Virgin America will add San Francisco-Denver service in March, a move that will give the low-cost carrier (LCC) service to each of the 10 most-popular destinations from San Francisco, as measured by daily passengers each way.
Florida-based ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines is interested in adding onboard Internet, but only if a connectivity company installs and operates it at no cost to the carrier, an airline spokesman said.
Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Allegiant Air CEO Maury Gallagher said he is not surprised legacy carriers have been more aggressive in their pricing strategies recently, but suggested his airline is immune to competitive pressures because of its unique model.
United Airlines pilot union leaders have voted to meet with management to discuss a possible contract extension, bringing it one step closer to placing an order for 100-seat jets, ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily has learned.
In a move that could put regional carrier Republic Airways on a path to filing for bankruptcy, The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) will not allow pilots at Republic Airways to vote on the company’s last-best-and-final contract offer, a union leader said.
Calling current demands from pilot-union leaders “outrageous and irrational,” Republic Airways Holdings executives said they plan to present a best-and-final contract offer to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 357 on Aug. 20.