The US government is not wavering from its Open Skies policy and will negotiate Open Skies deals with any friendly country that is interested, despite calls for government to roll back liberalization in order to protect the US airline industry, a senior US Department of State official said.
American Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Allied Pilots Association (APA), remain locked in talks over a new contract proposed by management last week and a union counterproposal, with each side claiming that its version is in the pilots’ best interest.
New visa reciprocal visa regulations between the US and China that go into force Nov. 12 could dramatically affect transpacific demand by markedly increasing the number of visitors from China to the US.
American Airlines is laying out a case for how it thinks the US Department of Transportation (DOT) should seize Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Haneda flights and reallocate it to the Dallas-based carrier for flights from Los Angeles without re-starting the full reallocation process.
American Airlines is not moving to a revenue-based frequent flyer program when it merges its
AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles systems in the second quarter of next year, but the Dallas-based carrier is not ruling out such a change in the future.
American Airlines, which has the most exposure to Venezuela of any US carrier, expects the country’s economic travails to result in a 2%-4% decrease in the carrier’s system-wide fourth-quarter unit revenue.
Southwest Airlines will see most of its capacity growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 and next year come from expansion at two airports, Dallas Love Field and Washington National Airport (DCA), and upgauging as it removes its remaining Boeing 717s from its fleet.
Delta Air Lines is striking back against claims that it is misusing its slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and stated in a filing the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has no precedent for seizing and reallocating the slots.
The European Commission has called for an “urgent” meeting of the joint committee that governs the US-European Union (EU) open skies to discuss the US Department of Transportation's (DOT) delay in approving Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the US.
American Airlines is asking the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to seize one of Delta Air Lines’ Tokyo Haneda frequencies and reallocate it to American for service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Documents filed by Southwest Airlines and American Airlines objecting to JetBlue Airways’ proposed Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)-Washington National (DCA) service show just how contentious the battle for valuable slots at the close-in Washington airport can be.
The US House of Representatives has temporarily extended the Export-Import Bank of the United States’ (Ex-Im) authorization until June of next year, setting the stage for further debate on the institution’s mission among manufacturers, labor, airlines and lawmakers.
United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) have agreed to an unprecedented $100,000 buyout for as many as 2,000 eligible flight attendants, who agree to leave the company between November of this year and November 2015.
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.
Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) new management team is reviewing all parts of its operation to determine if any changes to fleet and network plans are required, president and COO Jaime Bautista said....More