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Southwest airline pilots approach to land at San Diego International airport in San Diego, California, U.S., May 18, 2023. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsDec 1 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) and its pilots' union were nearing a new labor deal ahead of the holiday season, a person familiar with the negotiations said on Friday. The company remains committed to reaching a deal that rewards its pilots and places them competitively in the industry, it added. Earlier this year, major carriers American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines successfully reached agreements with their respective pilot unions. CNBC first reported that Southwest was nearing a new contract with the union.
Persons: Mike Blake, Pratyush Thakur, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Krishna Chandra Eluri, Arun Koyyur Organizations: San Diego International, REUTERS, Southwest Airlines, Southwest, Transport Workers Union Local, American Airlines, United Airlines, CNBC, Thomson Locations: San Diego , California, U.S, Delta, Bengaluru, Chicago
Analysts attended earnings calls in the third quarter armed with questions for healthcare and consumer companies about the potential effect on their sales from the growing popularity of these drugs, known as GLP-1 agonists. A Reuters analysis of earnings transcripts for the third quarter showed "GLP-1" or alternatives like "obesity" or "weight-loss medications" were mentioned 256 times across 29 U.S. and European healthcare and consumer companies. That's more than double the mentions for the second quarter, when those phrases came up 127 times. While some consumer companies have talked about factors such as fewer calories being consumed, "these kind of large extrapolations" seem to be a bit of a stretch, said BMO Capital analyst Evan Seigerman. For big pharma manufacturers like Pfizer (PFE.N) and Amgen (AMGN.O), analyst questions were aimed at their obesity drug candidates.
Persons: Lilly, George Frey, Jeff Jonas, it's, Eli Lilly's, John Furner, Mondelez, Eli Lilly, Evan Seigerman, LVMH, Rajesh Kumar, Jonas, Bhanvi Satija, Savyata Mishra, Arpan Varghese, David Gaffen, Shounak Organizations: Novo Nordisk, Pharmacy, REUTERS, Gabelli, Novo, Walmart, Walmart U.S, Hershey, Truist Securities, Krispy, BMO Capital, Danish, pharma, Pfizer, Devices, HSBC, Thomson Locations: Provo , Utah, U.S, United States, Novo, Bengaluru
Southwest Airlines planes are show at San Diego International airport in San Diego, California, U.S., May 18, 2023. The chief operating officer of Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) found himself in the eye of a storm after a blizzard last December forced the company to cancel almost 17,000 flights, disrupting travel plans for about 2 million customers. With this week's U.S. Thanksgiving holiday kicking off the holiday travel season, Watterson can ill afford another fiasco. Airlines have taken measures to beef up winter operations including investments in weather forecast technology and de-icing equipment, and increased staffing and training. To make its winter operations more resilient, Watterson said Southwest invested in de-icing trucks and de-icing pads across its network.
