Monthly Archive: March 2013

Pay strike grounds 40 percent of Lufthansa flights – Yahoo! Finance

Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) canceled close to 40 percent of its flights on Thursday as staff went on strike on the eve of wage talks with the German airline, which is trying to cut costs to compete with Middle East and low-cost carriers. The strike, announced by labor union Verdi on Wednesday, left exasperated passengers stranded as …

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Construction Begins for Newest Goodyear Blimp – Yahoo! Finance

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) announced today that it has begun construction of the first of a new generation of airships to replace its fleet of world famous blimps. The new Zeppelin LZ N07-101 airship, manufactured by Germany’s ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik, will be assembled at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake Hangar near Akron, Ohio. An …

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JetBlue’s Premium-Seat Plan Cedes Coach-Only to Southwest – Bloomberg

JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) will add premium seats on some transcontinental jets, leaving Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) as the lone airline among the seven biggest U.S. carriers with coach-only service. JetBlue will offer the premium seats and Wi-Fi Internet service on daytime flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy airport and Los Angeles and San …

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Hawaiian Airlines Goes Global: Why It Matters – The Motley Fool

Last week, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ: HA ) subsidiary Hawaiian Airlines added yet another new international route from its Honolulu hub: Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland is the seventh new international destination Hawaiian has added in the last two-and-a-half years, following Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Sapporo (all in Japan), Seoul, South Korea, and Brisbane, Australia. Hawaiian will …

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