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April 10, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • Southwest receives support for Hobby international flights
    Southwest Airlines received support from Houston's aviation director for international service from William P. Hobby Airport. The ultimate decision will be made by Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council. Should the proposal pass, negotiations with Southwest will continue over construction of a Customs facility and an international terminal that could cost $75 million to $100 million. "Southwest has pledged to cover the cost through an increase in the passenger facility fee," to $4.50 from $3, the Houston Chronicle says. Parker plans to schedule "a vote on the agreement for next month," the newspaper says. Bloomberg Businessweek (4/9), Houston Chronicle (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hawaiian Airlines flies more passengers in March
    Hawaiian Airlines flew 776,659 passengers in March, 6.1% more passengers than in March of the previous year. Hawaiian's load factor for last month was 84.9%, while its revenue-producing miles grew 13.8% in March compared to the same month last year. Travel Weekly (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Frontier Airlines improves load factor for March
    Frontier Airlines flew 1.2 million passengers in March, a 7% drop from the same month last year. However, the carrier's load factor rose to 86.3%, compared to 84.4% for March 2011. "Our effective capacity deployment and high-value product are continuing to generate excellent load-factor performance," said Daniel Shurz, Frontier senior vice president. The Denver Post (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Blog: Airline Quality Rating rehashes government data
    The Airline Quality Rating is not a useful metric because it recycles government data, writes the Cranky Flier. "I hate all these types of forced rankings because it's rarely indicative of what you’re going to get when you fly," the blogger writes. (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • Qatar Airways is opposed to EU ETS, CEO says
    Qatar Airways is joining the chorus of carriers opposed to the European Union's emissions-trading scheme. "Qatar is a small country," said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. "We respect the right of the EU to set their own laws and regulations, but we will join our colleagues in the Gulf in what will be the best way to resolve this situation." The emissions scheme is opposed by countries around the world. eTurboNews (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • EU, U.S. to share information on passengers
    The European Union and the U.S. have agreed to share passenger information as part of a new accord. The EU will vote on the final text of the Passenger Name Record accord on April 19. The agreement will allow the countries to share passenger information, which could include up to 60 fields and sub-fields. This article by an attorney and privacy advocate critiques parts of the agreement. The Hill/Congress blog (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • Airlines upgrading, improving their airport lounges
    Airport clubs and lounges are being upgraded and improved with "innovative and cool" offerings as the airlines take steps to attract the revenue-generating business passenger. "As competition for the lucrative business traveler has intensified, airlines are pumping money into their lounges, adding more comfortable seating and power outlets, plus upgrading snacks, drinks and other amenities," Nancy Trejos writes. USA TODAY (4/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Modernization of LAX will cost $4.1B
    The cost to modernize Los Angeles International Airport has soared to an estimated $4.1 billion. But airport officials say the project is on track. "With regards to scheduling, all projects find it challenging to stay on schedule. But every day we continue to make progress," said Roger Johnson, deputy executive director at Los Angeles World Airports, which oversees the airport. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (4/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
General Manager Cargo, SEAMenzies AviationSeattle, WA
GENERAL MANAGER - SKYCAP & BAGGAGE OPERATIONS (ATL) G2 Secure Staff, LLCHartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International, GA
Inventory Control/Stock ClerkBaron GroupMiramar, FL
Repair Expeditor AdministratorBaron GroupMiramar, FL
Regional Aircraft Sales ManagerBaron GroupMiramar, FL
Commercial Airline Customer Support/ Sales ManagerBaron GroupMiramar, FL
Technical Services CoordinatorLynden Air Cargo, LLCAnchorage, AK
Director of Aircraft Induction & Heavy MaintenanceAllegiant AirLas Vegas, NV
Systems EngineerSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Manager, Structures and Interiors EngineeringSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Business Development Manager-Ground HandlingServisairHouston, TX
Station ManagerAirport Terminal ServicesOmaha, NE
Technical Services - Records CoordinatorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Engineer, Avionics/ElectricalSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Technical Services - Maintenance Schedules & Planning AnalystWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Technical Services - Quality Assurance AuditorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Technical Operations Contract - ManagerUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Technical Planner - Component Demand Forecasting United AirlinesChicago, IL
Program DirectorRTCA, Inc.Washington, DC
Manager, Advanced Qualification ProgramFedEx ExpressMemphis, TN
Cass SupervisorRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Engineering / Technical Records AnalystAllegiant AirLas Vegas, NV
Senior Safety Data AnalystAlaska AirlinesSeattle, WA
Airport Manager On DutyCathay Pacific Airways Ltd.Chicago, IL
Program Manager - Aircraft ComponentsAir Wisconsin Airlines CorporationAppleton, WI
Product ManagerInfoTrust Group, Inc.Irvine, CA
Demand AnalystParker AerospaceIrvine, CA
Senior Analyst, System Planning and AnalysisJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
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