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Low Cost Airline News - North America.

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The competitive outlook for LCC, low cost carriers, in North America looks to be intensifying, according to Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, as the price of oil appears to be stabilizing and most of the Majors have completed restructuring and are raising yields. Sep 18, 2006

AirTran Airways

Phoenix officials lobby AirTran to serve region. Phoenix officials will travel to AirTran Airways' Orlando headquarters next week to discuss the possibility of AirTran launching service from their city. Phoenix officials say the airline has expressed interest in the expansion; AirTran calls the talks routine but says Phoenix is "a good candidate for service." The airline would fly between Phoenix and its hub in Atlanta. Sep 19, 2006

AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways will launch daily services from Chicago Midway to Miami and Palm Beach on Feb. 7 aboard 717-200s and 737-700s. Sep 18, 2006

Southwest Airlines

Southwest switches publishers for in-flight magazine. Pace Communications will start publishing Southwest Airlines' in-flight magazine, called Spirit, starting next year. American Airlines Publications has produced the magazine for 14 years and says losing the contract is "a pretty big deal." Pace Communications currently publishes in-flight magazines for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways. Sep 20, 2006

Southwest Airlines

Southwest, pilots begin negotiations. Southwest Airlines and its pilots union start negotiating a new contract today for the first time since 1994. The talks will pit the most profitable U.S. airline against the most highly paid pilots. The company hopes to boost pilot productivity and find ways to generate more revenue, while the union is seeking raises and job protection for the employees. Sep 19, 2006

Virgin America

Some U.S. carriers oppose Virgin America's application. Several U.S. airlines believe start-up Virgin America should not be allowed to operate domestic flights in the U.S. because it is owned and funded by foreign investors. A spokesman for Virgin America says its application to operate U.S. flights is within the law. The airline submitted its application to the Department of Transportation in December. Sep 19, 2006
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