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Air Berlin Passengers Rise 15 Percent. German budget airline Air Berlin carried 15 percent more passengers in July than it did a year earlier, it said on Sunday, lagging larger rival Ryanair, which posted a 23 percent increase. Air Berlin said it had 1.61 million passengers last month, compared to just under 1.4 million a year earlier. Its load factor rose 1.79 percentage points to 85.67 percent, also trailing Ryanair, which filled 90 percent of its seats last month. In the first seven months, the passenger count rose 13 percent to 8.54 million. In July, Air Berlin's passenger numbers rose 45 percent in Frankfurt and nearly doubled at London Stansted. They rose nearly 90 percent at Catania in Sicily. Aug 6, 2006
AirAsia's plans to fly to Singapore are expected to be challenged by both Tiger Airways Tiger Airways Private Limited is a low-cost airline based in Singapore, with its primary hub at Singapore Changi Airport. Incorporated in September 2003, it is currently the largest low-cost airline operating out of Singapore in terms of passengers carried. , which announced its intention to enter the route, and state-controlled Singapore Airlines This article or section is written like an .
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AirAsia's shares have been sold down by 21% in the past month following the Malaysian government's decision to give Malaysia Airlines the green light to exercise pricing freedom on its domestic routes, allowing it to compete with AirAsia with cheaper fares. But some analysts say the market has been hard on the airline because its load factor was climbing above 80%, and they expect it to announce a good profit for the year ended June 30 when it releases results at the end of this month. Aug 4, 2006
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 flew 1.39 billion RPMs in July, a 26.8% jump over the year-ago month. Capacity grew 26% to 1.71 billion ASMs and load factor increased 0.5 point to 81.3%. All were records for any month in the carrier's 13-year history. Aug 3, 2006
AirTran Airways will launch daily Gulfport/Biloxi-Fort Lauderdale service on Aug. 29 Aug 1, 2006
EasyJet In Talks On Saudi Branding. Low-cost airline easyJet said on Friday it had been approached by fledgling Saudi Arabian airline National Air Services (NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular ) to use its branding in the Middle East. EasyJet said it was evaluating the opportunity to franchise its brand but did not expect a final decision until early 2007. NAS, which wants to set up Saudi Arabia's first private commercial airline, made the approach alongside Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital Abraaj Capital is the leading investment firm specializing in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, which is commonly referred to as the (MENASA) region.
The firm's primary strengths include private equity buyouts, strategic minority block positions in public . NAS has applied for a license to operate domestic flights in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (sä`dē ərā`bēə, sou`–, sô–), officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (2005 est. pop. and hopes to operate low-cost flights to other areas in the Arabian Gulf Arabian Gulf: see Persian Gulf. . EasyJet said it would not invest any equity or cash if it took up the opportunity and a decision would depend on NAS's application for a license and whether it would add significant shareholder value. Entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, KBE (born 14 February 1967 in Athens) is a Greek-Cypriot born British entrepreneur and is best known for setting up easyJet, a low-cost airline. Early days , who founded easyJet in 1995, has extended the "easy" brand to a range of other no-frills businesses including car rental, finance, leisure, music, men's grooming products and a cruise ship. NAS is a privately owned corporate jet operator which first announced plans in 2003 to start a domestic airline to compete with flagship carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines Saudi Arabian Airlines (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية) is the national airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Aug 4, 2006
EasyJet will start double-daily Basel-Munich flights Oct. 30 and will compete against Lufthansa for the first time. It also will begin daily Bristol-Paris Charles de Gaulle service the same day and Geneva-Hamburg service by Dec 1. This week it launched thrice-weekly London Luton-Istanbul Sabhia Gokcen flights that will increase to daily on Sept. 4. Aug 4, 2006
Fly Gibraltar Fly Gibraltar was a proposed start-up foreign owned low-cost airline to be based in Gibraltar. It claimed it planned to operate services to destinations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Fly Gibraltar will be unveiled at World Travel Market at Excel in November and expects to start flying next April. The airline it is the brainchild of Mark Carreras, once with easyJet and now with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and (International) Ltd., a Gibraltar-based property company. Mike Lee, a familiar name in the industry and ex-Airtours and MyTravel, is a non-executive director A non-executive director (NED, also NXD) or outside director is a member of the board of directors of a company who does not form part of the executive management team. He or she is not an employee of the company or affiliated with it in any other way. . Target destinations are Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Stansted airports, plus Cork and Dublin. It plans to begin ticketing from October 2006. Initially the airline will operate two leased Boeing 737-300 aircraft in a one-class configuration carrying 148 passengers. Gibraltar has no direct air links from Ireland at present and is served from the UK with flights out of Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton. 65% to 70% of the passengers currently flying into Gibraltar cross over to Spain. GB Airways, formally based in the British overseas territory, is now a BA franchise with its headquarters in the old Beehive Beehive (star cluster): see Praesepe.