Persons: Mike Blake, Andrew Watterson, Watterson, Constance von Muehlen, David Seymour, von Muehlen, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Doyinsola Oladipo, David Shepardson, Ben Klayman, Matthew Lewis Organizations: Southwest Airlines, San Diego International, REUTERS, Rights, Reuters, U.S . Transportation Department, Alaska Airlines, University of Washington, United Airlines, American Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, U.S, Thomson Locations: San Diego , California, U.S, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Southwest, Seattle, Alaska, Newark , New Jersey, Congress, New York, Washington
The head of the world's largest international carrier was speaking in the midst of negotiations to buy dozens of Airbus A350-1000 jets powered by Rolls-Royce's XWB-97 engine, which have foundered for now over maintenance and pricing issues. I happen to be a service," Emirates President Tim Clark told reporters this week. INSURANCE-TYPE DEALSWhile the visible face of engine makers is technology, the way they generate much of their income resembles insurance. Rather than charge for repairs as they arise, engine makers increasingly strike long-term deals priced by the flight hour, agreeing to swallow the cost of planned and unexpected outages. To engine makers it means generating cash as soon as the engine enters service rather than waiting for shop visits.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Tim Clark, Royce's, Larry Culp, Tufan Erginbilgic, Royce, Clark, Rolls, Nick Cunningham, Tim Hepher, Alexander Cornwell, Pesha Magid, Sarah Young, Rajesh Kumar Singh, David Evans Organizations: Boeing, Emirates, Cointrin Airport, REUTERS, Rights, Airlines, Royce, Airbus, GE Aerospace, Reuters, GE, Agency Partners, Thomson Locations: Cointrin, Geneva, Switzerland, Rights DUBAI, Dubai, India, Gulf
A rebound in Asia is especially important for airlines where long-haul travel makes up a bigger mix of revenue. Travel spending in Asia Pacific is set to grow 41% this year to $567 billion, and rise to $800 billion by 2027, according to data from the Global Business Travel Association. The planned capacity, which has not been previously reported, is a strong rebound from 2022, when the carrier's Asia-Pacific traffic was 33% of 2019 levels. Travel to Asia is also a source of high-margin revenue at a time when soaring labor and fuel costs are pressuring profit and domestic fares are declining. Across the border, Air Canada said the increase in Asia Pacific capacity would more than double its overall system growth.
Persons: Toby Melville, Andrew Nocella, Mark Galardo, Galardo, Raymond James, Savanthi Syth, Allison Lampert, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Ben Klayman, Matthew Lewis Organizations: Heathrow Airport, REUTERS, Rights, Carriers, Business, Global Business Travel Association, Air, Reuters, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Asia Pacific, United, Delta, Tourism Economics, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, Rights MONTREAL, CHICAGO, Asia, Pacific, Europe, Asia Pacific, U.S, United States, Atlanta, Manila, Philippines, San Francisco, New Zealand, Chicago, Air Canada, Air Canada's Vancouver, Canada, North America, Ukraine, Hong Kong, East Coast, Newark , New Jersey, Toronto, China, Montreal
A Boeing 737 MAX sits outside the hangar during a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington December 8, 2015. "We're getting closer and closer," Watterson said of the certification work. However, delays in certification have forced Southwest to convert dozens of orders for 150-seater MAX 7 aircraft into the larger 175-seater MAX 8 variant. Both the MAX 7 and the largest model MAX 10 are waiting for the FAA's certification, with MAX 10 slated for its first delivery in 2024. "The fact that the number of open items is converging, not diverging like it was probably a year ago, shows that they're getting closer and closer," Watterson said.
Persons: Matt Mills McKnight, Andrew Watterson, Watterson, We're, Dave Calhoun, they're, Rajesh Kumar Singh, David Shepardson, Valerie Insinna, Diane Craft Organizations: Boeing, REUTERS, Rights, Southwest Airlines, U.S . Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, Airbus, Thomson Locations: Renton , Washington, Dallas, Southwest, Washington
REUTERS/Ammar Awad/ Acquire Licensing RightsNEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Travelers are canceling or postponing planned vacations to the Middle East and North Africa due to fears of the Israel-Hamas conflict worsening, and as touring companies have also altered itineraries and canceled flights. Travel operators say the war is affecting demand for travel to nearby nations including Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. German airline Group Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) said on Thursday their Middle East bookings have not been affected by the war, with only an initial dip when the conflict started. Spanish travel agency Essentialist said it has canceled 75% of trips to the extended Middle East and Northeast Africa region. The conflict's effect on travel demand to the Middle East may extend beyond the holidays and even just neighboring countries.
