Monthly Archives: July 2009

Pacific Blue to fly Auckland-Queenstown

 

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Pacific Blue Airlines (Christchurch) will begin flying the Auckland-Queenstown route on weekends starting in September.

 

Press release:

www.flypacificblue.com/AboutUs/Media/NewsandPressReleases/P_009379.htm

Singapore may have first annual loss since 1985

 

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Singapore Airlines (Singapore) reported a net loss of $213 million in the quarter ending on June 30. If this trend continues it could report its first yearly loss since it was listed in 1985.

 

News link:

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=a6opuz96li.w

ANA Group reports its fiscal 1Q financial results

 

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News link:

 

finance.yahoo.com/news/ANA-Financial-Results-for-the-iw-1368307904.html?x=0&.v=1

Emirates is now the world’s largest 777 operator

 

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Emirates Airline (Dubai) on July 29 became the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator with the delivery of Emirates’ 78th 777, the airline’s 45th 777-300 ER (Extended Range) (777-31H A6-ECS msn 38980). The Dubai-based carrier is the only airline to operate every model type, with an additional nine 777-200s, 12 777-300s, 10 777-200 LRs (Longer Range) and two 777 Freighters in its fleet. The company has 28 additional Triple Sevens on order.

LAM to start Maputo-Luanda flights

 

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LAM-Linhas Aereas de Mocambique (Maputo) is planning to start a weekly flight between Maputo and Luanda.

 

News link:

macauhub.com.mo/en/news.php?ID=7838

Air France-KLM posts larger than expected loss

 

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Air France (Paris) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) posted a net loss of $600 million for the quarter ending on June 30.

 

News Link:

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8177362.stm

Airbus urges airlines to switch A330/A340 sensors

Airbus (Toulouse) is urging airlines to make a switch to Goodrich-made pitot tube sensors rather than the Thales model (involved in the Air France crash) for all A330s and A340s.

News link:

www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idINLU35944020090730?rpc=44

Southwest to make a bid for Frontier

 

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Southwest Airlines (Dallas) is preparing a bid for Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) in an auction next month for the bankrupt carrier. The bid will be at least $113.6 million. This action trumps and so-far out-bids the proposed price previously set by Republic Airways Holdings and will send the process into a bidding war unless Republic now drops out. Therefore Frontier could be quite different in the future and may become a Boeing customer again or be merged. If successful, Southwest is planning to operate Frontier as a subsidiary until it can be merged. Stay tuned. 

 

Press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/Southwest-Airlines-Developing-prnews-2824093175.html?x=0&.v=1

Boeing acquires Vought operations in SC

Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) has completed the acquisition of all Vought operations in North Charleston, South Carolina. The new facility, which is involved in the 787 Dreamliner program, will be called Boeing Charleston.

Press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/Boeing-Completes-Acquisition-prnews-3787151222.html?x=0&.v=1