Mark Nensel

Data Editor,
Air Transport World
BTS: US Airlines employment grows 0.8% in 1H
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).
Malaysia Airlines A330-300
Malaysia Airlines posts $95 million 2Q loss; restructuring imminent
Malaysia Airlines has reported a second-quarter net loss of MYR305.7 million ($95.1 million), widened from the carrier’s net loss of MYR175.2 million in the year-ago quarter.
AirBaltic 737-500
AirBaltic posts $19.8 million 1H net profit, reversing losses
Latvian flag-carrier airBaltic reported a first-half net profit of €14.49 million ($19.8 million), reversing a net loss of €12.45 million during the January-June period last year.
Turkish Airlines A321
Turkish Airlines 1H net profits up 42%
Turkish Airlines posted first-half net profit of TRY172 million ($80.9 million), up 42.1% compared to a year-ago.
IATA: International traffic growth stalls during 1H
Total combined international premium and economy passenger traffic grew 3.7% in the first half, identical to 2013’s first-half growth rate, according to IATA’s June Premium Traffic Monitor.
ACI: Global air passenger traffic up 4.8% in 1H; air freight up 3.7%
Cumulative worldwide first-half air passenger traffic has grown 4.8% year-over-year, besting 2013’s mid-year passenger growth rate of 3.2%, according to Airports Council International (ACI).
Air Canada Jazz Bombardier CRJ aircraft
Jazz parent Chorus Aviation quadruples 2Q net profit
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.
GOL Boeing 737-800
Brazil’s GOL reports record 2Q revenue, narrows net losses 1
São Paulo-based low-cost-carrier GOL reported a second-quarter net loss of BRL145 million ($65.8 million), narrowed from a net loss of BRL193.6 million in the 2013 June quarter.
LAN and TAM tails
LATAM Group narrows net losses in 2Q
Santiago-based LATAM Airlines Group reported a second-quarter net loss of $58.9 million, narrowed from a net loss of $329.8 million in the year-ago quarter.
Virgin America A320
Virgin America quadruples net profit in 2Q
Virgin America reported a $37 million net profit for the second-quarter, quadrupling the airline’s $8.9 million net income recorded in the year-ago June quarter.
BTS: 1H US flight cancellations highest in 14 years
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 Airlines 737-800
Copa Airlines 2Q net profits up 58.7%
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.
IATA: Air passenger traffic up 5.9% at mid-year, despite travel risks
Worldwide air passenger traffic increased 4.7% in June, down 1.5 point from May’s 6.2% growth, according to IATA’s June Air Passenger Market Analysis report.
SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200
SkyWest cites rest rules, pilot shortage for 2Q net loss
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.
IATA: Air freight up 4.1% in 1H
At the 2014 half-year mark, global air freight markets registered a combined 4.1% increase in volume compared with the same period in 2013, according to IATA’s June air freight market analysis.

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