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Airport still awaits good news

This time last year, the Colorado Springs Airport was making news headlines for all the wrong reasons. There was the haymaker from Frontier Airlines, which ended its service between Colorado Springs and Denver with access to its many low-fare flights out of DIA, followed by pulling out of the Springs altogether. Then came the sudden… Continue Reading Airport still awaits good news

American Airlines merger with US Airways complete

American Airlines announced Monday that its parent company has completed a merger with US Airways Group Inc. to form the world’s largest airline. “Our people, our customers and the communities we serve around the world have been anticipating the arrival of the new American,” American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a news release.  “We… Continue Reading American Airlines merger with US Airways complete

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Even higher fares can’t help American Airlines

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Even higher fares couldn’t pull American Airlines out of its financial nosedive. American’s parent, AMR Corp., said Wednesday that it lost $162 million in the third quarter, as fuel spending jumped 40 percent, wiping out higher revenue from fare increases and passenger fees. It was AMR’s fourth straight losing quarter and 14th in the last… Continue Reading Even higher fares can’t help American Airlines

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American Airlines recalling 800 employees

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American Airlines is recalling about 800 furloughed employees, about 1 percent of its work force, as it adds flights on international routes. CEO Gerard Arpey announced the jobs as American launched a new trans-Atlantic business with British Airways and Spanish airline Iberia. American is working on a similar alliance with Japan Airlines across the Pacific.… Continue Reading American Airlines recalling 800 employees

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LONDON (AP) – An American Airlines pilot failed a breath test at London’s Heathrow airport, the airline said Thursday. American said the pilot was given the test Wednesday after airport security staff alerted police. The pilot, whom the airline declined to name, was supposed to operate a flight with 204 passengers to Chicago. The flight… Continue Reading American Airlines pilot fails alcohol breath test

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