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Archive for July 2010

TAM Airlines firms up commitment to order 25 Airbus aircraft

TAM Airlines, Airbus’ biggest customer in the Southern Hemisphere and Brazil’s largest airline, signed a firm order for 25 eco-efficient Airbus aircraft, bringing the Brazilian airline’s total Airbus order book to 176. This order for 20 A320 Family and five A350-900s follows the Memorandum of Understanding announced at ILA Berlin Air Show in June.  …

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Spice Jet Orders More Next Generation 737’s

Spice Jet Selects Boeings Next Generation 737’s SEATTLE, July 27, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] is delighted that SpiceJet Ltd. has selected the Next-Generation 737 to satisfy its fleet needs. SpiceJet begun operations May 2005, and currently operates a fleet size of 16 Boeing 737 – 800’s and 5 Boeing 737-9000 ER’s. This airline is…

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Look How Low JetBlue's Fall Fares Can Go

Travel from Boston to Baltimore, Buffalo or Pittsburgh for $39 (a) or from L.A./Long Beach to Las Vegas, Oakland, Sacramento or San Francisco for $49 (a)   – NEW YORK, July 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — New York based value airline JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced a three day sale, with one-way fares…

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Icelandair and Alaska Airlines Announce Codeshare and Frequent Flier Partnership

SEATTLE, July 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Icelandair, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced they have entered into a new codeshare agreement and will also launch a reciprocal frequent flier partnership. The codeshare agreement allows Icelandair to place their code on select Alaska and Horizon Air flights. The frequent flier partnership, scheduled to launch…

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Mergers or Monopolies

As editor I began in the late eighties working within the airline industry and with a few breaks in between. It doesn’t matter what industry you work in history will repeat itself at some point in some shape or form. Well it’s apparent that with all the mergers going on in the past few years…

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Farnborough 2010: Airbus wins commitments worth US$28 billion

Signalling a clear upturn in the aviation industry, Airbus announced commitments at the 2010 Farnborough Air Show for 255 aircraft, valued at around US$28 billion. The commitments so far include firm orders for 133 aircraft worth more than $13 billion, plus memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreements for a further 122 aircraft totalling around $15 billion.…

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Alaska Airlines Orders Two Additional Next Generation Boeing 737’s

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing   SEATTLE, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Alaska Airlines today announced the carrier has exercised options for two additional Next-Generation 737-800s. Valued at approximately $153 million at list prices, the Alaska order was posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website in June and attributed to an unidentified…

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Azerbaijan Airlines Orders Boeing 767 Cargo and Passenger Models

Photo Provided Courtesy of Boeing FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Azerbaijan Airlines have signed an agreement to substitute two Next-Generation 737 airplanes for one 767-300ER (extended range) and two 767 Freighters, a new model type for the Baku, Azerbaijan-based airline. The substitution has been updated on Boeing’s Orders and…

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