Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Airline News Roundup’

December 3rd, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Increase

Whether it be technologically, logistically, socially or otherwise, it felt like there was an increase in services, partnerships, offerings, etc. in the airline industry this week. The week started out with BA shareholders approving the proposed merger with Iberia, and LAN announcing its intention to increase its ownership by acquiring Colombian airline, AIRES.  Our friends […]

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November 26th, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Gobble

Paying homage to the sedative qualities of tryptophan this Thanksgiving, we’ll return next week with our regularly scheduled Weekly Airline News Roundup. In the meantime, safe travels and have a great holiday weekend!

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November 19th, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Scanning

Happy Friday folks! This week was chock-full-of-news, the most voluminous of which is the new TSA screening protocol and the backlash it has received from myriad facets of the traveling public. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano wrote this week that the scanners are safe and the pat-downs discreet, meanwhile conflicting reports say that the […]

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November 12th, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Security

Security emerged as a major theme in the airline industry this week. Due in part to Veterans Day and the recent changes to the TSA screenings, safety and security seemed to be the dominant topic. After the recent cargo bomb scare, the U.S. announced this week that it will hold a Senate panel hearing to […]

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November 5th, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Crowded

One meaty story trumped another in what turned out to be a crowded week for airline news. Perhaps the biggest – and strangest – news to come out of the airline industry this week is the story of Qantas A380′s engine failure, which was first reported as a crash. In other big industry news, Delta’s […]

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October 29th, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Seesaw

This week’s news included several big ticket items on both sides of the fence, both positive and negative. In some ways, news in the airline industry this week felt like a seesaw. Since we’re the type to prefer the bad news first (save the best for last mentality), on the lower end of the seesaw […]

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October 22nd, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Profits

Cha-ching! Folks were poppin’ the champagne bottles this week, with the airline industry’s third quarter earnings announcements. The week marked a return to profitability and no one was left behind. Southwest posted a respectable profit, as did we at JetBlue. United and Continental announced profits in the last quarter that they will report results separately, […]

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October 15th, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Consequences

News in the airline industry this week seemed to gravitate towards consequences. The recently-bought Frontier says it may want to team up with another major carrier, but its parent company Republic says it’s not interested in a sale — one that would mean the disappearance of yet another airline brand. Pilot protests are preventing an Israeli […]

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October 8th, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Push and Pull

There seemed to be some push and pull in the airline industry this week, including some moves, both small and large, with no clear final resting place in one direction or another. American Airlines announced that is planning on increasing the size of its LAX operations, ironic, perhaps, given the reputation the town has (word […]

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October 1st, 2010

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Reduction

This theme of reduction seemed to emerge in the airline industry this week, the biggest news of which is Southwest’s acquisition of AirTran, which will further reduce the low cost carrier (LCC) market. Though the shuffle may reduce capacity in the industry, it is expected to increase the bandwidth of Southwest’s wallet. And LCC carrier, […]

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