By Michael Garko, In Airline News All 157 passengers and six crew members were able to escape a Caribbean Airlines crash in Georgetown, Guyana. The flight had departed New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday evening, and made a stop in Trinidad before continuing to Guyana. About these ads
By Michael Garko, In Airline News JetBlue was able to record a $25 million profit for the second quarter. That number is down 19% from the same quarter last year.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Japanese carrier ANA has announced that the first flight to be available to paying customers on its Boeing 787 aircraft will be from Tokyo to Hong Kong. The flight is part of an international charter from Narita.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News On Friday, the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority voted to expand its modernization project for the airport’s Terminal 1. The expansion will raise the cost of the project by $5 million to $65 million.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Tampa International Airport saw a 16% increase in international traffic during the month of May this year. That growth helped Tampa record an almost 4% growth in overall traffic during May. The numbers are welcoming news after reporting declines in 2008 and 2009. The airport reported minimal growth in …
By Michael Garko, In Airline News American’s record aircraft order on Tuesday wasn’t enough to ease news that it lost $286 million in the second quarter. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes the company’s “loss of 85 cents per share was larger than Wall Street analysts had expected.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News United, the world’s largest airline, reported a second-quarter 2011 net profit of $538 million or $1.39 per diluted share excluding special items according to The Associated Press.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Alaska Air reported that it was able to earn a $28.8 million net income in the second quarter. Excluding special items, the airline recorded a record second quarter net income of $89.6 million, or $2.44 per diluted share.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News US Airways reported today that it recorded a $106 million in the second quarter of 2011 excluding special items. The profit equates to $.56 per diluted share.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News After announcing the largest jet order in aviation history, American Airlines has announced it will spinoff its American Eagle brand
By Michael Garko, In Airline News After weeks of speculation since the Paris Air Show, American Airlines has finally decided how it will modernize its fleet. A decision was reached Tuesday night to split the largest aircraft order in aviation history between rival plane manufacturers Boeing and Airbus.
American Airlines will be holding an announcement at Dallas-Fort Worth Wednesday morning at 10AM local time.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Southwest Airlines was able to clear a significant hurdle over the weekend with the announcement that a deal has been reached in principle between Southwest pilots and AirTran pilots for seniority lists. The agreement is still subject to the respective unions’ board approval and membership ratification.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Alaska Airlines has announced it is continuing its growth from San Diego to Hawaii with daily service to Honolulu. The new flight will start November 17th and will compliment existing service to Maui and Kahului from San Diego that started in October of 2010.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Frontier Airlines has announced that Rockford, Ill. will be its newest destination. Frontier will fly to Rockford from its hub in Denver three times weekly using its 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Southwest Airlines will be giving 40 deserving nonprofit organizations the chance to win 40 tickets each to help celebrate the airline’s 40th anniversary.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Leisure carrier Allegiant Air received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday to begin operating its Boeing 757 aircraft. Allegiant will utilize the jet on routes from Las Vegas to McAllen, Tx. and Rockford, Ill.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News American Airlines affiliate American Eagle has launched twice daily service from its hub at Chicago-O’hare to the coast city of Wilmington, NC. The airline will use 44-seat Embraer jets on the new route.