As it prepares to add four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft later this year, Calgary-based WestJet cautions it is only “dipping a toe in the widebody waters” as it tests whether it wants to expand its international network.
Colorado-based Frontier Airlines is changing its strategy at Trenton-Mercer Airport to limit East-West flying in winter, but still views the market as a valuable part of its network, even though it has increased departures at nearby Philadelphia International Airport, an airline executive said an interview.
New Canadian ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) Jetlines remains on track to launch in mid-2015 with two used Boeing 737 Classic aircraft flying short-haul routes from Vancouver International Airport, according to a recently released prospectus.
Air Canada, bolstered by a recent agreement with its pilots that clears the way to boost capacity at its leisure affiliate rouge, has decided to halt transfers of 136-seat Airbus A319s to its low-cost subsidiary and will instead mix in larger narrowbodies, an executive said in an interview.
American Airlines is evaluating two types of business-class seats for its long-range Boeing 757s, one similar to what American has installed on its Airbus A321 transcontinental aircraft and the other akin to what JetBlue Airways has put on its Mint subfleet, an executive said in an interview.
United Airlines has filed an administrative complaint against the operator of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), accusing it of “imposing excessive, unreasonable and discriminatory charges” to generate surpluses it uses to fund non-airport expenses.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines could be planning a competitive response to Spirit Airlines’ recent decision to add seven new routes to Mexico and Central America from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, one analyst said in an interview.
Virgin America expects to make only slight increases in capacity for most of 2015 before ramping up operations as it puts new Airbus A320 aircraft into service toward year-end, the carrier said this week in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).