From LCCs In Qatar... To Northwest's Labor Woes At Home
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.22.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.22.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- LCCs In Qatar, NWA Woes
At Home: 03.22.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with
commentary on Qatar's fare plan for its LCCs... and Northwest's
ongoing labor issues)
In its Preliminary Report issued Tuesday concerning the fatal
crash last week of a Bell 206 near Patterson, LA, the National
Transportation Safety Board says there appears to have been
problems with the flight since right after takeoff.
30 Million Pieces Of Luggage Lost; 240,000 Gone Forever
Have you flown commercially lately? Did you arrive at your
destination with fewer pieces of luggage than you left with? You're
not alone. Airlines worldwide lost a record 30 million bags in
2005, according a study by SITA, a Swiss airline consulting
Boeing and Cairo-based charter operator AMC Airlines announced
Tuesday the delivery of the airline's first 737-800 with Blended
Winglets. AMC's new 737-800 departed Boeing Field on Friday, for a
shuttle flight to its home base at Cairo International Airport.
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When faced with questions surrounding the need for a megasized
airliner like its upcoming A380, Airbus's answer has essentially
boiled down to that classic line from "Field of Dreams": If you
build it, they will come. But will they be able to leave?
A top official with Qatar's Civil Aviation Authority says the
organization will likely opt to maintain a 15 percent cap on the
differential in airfares between mainline carriers and low-cost
operators in the local market.
US scheduled passenger airlines employed six percent fewer
workers in January 2006 than in January 2005, the 13th consecutive
month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the
scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of
the previous year, the US Department of Transportation’s
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Tuesday.