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Oct 9, 2006

AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways flew 949.9 million RPMs in September, an 11.6% increase over the year-ago month. Capacity surged 28.6% to 1.54 billion ASMs and load factor dropped 9.4 points to 61.8%. Oct 6, 2006

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Air Cuts Profit Forecast. Discount carrier Frontier Airlines on Thursday cut its profit forecast, blaming it on the fallout of a failed plot to bomb US airliners that was uncovered by British police in August. Frontier's shares fell more than 13 percent after the news. Denver-based Frontier said it now expects to post earnings per share in its fiscal second quarter of 1 cent to 5 cents, before the impact of unrealized fuel derivative gains and losses. The incident hurt travel demand primarily in September, Chief Executive Jeff Potter said in a statement. Oct 5, 2006

Frontier Airlines

Frontier now operates out of neat new digs at Akron-Canton. You'll find the airplanes with the western wildlife on tier tails departing from Gate 11 of CAK's sunlit, airy new south concourse. Oct 2, 2006

JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways flew 1.64 billion RPMs in September, an 8.2% rise over the year-ago month. Capacity increased 15.8% to 2.26 billion ASMs and load factor fell 5.1 points to 72.6%. Oct 6, 2006

JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Sells Planes To Germany's Blue Wings. German charter carrier Blue Wings bought five Airbus A320 aircraft from discount US airline JetBlue Airways, which was selling the planes to cut costs, Blue Wings spokesman Frank Lorentz said on Friday. JetBlue spokeswoman Jenny Dervin said all the planes would be on their way to their new owner by mid-November. Representatives of the airlines declined to comment on financial details of the deal. In July, JetBlue said it expected a gain of about USD$6 million from the sale of the planes in the third quarter. New York-based JetBlue is selling the planes to cut capacity as part of a turnaround plan. Blue Wings, a three-year-old carrier based in Dusseldorf, plans to start scheduled service next year. This summer, it ordered 20 Airbus A320 planes for USD$1.4 billion. Oct 6, 2006

JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways yesterday launched daily Washington Dulles-West Palm Beach service aboard an A320. Oct 4, 2006

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines flew 5.2 billion RPMs in September, up 9.8% on the year-ago month. Capacity increased 10.1% to 7.73 billion ASMs, dropping load factor 0.2 point to 67.2%. Oct 6, 2006

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines launched its Washington Dulles service yesterday. The carrier will use two gates on the B Concourse and operate 12 daily flights to Chicago Midway (seven), Orlando International (two), Tampa (two) and Las Vegas (one). It will base 40 employees at IAD. Oct 6, 2006

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines saw its August 06 baggage complaints rise to over 54,000, a rate of 6.1 per 1,000 passengers from 4.4 a year earlier. Southwest brought on more baggage handlers to cope in August, the peak of the busy summer travel season. Southwest carried 8.8 million passengers on domestic flights in August, more than any other airline. "We saw a 20 to 30 percent increase in the number of checked bags as a result of the security increase," said Beth Harbin, a spokeswoman for Southwest. Oct 5, 2006

Sun Country Airlines

Low-fare Sun Country Airlines now flies out of Terminal 4 at New York Kennedy. Oct 2, 2006

WestJet Airlines

WestJet Loads Higher, Air Canada's Slip. WestJet Airlines flew much fuller aircraft even as its capacity increased in September, but Air Canada, the country's biggest airline, reported a drop, the two carriers said on Thursday. Oct 5, 2006

WestJet Airlines

WestJet revenue passenger miles for September 2006 were 817.4 million, up 24 percent from 656.7 million. For the first nine months of the year, RPMs increased 22 percent to 7.3 billion, WestJet said. Oct 5, 2006

WestJet Airlines

WestJet said its load factor last month was 75.2 percent, up from 70.9 percent in September 2005. Year to date, WestJet filled 79.2 percent of its seats, compared with 74.5 percent by the end of the third quarter last year. Available seat miles in September were up 17 percent from a year earlier to 1.09 billion, the airline said. Oct 5, 2006

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