Brian Sumers

Aviation Week
Frontier Airlines A319
Frontier Airlines must cut costs to compete with other ‘ultra’ LCCs 
Frontier Airlines—which has moved to the ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) business model—will not truly be able to compete with others in the category until it lowers costs, not including fuel, to six cents per available seat mile, chairman William Franke said in an interview.
WestJet Boeing 737-700
WestJet continues to plan transborder, trans-Atlantic expansion 
Calgary-based Westjet is using its daily, seasonal flights from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Dublin, Ireland as a testing ground for future European expansion, airline CFO Vito Culmone told analysts at the Cowen and Co. Global Transportation & Aerospace/Defense Conference in Boston.
Alaska Airlines 737-800
Alaska Airlines says it is growing responsibly in Seattle 
Alaska Airlines—which this month is adding new flights from its Seattle-Tacoma hub to Detroit, Baltimore and Albuquerque—will continue to add routes to major business centers to serve its core Seattle customers.
Analyst Mike Boyd sees growth in some US-EU and US-Canada markets 
European Union (EU) flag carriers could add nonstop flights from hubs into smaller interior US cities such as Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans within the next three to eight years, analyst Mike Boyd said this week at the Boyd International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas.
JetBlue A321
CEO: JetBlue may charge for checked baggage next year 
JetBlue Airways is strongly considering adding a checked baggage fee next year but expects to make limited changes to its network and business model, CEO David Barger said Monday at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas.
Southwest Boeing 737-300
Houston asks US, Mexico to liberalize air treaty
In an attempt to ensure United Airlines and Southwest Airlines eventually can fly the same routes, the City of Houston has asked the US government to seek a new bilateral agreement with Mexico by the end of 2014.
Allegiant Air Boeing 757-200
Allegiant Air adds five new routes in Florida
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will add five new routes this fall to Florida, continuing its strategy of connecting smaller US cities with popular vacation destinations.
Republic Airways focuses on its fixed fee business 
By returning to its roots as a regional feeder carrier and investing in larger jets, Republic Airways should be well positioned for future profitability, a Wall Street analyst said in an interview.
JetBlue Airways A320
JetBlue Airways, South African Airways expand codeshare 
New York-based JetBlue Airways and South African Airways (SAA) have expanded their codeshare agreement to include flights between Washington DC and Dakar, Senegal—a move that enables SAA to sell tickets to American government workers and contractors under terms of the Fly America Act.
JetBlue Airways A320
Exec: JetBlue can occupy profitable niche at DCA 
JetBlue Airways believes it can be an important player at Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) despite having only 30 slots there.

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