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Allegiant Dismisses Claims of Impasse in Ongoing Labor Negotiations

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -

AllegiantToday Allegiant issued a statement that dismantles the recent request from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 1224 for the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare an impasse in pilot contract negotiations, and highlights the significant progress that has been made towards a first contract for Allegiant’s pilots.
 




In response to the union’s request, Allegiant COO Steve Harfst said in a letter to all company employees that the company wants to reach a deal with the union that provides Allegiant pilots with significantly higher wages, improved retirement plans, a union-sponsored health plan, and better scheduling rules. He noted that “the IBT’s request ignores the reality thatsignificant progress is being made in these negotiations.
   
 
 

UIA is the Ukrainian Fashion Week official carrier

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -
UIAThe leading Ukraine`s airline once again becomes the official carrier of the large-scale fashion event by providing the organizing committee, event attendants, designers and members of the creative teams with 90 business and economy class tickets at partner ticket fares.



 
UIA and UFW have implemented several projects. First off, UIA partnered Irina Karavay, the famous Ukrainian fashion designer, to create outfit for UIA flight attendants.
   
 
 

Dutch probe says warhead hit flight MH17, Russia refutes

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

Malaysian AirlinesAccording to the findings of a Dutch investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash, Ukrainian authorities had “sufficient reason” to close the airspace over conflict-stricken eastern Ukraine.





 
The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) said the mishap happened to the plane very quickly, leaving the passengers dazed or unconscious. While it’s not clear if anyone died midair, no one could have survived the plane’s impact with the ground. All 298 people aboard the aircraft died in the crash.
   
 
 

SFO Enhances Safety & Security With QSP Revision

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

sfo-sanIn a further enhancement of safety and security, the San Francisco International Airport Commission today approved plans for the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to expand its wage and benefit policy, known as the Quality Standards Program (QSP), to include airline catering employees – who supply on-board food for airline passengers.
 





SFO’s industry-leading QSP was first established in 1999, in part, to address the high turnover rates among security screeners, who at the time – prior to the establishment of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) – were airline contract employees.
   
 
 

SAS launches eight new routes

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

SAS_logo[2]SAS continues to open new direct routes, providing nearly 600,000 more seats from Scandinavian airports in its 2016 summer timetable. More departures are also being added on a number of popular routes.
 





As the summer timetable gradually comes into effect from the end of March, SAS customers will be able to look forward to new direct year-round routes from Copenhagen to Reykjavik, Vienna, and Krakow, and from Stockholm to Gdansk. Krakow and Vienna are particularly popular holiday destinations, while Reykjavik and Gdansk both attract business and leisure travelers.
   
 
 

bmi regional increases flight frequency to meet demand from French Rugby fans

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

bmi regionalDemand for travel to the UK by French rugby fans keen to support their team in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup Quarter-final match test at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium has prompted independent British airline, bmi regional, to add capacity on its Paris to Bristol route.





Commenting, Chief Commercial Officer Jochen Schnadt said: “France’s progress into the Quarter Finals of the Rugby World Cup has seen demand for our scheduled services on the Paris to Bristol route surge.
   
 
 

Southwest Airlines Offers Domestic Fares Starting As Low As $49 One-Way And International Fares As Low As $99 One-Way To Select Destinations!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
southwest airlinesSouthwest Airlines is launching a three-day domestic and international sale offering extra low fares for winter travel—hurry, this sale won’t last long!  Customers may take advantage of low domestic fares starting at $49, $99,$129, and $149 one-way to select destinations today through Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.






Fares are available for travel on nonstop, domestic flights except Fridays and Sundays from Dec. 2 through Dec. 16, 2015, and Jan. 5 through Feb. 10, 2016 (check fare rules below for restrictions and exclusions).
   
 
 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

unnamed (25)Hold your breath, Star Wars fans! The first-ever commercial aircraft in the world to be decorated with Star Wars livery is coming to Changi Airport, and fans in Singapore now stand a chance to get on board this iconic jet without the need to buy a ticket.








 Come 12 November 2015, Changi Airport will be the first Asian airport outside of Japan to welcome the R2-D2TM ANA jet, which is making a special visit here to greet some very lucky fans in Singapore.The first in a series of three Star Wars themed planes by ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd., the R2-D2TM ANA jet dressed as the robust droid from Star Wars, was unveiled last month to much global fanfare.

   
 
 

easyJet launches new initiative to increase recruitment of female pilots

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
BasiseršffnungInitial content easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today launched a new initiative to increase the proportion of new entrant easyJet pilots who are female.
 




This is part of a new strategy to encourage the development of female pilots at all ranks and positions and will widen the pipeline of women who enter our pilot community.
   
 
 

easyJet launches new initiative to increase recruitment of female pilots

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
BasiseršffnungInitial content easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today launched a new initiative to increase the proportion of new entrant easyJet pilots who are female.
 




This is part of a new strategy to encourage the development of female pilots at all ranks and positions and will widen the pipeline of women who enter our pilot community.
   
 
 
 
   
     
   
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