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Jul 9, 2007

Airlines are rushing to add new regional jets with first-class seats, roomier cabins and, in some cases, hot food. The carriers are hoping business travelers tired of a cramped 50-seat jet will pay extra for a flight experience closer to what they get on a mainline jet. Jul 5, 2007

Airlines have cut capacity, the number of seats for sale, in the last year and are flying fuller planes. The capacity cuts help maximize revenue on each flight. But passengers complain of uncomfortable flights and delays. Jul 3, 2007

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American Airlines

American Airlines will add a new route between New York and London's Stansted Airport, as well as new flights into London Heathrow, resulting in as many as 20 roundtrips a day between the two cities. Jul 6, 2007

American Airlines

American Airlines will begin serving London's Heathrow Airport nonstop from its Raleigh/Durham gateway effective March 29, 2008. Jul 5, 2007

American Airlines

American Airlines announced that it will apply for the right to operate a daily Chicago O'Hare-Beijing service beginning in March 2009 aboard a three-class, 245-seat Boeing 777. Jun 29, 2007

Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines has apologized to passengers who had to put up with the stench and discomfort of overflowing toilets on a plane during a two-day flight from Amsterdam to Newark, New York, this month. Jun 25, 2007

Continental Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines

Continental Airlines and Kingfisher Airlines announced a partnership under which they will offer loyalty program and lounge reciprocity effective Oct. 1. Codesharing is scheduled to begin by year end. CO operates a daily Newark-Delhi service and plans to launch daily EWR-Mumbai flights on Oct. 1. Jul 6, 2007

Continental Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines

Continental Airlines and Kingfisher Airlines, one of the fastest growing airlines in India, today announced that they have entered into a comprehensive partnership for frequent flyer and airport lounge access reciprocity and future codesharing, providing better service to customers who travel between the U.S. and India and transfer between the two carriers. Jul 5, 2007

Continental Airlines, United Airlines

Travelers will have to pay up to USD$10 more for a roundtrip ticket on United Airlines and USD$14 more on Continental Airlines, as the airlines seek to offset the rising cost of jet fuel. United raised domestic fares by USD$2 to USD$5 each way, a spokeswoman said. Continental raised its domestic fuel surcharge by USD$2 to USD$7 each way, spokesman Dave Messing said. Last week US airlines, led by Delta Air Lines, initiated a fare increase of USD$5 each way that has largely held. Most attempts to raise ticket prices so far this year have been rolled back amid competitive pressure as air travel demand softens. US airlines are struggling to adapt to historically high jet fuel prices. Softening demand makes passing on those higher costs to customers more difficult. Jun 29, 2007

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines will launch new flights from New York JFK to the following destinations: Panama City (Dec. 13); Guatemala City (Dec. 14); Port of Spain (Dec. 20); San Jose, Costa Rica (Feb. 15); Liberia, Costa Rica (Feb. 16). Frequencies were not announced. Jul 4, 2007

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines will launch weekly seasonal Atlanta-Curacao service on Dec. 22. Jul 3, 2007

Delta Air Lines

Trinidad & Tobago announced the addition of two new non-stop Delta flights. Jul 2, 2007

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines canceled about 200 flights to and from several northeastern airports Thursday to minimize delays caused by heavy thunderstorms forecast across the region. Jun 27, 2007

Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airlines, which emerged from Chapter 11 protection at the end of last month, admitted yesterday that "crew shortages" are leading to numerous flight cancellations. It declined to say how many flights have been grounded or to confirm reports that several hundred flights have been cancelled over the past four days. In a statement, the carrier conceded that "recent severe weather events have caused Northwest Airlines to experience some crew shortages." It noted that "weather and related air traffic control restrictions can disrupt scheduled operations, causing increased crew duty time and often, the inability to immediately position aircraft and crews as needed." FAA has projected that summer storms and high traffic volumes could lead to a "tough" season of delays and cancellations. Jun 26, 2007

Northwest Airlines

Midwest to See Jump in Caribbean Airlift NWA WorldVacations, a division of Northwest Airlines, on Monday said it would offer increased air service from the Midwest to a variety of warm-weather destinations this winter. Jun 26, 2007

Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines, who last October launched air services from Toronto's controversial downtown city airport to Ottawa, is to add Newark New York to its destinations. No launch date has been set. In December flights to Montreal-Trudeau Airport were added. These are now up to nine services week daily. Ottawa now has ten flights Monday to Friday with reduced service at the weekend. The airline will launch summer service to Halifax via Montreal and Ottawa from Friday June 29 until September 4. Canada's newest airline will provide a total of four daily Toronto - Halifax return flights, with two via Ottawa and two via Montreal. All of Porter's operations are flown by 70-seat Bombardier DHC-8-Q400 propjets with a 34" seat pitch. Jun 26, 2007

Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines said it soon would be able to "offer true competition and superior service on a number of US routes." It plans to launch the Toronto - Newark service "later this year and not later than the early part of 2008," and eventually intends to serve as many as nine US destinations including Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and. Washington. Jun 26, 2007

Skyservice Airlines

Skyservice Airlines launched weekly Zagreb-Toronto service. Jun 25, 2007

United Airlines

United Airlines announced expansion of its Middle East service. Washington Dulles-Kuwait City flights will increase to daily from thrice-weekly on Jan. 2. In addition, a codeshare pact with Qatar Airways will give UA passengers access to five new countries on QR flights to Doha, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Male and Peshawar. Jul 2, 2007

United Airlines

Reached a codeshare agreement with Star Alliance partner Croatia Airlines. United Airlines said that subject to US government approval it "will begin offering codeshare flights" to Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik while Croatia customers will have access to Washington Dulles, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago O'Hare. No further details were provided. Jul 2, 2007

WestJet

WestJet, which launched its first scheduled Caribbean service with Toronto-Nassau flights last November, announced additional international operations yesterday, with new seasonal flights planned from YYZ to Montego Bay, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana. The destinations are part of an expanded schedule that includes increased winter service to Hawaii and the launch of a number of routes, including daily YYZ-Los Angeles service from Dec. 15. The carrier also won route authority from the Canadian government to operate to Mexican destinations San Jose del Cabo, Mazatlan, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Manzanillo. It called the rights a "tremendous opportunity" but has not decided when to launch services. Jun 28, 2007

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