Brian Sumers

Aviation Week
United Airlines 787
United Airlines files Part 16 complaint against Newark Airport  1
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.
American Eagle E-175
American Airlines reaches tentative agreement with Envoy Air pilots 2
American Airlines has reached a second tentative agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) that will allow pilots at Envoy Air to fly Embraer E-175 aircraft.
Spirit Airlines A320
Spirit adding flights in Houston could prompt Southwest response 
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.
JetBlue A320
JetBlue to stay the course in Latin America 
New York-based JetBlue Airways plans to continue expanding into the Caribbean and Latin America markets, “even as competitive pressures push fares downward,” an executive said in an interview.
United Airlines shifts 36 E-145s from ExpressJet to Trans States 
United Airlines will transfer 36 Embraer E-145 aircraft from ExpressJet Airlines to Trans States Airlines between February 2015 and early 2016.
Allegiant Air MD-80
Allegiant Air adds five cities, 14 new routes 
In a slight strategy shift, Allegiant Air announced 14 new routes on Wednesday, nearly all of which are designed to take travelers from midsize US cities to popular vacation destinations.
Virgin America A320
Virgin America details strategy in amended prospectus 
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).
Frontier Airlines A319
Frontier Airlines drops Bahamas flights as network shifts 
Frontier Airlines will not launch two new routes next month to the Bahamas as scheduled, saying that bookings “did not meet expectations,” an airline spokesman confirmed.
United Airlines 787
United Airlines begins Los Angeles-Melbourne route 
United Airlines launched its Los Angeles to Melbourne route this week, believing local traffic in both cities can buoy the new service, SVP-worldwide sales Dave Hilfman said in an interview.
Alaska Airlines reaping benefits from 737-900ERs replacing 737-400s 
Alaska Airlines added 8% in capacity year-over-year in the third quarter, but most of the increase was due to replacing smaller aircraft with larger ones and adding seats to existing fleets, the carrier’s executives said in a conference call with analysts this week.
JetBlue Airways A320
JetBlue reports $79 million profit in 3Q, but Latin America underperforms 
JetBlue Airways saw lower-than-expected summer yields in Latin America and the Caribbean, a problem executives blamed on increased competition and more capacity in the markets, executives said Thursday in its third-quarter earnings conference call.
Silver Airways aircraft
Silver Airways to expand Florida focus 

Florida-based regional Silver Airways plans to increase its intra-Florida flights 40% beginning Nov. 6 and will soon operate more than 560 weekly flights to 10 Florida cities.

US to press countries on Ebola response efforts 
The US, working to track down passengers on one flight that included a person who tested positive for Ebola, will pressure counterparts in several countries to step up efforts to help mitigate the outbreak’s reach, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
Porter Airlines signs interline agreement with JetBlue 
Porter Airlines has reached an interline agreement with JetBlue Airways to route some traffic through JetBlue’s hub at Boston Logan International Airport, considerably broadening the Canadian airline’s reach into US, Mexico and Caribbean markets.
Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER
Air Canada plans more trans-Atlantic expansion 
Air Canada is adding considerable capacity between Eastern Canada and Europe as Calgary-based low-cost competitor WestJet is expected to expand into the trans-Atlantic market within the next two years.

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