Struggling Carrier Joins Other Airlines In Desperate
Three days ahead of the BTS announcement that Frontier Airlines
joined other industry sad-sacks US Airways and American in posting
the worst operational losses in Q2 2008, the Denver-based low-cost
carrier announced it will begin charging a $15 fee for a first
checked bag, as the carrier struggles to continue operations
under bankruptcy protection.
Will Supply Thrust Reversers, Wing And Fuse Components
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. and Southwest Airlines announced the
signing of a supply agreement last week, whereby Spirit will supply
thrust reverser, fuselage and wing components for Southwest's fleet
of B737 aircraft.
Southwest's Hobby Ops Shuttered Until Tuesday; IAH Operations
A number of airlines with a significant presence in Houston, TX
plan to resume operations from that city's two commercial airports
within the next 48 hours, with most resuming service Monday after
the area got slammed by Hurricane Ike over the weekend.
Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Declined To Release Postings
No surprises here, given the sorry state of the nation's
airlines. The Department of Transportation's Bureau of
Transportation Statistics announced Monday the six largest network
airlines, as a group, reported an operating loss margin of 6.3
percent in the second quarter of 2008... a reversal from the second
quarter of 2007 when the group reported a 9.2 percent profit
This Episode Features A Presentation By Kit Darby, AIR Inc. (Part
Two In A Series)
Don't Forget To
Understanding the Pilot Shortage, Part One
We've been hearing about it for years... a pilot shortage... a
critical one, at that. For many in the aviation community, it
sounded like good news... at least if you were on the bottom rungs
of the pilot hiring ladder and working desperately to climb your
way up. However...