Continental Airlines -- believed by many to be in talks with
United Airlines about a merger of their own -- released the
following message Tuesday to its more than 45,000 employees from
Larry Kellner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Jeff
Smisek, President, in response to Monday night's announcement that Delta Air
Lines and Northwest Airlines have agreed to merge.
Airline Already Benefitted From Fee Cuts During United's
If Frontier Airlines asks Denver International Airport for help
to reduce some of the bankrupt carrier's costs, the airport says
they'll work with the airline... and any others down the line who
may need similar considerations.
Union Strongly Opposed To 'Ill-Advised Mega Venture'
They're not fans. Late Monday evening, International Association
of Machinists and Aerospace Workers' (IAM) General Vice President
Robert Roach, Jr. issued the following statement in response to the
proposed merger between Northwest Airlines
and Delta Air Lines.
Schumer Sees Sound Bite Opportunity, Responds Predictably
The general aviation community has come to know US Senator
Charles Schumer as an opponent of small aircraft operators. Perhaps
it will help to know the New York Democrat is also a thorn in the
side of the US Department of Transportation.
AAL The Latest, But Probably Not Last, To Feel Agency's
American Airlines has returned to a normal schedule, after a
regulatory crackdown by the Federal Aviation Administration which
resulted in the cancellation of more than 3,300 flights scheduled
on MD-80-series airliners in less than a week.
Congressman Led Crackdown On FAA Inspection Process
Minnesota Congressman James Oberstar has led the charge against
the Federal Aviation Administration, calling on the agency to more
strictly regulate its own procedures governing the oversight of US
domestic carriers. His name also is synonymous with recent FAA
action -- some would say overreaction -- concerning those airlines'
compliance with safety procedures and inspections, which resulted
in thousands of flight cancellations over the past month.