Madhu Unnikrishnan

Aviation Week
More groups, lawmakers join the fight for and against NAI 
Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) plan to serve the US is facing fresh opposition from another airline union and eight members of the Georgia Congressional delegation.
ALPA, Delta redouble efforts on Ex-Im reform 
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, Southwest at odds on Mexican service
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.
United Airlines Boeing 787
United Airlines to outsource 637 jobs at 12 airports 
United Airlines will outsource 637 customer-service and baggage-handling jobs at 12 airports, while bringing those jobs in-house at three other airports as it seeks ways to cut costs.
Volaris A320
Volaris applies for route authorities still held by Mexicana 
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 Boeing 747-400
Delta’s June PRASM growth lower than forecast
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.

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