Mark Nensel

Data Editor,
Air Transport World
United Airlines Boeing 737-700
United Airlines swings to $508 million net profit in 1Q
United Continental Holdings, parent of United Airlines, reported a first-quarter net profit of $508 million, including $74 million of special charges, a $1.12 billion year-over-year (YOY) swing to profitability from the company’s $609 million net loss in the 2014 March quarter.
Volaris A320
Mexico’s Volaris swings to $20 million profit in 1Q
Mexican ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Volaris has posted a first-quarter net profit of MXP306 million ($20.1 million), reversing a MXP370 million net loss for the 2014 March quarter.
IATA: Premium travel weak in February
Worldwide international traffic grew 4.6% year-over-year (YOY) in February—improving on January’s 3.7% YOY increase—according to IATA’s February Premium Traffic Monitor.
IATA: February air cargo capitalizes on US West Coast port stagnation
The worldwide air freight market saw an impressive but temporary spike in February, as collective cargo volumes jumped 11.7% year-over-year (YOY), up 8.5 points from January, according to IATA’s February Air Freight Market Analysis.
Embraer logs orders for 22 commercial jets, delivers 20 E-175s in 1Q
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer delivered 20 commercial aviation aircraft in the first-quarter of 2015, six more than in the 2014 March quarter and a 42.9% increase year-over-year.
IATA: February holidays in Asia, Brazil boost passenger traffic rise
Air passenger traffic increased 6.2% year-over-year (YOY) worldwide in February—a significant improvement over January’s 4.5% YOY growth—according to IATA’s February Air Passenger Market Analysis report.
BTS: 24 excessive tarmac delays reported in February
In February, 16 US domestic flights experienced tarmac delays exceeding three hours and eight international flights reported a tarmac delay on US soil exceeding four hours, according to the April Air Travel Consumer Report released by the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta Air Lines posts $746 million 1Q net profit
Delta Air Lines posted first-quarter net income of $746 million, more than tripling the $213 million net profit the company recorded in the year-ago March quarter.
Airbus and Boeing March 2015 O&D roundup
Airbus logged orders from six customers in March for a combined total of 84 aircraft, compared to rival Boeing’s 39 aircraft ordered by six customers, four of whom are unidentified.
ITF warns of potential strike action, demonstrations in South America
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has warned that various Latin American airports may see possible strike action over the upcoming Easter holiday period and beyond, due to labor conflicts in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.
GOL Boeing 737-700
Brazil’s GOL posts $416 million net loss for 2014
São Paulo-based low-cost carrier GOL reported a full-year net loss of BRL1.12 billion ($415.8 million) in 2014, widened from the airline’s BRL724.6 million net loss recorded in 2013.
IATA: Economy class continues to shoulder monthly traffic growth
Global combined premium and economy international traffic increased 3.7% year-over-year (YOY) in January, with economy class traffic providing the bulk of the month’s growth, according to IATA’s January Premium Traffic Monitor.
ACI: Possible slowdown in air cargo as Europe, Asian economies falter 
Air freight volumes worldwide were up 3% year-over-year (YOY) in January, as approximately 5.5 million metric tonnes of cargo were shipped by air in January—a YOY increase of approximately 160,000 metric tonnes from January 2014, according to Airports Council International (ACI).
About Germanwings 
Germanwings is a low-cost-carrier based in Cologne, Germany, founded in 2002. It is a subsidiary of Lufthansa Group.
BTS: US passenger airlines January jobs up 1.2%; 14th month of growth 
Full-time-equivalent (FTE) employment at US scheduled passenger airlines grew 1.2% year-over-year (YOY) in January, to a total FTE count of 386,544 personnel, according to the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

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