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What’s New York doing in Atlantic City?

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has turned its sights south to the New Jersey beach resort and gambling mecca of Atlantic City for the region’s future air transport needs. The authority approved a long-term lease to operate and maintain Atlantic City International airport from 1 July, at its meeting on […]

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Much ado about the American-US Airways west

What if the new American Airlines cut connections at its Los Angeles (LAX) hub to focus on origin and destination (O&D) traffic, while boosting capacity through Phoenix? Maybe good network sense, finds a Flightglobal Pro analysis. While cutting LAX is near blasphemy today as the airport is American’s only toehold on the US west coast, […]

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Delta at LAX – tell me something I didn’t know

So Delta Air Lines is expanding at Los Angeles. What else is new? The Atlanta-based SkyTeam alliance member has been dribbling out the expansion since December when it loaded flights between Los Angeles and Seattle (from 8 April). Flights to Nashville (from 8 April) were added in January, Anchorage (from 21 June), Bozeman (from 22 […]

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Case of the missing American tail

Browse to the Oneworld alliance’s homepage and you might notice something missing.Under the distinctive purple Oneworld globe, a line of member airline tails is prominently displayed with everyone from Air Berlin to Malaysia Airlines – who just joined on 31 January – even American. But wait, is that the iconic 1960s Massimo Vignelli tail for […]

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American steps up game with new interior

American Airlines impressed at least a few frequent travellers with its new interior on its inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to São Paulo Guarulhos.“It’s better than I expected,” says one frequent traveller in business class on the 31 January flight. Airline Business was impressed too.The cabin palette emphasises blues and greys with a […]

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American’s new livery – in good company?

American Airlines new “soaring spirit”, in the words of chief commercial officer Virasb Vahidi, livery is definitely a change. It replaces the carrier’s polished aluminium aircraft with the iconic red and blue eagle logo with an enlarged American across the fuselage and a stripped red, white and blue adaptation of the American flag on the […]

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Can Frontier succeed in Trenton?

Frontier Airlines will have 10 routes from Trenton-Mercer airport from April – barely six months since it began service to the airfield. The Denver-based low cost carrier began flights to Orlando in November 2012, is adding flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, New Orleans and Tampa later this month and in February, and announced flights […]

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American plays musical slots at Newark

Porter Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin America are waiting for the music to stop at Newark Liberty International airport.  American Airlines is awaiting bankruptcy court approval to terminate its existing leases for 14 slots to Porter (four) and United (10) and lease them plus one additional slot to Virgin America for $10,000 per month each […]

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San Diego looks south and east for new flights

San Diego International airport wants to build on its recent growth with new nonstop service to destinations mostly to the south and east, in the second instalment of Flightglobal’s two-part series on the airfield. Yesterday, we looked at Japan Airlines’ new nonstop service to Tokyo Narita on the Boeing 787 and Alaska Airlines’ growing focus […]

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San Diego’s big year for new routes

San Diego International airport had a big year in 2012. It landed its first nonstop to Asia on Japan Airlines (JAL), made possible by the Boeing 787, and began to look like a new focus city for Alaska Airlines. “We had the largest Asian community in the USA without a direct service to Asia,” says […]

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