Brian Sumers

Brian
Sumers
Aviation Week
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Airlines say little about possible plans for New York LaGuardia 
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed this week it is exploring altering the 1,500-mile perimeter rule at New York LaGuardia Airport, but most US carriers said it is too early to consider what could mean for their networks, with one exception: Virgin America.
Air China 747-8I
Air China plots North American expansion 
Air China is seeing slight a slot drop in premium cabin corporate traffic to North America, but has made up for it with a “surge” in paid travel from individuals, including for first class, the airline’s top US executive told ATW.
WestJet Encore Bombardier Q400
WestJet Encore plots US expansion with Q400s 
Calvary-based WestJet Airlines’ regional subsidiary WestJet Encore has received all required approvals to fly to the US, a move that should open new markets the carrier has been unable to serve, allowing it to more forcefully compete with Air Canada, company executives said.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900
Alaska Airlines seeks to transfer LAX-Mexico City authority to American 
Alaska Airlines is seeking to transfer its authority to fly between Los Angeles and Mexico City to American Airlines, a move that would permit American to start double-daily flights June 4.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900
Alaska Airlines objects to PFCs for new Seattle arrivals building 
Alaska Airlines is asking the commission in charge of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to alter plans to pay for an expanded international arrivals facility mostly with Passenger Facilities Charges (PFCs).
WestJet 737-800
WestJet prepares to add widebody aircraft 
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.
Frontier Airlines A319
Frontier Airlines: Philadelphia and Trenton serve complementary roles 
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.
Compass Airlines to fly E-175s for American from Los Angeles 
American Airlines will open a base for Minneapolis-based regional carrier Compass Airlines Embraer E-175 aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport.
Silver Airways Saab 340B
Silver Airways flight attendants vote to join AFA 
Flight attendants at Silver Airways will join the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), a move that may increase costs at the Florida-based company as it transitions to a new business model.
New Canadian ULCC Jetlines to launch in mid-2015 
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.
United Airlines struggles with new ground handler in Denver 
United Airlines said it is working to resolve problems with its United Express ground handler at Denver International Airport, after customers have complained about missing and delayed bags.
Air Canada A319
Air Canada rouge eyes larger narrowbodies 
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 details plans for narrowbody fleet overhaul 
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 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.

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