Southwest Airlines is revealing where it plans to fly in Mexico through filings with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) that support—or at least do not object to—another airline’s plans in that country.
Boeing is escalating the war of words between it and Delta Air Lines over the role of the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im) with a letter to the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee that refutes, point-by-point, a letter the Atlanta-based carrier sent last week.
Even as JetBlue Airways expands into the Caribbean and Latin America—and develops focus cities along the US East Coast—it continues thinking of itself as a point-to-point low-cost carrier, CEO Dave Barger said.
Delta Air Lines refutes Boeing’s claims that export credit financing from the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im) does not harm US carriers and calls for reform of the institution when Congress debates its reauthorization this fall.
The European Commission (EC) is urging the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to approve Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit, arguing that the application does not violate the US-EU Open Skies agreement’s clause on labor regulations.
Ireland’s director general of civil aviation is the latest high-ranking official to throw his support behind Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) struggle to secure a foreign air carrier permit from the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
A US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report this week on widebody aircraft financing from the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im) has renewed efforts by Delta Air Lines and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) to urge Congress to reform the institution.
United Airlines said its application for seasonal service to Mexico still will leave one available designation for another US carrier to serve the routes, thereby dismissing Southwest Airlines’ letter of support for United’s application.
Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Volaris has asked the US Transportation Department (DOT) to extend the carrier’s authority to serve four routes from Mexico City—Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas—and one route between Monterrey, Mexico and Chicago.
Delta Air Lines missed Wall Street’s marks with its June traffic report, in which the Atlanta-based carrier said traffic, measured in RPMs, rose 3% on capacity, measured in ASMs, that was 3.1% higher than last year.
Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier said the European manufacturer had one its most successful air show performances ever at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow, where it won commitments for 496 aircraft worth more than $75 billion over four days....More