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1. United Airlines may purchase 25 new aircraft

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

United Airlines may use some of its $4.4 billion in cash to help purchase new aircraft, said Chief Financial Officer John Rainey. United could pay for 25 aircraft entering its fleet this year with a mixture of cash and financing, which helps the airline rely less on debt financing. Reuters (03/03)

2. United, American consider nonstop flights to New Zealand

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

United Airlines and American Airlines are weighing service to Auckland, New Zealand. Air New Zealand is currently the only carrier that offers direct service between the U.S. and New Zealand. Australian Business Traveller (03/02)

3. United Airlines evaluates Boeing 777-300ER, CFO says

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2015

John Rainey, chief financial officer of United Airlines, said the Boeing 777-300ER could make sense for the carrier. "One thing that you could see is that we could consolidate all of the 747 flying in one area, and that would have a cascading effect with the 777-300ER in other markets and the 787 somewhere else," Rainey said. Reuters (03/02)

4. American to phase out MD-80s completely by end of 2017

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2015

American Airlines plans to retire its last McDonnell Douglas MD-80s by the end of 2017. This year, the carrier is still flying 96 MD-80s, but will phase out the older aircraft in two years. Dallas Morning News (free content), The (03/02)

5. Delta Air Lines boosts capacity by replacing 50-seat aircraft

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Delta Air Lines is boosting capacity by replacing 50-seat regional aircraft with larger planes. "We can put significantly more seats on the airplane without jeopardizing seat comfort or legroom," said Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson. Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content), The (03/03)

6. American, US Airways continue to soar following integration

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Feb 26, 2015

According to a regulatory filing, American Airlines Group Inc. has completed "substantial progress" on its merger with US Airways. The two airlines merged in December 2013. American City Business Journals (02/25)

7. Column: Boeing 787 is a major part of American strategy

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

Columnist Alexander MacLennan examines American Airlines' strategy in adding the 787 to its fleet. "[T]he Boeing 787 is set to play a big role in American Airlines' strategy to reduce its exposure to volatile fuel prices and capture more passengers by offering a better experience," he writes. Fox Business (03/01)

8. Analysis: Delta, Southwest are poised to expand international service

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2015

Motley Fool, The (03/02)

9. Alaska Airlines hires Charles Breer for a new position

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Oregonian (Portland), The (02/26)

10. Boeing receives order for 747-8 Freighters

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

American City Business Journals (03/03)

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