Brian Sumers

Aviation Week
Allegiant Air Boeing 757-200
Allegiant to stop Honolulu service, retire 757s 
Four years after its first flight to Hawaii, Allegiant Air will end its costly experiment, saying it will pull out of Honolulu in August 2016 and retire all of its Boeing 757s by 2017.
Virgin America A320
Virgin America to add San Francisco-Denver service in March 2016
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.
Spirit Airlines A319
Spirit explores Wi-Fi, but only if it bears no cost 1
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.
Allegiant Air MD-80
CEO: Allegiant’s unique model makes it immune to competitive pressures 
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 Boeing 787-9
United pilot union leaders to meet with management 
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.
Republic: ‘Not in breach of any capacity purchase agreements’ 
Republic Airways Holdings has issued a statement saying it has not breached its capacity purchase agreements (CPAs) with any major US airlines.
Air Canada A320
Air Canada to offer free one-week stopovers to US passengers 
In an effort to further increase its share of US-originating connecting traffic, Air Canada will offer free one-week stopovers in Toronto to US customers bound for Europe or Asia.
Republic Airways, pilots to meet with NMB on new contract 
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and Republic Airways will meet with the National Mediation Board (NMB) for the second time this week to discuss a new pilot contract.
Union leader: Republic pilots will not vote on labor contract 
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.
Los Angeles World Airports to sell Ontario International 
LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) will soon revert to local control, which could eventually lead to lower costs for airlines and possibly more air service.
Republic to present final contract offer to pilots Aug. 20 
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.
Virgin America A320
Virgin America no longer subject to credit-card holdbacks 
Virgin America is no longer subject to credit-card holdbacks from processing companies, a development that should free up some short-term cash, the airline told investors recently.
WestJet Boeing 737-700
WestJet pilots reject union representation 
Pilots at Calgary-based WestJet Airlines rejected union representation this week, ensuring Canada’s second-largest carrier will remain union-free, at least for now.
ALPA reaches tentative contract with Air Wisconsin 
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has reached a tentative agreement with Air Wisconsin on a new contract after nearly five years of negotiations, the union said.
United Airlines Boeing 737-700
United Airlines pilots may now taxi before receiving final weights 
United Airlines is reverting to a pre-merger United policy that will permit all pilots to taxi before they receive final weights, the carrier said in a memo dated July 31.
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