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Air Berlin posts large first-quarter loss 
Air Berlin reported a loss of €120.6 million ($159.8 million) for the first quarter ended March 31, significantly widened from a deficit of €93.6 million in the year-ago period, or €102.4 million on a pro forma basis to include the results of Niki, which was fully incorporated into the group as of July 1, 2010.
American, Qantas to form JBA 
[Corrected] American Airlines and Qantas said they are seeking approval for a joint business agreement "on their services between Australia/New Zealand and the US, within these regions and beyond to third countries."
American, Qantas seek antitrust immunity to form JBA 
American Airlines and Qantas said they are seeking approval for a joint business agreement "on their services between Australia/New Zealand and the US, within these regions and beyond to third countries."
United drops planned move to Amadeus Altea 
Amadeus and United Airlines, a unit of United Continental Holdings, said they reached an agreement to cancel United's planned move to Amadeus's Altea Suite of customer management solutions in two years.
Copa quarterly earnings soar on strong demand, cost control 
Copa Holdings, parent of Panama's Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia (formerly Aero Republica), reported first-quarter net income of $94.5 million, more than double the $42.6 million earned in the year-ago period, as strong sales growth more than offset a near 50% rise in fuel expense.
Copa first-quarter earnings soar on strong demand, cost control 
Copa Holdings, parent of Panama's Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia (formerly Aero Republica), reported first-quarter net income of $94.5 million, more than double the $42.6 million earned in the year-ago period, as strong sales growth more than offset a near 50% rise in fuel expense.
The Age of Constraints 
The era of double-digit growth and profit margins probably are over for US regional airlines. But opportunities still exist for those who can find them.
Republic narrows loss but struggles continue at Frontier 
Republic Airways Holdings reduced its loss for the first quarter ended March 31, but its branded flying under the Frontier Airlines banner continued to be a drag on earnings as the parent of Republic, Chautauqua, Shuttle America, Frontier and Lynx posted a loss of $22.4 million, improved from a deficit of $36.5 million in the year-ago period.
Airline groups oppose revision of EU slot allocation rules 

Virtual who's who of airline trade groups united last month to urge the European Commission not to revise slot allocation rules at EU airports. Groups in favor of maintaining the status quo include the Arab Air Carriers Organization, Assn. of Asia Pacific Airlines, Assn. of European Airlines, US Air Transport Assn., European Low Fare Airlines Assn., European Regional Airlines Assn., International Air Carrier Assn. and IATA.

Allegiant quarterly profit drops on higher fuel costs 
Allegiant Travel Company, parent of the airline, reported earnings of $17.2 million for the first quarter, down 24.1% compared to income of $22.6 million in the year-ago period in large part owing to a 38% rise in fuel costs.
Editorial: Cool Distribution 

How cool would it be if you could type ‘flights to somewhere sunny for under $500 in May’ into Google and get not just a set of links but also flight times, fares and a link to sites where you can actually buy tickets quickly and easily? That’s exactly why we announced our intention to buy ITA Software.”

EU Ombudsman upholds complaint that EC provided misleading information during ash crisis 

The European Commission provided misleading information to passengers regarding airline liability with regard to delayed baggage during the volcanic ash crisis, European Ombudsman P. Nikiforos Diamandourous determined, in response to a complaint by the Europe Regions Airline Assn.

Finnair first-quarter loss widens; carrier warns of further losses 
Finnair Group reported a loss of €33.8 million ($49.6 million) for the first quarter ended March 31, widened from a deficit of €21.7 million in the year-ago period. CEO Mika Vehvilainen cited the impact of events in Japan, as well as rising fuel prices and excess industry capacity for the lower results.
LAN reports first-quarter profit up 10.1% 
LAN Airlines overcame a 32 % rise in fuel prices to post a net profit of $97.2 million in the first quarter ended March 31, up 10.1% compared to income of $88.3 million in the year-ago period.
Boeing posts 13% rise in first-quarter earnings, expects to decide on 737 successor by year end 
Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney on Wednesday all but eliminated any possibility that Boeing will make an announcement at the upcoming Paris Air Show (June 20-26) regarding a successor plan for the 737NG.
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