US passenger airlines canceled 1.6% of scheduled domestic flights in July—8,390 out 520,880 scheduled flights—according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
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.
American Airlines president Scott Kirby said a “huge silver lining” of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit opposing the American-US Airways merger was that it brought executives from the two carriers together to battle “a common foe.”...More
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark, who has been an integral part of the Dubai-based carrier’s executive management since its 1985 launch, hinted that there will be a time in the not-too-distant future when he will give up the reigns of the fast-growing airline....More
House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has called FAA reauthorization “one of my highest priorities” and pledged to push for “transformational” aviation legislation next year....More