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AirTran Airways AirTran Airways is a low-cost airline that is a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA and is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings. AirTran operates over 750 daily flights throughout the eastern USA and the Midwest, including over 270 daily departures from
AirTran Airways announced a five-year tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Teamsters
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See : Labor yesterday covering approximately 50 stock clerks at its Atlanta and Orlando MRO MRO
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Mauritanian Ouguiya.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. bases. Ratification is expected in the next 10 days. Jun 6, 2006
AirTran, pilots remember Eastern as they negotiate. AirTran Airlines and its pilots union are taking a moderate approach to contract negotiations. Neither side is seeking sweeping changes to the current contract. Many pilots once flew for Eastern Airlines, which permanently shut down amid hostile talks. Jun 5, 2006
EasyJet continues to expand its activities at Gatwick and is now the second biggest operator in terms of passenger numbers with 18%. BA, together with franchise partner GB Airways, accounts for 46%, much the same as in its long haul Long distance. Long haul implies traversing a state or a country. Contrast with short haul. post British Caledonian British Caledonian came into being in November 1970 when the Scottish charter airline Caledonian Airways, at the time Britain's second-largest, wholly privately owned, Independent airline, took over British United Airways (BUA), then the largest Independent British airline as well heyday. EasyJet is to add a three-times daily service to Glasgow International and increase frequencies on six major European routes - Madrid, Milan, Cologne, Athens, Berlin and Amsterdam. It recently added three other routes: Milan Malpensa, Marrakech and Split. The Luton-based airline claims to be eating away at BA's business traffic with Internet check-in and lounge facilities. http://www.easyjet.com/ Jun 11, 2006
EasyJet said it is "targeting British Airways' business passengers" with an expansion at London Gatwick, adding thrice-daily flights to Glasgow (it already flies there from Stansted and Luton) from Oct. 2 and increasing frequencies to Amsterdam to five-times-daily, Berlin Schoenefeld to twice-daily, Athens to 11-times-weekly, Madrid to four-times-daily, Milan to five-times-daily and Cologne/Bonn to thrice-daily. EasyJet will fly up to 500,000 passengers per month on 33 routes from LGW LGW London, England, United Kingdom - Gatwick (Airport Code)
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LGW Lan Gateway by this summer, accounting for 18% of the airport's capacity. It claims that BA's share has declined 9 points to 38% in the past four years and that BA recently canceled services to Budapest, Murcia, Almeria, Munich and Valencia and reduced capacity on another six routes operated by easyJet. Jun 9, 2006
EasyJet carried 2.9 million passengers in May, up 15.2% on the year-ago month. Load factor dipped 0.2 point to 83.9%. Jun 8, 2006 Frontier Airlines This article is about Frontier Airlines that was founded in 1994. For the company known as Frontier Airlines from 1950 to 1986, see Frontier Airlines (1950-1986).
For the similarly named Frontier Flying Service see Frontier Flying Service. , Spirit Airlines
Low-cost carriers start San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden service. Some discount carriers have started flying from San Francisco International Airport
“SFO” redirects here. For other uses, see SFO (disambiguation).
For the television series, see . . Spirit Airlines started flights in May, and Frontier Airlines will start flying later this month. Jun 7, 2006
Hapag-Lloyd Express Hapag-Lloyd Express (previously also marketed as HLX.com) was a no-frills, high-frequency, express airline based in Hanover, Germany. It operated services within Germany and to destinations in Europe.
Hapag Lloyd Express will launch its first African service, a twice-weekly Cologne-Nador (Morocco) flight, beginning June 23. Jun 9, 2006
Hong Kong Express
Hong Kong Express has appointed Airline Business Ltd, based at Hounslow near Heathrow, as its General Sales Agent A General Sales Agent (GSA) is a sales representative for an airline in a specific country or region. Typically, the GSA is responsible for selling all products of the airline in its region which includes flight tickets and cargo space. for the UK, Ireland and Germany. Originally established as a helicopter operator in the 1990s HKE HKE Hong Kong Express (Airways Limited)
HKE Hong Kong English launched as a regional jet operator in 2004 with the Embraer 170 as its front line aircraft. With four now in service and plans to take two new aircraft per year the carrier serves from its base at Chek Lap Kok Chek Lap Kok is an island in the western waters of Hong Kong, China. Chek Lap Kok was one of the two islands (the other being Lam Chau) merged together via land reclamation techniques into to the 12.48 km² platform for the current Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong, to Ningbo, Hangzhou and Nanjing on mainland China. Each aircraft has 76 luxury leather seats with a 31-inch seat pitch which offers customers increased comfort and more personal space. Last week, in conjunction with Mandarin Airlines, HKE launched a daily charter services between Hong Kong and Taichung in Taiwan, which will be followed by the commencement of direct scheduled services to Chiang Mai on 22 June. Flights to Chongqing will be introduced later this summer. http://www.hongkongexpress.com/ http://www.airlinebusiness.co.uk/ Jun 11, 2006
JetBlue Airways will launch a six-times-daily New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of JFK-Washington Dulles service beginning Aug. 17 at regular fares of $50-$145. Flights will be operated with 100-seat Embraer 190s. Jun 9, 2006
JetBlue Airways broke ground yesterday on its $24.5 million crew facility at Orlando International. Scheduled for completion in 14-18 months, the JetBlue Crew Lodge will include 292 guest rooms, a 4,000-sq.-ft. assembly hall, fitness facilities and other features. The LCC (Leadless Chip Carrier, Leaded Chip Carrier) See leadless chip carrier, CLCC and PLCC.