Persons: Ammar Awad, Israel, Todd Elliott, Konrad Waliszewski, Willie Walsh, Kathleen Oberg, Patrick Scholes, Essentialist, Matt Berna, Khaled Ibrahim, Doyinsola Oladipo, Joanna Plucińska, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Daniel Wallis Organizations: REUTERS, Cruise Line Holdings, Royal Caribbean Group, International Air Transport Association, Group Lufthansa, AS OMAN, Marriott, Intrepid Travel, Americas, East Travel Alliance, Thomson Locations: Damascus, Jerusalem's Old City, East, North Africa, Israel, Palestinian, Gaza, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Orlando , Florida, Israel . Washington, Cyprus, Lebanon, Valencia, Spain, Spanish, Northeast Africa, Australia, Norway, Sharm el Sheikh, Oman, UAE, New York, London, Chicago
In an interview, CEO Larry Culp said the company is aiming for a 20% to 25% year-on-year increase in the engine deliveries in 2024, lower than a revised 40% to 45% annual growth this year. Still, hitting the target will not be easy as it requires quarter-on-quarter improvements in the supply chain, he said. LEAP engines, which GE produces in a joint venture with France's Safran (SAF.PA), power the narrowbody aircraft of Boeing Co (BA.N) and Airbus (AIR.PA). It forced GE to trim the delivery growth target for LEAP engines this year by at least 5 percentage points and push out some of the deliveries into 2024 and 2025. But the demand for both aftermarket services and new engine deliveries is so strong that GE and its suppliers need to do more, Culp said.
Persons: Larry Culp mingles, Alwyn Scott, Larry Culp, France's Safran, delinquencies, Pratt, Culp, airframers, " Culp, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: Electric Co, REUTERS, Rights, General, Reuters, GE, Boeing Co, Airbus, Boeing, Thomson Locations: Tarrytown , New York, U.S
GE shares were up 6% at $113.14 in pre-market hours. The Boston-based group now expects 2023 adjusted profit per share of $2.55 to $2.65, compared with an earlier forecast of $2.10 to $2.30. "At GE Aerospace, we continue to experience rapid growth driven by robust demand and solid execution, largely in commercial engines and services," CEO Larry Culp said in a statement. GE's aerospace unit, which makes engines for Boeing Co (BA.N) and Airbus (AIR.PA) jets, posted double-digit growth in orders, revenue and profit from a year earlier. Shares of its aerospace unit will continue GE's listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GE", the company said.
Persons: Benoit Tessier, Larry Culp, RTX, Pratt, Whitney, Culp, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Sriraj Kalluvila, Jason Neely, Jan Harvey Organizations: Electric, GE, Boeing, Paris, REUTERS, General, GE Aerospace, Boeing Co, Airbus, New York Stock Exchange, AerCap Holdings, Thomson Locations: Le Bourget, Paris, France, Boston, Chicago, Bengaluru
A logo of low cost carrier Spirit Airlines is pictured on an Airbus plane in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Acquire Licensing RightsCHICAGO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N) on Friday said it has canceled a portion of its scheduled flights to perform a "necessary" inspection of a small section" of 25 planes. The ultra-low-cost carrier did not provide details of the inspections. "We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to take care of affected guests," Spirit said in a statement. Data from flight-tracking website FlightAware shows that the airline had canceled 11% of its flights on Friday.
Persons: Regis Duvignau, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Leslie Adler Organizations: Spirit Airlines, Airbus, REUTERS, Rights, Thomson Locations: Colomiers, Toulouse, France
Those concerns are battering airline stocks even as earnings reports point to a continuing consumer appetite for travel. While both United and Delta said travel demand is holding up, double-digit declines in airfares year-over-year suggest airline pricing power has peaked. United, which has not forecast profit for 2024, on Tuesday similarly said travel demand remains "strong and steady." New labor contracts as well as the higher fuel prices mean cost pressures aren't going away. American Airlines (AAL.O) and Alaska Air (ALK.N), who will report earnings Thursday, have cut their third-quarter profit estimates due to higher fuel costs.