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See : Industriousness at Gatwick. http://www.wtmlondon.com Aug 5, 2006
Flyglobespan will launch daily Liverpool-Newark service on May 25, 2007. Aug 1, 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.
Frontier Airlines posted net income of $4 million for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, a solid improvement over a net loss of $2.7 million in the year-ago quarter. President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Jeff Potter said the carrier was profitable despite "intensified competition" at its Denver hub--where Southwest Airlines launched flights this year--and high fuel costs, but warned that long-term profitability is still a challenge. "It doesn't end with one good quarter," he said. Revenues for the quarter totaled $302.1 million, up 27.8% over revenues of $236.4 million in the year-ago quarter, as operating expenses Operating expenses
The amount paid for asset maintenance or the cost of doing business, excluding depreciation. Earnings are distributed after operating expenses are deducted. rose 22.6% to $291.4 million including a 51.2% surge in fuel costs to $90.4 million. Operating income Operating Income
The profit realized from a business' own operations.
This would not include income from things such as investments in other firms. Also referred to as operating profit or recurring profit. was $10.7 million, an improvement over an operating loss operating loss
The excess of operating expenses over revenue. As with operating income, operating losses exclude revenues and expenses from operations that are not considered a regular part of the business. Also called deficit. Compare operating income. of $1.2 million last year. Jul 31, 2006
Frontier Airlines will take control of six more gates at Denver by mid-2007 as it seeks to grow in the face of competition from Southwest. Potter said it is committed "to retain our position as the airline of choice in Denver" despite the new rival. Jul 31, 2006
JetBlue Airways will launch daily Washington Dulles-West Palm Beach flights Oct. 3 aboard an A320. Aug 3, 2006
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines Oasis Hong Kong Airlines Limited (Traditional Chinese: 甘泉香港航空有限公司
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has taken another major step forward in its plans to introduce services to Gatwick in October. In July it announced the award of route licenses. Aircraft broker Cabot Aviation has confirmed the sale of a Boeing B747-400, previously with Singapore Airlines. Oasis is a new low fare airline based in Hong Kong, offering two-class configuration and value fares to long haul destinations. Behind the new carrier as chief executive is Stephen Miller, founder of Dragonair, who says that the plan is to offer 81 luxury business class seats and 278 in economy. http://www.oasis-air.com Aug 5, 2006
Ryanair transported 3.9 million passengers in July, a 23.2% increase over the year-ago month. Load factor remained at 90%. Aug 4, 2006
Ryanair readies for trying times with record profits. Ryanair warned of possible fourth-quarter losses and a winter season "characterized by much more difficult trading conditions" and said it did not expect "yield buoyancy to be maintained at similar levels" in the next six months but at least it will be negotiating those hurdles from a position of strength, as it announced a record [euro]115.7 million ($147.6 million) profit in the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, a 79.7% improvement from the [euro]64.4 million earned in the year-ago period.Revenues surged 40% to [euro]566.6 million as the number of passengers grew 25% to 10.7 million, yield increased 13% and ancillary revenues went up 31%. "The underlying causes of these stronger Q1 yields were primarily the presence of Easter in the quarter and its absence from the prior year comparable, many more 'sun' destinations, the impact of competitors' fuel surcharges which continue to drive traffic toward Ryanair, the initial impact of our baggage charging initiative and the earlier launch of our new bases and routes, much of which took place in the fourth quarter last year," CEO Michael O'Leary said. Aug 2, 2006
Ryanair which will announce two new bases in the coming months, said it always expected "bumper results" for the first quarter but is "cautious" about the rest of the fiscal year. It will add 27 aircraft during the winter compared to 15 for the same period last year, but warned it faces "substantial" capacity increases, higher fuel prices and "price dumping by loss-making competitors." It said its full-year profit will be almost entirely generated in the first half and will increase 5%-10% over the previous year's earnings of [euro]302 million. "We remain on target to achieve our objective of becoming the world's largest international scheduled airline by passenger traffic," O'Leary said. Aug 2, 2006
Ryanair's unit costs rose 6%, but fell 2% excluding fuel. Ryanair said it has extended its hedging position to 90% to the end of October at $70 per barrel and to 90% in November and December at $74 per barrel. It is unhedged for the first three months of 2007. Aug 2, 2006
Southwest Airlines flew 6.33 billion RPMs in July, a 6.2% increase over the year-ago month. Capacity rose 7.9% to 7.96 billion ASMs and load factor fell 1.3 points to 79.5%. Aug 3, 2006
Sterling Airlines will add service from Copenhagen to Krakow (thrice-weekly from Sept. 19) and Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. (twice-weekly from Dec. 30). Aug 2, 2006