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Southwest Airlines and United Continental Just Raised Their Q4 Revenue Forecasts

December 11th 2017 7:18AM
Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and United Continental (NYSE: UAL) disappointed investors in October with their third-quarter earnings reports and fourth-quarter forecasts. While both carriers projected that their unit revenue trends would improve sequentially in the current quarter, analysts still had to ...

Mother claims she was kicked off Spirit Airlines flight 'because her son was crying'

December 11th 2017 7:07AM
A cancer researcher and pianist from Houston has claimed she and her family were wrongfully kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight. Mei Rui was flying to New York on Friday 8 December with her two-year-old son and elderly parents to participate in a cancer research study when the incident took place.

American Airlines maintains higher leverage levels as its fleet revamp continues full steam ahead

December 11th 2017 6:33AM
The result of American's dizzying pace of fleet replacement is an average mainline fleet age of 10 years, which is far below those of its major US rivals. However, the airline's leverage is significantly higher than at its peers, which is one factor in American's decision to hold higher cash balances than ...

DOT Not Forcing Airlines To Disclose Baggage Fees

December 11th 2017 6:11AM
A proposal that was submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in 2011 that would require airlines to disclose ancillary fees prior to going through the ticket purchase process has been dropped by the DOT. The agency has stated that this disclosure was not necessary and, in fact, placed ...

Southwest Airlines November Traffic Up, RASM View Raised

December 11th 2017 3:56AM
Southwest Airlines CompanyLUV recently reported traffic numbers for November. Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) - a measure of air traffic - increased 3.4% year over year to 10.80 billion in the month. Meanwhile Available Seat Miles (ASMs) - a measure of capacity - climbed 2.5% to 12.58 billion.

Southwest Airlines November Traffic Up, RASM View Raised

December 11th 2017 3:56AM
Load factor (the percentage of seats filled by passengers) inched up 70 basis points (bps) to 85.8% in November owing to traffic growth outpacing capacity expansion. On a year-to-date basis, Southwest Airlines witnessed a 3.5% rise in RPMs to 118.33 billion. Also, ASMs grew 3.7% to 140.94 billion.

Breastfeeding Houston mom says she was kicked off Spirit Airlines flight

December 11th 2017 3:53AM
The flight was already shaping up as a classic holiday season travel headache and the plane had not even left the ground. Mei Rui, an acclaimed concert pianist and a cancer researcher, was supposed to catch a Spirit Airlines flight from her home in Houston to Newark on Friday. The trip was for a ...

Zaira Wasim molested on Vistara plane: Sexual harassment on flights will continue till airlines ...

December 11th 2017 3:45AM
Two weeks ago it happened to Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi on an Alaska Airlines flight in first class. The man next to her began to make sexually explicit comments. She wrote on a Facebook page: “Feeling furious, disgusted and degraded after an Alaska Airlines flight during which the passenger ...

Hainan Airlines wins five trophies at the World Travel Awards

December 11th 2017 3:11AM
China's Hainan Airlines won five trophies at the 24th World Travel Awards Grand Final, which took place at the Vietnamese island resort of Phu Quoc yesterday. The Chinese airline won World's Leading Airline - Business Class, World's Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment, World's Leading Cabin Crew ...

Zaira Wasim molestation row: Vistara Airlines issued notice, DCW seeks reply by Saturday

December 11th 2017 1:18AM
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women on Sunday issued a notice to Vistara Airlines, seeking reply within six days over the alleged harassment incident of actress Zaira Wasim. The national award-winning actress was allegedly harassed by a middle-aged man on a Delhi-to-Mumbai Air Vistara ...

Turkish Airlines proceeds its' sustainability journey with awards

December 11th 2017 1:07AM
Turkish Airlines, which is flying to the most countries in the world, operating with a strong sense of environmental and social responsibility for Turkey and the communities at our flight destinations in 120 countries, has released its third sustainability report, which was prepared in accordance with the ...

Winter wonderland this morning: Schools, roads and airlines affected as big freeze is set to last

December 11th 2017 12:51AM
Winter wonderland this morning: Schools, roads and airlines affected as big freeze is set to last. Motorists warned of treacherous road conditions after overnight freeze; Five departures from Dublin to Heathrow have been cancelled this morning; Irish Rail also experiencing some delays; Worst affected ...

Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel

December 11th 2017 12:22AM
Last week, Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic announced a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. The supersonic aircraft are expected to go into service during the mid-2020s. For the past few years, Boom has been developing a new-generation supersonic ...

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

December 11th 2017 12:00AM
Global airline profits are expected to hit record levels in 2018 with passenger numbers rising by 6 percent. This is great news for the aviation industry, but one problem gnawing at the optimism is finding enough pilots to fly the planes. Expansion in China and elsewhere is putting pressure on established ...

Uganda: Does Sale of Enhas Shares Affect New Uganda Airlines?

December 10th 2017 10:52PM
Major airlines the world over run handling operations. British Airways does at Gatwick and several other airports in the United Kingdom and so does so KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The same applies to Kenya and Rwanda's flag carriers, where Kenya Airways and Rwanda ...

Malaysia Airlines' special sale, the 12.12 Deals happening Tuesday

December 10th 2017 10:41PM
SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines Bhd is offering up to 30 per cent discount for fares booked on December 12, 2017 through its with Malaysia Airlines' Double 12 (12.12) Deals. The 12.12 Deals campaign is available from December 12 to 15 2017 via Malaysia Airlines' website www.malaysiaairlines.com, ...

999. Details On Bookings, Routes Here

December 10th 2017 10:28PM
Amid high competition in the Indian skies, IndiGo is offering tickets starting at Rs. 999 on select flights. According to the airline's website - goindigo.in, IndiGo is offering all-inclusive tickets at a starting price of Rs. 999 on flights from Delhi to Jaipur. Some other starting fares (inclusive of taxes) include Rs.

Malaysia Airlines double 12.12 deals campaigns starts Tuesday

December 10th 2017 9:33PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines is launching its four-day Double 12 (12.12) Deals on Tuesday where passengers can enjoy savings of up to 30% for the economy class. ... They can visit Malaysia Airlines' website www.malaysiaairlines.com, participating travel agents and on the MHmobile app.

Airfares to Darwin, Alice Springs to get Senate scrutiny as airlines 'take advantage of monopoly'

December 10th 2017 9:33PM
Mr Gosling, who worked to ensure the inquiry would visit Darwin, told ABC Radio Darwin's Richard Margetson that scorned Territorians should offer their experiences to the committee. "Regional airlines and airfares are a cause of concern because we live in the best part of Australia up here, but one of ...

Domestic pvt airlines hike fares effective from tomorrow

December 10th 2017 9:33PM
“Domestic airlines have introduced the new airfare as per the government's provision that allows the airline operators to adjust airfares if the fuel price rises or falls by at least four rupees a litre,” said Ghanashyam Acharya, spokesperson of AOAN. Following the new adjustment in the airfare, mountain ...