1. LCC - Language for Conversational Computing. Written at CMU in the 1960's. already operates a training center at MCO MCO Managed care organization, see there that opened in June 2005 and a three-bay hangar facility used by LiveTV, its wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. . Jun 8, 2006
JetBlue Airways said it flew 1.9 billion RPMs in May, an 11.3% rise over the year-ago month. Capacity increased 21.9% to 2.4 billion ASMs, dropping load factor 7.5 points to 79.1%. Jun 8, 2006
JetBlue Airways will launch thrice-daily New York JFK-Nashville flights aboard Embraer 190s from Aug. 31. Jun 8, 2006
Norwegian flew 358 million RPKs in May, up 38% on the year-ago month. ASKs rose 43% to 475 million and load factor was down 3 points to 75%. The company estimated a May yield of around NOK NOK
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Norwegian Krone.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. 0.71 ($0.12). Jun 8, 2006
Ryanair has come to a five-year agreement with the Government of Morocco to develop budget air access and tourism to the country from Ryanair's bases throughout Europe. The arrangement affects the Moroccan Government's policy of encouraging significant growth in its tourism industry as well as providing cheaper access for its own citizens for business and leisure purposes. How this might affect competing carriers is not clear, or whether routes to EU countries might fall foul of trading rules. The agreement covers most of the regional airports in Morocco List of airports in Morocco, sorted by location.
LOCATION ICAO IATA AIRPORT NAME
Civil Airports . http://www.ryanair.com/ Jun 11, 2006
Ryanair proves impervious to market conditions, beats profit forecast. Ryanair called its growth "inexorable" as it reported a record [euro]302 million ($390.9 million) after-tax profit for the financial year ended March 31, a figure approximately [euro]7 million above forecast and 12% higher than the [euro]268 million earned in the previous fiscal year.It did issue a "cautious" outlook for the coming term, predicting that traffic will climb 20%, yields will remain flat and profit will grow by a more "modest" 5%-10%. The carrier credited its refusal to levy fuel surcharges for "driving millions of passengers" to its flights. Jun 7, 2006
Ryanair 's fiscal year revenues increased 28% to [euro]1.69 billion and the company operated on an 18% margin. Traffic was up 26% to 35 million passengers against a 27% capacity increase on 330 routes operated by 103 aircraft. Yield increased just 1% and unit costs rose 5%, but dropped 6% excluding fuel. The airline has hedged 90% of its fuel needs through September at an average of $70 per barrel but is fully exposed from October on. Jun 7, 2006
Southwest sues Web site providing online check-ins. Southwest Airlines has sued BoardFirst, a company that provides online check-in services and helps travelers get the best seats available. The airline, which does not assign seats, has asked more than a dozen Web sites to stop issuing boarding passes because it feared losing control of its seating inventory and wanted to prevent its customers from turning over credit-card and other personal information to a firm that is not connected to the airline. Jun 8, 2006
Southwest Airlines flew 5.96 billion RPMs in May, a 13.7% increase over the year-ago month. Capacity rose 7.1% to 7.76 billion ASMs, lifting load factor 4.4 points to 76.8%. Jun 6, 2006
Southwest Airlines will launch a daily Denver-Houston Hobby flight on July 17 (increasing to twice-daily on Aug. 4), a four-times-daily DEN-Kansas City service and daily flights from DEN to Orlando International and Nashville, all on Aug. 4, and a daily Baltimore/Washington International-Oakland service from Aug. 17. It also will add one more daily flight from DEN to BWI BWI
British West Indies , Chicago Midway and Phoenix on July 17 and to Las Vegas on Aug. 4. Frequencies will be added between HOU and Tampa on July 17 and between Boise and Oakland on Aug. 17. The service increases at DEN will give the carrier 32 daily departures there. Jun 6, 2006
Higher costs could affect Southwest's dynamic with unions. Many people have the misconception that there are no unions at Southwest Airlines, Southwest Vice President-Labor, Employee Relations Joe Harris said. Some analysts speculate that Southwest's profitability could push union leaders to ask for pay increases, even as the airline wrestles with higher fuel prices. Jun 5, 2006