Persons: Eduardo Munoz, Brian Mulberry, Delta, Ed Bastian, Mulberry, United, Michael Leskinen, Conor Cunningham, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Ben Klayman, Rod Nickel Organizations: United Airlines, Newark Liberty International Airport, REUTERS, Rights, NYSE, Zacks Investment Management, Delta Air Lines, United, Delta, New, American Airlines, Alaska Air, Melius, Thomson Locations: York, Newark , New Jersey, U.S, Chicago, United, Israel, Tel Aviv
[1/2] The One World trace Center and the New York skyline are seen while United Airlines planes use the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., May 12, 2023. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsCHICAGO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - United Airlines Holdings (UAL.O) on Tuesday reported stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings, but forecast weaker profit in the current quarter due to higher costs. For the third quarter, it reported an adjusted profit of $3.65 per share, compared with the $3.35 estimated by Wall Street analysts. United has said its fuel costs have climbed over 20% since mid-July. United will discuss the results on a call with analysts and investors on Wednesday morning.
Persons: Eduardo Munoz, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Richard Chang Organizations: United Airlines, Newark Liberty International Airport, REUTERS, Rights, United Airlines Holdings, Wall Street, Delta Air Lines, Thomson Locations: York, Newark , New Jersey, U.S, Chicago, Israel
REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsCHICAGO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - United Airlines Holdings (UAL.O) on Tuesday forecast weaker fourth-quarter earnings due to higher costs, sending its shares down more than 4%. United has said its fuel costs have climbed over 20% since mid-July. The company's average fuel bill is projected to increase by 11% in the quarter through December from the last quarter. In the December quarter, Israel accounted for 1.9% of its planned global capacity, a Reuters analysis of Cirium data showed. Adjusted profit for the third quarter came in at $3.65 per share, higher than the $3.35 estimated by Wall Street analysts.
Persons: Eduardo Munoz, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Richard Chang Organizations: United Airlines, Newark Liberty International Airport, REUTERS, Rights, United Airlines Holdings, U.S, Delta Air Lines, Wall Street, Thomson Locations: York, Newark , New Jersey, U.S, Chicago, Israel, Tel Aviv
REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsCHICAGO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on strong international travel, but trimmed its full-year outlook due to higher fuel costs. In an interview, he said the demand for Delta's products remain "high" as its customers are in "a very healthy condition." Delta now expects adjusted earnings of $6 to $6.25 per share this year, compared with $6 to $7 per share estimated in July. In the December quarter, the airline expects adjusted earnings in the range of $1.05 to $1.30 per share. Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N) last month cut its profit outlook for the third quarter, citing "heightened promotional activity with steep discounting."
Persons: John F, Andrew Kelly, Ed Bastian, Delta, Stephen Trent, Hopper, airfare, Bastian, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Mehr Bedi, Jamie Freed, Arun Koyyur, Nick Zieminski Organizations: Delta Air Lines, Kennedy International Airport, REUTERS, Rights, Delta, U.S, Wall Street, Citi Research, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Thomson Locations: Queens , New York City, U.S
STOCKHOLM/AMSTERDAM, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Airlines wrestled with the safety risk of evacuation operations in Israel on Thursday, with carriers including Dutch KLM cancelling flights while sister airline Air France mounted a special relief flight chartered by the French foreign ministry. Israel's parliamentary finance committee meanwhile approved a plan to provide a state guarantee of $6 billion to cover insurance against war risks to Israeli airlines. The framework will grant Israeli airlines cover against war risks, thereby ensuring the continuity of air operations. Foreign airlines have struggled to find a common approach and the head of European budget giant Ryanair (RYA.I) said it was up to governments to plot the way forward. PATCHY RESPONSEGermany's Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) said it was sticking to its plans for evacuation flights on Thursday and Friday, while continuing to ground commercial flights to Israel.
