Madhu Unnikrishnan

Aviation Week
ALPA: US should consult with UAE, Qatar over Open Skies 
The US should engage Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in consultations over Open Skies agreements, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll said.
American Airlines A321
American Airlines to launch A321 LAX-Hawaii service  2
American Airlines is on track to launch Airbus A321 service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Hawaii as of Aug. 18, the airline confirmed.
Lufthansa tails
Business Travel Coalition fights Lufthansa ticket surcharge 
The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) is hitting back hard against Lufthansa Group’s €16 ($18) surcharge for tickets booked through global distribution systems (GDS).
Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200
FAA examines Delta’s access at Dallas Love Field 
FAA is investigating whether the city of Dallas failed to properly accommodate Delta Air Lines’ request to continue operating flights from Love Field.
US carriers: July traffic outpaces capacity growth 
US airlines continue to see exceptional profits, as oil prices remain low and the four-largest US carriers report July traffic outpaced capacity growth.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300
Southwest, TWU study failed union vote 
The leadership of Southwest Airlines’ flight attendants union is considering its next moves after membership overwhelmingly rejected the tentative agreement late last month, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the airline say.
United Airlines Boeing 777-200
United posts record 2Q profits, authorizes $3 billion buyback  2
United Airlines reported record second-quarter net income of $1.2 billion, up 51.2% from the same period last year, as the company continues to reap the synergies from the merger with Continental.
JetBlue A320
JetBlue objects to Delta, Aeromexico ATI request 
JetBlue Airways is objecting to Delta Air Lines’ and Aeromexico’s application for antitrust immunity (ATI), objections Delta says are completely without merit.
American Airlines Boeing 737-800
US airlines complying with DOJ’s request for information 
US airlines said they are complying with a request from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide information on capacity planning and pricing as part of DOJ’s probe into possible “unlawful coordination” by the carriers.
JetBlue Airways A320
JetBlue: DOT should limit term of Qantas-American JV 
JetBlue Airways is urging the US Department of Transportation to only approve expansion of the Qantas-American Airlines joint venture (JV) with conditions.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900
Delta threatens Dallas with legal action over Love Gates 
Delta Air Lines is threatening legal action unless the city of Dallas allows it to continue using gates at Dallas Love Field to operate its five daily flights from the facility.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta to surrender Haneda slots; American to begin LAX flights 
Delta Air Lines is relinquishing its authority to operate flights between Seattle and Tokyo Haneda Airport, just days after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued its final order allowing the Atlanta-based carrier to retain the coveted slots.
United Airlines to cease flights from New York JFK 
United Airlines from Oct. 25 will cease operating flights from New York JFK International Airport, and will shift all operations to Newark Liberty International Airport, the company said.
JetBlue A320
JetBlue defends Open Skies; calls for regular reviews of joint ventures 
JetBlue Airways is hitting back hard against the US carriers seeking to limit the Persian Gulf airlines’ access to the US, urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) not to bow to pressure to curtail Open Skies.
Southwest Airlines 737-700
Southwest focuses international network on leisure 
Southwest Airlines’ growing international network is focused on bringing US-based leisure travelers to vacation destinations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, but that could change as the network matures, the carrier’s network planning chief said.

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