Airline

February 5, 2008 - 11:51am

The Air Transport Association (ATA) expects U.S. airlines to post a $3.5 to $4.5 billion net profit this year, following back-to-back net profits in 2006 and 2007. The past two years were the first consecutive profitable years since 1999-2000. According to ATA, whose members transport more than 90 percent of all U.S.

February 5, 2008 - 11:51am

The Air Transport Association (ATA) expects U.S. airlines to post a $3.5 to $4.5 billion net profit this year, following back-to-back net profits in 2006 and 2007. The past two years were the first consecutive profitable years since 1999-2000. According to ATA, whose members transport more than 90 percent of all U.S.

February 5, 2008 - 5:34am

Cutting President Bush’s proposals to reduce taxes by some $726 billion; concern over ever increasing deficits that are now approaching a record $400 billion for this year; raising the government’s debt limits; and how much to spend to cover the cost of the war in Iraq, as well as other emergencies–these were the primary concerns of elected representatives as they tackled this session of the 108th Congress.

February 5, 2008 - 5:34am

Cutting President Bush’s proposals to reduce taxes by some $726 billion; concern over ever increasing deficits that are now approaching a record $400 billion for this year; raising the government’s debt limits; and how much to spend to cover the cost of the war in Iraq, as well as other emergencies–these were the primary concerns of elected representatives as they tackled this session of the 108th Congress.

February 4, 2008 - 10:33am

The carriers that belong to the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) reported passenger growth of 9.1 percent for last year–well ahead of the 3.4-percent growth recorded in 2001. Revenue passenger kilometers grew at a rate of 9.3 percent versus 4.5 percent a year earlier. However, a greater than normal increase in the last quarter of last year due to the severe slump following 9/11 accounted for much of the gain.

February 4, 2008 - 10:33am

The carriers that belong to the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) reported passenger growth of 9.1 percent for last year–well ahead of the 3.4-percent growth recorded in 2001. Revenue passenger kilometers grew at a rate of 9.3 percent versus 4.5 percent a year earlier. However, a greater than normal increase in the last quarter of last year due to the severe slump following 9/11 accounted for much of the gain.

January 30, 2008 - 10:08am

Argentina and Colombia are lobbying to delay the planned January 2005 implementation of reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace throughout Latin America. These countries are arguing that their operators–mainly the airlines–cannot afford to complete the necessary avionics upgrades in time and that therefore domestic flights by non-compliant aircraft should continue to be permitted above FL290.

January 30, 2008 - 10:08am

Argentina and Colombia are lobbying to delay the planned January 2005 implementation of reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace throughout Latin America. These countries are arguing that their operators–mainly the airlines–cannot afford to complete the necessary avionics upgrades in time and that therefore domestic flights by non-compliant aircraft should continue to be permitted above FL290.

January 23, 2008 - 6:48am

Last September’s merger of Brazil’s Varig with Rio Sul and Nordeste, its two regional-airline subsidiaries, has resulted in a new alignment of the operator’s 15 Embraer ERJ-145s, the only under-100-seat aircraft it currently flies.

January 23, 2008 - 6:48am

Last September’s merger of Brazil’s Varig with Rio Sul and Nordeste, its two regional-airline subsidiaries, has resulted in a new alignment of the operator’s 15 Embraer ERJ-145s, the only under-100-seat aircraft it currently flies.

 
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