Monthly Archive: June 2012

Ryanair Bids for Aer Lingus | Airports International

// 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 …

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AviancaTaca and Copa Airlines join Star Alliance – MarketWatch

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, …

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Spirit Airlines – Airline of the Month – OPShots.net

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 …

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