Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 14, 2016
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Competition Increasing for Air New Zealand
Qatar Airways Threatens to Leave Oneworld
Hawaiian Has ‘Big Plans’ for Maui Routes
Phoenix Sky Harbor Expects Growth Now That American-USAirways Merger is Complete
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The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight has led to the discovery of a shipwreck. Australian searchers using sonar scanners located the ship, believed to be from the 19th century, or the floor of the Indian Ocean.
Frontier Airlines has said that it will focus on expanding into “overpriced routes.” The low-cost carrier says it will be able to offer much cheaper service than its competitors on routes like Austin-Orlando.
LOT Polish Airlines has launched its first new long-haul flight in four years. The carrier will operated three weekly flights between Warsaw and Tokyo Narita. Overall, LOT plans to add 15 new routes this year.
United and Delta want a U.S. court to throw out an anti-trust lawsuit. The suit claims that an agreement between Delta and United to lease landing slots to each other at Newark and JFK will hurt competition.
Ryanair is trying to ally itself with a long haul carrier that can act a a feeder airline for its most lucrative European routes. The Dublin-based LCC has been in talks with TAP and Norwegian, among others.
Guatemala’s main airport in Guatemala City has reopened following protests by airport employees over lack of pay and recent layoffs. The airport was closed for about three hours.
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