Persons: Ben Gurion, Ben Smith, Ed Bastian, Sasha Gainullin, Rafael Schvartzman, Obama, Anna Ringstrom, Bart H, Meijer, Tim Hepher, Joanna Plucinska, Julia Payne, Carolyn Cohn, Steven Scheer, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Doyinsola, Terje Solsvik, Deborah Kyvrikosaios, Diane Craft Organizations: Airlines, Dutch KLM, Air France, Palestinian, Israel's, Norwegian Air, Insurance, Reuters, Foreign, Ryanair, KLM, Boeing, Lufthansa, Dubai's Emirates, Delta Air Lines, International Air Transport Association, Regulators, U.S . Federal Aviation Administration, Thomson Locations: STOCKHOLM, AMSTERDAM, Israel, Palestinian, Tel Aviv's, Ben, Gaza, Tel Aviv, Eilat, Emirates, United States, Europe, U.S, Ben Gurion
A United Airlines Airbus A319-100 jet takes off from Washington National Airport in Washington, U.S., August 9, 2017. The latest order is the second major aircraft purchase by United over the past year. In December, it unveiled a huge order of 100 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 100 737 MAXs. The large 787 order is likely to raise further questions about the future of outstanding United orders for 45 Airbus A350s which have already been deferred to at least 2030. Nocella said while A350 is a "great machine" and there is no change in the company's order, United is focused on its 787 fleet in the short-run.
Persons: Joshua Roberts, Andrew Nocella, Nocella, It's, Valerie Insinna, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Mehr Bedi, Tim Hepher, David Shepardson, Shounak Dasgupta, William Maclean, Bernadette Baum, David Gregorio, Aurora Ellis Organizations: United Airlines Airbus, Washington National Airport, REUTERS, United Airlines, Tuesday, Boeing, Airbus, Reuters, Air Canada, Air France, KLM, U.S, United, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Chicago, United, North America, U.S, Washington, Bengaluru
REUTERS/Alyssa Pointer/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsCHICAGO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Travel boom has delivered bumper earnings for U.S. carriers, but no-frills airlines such as Frontier (ULCC.O) and Spirit (SAVE.N) are struggling to return to sustainable profitability. Frontier is watching the trend "very carefully" and would consider adding premium seats if it lasts for multiple years, he said. Frontier's Biffle called adding premium seats a "big decision" and a "fairly expensive" move. Spirit shares are down 18%. PRICE-SENSITIVE TRAVELERSCEOs of budget carriers, however, don't see the model losing its appeal as long as fares determine travel bookings.
Persons: Alyssa Pointer, Barry Biffle, Biffle, Jude Bricker, Bricker, Frontier's Biffle, Andrew Levy, Scott Kirby, Helane Becker, Cowen, Jacob Brown, Brown, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Nick Zieminski Organizations: Hartsfield, Jackson Atlanta International Airport, REUTERS, Rights, Graphics, Frontier, Reuters, Sun, Privately, Avelo Airlines, United, Delta, United Airlines, Airlines, America, Thomson Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, U.S, Europe, Asia, , Minneapolis, Denver
While a civil suit lodged against KLM (AIRF.PA) in the Netherlands is one of the most prominent, complaints and cases against other airlines have been mounting. Lockwood said the ASA would use machine learning tools to scan online advertising to catch potentially misleading wording. Separately, the Austrian advertising watchdog told Lufthansa's Austrian Airlines arm last year to stop making claims about a carbon neutral flight using biofuel. The lawsuit alleges that carbon offset programmes don't work as advertised and the company misled consumers. The company is investing in newer planes and sustainable fuel to "decarbonise" its operations, the person added.
Persons: Miles Lockwood, Lockwood, Joanna Plucinska, Mark Potter Organizations: KLM Airlines, Fossielvrij, Dutch, KLM, Airlines, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Etihad, Standards Authority, ASA, Reuters, Lufthansa Group, Austrian Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta, Thomson Locations: Netherlands, Amsterdam, Austrian, Los Angeles
RTX said on Monday it would have to pull 600 to 700 of its Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines from Airbus A320neo jets for quality inspections over the next three years. The engine issue was first disclosed in July, but RTX made the extent of the problem clearer on Monday. The announcement caused waves up and down the industry, from component manufacturers like Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries to airline carriers like Germany's Lufthansa that rely on the popular Airbus jets. In July, RTX said microscopic contaminants were found in a powdered metal used in high-pressure turbine discs that are part of the GTF engine's core. RTX is one of two manufacturers of engines for the popular narrowbody Airbus A320neo, the other being CFM International, a joint venture between GE (GE.N) and Safran (SAF.PA).
