Brian Sumers

Aviation Week
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United hopes to reach tentative agreement with AFA this month 
United Airlines remains hopeful it will reach a tentative agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) by July 23, or “relatively soon after,” an airline executive told employees recently.
More US airports sign with Boingo for Internet connectivity 
As more travelers expect free, reliable and fast Internet in terminals, US airports are increasingly turning to Boingo Wireless, an outside vendor, to provide it for them.
Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300
Air Canada to fly to London Gatwick next spring
Air Canada will add London Gatwick to its network in spring 2016, a move Canada’s largest carrier is making just as WestJet Airlines enters the market.
JetBlue A320
JetBlue to expand Mint services to Boston 
JetBlue Airways said it will expand significantly in Boston next year by adding one new route, increasing frequency to more than 10 destinations, and introducing its Mint product on transcontinental flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Latin American briefing with IATA regional VP-Americas Peter Certa
IATA: Latin American, Caribbean countries need more sensible tax rules 
IATA objects to some Latin American and Caribbean governments implementing new taxes and fees and using airlines as a “cash cow,” a senior executive from the trade group said during the IATA AGM in Miami.
American Airlines Boeing 757
American Airlines seeks A321 ETOPS certification for Hawaii 
American Airlines is creating a sub-fleet of 16 ETOPS-certified Airbus A321s to fly between the West Coast and Hawaii, an airline spokeswoman told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.
Virgin America A320
Virgin America sees California market as ‘untapped potential’  1
The intra-California market represents “untapped potential” for its network, Virgin America told investors in a presentation.
Allegiant Air MD-80
FAA clears Allegiant for expansion after labor resolution 
FAA has lifted expansion restrictions on Allegiant Air after the Las Vegas-based carrier won a victory in federal court against its pilots union.
American Eagle CRJ700
American Airlines to integrate regional carriers 
American Airlines is focused on ensuring its regional carriers have “safe and reliable” operations and is not interested in the next generation of regional jets, at least for now, American SVP-regional carriers Kenji Hashimoto told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.
Alaska Airlines 737-900
Alaska Airlines adds three new US routes from Seattle 
Expanding its battle with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines plans to start service between its Seattle hub and Nashville, Tennessee, Charleston, South Carolina and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, later this year, the carrier said.
Allegiant Air Boeing 757-200
Judge blocks Allegiant Air pilots from striking 
Pilots at Allegiant Air say they will appeal after a federal judge in Las Vegas issued a preliminary injunction last week that barred them from striking.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900
DOT: Alaska can transfer LAX-Mexico City authority to American 
Alaska Airlines may transfer its authority to fly between Los Angeles (LAX) and Mexico City to American Airlines, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively decided on April 17, despite an objection from Delta Air Lines.
United Airlines Boeing 767
United to switch to 767s on four Newark transatlantic routes 
United Airlines will switch to Boeing 767s from 757s on four longer European routes departing Newark Liberty International Airport, a move that will improve operational reliability by reducing unplanned fuel stops during the winter season.
United Airlines Boeing 737-700
United Airlines creates new Digital Operations Center 
In an effort to avoid “costly [public relations] and litigation,” United Airlines will open a Digital Operations Center at its Chicago headquarters to more effectively monitor social media, message boards and other online channels, the carrier told employees in a recent note.
Air Canada opposes Porter’s plans for Toronto City Airport 
Air Canada said it opposes improvements to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport that would permit Porter Airlines to operate Bombardier CSeries aircraft from the facility, arguing the airport should continue allowing only turboprop operations.

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