Monthly Archive: July 2014

WestJet reports June load factor of 77.4 per cent – Yahoo Finance

A WestJet 737-6CT arrives at Toronto Pearson in June 2014.  Photo:  Mark Thomas- OPShots Contributor

Airline sets a new single-day record flying more than 63,000 guests CALGARY , July 7, 2014 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced June 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 77.4 per cent, an increase of 0.6 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 5.0 per cent year over year, …

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Memphis’ Graceland may remove Elvis Presley’s old airplanes – Mail Online

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For 30 years, tourists have paid money to get a look at two aeroplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. But by April of next year, the planes named Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II could be gone. Elvis Presley Enterprises, which operates Graceland, has notified the planes’ owners that they should …

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Boeing Aims To Build 747-8s Faster – Aviation Week

A brand-new 747-830 slated for Lufthansa lands after a test flight at Paine Field in January 2014.  Photo:  Andre Nordheim - OPShots Contributor

The 747-8 has given Boeing more than one reason for concern. But a renewed sales push and technical upgrades are intended to ensure production rates can slowly increase again. Boeing is “very close” to reaching deals in sales campaigns for the 747-8 that would fill some empty production slots in 2016. “We want to be …

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