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Weather causes greatest number of airline cancelations: Weather is an airline's biggest cause of delays and cancellations. This weekend's blizzard on the East Coast forced airlines to cancel flights, affecting thousands of travelers. At American Airlines, four employees decide which flights to cancel or reroute. Feb 14, 2006

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is to fly to Africa. That was how it was announced. In a filing with the US Department of Transportation, the Atlanta-based airline, has requested government approval for the first service between what is the world's largest airline hub in Atlanta and Johannesburg, with an intermediate stop in Dakar (Senegal), effective in December 2006. Separately, Delta has also stated that US Department of Transportation approval has been gained to add nonstop flights between Atlanta and a seventh country in South America with new daily service between Atlanta and Quito (Ecuador), with continuing service to Guayaquil. Subject to Ecuadorian government approval, flights will begin on 8 June and will expand to 14 the number of capital cities served by Delta throughout South and Central America. Feb 19, 2006

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian to buy four 767-300s. Hawaiian Airlines plans to purchase four Boeing 767-300 jetliners rejected by bankrupt Delta Air Lines. Separately, the airline sued Mesa Air Group, claiming Mesa improperly used confidential data. Feb 15, 2006

United Airlines

United to add more Denver flights. United Airlines said it will strengthen its presence at Denver International Airport. The airline will add 32 departures. United has reduced the amount of time it takes to board and clean aircraft in Denver by changing the way it uses gates and planes. Feb 15, 2006

US Airways

Fares rise on some Philadelphia routes. Tickets from Philadelphia to cities without low-fare carriers can climb higher than $1,000, according to an analysis by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Meanwhile, US Airways, which operates a hub in Philadelphia, says it is trying to lower fares on a route-by-route basis. Airline revenue for each seat systemwide rose 2% in 2005, compared with year-ago levels, according to the Air Transport Association. Feb 17, 2006
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Date:Feb 20, 2006
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