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Southwest Delays Boeing Order: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 24, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | June 24, 2016

Southwest Delays Boeing Order: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 24, 2016

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China Airlines Grounded by Flight Attendant Strike
China Airlines has canceled most of its flights today because of a strike by flight attendants. Domestic flights will continue as normal but most international flights have been grounded.

Frontier Eyeing Pittsburgh
Frontier Airlines has just started five flights from Pittsburgh and CEO Barry Biffle is already hinting that his airline will expand its operation in the Steel City (as long as the five flights continue to perform well).

Dallas and Minneapolis Vying For Haneda Slot
American Airlines and Delta are vying for one of the daytime slots at Tokyo Haneda. Delta wants to fly from MSP and American wants to offer service from Dallas Fort Worth. The DOT is expected to award the flight in the coming weeks.

Airfares to Euro 2016 in France Sky High
Soccer fans heading to this weekend’s Euro 2016 knockout round games in France will have to contend with high airfares. Flights between Dublin and Lyon, for example, cost €629 on low cost carrier Ryanair.


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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