American Eagle Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, today began nonstop jet service to five new cities from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Flights began to Santa Fe, New Mexico; Tallahassee, Florida; Montgomery, Alabama; Brownsville, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Month: June 2009
Midwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines have announced a new code share agreement Monday, an arrangement that will allow passengers flying from Milwaukee to book Midwest trips to Denver and then book connecting Frontier flights to destinations in the Rocky Mountain region on one ticket.
Frontier Airlines reported its seventh consecutive monthly operating profit Thursday as well as a $1.1 million net profit. It was the Denver-based airline holding company’s first monthly operations report, as required under terms of its Chapter 11 filing, since announcing Tuesday that it will be acquired by Republic Airways Holdings
I read a fascinating, if not rather lengthy, article today by William Swelbar on his blog site Swelblog commenting on Republics purchase of both Frontier and Midwest Airlines. Swelbar is a research engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who has 25 years of experience consulting with a focus on the airline industry.
For the second time in two days Republic Airways Holdings has bought an airline. Republic made an offer to buy Denver based Frontier Airlines out of bankruptcy on Monday, and Tuesday bought Midwest Airlines.
Becoming a professional aviator provides a pilot with several exciting career paths to choose from. Flying business jets as a corporate pilot is a very satisfying career, and the industry is making a comeback which will open up job prospects as it expands.
Airbus CEO Tom Enders was in high spirits on Friday, saying the unexpected crop of orders placed at the Paris Air Show shows the heart of the aviation industry is still beating despite the recession.
Colgan Air posted higher passenger traffic figures for both April and May of this year compared to the same period last year, according to new data released late yesterday.
Some U.S. airlines may be struggling with rising fuel costs and the economic recession, but not AirTran Airways. The airline is having “one of the best years in the company’s history,” CFO Arne Haak is quoted as saying today by The Associated Press. Haak was speaking at the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference in New York.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson said the manufacturer believes “economic conditions have bottomed,” making a production cut in 2010 unlikely. Boeing said that commercial aviation is “cyclic and has a long history of declines and upturns”.