easyJet announced 14 new routes across Europe

easyJet announced the addition of 14 new routes across its European network. The new routes include Geneva-Palma, Lisbon-London (Luten), Lisbon-Milan (Malpensa), Lispon-Paris (CDG), Liverpool-Faro, Liverpool-Krakow, Liverpool-Mahon, Liverpool-Marseille, Malaga-Berlin (Schoenfeld), Malaga-Dortmund, Milan-Naples, Milan-Palermo, Milan-Olbia and Milan-Ibiza.

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Southwest Airlines December traffic increased 15%

Southwest Airlines Co. reported that the Company flew 5.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in December 2005, compared to the 4.3 billion RPMs flown in December 2004. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 7.0 percent to 7.4 billion from the December 2004 level of 6.9 billion. The load factor for the month was 67.6 percent, compared to 62.9 percent for the same period last year.

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ExpressJet traffic increased 23%

ExpressJet revenue passenger miles (RPMs) totaled 817.2 million, up 23.1 percent over December 2004, and available seat miles (ASMs) increased by 15.6 percent compared with December 2004. ExpressJet’s December load factor was 75.4 percent, a 4.6 point increase over December 2004. The company flew 75,312 block hours, compared with 65,881 block hours in December 2004, and operated 39,949 departures, versus 35,468 departures in December 2004.

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United Airlines reports December traffic results

United Airlines reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2005. The company reported its highest-ever December passenger load factor of 80 percent. Total scheduled revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased in December by 0.5 percent on a capacity decrease of 2.3 percent in scheduled available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the same period in 2004.

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Southwest Airlines begins service in Denver

Southwest Airlines begins its Denver service with 13 daily nonstop flights to Chicago Midway, Las Vegas , and Phoenix. Beginning March 4, 2006, Southwest Airlines will offer new nonstop service between Denver and Baltimore/Washington and new nonstop service between Denver and Salt Lake City.

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Continental Airlines reports 78% load factor

Continental Airlines reported a December consolidated (mainline plus regional) load factor of 77.7 percent, 1.2 points above last year’s December consolidated load factor. The carrier reported a mainline load factor of 78.0 percent, 0.7 points above the December 2004 mainline load factor, and a domestic mainline load factor of 79.7 percent, 2.6 points above December 2004. All three were records for December. In addition, the airline had an international mainline December load factor of 75.8 percent, 1.7 points below December 2004.

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Aviall Services announces new supply chain agreement

Aviall Services has entered into a Revenue Sharing Program (RSP) agreement with General Electric to exclusively supply a designated number of aftermarket parts for the life of the CF6 engine program including the in-production CF6-80C2. Aviall will manage 11 vendors for GE to fulfill the designated parts requirements for this RSP agreement and will utilize its critical core competencies of inventory forecasting and management, product fulfillment and quality management to insure GE’s aftermarket customers have the product availability necessary to meet their needs. Aviall will upgrade its quality standard from ISO 9001:2000 to AS9120 as part of the implementation.

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