Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, posted second-quarter GAAP net income of $234 million, up 41.8% year-over-year (YOY) from net income of $165 million in the 2014 June quarter.
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer reported bookings for 104 new firm orders in the 2015 second quarter, a twentyfold year-over-year (YOY) upsurge compared to the company’s year-ago quarter total of five new orders.
irbus logged orders from five customers for a combined total of 17 commercial aircraft in May. Rival Boeing confirmed orders from four customers, three of whom were unidentified, for a total of 10 commercial aircraft.
International traffic grew globally 4.6% year-over-year (YOY) in March, matching February’s YOY improvement but indicating a “flattened” growth trend, according to IATA’s March Premium Traffic Monitor.
Republic Airways Holdings, the Indianapolis-based parent of regional carriers Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, reported first-quarter net income of $6.4 million, down 54.3% from the company’s 1Q 2014 net earnings of $14 million.
Airbus pulled into the lead for commercial aircraft orders in 2015 with 228 gross commercial aircraft orders, compared to rival Boeing’s 152, following an April 30 order placed by Colombian carrier Avianca for 100 A320neo family aircraft.
Global air passenger traffic grew 7.4% year-over-year (YOY) in March as Asia-Pacific holiday travel related to the Lunar New Year continued beyond February, according to IATA’s March Air Passenger Market Analysis report.
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