For the first-half of 2014, average full-time-equivalent (FTE) employment among US scheduled passenger airlines was 383,800, up 0.8% from 1H 2013, according to the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Chorus Aviation, parent of Canadian regional airline Jazz, posted second-quarter net profit of C$36.5 million ($34.2 million), more than quadrupling its second-quarter 2013 net income of C$7.9 million.
US passenger airlines canceled 3.1% of their scheduled flights in the first half—89,627 in all—the largest percentage for the January-June period in 14 years, according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Copa Holdings, parent company of Panama-based Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, posted second-quarter net income of $118.2 million, up 58.7% year-over-year, compared to the company’s $74.4 million net profit in the 2013 June quarter.
Utah-based SkyWest Inc., parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, reported a second-quarter net loss of $14.7 million, reversed from a $20.7 million net profit in the 2013 June quarter.
European Union (EU) flag carriers could add nonstop flights from hubs into smaller interior US cities such as Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans within the next three to eight years, analyst Mike Boyd said this week at the Boyd International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas....More
Hawaiian Airlines’ recent switch from an order for six Airbus A350-800s to six A330-800neos represents a “tradeoff” with plusses and minuses for the carrier, according to a senior company executive....More
About 30% of Delta Air Lines’ traffic in Seattle is connecting, mainly to Asia, a trend the carrier expects to grow as it builds out its Pacific gateway, an executive said at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas....More