Month: August 2009

Airline Profile: American Eagle Airlines

American Eagle Airlines is the regional partner of American Airlines, one of the largest scheduled passenger airlines in the world. American Eagle operates over 1,800 daily flights to more than 150 cities across the US, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean.

American Eagle started in the mid-1980s as a collection of regional airlines which were contracted to fly for American Airlines at that time. Flying turbo-prop aircraft of various sizes, these airlines were:

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Hawaiian bucks the trend – Adds 100 employees, plans to add 170 more

Hawaiian Airlines says it’s hiring, highlighting a bit of good news in the airline industry. The Honolulu Advertiser says the carrier “has hired 100 employees in recent months and plans to add 170 more by early next year to meet the company’s growth needs as it prepares for the first of its new Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Recent hires have included aircraft mechanics, service representatives, contract agents, ramp agents, maintenance and cleaning personnel. The new hires going forward will include 25 new pilots and up to 30 flight attendants, the company said. Hawaiian will take delivery of its first long range Airbus A330 next April.”

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Will The New Republic Airlines become a model for the airline industry?

“Republic Airways Holdings’ bid to buy bankrupt Frontier Airlines won out over a higher bid by Southwest Airlines after pilots leaders for Southwest and Frontier could not agree on how to combine their two groups, according the USA Today. The paper adds “Republic’s $108.8 million bid for all of Denver-based Frontier was selected by a federal bankruptcy judge in New York late Thursday over Southwest’s $170 million bid for 80% of Frontier and its Lynx regional subsidiary.”

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