Brian Sumers

Aviation Week
Republic says it cannot fly the schedule it promised partners 
Republic Airways says the ongoing labor dispute with its pilots is in large part why the airline is cutting part of its planned schedule for later this year and the first half of 2016.
American Airlines 737-800
American Airlines revises capacity guidance downward 
American Airlines told investors July 10 it will increase system capacity for 2015 by only about 1%—lower than its initial estimate of up to 2%—a move cheered by many analysts.
Teamsters file lawsuit against Republic Airways over pilot pay 2
[UPDATED] The Teamsters union representing pilots at Republic Airways has filed suit against the carrier in federal court in Indianapolis, accusing it of illegally changing work rules and pay while the sides bargain on a new contract.
United Airlines Boeing 777-200
United Airlines shifts widebody flights 
United Airlines is shifting some widebody flights among its hubs, as it seeks to ensure more departures are flown by local pilots and tries to more closely align aircraft size with demand.
Southwest Airlines 737-300
Southwest flight attendant pact could spur new international routes 
Southwest Airlines should operate more efficiently and profitably to international destinations if flight attendants approve a proposed contract later this month, an airline representative said.
Routehappy expands relationship with Expedia 
Routehappy, which compiles data on amenities fliers can expect on almost every flight on more than 200 airlines, will soon provide information to many websites worldwide, the company announced June 30.
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United hopes to reach tentative agreement with AFA this month 
United Airlines remains hopeful it will reach a tentative agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) by July 23, or “relatively soon after,” an airline executive told employees recently.
More US airports sign with Boingo for Internet connectivity 
As more travelers expect free, reliable and fast Internet in terminals, US airports are increasingly turning to Boingo Wireless, an outside vendor, to provide it for them.
Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300
Air Canada to fly to London Gatwick next spring 
Air Canada will add London Gatwick to its network in spring 2016, a move Canada’s largest carrier is making just as WestJet Airlines enters the market.
JetBlue A320
JetBlue to expand Mint services to Boston 
JetBlue Airways said it will expand significantly in Boston next year by adding one new route, increasing frequency to more than 10 destinations, and introducing its Mint product on transcontinental flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Latin American briefing with IATA regional VP-Americas Peter Certa
IATA: Latin American, Caribbean countries need more sensible tax rules 
IATA objects to some Latin American and Caribbean governments implementing new taxes and fees and using airlines as a “cash cow,” a senior executive from the trade group said during the IATA AGM in Miami.
American Airlines Boeing 757
American Airlines seeks A321 ETOPS certification for Hawaii 
American Airlines is creating a sub-fleet of 16 ETOPS-certified Airbus A321s to fly between the West Coast and Hawaii, an airline spokeswoman told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.
Virgin America A320
Virgin America sees California market as ‘untapped potential’  1
The intra-California market represents “untapped potential” for its network, Virgin America told investors in a presentation.
Allegiant Air MD-80
FAA clears Allegiant for expansion after labor resolution 
FAA has lifted expansion restrictions on Allegiant Air after the Las Vegas-based carrier won a victory in federal court against its pilots union.
American Eagle CRJ700
American Airlines to integrate regional carriers 
American Airlines is focused on ensuring its regional carriers have “safe and reliable” operations and is not interested in the next generation of regional jets, at least for now, American SVP-regional carriers Kenji Hashimoto told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.

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