Republic Airways announced this week that Frontier Airlines will be the surviving brand of the Frontier-Midwest merger. Republic has launched a new website to update the public about merger news. Operations are expected to be integrated by November and brands by October 2011.
"While the research showed that customers preferred the Frontier brand, they also expressed a strong loyalty to both brands based on affordability, convenience, destinations and delivery of a differentiated experience. As we work to integrate these two brands into a unified Frontier Airlines, you can expect to see a lot of influence from the Midwest brand," said Republic Airways Chairman, CEO, and President Bryan Bedford. So far, this includes retaining Midwest's signature chocolate chip cookies and adding a badger to Frontier's fleet to represent Wisconsin.
Fri, 16. April 2010
Mon, 5. April 2010
Virgin Blue finalized its announced 737 order from February last week and expanded it to cover up to 105 aircraft. The largest order in company history and the largest for Boeing in the last year and a half covers 50 737-800s (convertible to -700s or -900s), 25 options, and 30 purchase rights. Deliveries are scheduled from June 2011 through 2017. Despite the large order, Virgin Blue said a "significant percentage" would replace the existing fleet, though its oldest 737 is just nine years old.
Thu, 18. March 2010
Virgin America today announced plans to serve Orlando and Toronto from both Los Angeles and San Francisco starting this summer. In addition, Virgin America announced plans to add an additional nine aircraft to its fleet and "at least three more new destinations in 2010."
Sat, 27. February 2010
South African Airways announced Siza Mzimela this week as its new CEO, replacing interim CEO Chris Smyth. She is currently the CEO of South African Express and had previously worked for the mainline. With the appointment, South African becomes the largest airline in the world to be led by a woman.
Fri, 26. February 2010
Virgin Blue announced an order for 50 737s this week with deliveries from 2011 to 2018. When the order is completed, it would nearly double Virgin Blue's fleet size.
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