Monthly Archive: June 2012

Ryanair Bids for Aer Lingus | Airports International

An Aer Lingus A330 gets serviced at Dulles this past May.  Photo:  Doug McElroy - OPShots Contributor

// Low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced its intention to make an all-cash offer of €1.30 (US$1.65) per share for the entire share capital of fellow Irish carrier Aer Lingus, valuing the company at €694 million ($880m). The announcement comes only days after Ryanair “welcomed” the decision by the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to …

Continue reading »

AviancaTaca and Copa Airlines join Star Alliance – MarketWatch

An Avianca 767 taxies out while a TACA A320 is serviced at Miami in 2010.  Photo: Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. - OPShots.net

The parents of AviancaTaca and Copa Airlines officially joined the global Star marketing alliance Thursday, marking the latest stage in an ongoing shakeup of partnerships between Latin American and overseas carriers.The three global alliances–Star, SkyTeam and Oneworld–have been sparring over the past 18 months to gain or retain footholds in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, …

Continue reading »

Spirit Airlines – Airline of the Month – OPShots.net

120x120-logo-spirit-airlines

Company Beginnings The company was founded in 1964 as Clippert Trucking Company, a Michigan corporation, and in 1974 changed its name to Ground Air Transfer, Inc. In 1983, the company started doing business as Charter One, a Detroit-based charter tour operator providing travel packages to entertainment destinations such as Atlantic City, Las Vegas and the …

Continue reading »

United Airlines adds 10 flights at Cleveland Hopkins airport, cuts 2 to Cincinnati | cleveland.com

United retro jet - Photo by DJR107 OPShots.net

United Airlines is adjusting its flight schedules out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The airline is adding 10 flights and cutting 2 others. United has increased daily service by one flight each to Boston, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington Dulles, Portland (Maine), San Francisco, St. Louis, Mo., and three more daily flights to Chicago O’Hare, said …

Continue reading »