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Southwest Airlines Co. today reported October 2011 combined traffic results for Southwest Airlines and AirTran. AirTran became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. on May 2, 2011.
Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for October 2011. System load factor was 82.8 percent, 0.6 points lower than the prior year on a 3.1 percent decrease in capacity. System traffic decreased 3.8 percent year over year.
American Airlines reported an October load factor of 83.2 percent, which compares to 83.6 percent in the same period last year. American's capacity and traffic were 0.7 percent and 1.1 percent lower year-over-year, respectively.
Qantas flights resumed yesterday following union strikes.
All Nippon Airways, Japan's largest airline, made aviation history today by operating the first ever passenger flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the world's most advanced airliner.
Air France regrets the disruption of flight operations caused by a flight attendants strike on the eve of major holiday departures.
Embraer and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras signed a contract today for the purchase of 11 EMBRAER 195 jets. The transaction increases the airline’s total orders for Embraer E-Jets to 52 aircraft. The value of this latest acquisition, at list price, is USD 497.2 million. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2013.
In light of the current market environment and the ensuing changes in demand for new aircraft, airberlin, Germany's second-largest airline company, has reached an agreement with the aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, with regard to an optimization of its order books.
Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe says today’s announcement, which is subject to contract signing, will significantly boost air service connections to regional New Zealand.
Delta Air Lines and US Airways welcome the decision by the Department of Transportation on Oct. 10, 2011, to approve the proposed slot transaction at New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan National airports, subject to certain conditions.
Passenger turnover of the company went up by 20.3% against the same period in 2010 and totaled 4,366.2 mln passenger-kilometers. The highest growth ( 21.3%) is detected at international flights with the revenue passenger traffic made 2,911.6 mln passenger-kilometers.
In September 2011, airberlin welcomed 3,683,519 passengers on board, i.e. about 1 percent more than in the corresponding month of the previous year (September 2010: 3,652,087 passengers). At 82.8 percent, fleet capacity utilization remained approximately at the previous year's level ( 0.1 percentage points). Capacity increased by 0.7 percent over the previous year. The reason is that the 2011 summer vacation in North Rhine-Westphalia extended into September.
JetBlue Airways Corporation reported its preliminary traffic results for September 2011. Traffic in September increased 7.6 percent from September 2010, on a capacity increase of 8.7 percent.
Russian carriers will need more than 1,000 passenger aircraft over the next 20 years in response to the strong traffic growth, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). The forecast ranks Russia sixth in the top ten countries for passenger aircraft demand after US, China, India, Germany and UK.
Traffic progressed by 9.3% for capacity up by 7.5%, leading to an improvement in load factor of 1.5 points to 85.2%. Capacity grew by only 5.2% taking into account the impact of the air traffic control strikes of September 2010, cabin configuration changes on some B777s, and the progressive take-over of capacities operated by Martinair.
American Airlines today said it will adjust its late fall and winter schedule, which is expected to result in fourth quarter mainline capacity that is approximately 3 percent lower on a year-over-year basis.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) of Armavia scored 1,000 flight hours in revenue flights. The milestone was reached during the SSJ100 flight U8-151 performed on route Yerevan — Amsterdam on October 9 2011.
Southwest Airlines Co. today reported September 2011 combined traffic results for Southwest Airlines and AirTran. AirTran became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. on May 2, 2011. For purposes of comparability, the Company is providing combined traffic results for Southwest Airlines and AirTran for periods prior to the acquisition date. See the accompanying tables for combined results.
Boeing and Nigeria's Arik Air today announced a deal for two 747-8 Intercontinental airplanes. The order is valued at $635 million at list prices and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's website.