Mark Nensel

Data Editor,
Air Transport World
Bombardier CRJ900
Bombardier 2Q net profit falls nearly 14%
Bombardier reported second-quarter net profit of $155 million, down 13.9% from net income of $180 million reported in the year-ago quarter.
Singapore Airlines A380
Singapore Airlines Group 1Q net profit falls 71%
Net profits for Singapore Airlines parent SIA Group fell 71.4% year-over-year during its fiscal-first-quarter ended June 30.
IATA: May jump in global premium traffic
Premium passenger traffic worldwide grew 6.5% year-over-year in May, exceeding April’s 3.8% growth performance and besting May 2013’s premium travel growth rate by 4.5 points, according to IATA’s May Premium Traffic Monitor.
ANA Boeing 787-300
ANA swings to $34 million 1Q net profit
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) reported net income of ¥3.5 billion ($34.4 million) for the first-quarter of the company’s fiscal year 2014 ended June 30, reversed from a net loss of ¥6.6 billion in the year-ago quarter.
ACI: Modest May passenger and airfreight growth
Worldwide airport passenger traffic grew 4.7% year-over-year in May, falling 2 points from April’s 6.7% growth and matching May 2013’s growth rate, according to Airports Council International (ACI).
Spirit Airlines A319
Spirit Airlines posts record 2Q $65 million net profit
Florida-based Spirit Airlines posted a second-quarter net profit of $64.8 million, up 54.2% year-over-year from the low-cost-carrier’s (LCC) $42.1 million net income in the 2013 June quarter.
Volaris A320
Volaris posts $6 million 2Q net loss; ancillary revenue up 46%
Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Volaris eased its 2014 losses in the second quarter, reporting a net loss of MXP75 million ($6 million), narrowed from the company’s first-quarter net loss of MXP370 million.
American Airlines A319
American Airlines reports record-setting 2Q profit
American Airlines Group—in its second reporting period since the merger last December of American Airlines and US Airways—reported a record-setting net profit of $864 million, up 70.4% year-over-year from the combined carriers’ $507 million net profit in the 2013 June quarter.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER
Alaska Air Group 2Q net profit up 59%
Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, reported $165 million net income for the second-quarter, up 58.7% from a $104 million net income in the second-quarter of 2013.
BTS: US Airlines employment reaches 15-month peak in May 
US scheduled passenger airlines have reported six consecutive months of year-over-year employment growth, according to the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Delta Air Lines A330-200
Delta Air Lines posts $801 million 2Q net profit
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has reported second-quarter net income of $801 million, up 17% from net profit of $685 recorded in the year-ago-quarter.
Michael Lawson confirmed as US representative to the ICAO Council
The US Senate has confirmed Michael Lawson as US representative on the ICAO Council.
BTS: United Airlines had four excessive domestic flight delays in May
In May, US airlines reported four domestic flights with tarmac delays exceeding three hours and one international flight with tarmac delays exceeding four hours, according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Embraer 2Q commercial jet deliveries up 32%
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer delivered 29 commercial aviation aircraft and 29 executive jets in the second quarter, for a total of 58 aircraft during the quarter, a 13.7% year-over-year increase, compared to the second quarter of 2013.
Air India A320 in Star Alliance livery
Air India officially joins Star Alliance
New Delhi-based Air India officially joined Star Alliance Friday, opening the world’s fifth-largest aviation market to the other 26 member airlines comprising the Star Alliance network.

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