A4A said it expects U.S. airlines will carry close to 209 million passengers globally from June through August, an increase of 1 percent from the same period in 2012. The system-wide summer estimate includes 27 million international passengers, a record number for U.S. airlines.
Airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights, but one tarmac delay of more than four hours on an international flight in March, according to the U.S. Department of Transportations Air Travel Consumer Report released today.
In a year which saw a modest 3.7% decline in Air Taxi operations according to data from the FAA, midsize and larger private charter jets retained their popularity while moderate air charter buyers made a move to more economical aircraft in general.
The new labor partnership, to be known as the TWU/IAM Employee Association, will ask the federal National Mediation Board (NMB) to hold elections among the combined employees for each classification after the close of the American-US Airways merger.