), which just reported a record pretax profit margin...
 
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Is Using Its Cash Wisely
Fool.com - 10/29/2014
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Is Using Its Cash Wisely One of the defining features of the airline industry is that it is extremely capital-intensive.
 
JetBlue Airways’ 3Q2014 results dampened by excess capacity in the Caribbean and Latin America
Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation - 10/29/2014
...certain when competitive capacity will decrease to the Caribbean. United Airlines recently stated that is was planning double digit ASM growth...
 
Mesa Airlines Moves Overnight Maintenance Facility to El Paso
AviationPros.com - 10/29/2014
Mesa Airlines Moves Overnight Maintenance Facility to El Paso Oct. 29--Mesa Airlines plans to open an overnight maintenance facility at the El...
 
 
Industry & Legislative News
 
FlightAware Boosts Flight Tracking Capabilities
Aviation Today - 10/29/2014
...flights in Europe that operate under a tail number rather than an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) call sign. Also introduced for...
 
The High Cost of Cancelled Airline Flights
24/7 Wall St. - 10/29/2014
In the past 30 days, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has cancelled 707 U.S. flights, more than any other major carrier. United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) has cancelled 518, American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) has cancelled 423 and Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) has cancelled 38.
 
Airports, airlines disagree about raising ticket fees
USA Today - 10/29/2014
...prepares to debate policy legislation next year for the Federal Aviation Administration. Rundown airports gained unwanted attention this year.
 
Southwest, Asiana Flights Should Have Aborted Landings, NTSB Documents Show
Skift - 10/29/2014
The co-pilot of a Southwest Airlines Co. plane that crash landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport in July 2013 said the captain put her hand on his as he was controlling the throttles and reduced the plane’s power.
 
 
Airline News
 
Get ready for a new airline fare: Basic Economy
BusinessJournalism.org - 10/29/2014
...2012, I wrote a post on my personal blog about how Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines was going to start testing what it called Basic Economy fares. In...
 
This airline is making flights to Europe as cheap as $99
Wonkblog - Washington Post - 10/29/2014
and, of course, food will rack up the bill, too. But unlike Spirit Airlines, which is famous for squeezing passengers' knees, Wow Air won't skimp...
 
Mouse hunt delays Norwegian flight to New York
Reuters - 10/29/2014
Norwegian Air Shuttle, already plagued by costly flight delays on its long-haul routes, was forced to delay a flight to New York by five hours on Tuesday because of a hunt for a mouse in the cockpit.
 
 
Financial News
 
Airline Stock Roundup: Earnings Beats from Alaska Air, United Continental, Southwest, Spirit Airlines Lift Stocks despite Ebola Fears
Yahoo! Singapore Finance - 10/29/2014
...last five trading days. Key players like Southwest Airline Co. (LUV), United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) and Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK)
 
Republic posts $18.5 million 3Q profit; eyes further streamlining
Air Transport World - 10/29/2014
...the addition of 50 new Embraer E-175 aircraft to its capacity purchase agreement [CPA] with United Airlines, to be delivered between July 2015...
 
SkyWest returns to black in 3Q, recovering from 1H deficit
Air Transport World - 10/29/2014
...quarters as it dealt with harsh winter weather and costs associated with new pilot rest and duty time rules and cockpit crew training on Embraer E-175s...
 
Lufthansa Cuts 2015 Forecast on Global Economic Downturn
Bloomberg - 10/30/2014
Lufthansa Cuts 2015 Forecast on Global Economic Downturn Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA), Europe s second-largest airline, cut its forecast for operating...
 
All Nippon Airways first-half net profit soars 78%
Yahoo!7 Finance - 10/30/2014
...Japan Airlines (JAL) are increasing their use of the lighter weight Boeing Dreamliner to contain costs, but the fuel-efficient aircraft has been...
 
 
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