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Meet the man who led Hawaiian Airlines from bankruptcy to billion-dollar business

February 21st 2018 12:37AM
As CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, Mark Dunkerley is not the kind of guy who spends too much time behind the desk. His fingerprints are on everything, from the interior design of the planes, to the type of planes they fly, to the new logos that adorn their exterior. Make no mistake about it: aviation is in his blood ...

Sky-high confidence: American Airlines thrilled with new engine work for Tulsa Maintenance Base

February 21st 2018 12:00AM
“We jokingly say there are still folks who drive into work and think they are going to turn off the highway into Tulsa base and the gate's going to be locked up with a sign that says, 'Call this number to get your toolbox,' ” said Seymour, the airlines' senior vice president of integrated operations. “It's not going ...

How United Airlines is taking more video content creation in-house

February 20th 2018 10:52PM
United has found that bringing more resources, especially video, in-house has allowed it to bypass long lead times and back-and-forth calls on the phone with its agencies. Last July, United hired Megan Mitchell, previously head of social media and video for publisher TravelZoo, as senior manager for ...

The legacy of Piedmont Airlines

February 20th 2018 9:45PM
“Once upon a time in Winston-Salem, there was an airline,” says Chris Runge, a former local television personality who works, among other things, as an archivist for his hometown airline, Piedmont, which once called Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem its home. “There are generations of people ...

Boeing 787-10 fleet analysis: Singapore Airlines and Boeing bet on game changing efficiency

February 20th 2018 7:52PM
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will take delivery next month of the world's first 787-10s. SIA is betting heavily on the 787-10, which will be used to increase capacity by approximately 20% on regional routes within Asia Pacific. The highly efficient 787-10 will reduce SIA's unit costs significantly, but the resulting ...

Vietnam: Vietnam Airlines reviews regional jet purchases, CSeries or E-Jet perhaps replacing ATRs

February 20th 2018 7:41PM
Vietnam Airlines is studying the acquisition of regional jets, which would be used to replace ATR 72s on domestic routes and expand on short haul international routes. The group's evaluation of the Bombardier CSeries and Embraer E-Jet families – and potentially the Mitsubishi MRJ and Sukhoi ...

Airlines inching closer to dynamic pricing

February 20th 2018 7:18PM
Imagine if airlines could tailor fare offers based on who was making the ticket inquiry, rather than strictly on the search criteria. Well, industry technology and revenue-management experts say those days are fast approaching. In fact, a few airlines have already implemented what is known as dynamic ...

United Airlines hosts Black History Month celebration, honored first African-American pilot

February 20th 2018 5:26PM
United Airlines hosted its Black History Month celebration Tuesday morning and welcomed some distinguished guests. Among them was Captain William Norwood, United's first African-American pilot. He flew for the company for 31 years before he retired in 1996. Norwood began his commercial pilot ...

United Airlines pilot hand-delivers woman's lost engagement ring

February 20th 2018 5:26PM
One California woman had her "faith in humanity and airlines" restored after a United Airlines pilot hand delivers her missing wedding and engagement ring to her. (iStock). A woman had her “faith in humanity and airlines” restored after a United Airlines pilot hand-delivered her lost wedding and ...

First flight of Piedmont Airlines flew from ILM 70 years ago

February 20th 2018 4:41PM
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Passengers boarded a plane at Wilmington International Airport for the first flight for Piedmont Airlines 70 years ago. Even though the company is gone it's memory lives on. Piedmont's parent company, U.S. Airways, merged with American Airlines a few years ago, but ...

Airlines Are Forgetting That My Wheelchair Is My Legs

February 20th 2018 3:33PM
As a wheelchair user and individual who flies several times a year, I am alarmed that the airlines are asking for regulatory relief from providing adequate service to customers with disabilities (“The Middle Seat: Airline Rules Are Up for Review,” Life & Arts, Feb. 8). I have found airlines increasingly unable ...

Sun Country Airlines cuts 350 jobs as it farms out ground work

February 20th 2018 3:00PM
Sun Country Airlines will cut 350 employees — roughly 20 percent of its work force — as the Eagan-based airline shifts much of its ground-based operations to a third-party company. Sun Country on Tuesday announced its new deal with Global Aviation Services Inc., a Toronto-based ground-services ...

Sun Country Airlines to cut 350 ground workers at MSP

February 20th 2018 3:00PM
Sun Country Airlines is cutting 350 workers from its ground service operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Eagan-based company told employees Tuesday it will contract those jobs out to Global Aviation Services Inc. Executives say the move will make Sun County more efficient.

Southwest Airlines to begin shipping internationally

February 20th 2018 2:48PM
Southwest Airlines Co. will begin shipping to Mexico in the Dallas-based carrier's first foray into international cargo shipments. Southwest (NYSE: LUV) will launch the service in May, subject to necessary government approvals. Initial destinations will be Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos ...

Airline Routes-Feb. 20, 2018

February 20th 2018 2:26PM
Air Canada starts daily year-round Edmonton-Kelowna; seasonal Edmonton-Victoria; and seasonal Calgary-Comox Bombardier Q400 service from July 2. LOT Polish Airlines begins 6X-weekly Warsaw-Moscow Domodedovo service June 3-Oct. 27; and 6X-weekly Krakow-Budapest Bombardier Q400 ...

Sun Country Airlines Shedding 350 Jobs At MSP

February 20th 2018 2:15PM
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Sun Country Airlines announced Tuesday that it is shedding 350 employees at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Eagan-based airline said that the cuts come as company moves to have Global Aviation Services USA facilitate its operations at the Twin Cities airport ...

Emirates boss warns that American, Delta, and United are trying to open Pandora's box and the US ...

February 20th 2018 2:09PM
Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark said his airline has nothing to hide from his US rivals who accuse him of accepting government subsidies. The Emirates boss says his airline has not violated any tenants of Open Skies agreement that govern air travel between the UAE and the US. Clark said the ...

Heathrow: airlines demand guarantee on expansion costs

February 20th 2018 2:03PM
All the airlines have urged cost savings on expansion. Sophie Dekkers, UK director for easyJet, said: “It's important that it isn't gold plated. The reason we haven't gone into Heathrow is because we could not make it cost-effective.” Heathrow Airport Ltd has identified savings of £2.5bn in its original ...

House urges CPA to OK Chinese airline flights

February 20th 2018 2:03PM
The airline, according to the resolution, is one of China's major air transportation groups out of three and is headquartered in Shanghai. The airline holds one of the youngest fleets in the world by operating over 600 aircrafts with an average aircraft age of less than five and a half years and it offers flights ...

Airline satisfaction dips slightly in 2017 as more people than ever take to the skies

February 20th 2018 2:03PM
More people took to the skies than ever in 2017, but their satisfaction with airlines dipped slightly amid a rash onboard confrontations gone viral, disruptive natural disasters and a few catastrophic technology outages, according to a survey published Tuesday by the industry group Airlines for America.