Delta Air Lines reached agreement with Massport, the airport authority for Boston Logan, to pay off construction debts related to the airport's rebuilt Terminal A, which was constructed exclusively for Delta but not used to the degree originally planned. According to The Boston Globe, DL will give up more than one-third of its 22 gates at the $500 million terminal, which opened in March 2005, leading to speculation about who will enter the new facility.
Ryanair yesterday unveiled its first Moroccan routes, part of a May agreement with the Moroccan government to fly up to 20 routes and nearly 1 million passengers per year to the North African country (ATWOnline, May 26). On Oct. 31 it will launch flights from London Luton to Fez (thrice-weekly) and Marrakech (four-times-weekly). LCC rivals Air Berlin and easyJet already serve Morocco.
Republic Airways Holdings is “in a stabilized approach” toward reaching a new labor agreement with its pilots, though “difficult stuff” still needs to negotiated, chairman, president and CEO Bryan Bedford said....More
The US government is “taking very seriously” the request Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and their labor groups have made that consultations begin with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on alleged subsidies for the airlines from those countries, a US Department of State official said....More
The US airline industry must safeguard itself against “atypical employment practices,” which could threaten safety as well as destroy the compact between employer and employee, a labor leader said here....More