Persons: Benoit Tessier, RTX, Guillaume Faury, Ken Herbert, Japan's IHI, Safran, Valerie Insinna, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Abhijith, Aniruddha Ghosh, Mehr Bedi, David Gaffen, Arun Koyyur Organizations: Raytheon Technologies Corporation, International Paris Air, Le, REUTERS, Aerospace, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, Washington D.C, Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Lufthansa, Raytheon, United Technologies, Capital, AIRLINES, HIT Aerospace, London, Melrose Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Aero, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Wizz, Airbus A320neo, CFM International, GE, Thomson Locations: Le Bourget, Paris, France, Washington, RTX, New Delhi, Bengaluru
REUTERS/Loren Elliott(Reuters) -Air New Zealand on Tuesday warned that inspections of RTX’s Pratt & Whitney engines would have a “significant” impact on its flight schedule from next year. “This issue will further reduce engine availability and is expected to have a significant impact on the airline’s schedule from January 2024,” Air New Zealand said in a statement. Air New Zealand has 16 A320neo jets in its fleet of 106 aircraft, servicing Australia and the Pacific Island markets and, to a much lesser extent, the domestic market. Major customers that took delivery of affected A320neo jets include Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and Wizz Air, according to aviation data provider Cirium. Hungary’s Wizz Air, one of Europe’s largest lost-cost airlines, on Monday said its capacity could be reduced by 10% in the second half of 2024 as a result.
Persons: Loren Elliott, RTX’s Pratt, Greg Hayes Organizations: Air, Sydney Airport, REUTERS, Reuters, Zealand, Whitney, Airbus, ” Air, Air New, Pacific, Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Wizz Locations: Zealand, Sydney, Australia, Air New Zealand
Increasing the age limit by two years would also align pilot retirement with the minimum federal retirement age, allowing them to receive full social security benefits. But the specific question of increasing the retirement age to 67 was never brought to the floor for a vote. “This is a coup by junior pilots against senior pilots,” said Allen Baker, who retired as a United Airlines pilot in June. Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for American Airlines pilots union, said pilots seeking higher retirement age want to keep earning longer. But United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has said lifting the retirement age would not solve the pilot shortage.
Persons: Bo Ellis, F, Andrew Kelly ALPA, Ellis, ALPA, , , ” ALPA, Rick Redfern, Savanthi Syth, Raymond James ., Dan Carr, Carr, Allen Baker, Baker, Dennis Tajer, Jason Ambrosi, Barry Biffle, Scott Kirby, Jonathan Ornstein Organizations: Reuters, Air Line Pilots Association, Kennedy International Airport, REUTERS, U.S . Congress, Regional Airline Association, Southwest Airlines, Air, Mesa, MESA, United Airlines, United, U.S . Senate, Raymond James . JUNIOR, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, International Air Transport Association Locations: Queens , New York City, U.S, Delta, United, Redfern, Canada, Japan, Australia, Mesa
Increasing the age limit by two years would also align pilot retirement with the minimum federal retirement age, allowing them to receive full social security benefits. But the specific question of increasing the retirement age to 67 was never brought to the floor for a vote. "This is a coup by junior pilots against senior pilots," said Allen Baker, who retired as a United Airlines pilot in June. Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for American Airlines pilots union, said pilots seeking higher retirement age want to keep earning longer. But United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has said lifting the retirement age would not solve the pilot shortage.
