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Southwest Airlines RPMs up 8.6% in December YoY

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has reported its December, fourth quarter, and total year preliminary traffic statistics, the company said. The company flew 10.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in December 2015, an … Continue reading “Southwest Airlines RPMs up 8.6% in December YoY”

Qatar Airways launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways has launched a first-of-its-kind Travel Festival offering travelers deals suited for a variety of travel needs, the company said. The Qatar Airways Travel Festival has exclusively designed packages, including flights starting … Continue reading “Qatar Airways launches Travel Festival”

Materna Group buys DSG Bagdrop AS

The Materna Group has acquired DSG Bagdrop AS, the company said. DSG Bagdrop was founded in 2009, is based in Oslo, Norway and was a former subsidiary of the Norwegian Bertel.O.Steen Group. With … Continue reading “Materna Group buys DSG Bagdrop AS”

Virgin America RPMs up 6.4% YoY

Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) has reported its preliminary operational results for December 2015 and the full year of 2015, the company said. The airline´s traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 6.4 … Continue reading “Virgin America RPMs up 6.4% YoY”

Hawaiian Airlines IAM ratify 5-year contracts

Hawaiian Airlines employees represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) have ratified tentative agreements reached with the airline in December, the company said. The five-year contracts boost compensation and … Continue reading “Hawaiian Airlines IAM ratify 5-year contracts”

AAR elects new board member

AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) said that Jennifer L. Vogel has been elected to the company´s board of directors. Vogel, 54, was most recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer … Continue reading “AAR elects new board member”

United December RPM up 1.5%

United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said its December 2015 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.5 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 2.2 percent versus December 2014. UAL´s December 2015 consolidated load … Continue reading “United December RPM up 1.5%”

Boeing, ANA mark 100,000th 787 Dreamliner flight

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) have celebrated the airline´s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport, the company said. ANA was the … Continue reading “Boeing, ANA mark 100,000th 787 Dreamliner flight”

Bohai Leasing acquires Avolon Holdings

Bohai Leasing has completed its acquisition of Avolon Holdings, the company said. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Bohai, Avolon will be combined with Bohai´s existing aircraft leasing businesses. Bohai is the only … Continue reading “Bohai Leasing acquires Avolon Holdings”

Finnair December APK up 8.1% YoY

Number of passengers grew 9.7 percent year-on-year, exceeding 10 million for the full year In December, Finnair Plc.´s (HEX: FIA1S) overall capacity measured in Available Passenger Kilometres grew by 8.1 percent and traffic … Continue reading “Finnair December APK up 8.1% YoY”

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