The Canadian Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities the Honourable Denis Lebel and the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Canada’s Minister of State (Transport), on Wednesday announced the appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Jean-Marc Dufour to the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).
Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) declared on Tuesday that during the first quarter of 2012 it will start offering its ultra low fare service from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth and Fort Lauderdale, along with 30 other destinations throughout the US, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Online travel services company priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN) stated on Tuesday that the average retail holiday airfare has risen to USD473 based on ticket sales for the last month, up 14% in comparison to the same period in 2010.
New York-based JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) announced on Tuesday that it is marking the 100th anniversary of the first US transcontinental flight with an offer of USD100 fares each way between New York’s JFK Airport and Long Beach Airport.
Latin American low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (BM&FBovespa:GOLL4) (NYSE:GOL) declared on Wednesday that it has signed a binding agreement regarding the acquisition by US carrier Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE:DAL) of a strategic minority interest of USD100m of GOL’s preferred shares.
Irish airline Aer Lingus Group plc (ISE:EIL1) (LSE:AERL) on Wednesday announced its traffic statistics for the month of November 2011, which showed an increase of 8% in passenger numbers compared to November 2010.
Frontier Airlines announced on Wednesday that beginning 15 December 2011 it will launch nonstop seasonal services from Des Moines, Iowa to/from Orlando and Tampa, Florida as well as Madison, Wisconsin to/from Orlando through to April 2012.