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Alaska Air Group 2014 profits up 19% to $605 million
Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, posted a record full-year net profit for 2014 of $605 million, up 19.1% compared to 2013’s net profit of $508 million.
IATA: Global passenger traffic growth stalls in November
Global international traffic—combining worldwide premium and economy traffic—leveled off in November, with year-over-year (YOY) growth of 3.6%, unchanged from October, according to IATA’s November Premium Traffic Monitor.
BTS: 80.6% of US flights on time in November
November on-time arrivals for scheduled domestic flights improved 0.6 points from October, to 80.6%, according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Embraer delivers 92 commercial jets in 2014
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer delivered 92 commercial aviation aircraft in 2014—a 2.2% increase over the company’s 90 commercial aviation deliveries in 2013.
Boeing delivers 723 aircraft in 2014
Boeing announced it delivered 723 commercial aircraft in 2014. Airbus delivered 629 aircraft in 2014.
IATA: Asian domestic travel lifts November global passenger volumes
Global air passenger traffic demand grew 6% in November, driven substantially by surging 6.9% year-over-year domestic travel growth, particularly in China (up 15.4% year-over-year) and India (up 14.2% YOY), according to IATA’s November Air Passenger Market Analysis Report.
IATA: Asian, Middle East carriers shoulder November air freight growth
The worldwide air freight market grew 4.2% year-over-year in November, largely delivered by carriers in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, according to IATA’s November Air Freight Market Analysis.
Boeing December orders and deliveries roundup
Boeing logged 13 commercial orders in December, for a total of 174 aircraft. Additionally, the company reported delivering 74 commercial aircraft to 40 airline and lessor customers.
Boeing sets records in 2014 with 1,432 net orders and 723 deliveries
Boeing broke company records in 2014 with 723 commercial aircraft deliveries and 1,432 commercial aircraft net orders booked, the Seattle-based manufacturer said Tuesday.
Dragon Aviation takes four Boeing 737-800 NGs

Dragon Aviation Leasing has taken delivery of the first four of ten Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft the Beijing-based lessor has on order -- a ‘previously unidentified customer’ transaction valued at $933 million at current list prices. The aircraft were delivered in December.

IATA: Global premium, economy traffic growth ‘equalizes’ at 3.6% YTD 
Worldwide premium and economy passenger traffic picked up in October, rebounding modestly from September, as total traffic grew 3.6% year-over-year, according to IATA’s October Premium Traffic Monitor.
Obama signs bill to cap TSA-imposed passenger security fees 
US President Barack Obama has signed into law H.R. 5462, which caps Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-imposed passenger security fees for US-based round-trip itineraries at $11.20.
FedEx fiscal 2Q net earnings leap 23% to $616 million 
FedEx Corp. has posted a consolidated net profit of $616 million for its FY2015 second-quarter ended Nov. 30, up 23.2% year-over-year from net income of $500 million in the company’s FY2014 second quarter.
BTS: $3 billion 3Q net profit for 10 largest US passenger airlines 
The 10 largest US scheduled passenger airlines collectively reported net income of $2.99 billion in the 2014 third-quarter, down 13.8% from a 2014 second quarter net profit of $3.5 billion but nearly matching (down by 0.5%) the $3 billion in net income the 10 carriers posted in the 2013 third quarter.
US-Cuba thaw: Some travel bans lifted but US carriers still restricted 
The US has announced it will initiate discussions with Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations, aiming to open an embassy in Havana in the coming months.

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