Southwest Delays Boeing Order: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 24, 2016
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Airlines for America has come out against a plan by the New Jersey legislature to charge airlines a fuel tax to help replenish the state’s depleted transportation fund. A4A has pointed out that other states have reduced such taxes in recent years.
US legacy carriers have been struggling in Brazil because of the weak currency and low demand. Things could be turning around. The Brazilian real is improving and airlines have reduced capacity on US-Brazil routes..
British Airways has decided to delay the start of its service to Iran. The airline cited “technical issues” as the reason for the six week delay. Flights were supposed to begin in mid July, but will now take off in early September.
In an effort to manage its capital spending, Southwest has decided to delay the delivery of 67 Boeing 737 MAX 8s. This will delay $1.9 billion in spending, which should make the airline's shareholders happy. Boeing's stock, however, took a hit with the announcement.
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