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