Spirit's Earnings Beat Expectations: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 27, 2016
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Despite Brazil’s struggling economy and the Zika virus scare, LATAM has a “moderately positive outlook” for 2016, according to chairman Mauricio Amaro. The airline’s profits were hurt by weak South American currencies, but the exchange rates seem to have stabilized this year.
Leisure airline Thomas Cook is expanding its base in the city of Birmingham. The carrier will start offering flights to sun-and-sand destinations like Las Palmas this winter. It will also expand service to other destinations in the Canaries and Balearics and launch new flights to Naples, Faro and Malta next year.
The UK’s transport minister Robert Goodwill has said that the unidentified object that hit a British Airways flight earlier this week was probably not a drone as first reported. Goodwill would not confirm what hit the Airbus A320 last Sunday, but he suggested that it was probably a floating plastic bag that got caught in an updraft.
Thanks to high demand, Qantas has added more flights from Sydney to Dallas Fort Worth. The Australian airline will now provide daily flights between the two cities. It previously flew the route six days per week.
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