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Southwest Airlines Flights Resume at Chicago Midway After De-Icing Fluid Shortage

Southwest Airlines Flights Resume at Chicago Midway After De-Icing Fluid Shortage

Southwest Airlines said it is close to returning to normal operations at Chicago’s Midway Airport on Monday after the airline was forced to shut down operations on Sunday when it ran out of de-icing fluid.
Over 250 of the carrier’s flights were cancelled that day, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.
The carrier said that its flight schedule on Monday would be “close to normal.”
Earlier this winter, the airline experienced problems with de-icing …

United Airlines Projects New Period of Growth as Q4 Profit Jumps

United Airlines Projects New Period of Growth as Q4 Profit Jumps

United Airlines will grow capacity at an accelerated rate through the end of the decade, as it plays catch-up with its two largest competitors.
After the closing bell, the nation’s number 3 airline by traffic said Q4 net income rose 46% on a modest increase in revenue.
The airline plans to increase overall system capacity by 4% to 6% for three years starting in 2018, the airline’s president, Scott Kirby, said at …

Shades of Ada Quonsett: Stowaway Flies on BA from Chicago to London

While Ada Quonsett merely tried to fly from Chicago to Rome on the fictitious Trans Global Airlines in the movie “Airport,” her real-life counterpart, Marilyn Hartman, made it from Chicago to London last week.
Like Mrs. Quonsett, Ms. Hartman was a habitual stowaway and trespasser who has flown from San Jose to Los Angeles and from the Twin Cities to Jacksonville. She was apparently a regular at Chicago O’Hare International Airport …

American to Begin New Flights from Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas

American to Begin New Flights from Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas

American Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service from four major hubs on June 7.
American will launch three new routes from Philadelphia to Fort Wayne, Indiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Pensacola, Florida.
The airline will also begin service from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Finally, American will launch flights from both Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to South Bend, Indiana.
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American to Launch New Shuttle Between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

American to Launch New Shuttle Between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

American Airlines announced that it plans to begin new shuttle service between Chicago O’Hare and New York’s LaGuardia Airport on April 4.
The carrier will offer hourly service between the two airports, with up to 15 flights per weekday.
Passengers in the main cabin will be offered complimentary beer and wine, and the service will have dedicated gates.
The American Shuttle operates between New York’s LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Ronald Reagan Washington …

Norwegian Air to Begin London-Buenos Aires Flights, Introduce New 787 Premium Cabin and Wi-Fi

Norwegian Air to Begin London-Buenos Aires Flights, Introduce New 787 Premium Cabin and Wi-Fi

Norwegian Air announced it will launch its first service to South America on February 14. In addition, the carrier plans to begin new service to Chicago and Austin, increase flights to Boston, introduce a new Premium cabin, and add Wi-Fi to long-haul flights.
Starting in February, Norwegian will begin four weekly flights to Buenos Aires from London Gatwick. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
On March 25, …

Boeing Confirms Acquisition Talks with Regional Jet Maker Embraer

Boeing Confirms Acquisition Talks with Regional Jet Maker Embraer

Boeing confirmed Friday it was in talks to acquire Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.
“The Boeing Company and Embraer today confirmed the two companies are engaged in discussions regarding a potential combination, the basis of which remains under discussion,” the two companies said in separate identical statements, adding that no further statements would be issued concerning the discussions.
The two companies also said that there was no guarantee “a transaction will result from …