Fresh from this morning’s close of the American Airlines / US Airways Merger, American Airlines Group’s vice president of gateways and hub coordination, Tim Ahern, spoke with NYCAviation about the impact of the merger on both consumers and employees.
In Dallas early Monday morning, officials from AMR Corporation and US Airways formally finalized the merger of the two carriers, forming American Airlines Group, Inc. The merged carriers have, with the stroke of a pen, become the largest airline in the world.
Alaska Airlines Group has announced an expansion of their service from Delta Air Lines’ western hub to four west coast destinations.
Multiple published reports have indicated that Evergreen International Airlines will be shutting down its operations at the end of the month. At least publicly however, Evergreen states that the rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.
On Friday, November 29th, Norwegian Air Shuttle began its 787 service between Fort Lauderdale FL and 3 Scandinavian cities. This new service marks the first year-round scheduled service to Europe from Fort Lauderdale, and comes as a part of the European low cost carrier’s expansion into several US markets.
In a New York City courtroom Wednesday morning, a Federal Bankruptcy judge cleared American Airlines parent AMR to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The judge’s actions cleared all remaining legal obstacles to the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.
In what may be a $750,000 mistake for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, one of their airport rescue trucks at JFK became several damaged while driving around the airport’s taxiways.
Many people wonder how this could happen, given the advanced avionics coupled with the impressive training all 747 pilots receive. This is a difficult question to answer, but consider these facts: it wasn’t the first time this has happened, as commercial flights have landed at incorrect destinations in the past. If history repeats itself, an errant landing will almost certainly happen again.
Overnight, a boeing 747-400LCK (AKA, the Dreamlifter), landed at tiny Jabara Airport instead of its intended destination at McConnell Air Force Base. In the aftermath many questions have been raised, including whether or not there is enough runway for it to take off.
Boeing launched the 777X series on Sunday morning with a total of 259 orders and commitments from 4 airlines. The new airplane will build upon the success of the current 777 series by using new, more efficient engines and wings in addition to other improvements.
NYCAviation has learned that at approximately 10:30 AM EST, Tatarstan Airlines flight U9-363/2B-363 from Moscow Domodedovo to Kazan Russia crashed after attempting a go-around from its second aborted landing attempt, instead impacting the ground and killing all 44 passengers and six crew aboard.
More new service between New York and South America is scheduled to begin next week as TAME Airlines begins service between Ecuador and JFK.
Late Tuesday morning, NYCAviation recieved word that American Airlines and US Airways had reached an antitrust settlement with the United States Department of Justice. This settlement will allow the merger to move forward, but at a significant cost in terms of both slot pairs and gates at both airlines hubs.
￼Citing a global decline in demand for its chartered cargo and passenger transport services, NYC Aviation has learned Georgia-based Global Aviation Holdings tonight filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.
A person shot multiple people at LAX on Friday morning.
Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY welcomed the return of Allegiant Air to the airport yesterday. Allegiant becomes the fourth carrier to serve the small airport north of New York City.