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.
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—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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Future growth in Southwest Airlines’ network will come from its growing number of international routes, and the carrier sees potential in 50 “dots,” or new destinations, within reach of its current fleet of Boeing 737s....More
Republic Airways Holdings chairman, president and CEO Bryan Bedford said FAA’s requirement that pilots accumulate 1,500 flying hours before being hired by an airline is “leading to nationwide problems” and needs to be reversed....More