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News of August 2006

American Airlines to embark on UK drive

25 August 2006

American Airlines is to run its biggest marketing campaign in the UK since the 11 September attacks to establish itself as the leading airline servicing routes between the UK and US. The carrier, which has struggled to recover from the impact of the terror attacks, is spending more than £5m on the activity.

source: Brand republic

Northwest jet turns back; passengers arrested

24 August 2006

Twelve passengers were in custody Wednesday after a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Mumbai, India, returned to Amsterdam with a fighter jet escort.They have not been formally charged, police said. But an airport policeman said authorities have enough information to hold the 12 for at least three days.

Flight 42 returned to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport “after several passengers displayed behavior of concern,” Northwest Airlines said in a written statement.

source: CNN

Northwest Airlines resumes charging for third bag

23 August 2006

Michigan’s largest passenger air carrier joined others nationwide two weeks ago when it suspended an $80 charge to coach passengers wishing to check a third bag. The move was to allow passengers to adjust to new security restrictions.

The new rules were put in place after British officials thwarted an alleged plot to bomb U.S.-bound planes. Most liquids, gels and lotions now are banned in carry-on bags.

United and American Airlines also have resumed charging for a third bag.

source: USA today

No survivors aboard crashed Russian jet

22 August 2006

A Russian passenger jet carrying at least 170 people ?? including 45 children ?? crashed Tuesday in eastern Ukraine after sending a distress signal, killing all aboard.

Russian authorities said they had ruled out terrorism, and Ukrainian officials said there was bad weather in the area at the time.

The Pulkovo Airlines Tu-154 was en route from the Russian Black Sea resort of Anapa to St. Petersburg and disappeared from radar screens while flying over eastern Ukraine around 2:30 p.m. local time.


Air NZ looking good for year profit

22 August 2006

Air New Zealand’s annual result on Friday is expected to be a positive one after it raised its fares in May to cope with higher fuel prices.

Analysts are expecting the airline to post a profit of $140 million before interest and tax, as Air NZ itself indicated in June.

The airline’s optimism was based on a 10 per cent hike in airfares and more demand for premium long-haul seats.


Three largest US airlines roll back $10 fare increase

22 August 2006

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines Inc., the three largest US carriers, rescinded a $10 increase on round-trip tickets because rivals didn’t match the higher prices. UAL Corp.’s United, which initiated the increase Thursday for tickets usually purchased by business travelers, canceled it yesterday.


American Airlines flight forced back to Seattle

22 August 2006

An American Airlines flight from Seattle to Chicago was forced to return after its compressor stalled and the crew shut down an engine.

American flight 526 was scheduled to leave Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday at 11:26 p.m. The plane was in the air for about 26 minutes when it returned to Sea-Tac.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier put nearly all of the 136 passengers on a different airplane, which left Sea-Tac on Tuesday at 1:52 a.m. The flight landed in Chicago at 5:39 a.m., Seattle time.


Airlines ride non-fuel cost efficiencies

22 August 2006

The airline industry across the world is making progress in delivering non-fuel cost efficiencies, International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline business confidence index for June has stated.

This is despite the confidence in airline business shrinking considerably since March this year in the wake of 25% increase in the fuel prices over the period.

Amidst soaring prices, nearly 45% of the players have managed to reduce total input costs over the past three months and nearly 60% expect to witness no change or lower total input costs over the next year.

source: Financial Express

Cambio de nombre y dirección de Trabber News

4 August 2006

Desde hoy, el apartado Trabber News tal como funcionaba hasta ahora pasa a llamarse Trabber Noticias y cambia su dirección a:

Importante: También cambian las direcciones de los feeds XML, por lo que los que sigáis estas noticias a través de Bloglines u otros lectores debéis cambiar al nuevo feed.

Trabber Noticias seguirá publicando, en castellano, todo tipo de novedades relacionadas con los vuelos. Como algunos amigos nos habéis pedido, intentaremos especialmente publicar las ofertas de las compañías (del tipo N-mil billetes gratis, etc.)

Trabber News por su parte se reconvertirá dentro de unos días a la versión en inglés de Trabber Noticias. Por tanto aquí empezaréis a ver publicadas noticias en inglés que consideremos interesantes para los usuarios de Trabber Deutschland y Trabber United States.