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Student Loans Could Help Avert U.S. Airline Pilot Shortage: Union Head

The head of the world's largest pilots union urged the airline industry on Monday to find ways to alleviate the rising costs of aviators' schooling, saying a shortage of regional airline pilots looms in the United States. The expensive education required to become a pilot, coupled with the low wages and benefits of entry-level jobs, is deterring the next generation of pilots f...

Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways Celebrate Milestone 70th 777 Delivery

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated a significant achievement today with the delivery of the airline's 70th 777 aircraft -- also the last and 53rd 777-300ER (Extended Range) of its confirmed orders -- that has made Cathay Asia's largest operator of the 777 fleet. With today's delivery, Cathay Pacific's 777 aircraft fleet comprises of 53 777-300E...

Southwest Paid US$120 Million for 2 Gates at Dallas Airport

Southwest Airlines is so intent on strengthening its grip over Dallas Love Field that it is paying United Airlines US$120 million to control two more gates at the airport near downtown. Southwest disclosed the deal Monday during a hearing on a court fight that will determine whether Delta Air Lines can stay at Love Field. The hearing gave a rare glimpse into the high-stakes dealing...

2 Southwest Airlines Planes Bump at Sea-Tac; No Injuries

A Southwest Airlines jet struck another of the carrier's aircraft at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport early Monday morning as they were being prepared to be towed to the gates to pick up passengers and crew. Nobody was hurt in the slow-moving crash, said Perry Cooper, airport spokesman. Cooper likened the 6:30 a.m. mishap to "taking the emergency brake off your car and...

Hydraulic Issues on Aer Lingus Flight Causes Fire in Brakes upon Emergency Landing at JFK Airport

An Aer Lingus flight had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff after experiencing hydraulic issues. Aer Lingus flight #110 departed JFK at 7:15 p.m. to Shannon, Ireland returned to JFK at 7:30 p.m. The Boeing 757 reported hydraulic failure, landing gear door problems, and no flaps. The plane came in faster than normal and landed runway 22 left. ARFF trucks are on scene as...

Republic Air, Pilots Agree to Tentative Three-Year Labor Pact

Regional carrier Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which has been warning for several months that it could be forced to file for bankruptcy-court protection if it can't solve its pressing pilot hiring and retention challenges, on Monday said it reached consensual agreement with its 2,100 pilots on a new three-year contract. Republic stock jumped 73% Monday on the news to trade at US...

AirwaysNews High Flyer Interview: Rajan Goswami, Delta Air Lines

Ranjan Goswami was promoted to vice president, sales – west at Delta Air Lines in December 2014. In that position, he is responsible for Delta’s West Region, including Los Angeles, along with other strategic markets: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver and Phoenix. He also manages Delta’s marketing efforts and coor...

PSA Airlines Announces New Crew Base at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

PSA Airlines announced today that it will add an additional crew base, opening January 2016, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). This will be PSA’s fourth crew base: joining Dayton, Ohio, Charlotte, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee. The wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group has doubled its fleet size and employee base since the announcement of the a...

Southwest Takes Off Internationally – Part 2, Fort Lauderdale

After over forty years of connecting passengers with destinations across the United States, the low-cost leader Southwest Airlines stepped down a new path in 2010: flying beyond the border into international skies. The airline’s merger with AirTran Airways placed several new foreign dots on Southwest’s map, routes which the airline assumed in completely integrating the two compani...

Airlines rake in $5.5 billion, most profitable quarter since 2007

Lower fuel costs and steady travel demand continue to boost the nation's airlines, which enjoyed the most profita blequarter since 2007. Commercial airlines reported net income of $5.5 billion for the three months that ended in June, a 53% increase over the same period last year, according to financial data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. That's th...

Delta is putting its performance record against its competitors

Delta Air Lines is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to on-time performance and its record of completing scheduled flights. The Atlanta-based carrier will give its corporate business travelers credit toward future flights if its competitors — American Airlines and United Airlines — have a better on-time performance and rate of completing scheduled domestic flights w...

JetBlue expands U.S.-Cuba service ahead of expected travel opening

U.S. airline JetBlue will add a second charter flight from New York's John F. Kennedy airport to Havana, expanding charter service ahead of an expected opening of commercial air travel between the two countries, the company said on Monday. The new round-trip, non-stop flight will operate every Tuesday starting Dec. 1 in partnership with Cuba Travel Services, a travel provider licensed by th...