Persons: F, Andrew Kelly, Bo Ellis, ALPA, Ellis, Rick Redfern, Savanthi Syth, Raymond James ., Dan Carr, Carr, Allen Baker, Baker, Dennis Tajer, Jason Ambrosi, Barry Biffle, Scott Kirby, Jonathan Ornstein, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Allison Lampert, Ben Klayman, Grant McCool Organizations: Pilots, Kennedy International Airport, REUTERS, Air Line Pilots Association, U.S . Congress, Regional Airline Association, Southwest Airlines, Reuters, Mesa, MESA, United Airlines, United, U.S . Senate, Raymond James . JUNIOR, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, International Air Transport Association, Thomson Locations: Queens , New York City, U.S, Redfern, Canada, Japan, Australia, Chicago, Montreal
The Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents 15,000 pilots at the Texas-based carrier, said on Monday that 72.7% of the pilots voted for the deal which will result in an immediate pay raise of more than 21%. Overall, compensation for pilots at the airline will rise by more than 46% during the contract's duration. With no letup in travel demand, airlines are in a rush to staff up, bolstering the bargaining power of pilots. Rival United Airlines (UAL.O) last month announced a preliminary deal for a new four-year contract that would give its pilots a cumulative increase of 34.5%-40.2% in pay. American's contract includes about $1.1 billion in immediate, one-time payments and ratification bonuses.
Persons: Brian Snyder, Ed Sicher, Sicher, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Allison Lampert, Matthew Lewis Organizations: American Airlines, Airport, REUTERS, Rights, Allied Pilots Association, Allied Pilots, Reuters, Jefferies, U.S, Rival United Airlines, Thomson Locations: Boston , Massachusetts, U.S, Texas, Chicago, Montreal
International travel reached around 90% of pre-pandemic levels this year, according to the International Air Transport Association. Those trends lifted quarterly earnings of travel companies, with cruise operators like Royal Caribbean (RCL.N) reporting record results in recent weeks. Ticket prices, which in some cases have increased by double-digit percentages since the pandemic, are unlikely to plummet. She expects air fares on long-haul international routes to remain high until supply outpaces pre-pandemic levels, demand normalizes and jet fuel prices decline further. International inbound vs outbound in the U.S this yearAverage domestic airfare is currently $246 round-trip, down 8% from 2022, according to travel booking app Hopper.
Persons: Dan McKone, Amadeus, Jozsef Varadi, Hayley Berg, Hopper, that's, Glenn Fogel, Kathleen Oberg, Joanna Plucinska, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Doyinsola, David Gaffen, Matthew Lewis Organizations: International Air Transport Association, Consulting, Royal, Booking Holdings, Marriott, Lufthansa LHAG.DE, United Airlines, Wizz, Reuters, Holdings, International, U.S . National Travel, Tourism Office, British Airways, IAG, Thomson Locations: CHICAGO, Southern Europe, Britain, France, United States, Germany, Singapore, Royal Caribbean, Manila, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Europe, Asia, COVID, U.S, Canada, London, Chicago, New York, Bengaluru
Delta Airlines passenger jets are pictured outside the newly completed 1.3 million-square foot $4 billion Delta Airlines Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 1, 2022. REUTERS/Mike SegarAug 9 (Reuters) - Wheels Up Experience (UP.N) said on Wednesday there was "substantial doubt" about its ability to continue operations, even as it disclosed short-term funding from Delta Air Lines (DAL.N), sending its shares plunging 42%. North American business flights were down 3.6% compared with July 2022, according to data from Argus International. Delta said in a statement that it was providing a short-term capital infusion in the form of a secured promissory note to Wheels Up, which is pursuing strategic partnerships. Wheels Up, which canceled an earnings call scheduled for Wednesday, said U.S. private jet operator Airshare had entered into a non-binding agreement with the company to acquire its non-core aircraft management business.
Persons: Mike Segar, Delta, Ed Bastian, Airshare, Shivansh, Allison Lampert, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Vinay Dwivedi, Mark Potter Organizations: Delta Airlines, LaGuardia Airport, REUTERS, Delta Air Lines, Argus International, Delta, Airshare, Thomson Locations: Queens, New York City , New York, U.S, American, Bengaluru, Montreal
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