Northwest Airlines reaches agreement on temporary labor cost savings with pilots and flight attendants

Northwest Airlines reached interim labor cost savings agreements with the Air Lines Pilots Association (ALPA) and the Professional Flight Attendants Association (PFAA). The ALPA Master Executive Council agreed to temporary pay and other reductions of $215 million on an annualized basis and PFAA leaders agreed to cuts of $117 million. The ALPA agreement is subject to membership ratification. Northwest also confirmed that it has reached tentative agreements on permanent wage and benefit reductions with employees represented by the Aircraft Technical Support Association (ATSA) and the Northwest Airlines Meteorology Association (NAMA). The airline hopes to reach an agreement with the Transport Read more

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JetBlue offers new shares to raise $135 million

JetBlue Airways has priced its public offering of 7,500,000 newly issued shares of its common stock at $18.00 per share, generating gross proceeds of $135 million. The Company has also granted to the underwriters of this offering an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 1,125,000 shares of common stock which, if exercised in full, would generate additional gross proceeds of $20.25 million. JetBlue anticipates using the net proceeds from this offering to fund working capital and capital expenditures, including capital expenditures relating to the purchase of aircraft.

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Northwest Airlines reports 82.9% load factor in October 2005

Northwest Airlines announced a systemwide October 2005 load factor of 82.9%, 2.6 points above October 2004. Northwest flew 5.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and 7.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs) in October 2005, a traffic decrease of 4.0% and a capacity decrease of 6.9% versus October 2004.

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