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(DAL) Will Oil Refineries Take Flight in 2014?

Airline stocks have been flying high in 2014 after notching up robust gains in 2013. Year-to-date the Dow Jones U.S. Airline Index (^DJUSAR) is higher by 14% after returning 85% in 2013.

The strong performance comes despite rising fuel costs, which can make up approximately...

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(UAL) United Airlines Unveils New Lounge

The wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) – United Airlines – launched the new United Club in Concourse A at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The 6,096-square-foot United Club – the second...

4Sep2013 | | Comments Off on (UAL) United Airlines Unveils New Lounge | Continued

(UAL) United Continental Holdings Unit United Airlines to Fly More E175s

United Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) entered into a deal with partner SkyWest Airlines – an affiliate of SkyWest Inc. Per the Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) between the two carriers,...

23Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (UAL) United Continental Holdings Unit United Airlines to Fly More E175s | Continued

(DAL) Delta Air Lines Second Quarter Aided by Low Fuel Costs

One of the major U.S. airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) has projected a favorable second quarter owing to the prevailing low fuel prices. The company expects profit improvement with significant margin expansion along with stability...

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(UAL) United Continental Holdings in Deal with Embraer

United Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL), has agreed to buy 30 Embraer 175 regional jets. The deal, estimated at about $4 billion, also has the option of 40 additional purchases.

These...

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(UAL) United Continental Holdings Posts Narrower Loss

The largest U.S. airline – United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) – reported better-than-expected results in first quarter 2013. The company’s performance was supported by better operational activities and services that somewhat...

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(UAL) United Continental Holdings Targets to Save More Fuel

Apart from implementing various strategic initiatives to boost the profitability level and render greater customer satisfaction, United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) is taking measures to do its bit in making the world a greener...

25Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (UAL) United Continental Holdings Targets to Save More Fuel | Continued

(DAL) Delta and Virgin Approach Department of Transportation with Antitrust Immunity Application

Delta Air Lines (DAL) and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. submitted an antitrust immunity (ATI) application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) for their proposed joint venture. The companies are seeking antitrust immunity...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (DAL) Delta and Virgin Approach Department of Transportation with Antitrust Immunity Application | Continued

(DAL) Delta Air Lines Offers Luxuries with New Ties

Delta Air Lines (DAL) is collaborating with top brands like Malin+Goetz and Tumi Holdings, Inc. (TUMI) to offer travel luxuries to BusinessElite passengers. BusinessElite...

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(DAL) Delta Air Lines to Open New Airport Terrace

With the thought of providing a comfortable lounge experience to flyers, Delta Air Lines (DAL) joined hands with an international design group – Architectural Digest – to upgrade outdoor terraces. These first-ever open-air airport...

30Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (DAL) Delta Air Lines to Open New Airport Terrace | Continued

(DAL) Delta Air Lines Unveils New Inflight iPad App

Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), one of the leading U.S. airlines, has launched its new Fly Delta application for iPad users. The offering, labeled Glass Bottom Jet, allows iPad users to access maps and social networking while flying on...

20Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (DAL) Delta Air Lines Unveils New Inflight iPad App | Continued

(UAL) United Continental Holdings’ Boeing Dreamliner 787 Starts Flying

United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) announced that its subsidiary – United Airlines – will start operating its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The services will be available daily and nonstop between the Los Angeles International Airport...

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(DAL) Airline Stock Outlook & Review – December 2012 – Industry Outlook

Going into 2013, the outlook for the global airline industry is likely to remain clouded by the uncertain economic backdrop, particularly the unsettled European situation. These factors are expected to offset the positive impacts from increased passenger traffic and an improved freight market.

The...

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(DAL) Delta Air Lines Shares Maintained At Neutral

We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Delta Air Lines (DAL) – one of the biggest airline companies in U.S. The company is a part of the Skyteam alliance, which includes Air France, Aeroflot,...

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(UAL) United Continental Holdings’ Third Quarter Profit Narrows

United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) – the largest U.S. airline – reported lackluster performance in the third quarter of 2012. Adjusted earnings of $1.35 per share slid 32.5% from the year-ago quarter and missed the Zacks Consensus...

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(UAL) United Continental – Bear of the Day

We are downgrading our recommendation on United Continental (UAL) to Underperform based on concerns over travel demand and pricing, which is expected to result in weak traffic in the third quarter. The company generated a lackluster...

22Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (UAL) United Continental – Bear of the Day | Continued

(UAL) International Air Transport Association Ups 2012 Profit Outlook

The outlook for global airline industry is improving on the back of strong performances of the air carriers even amidst the global economic uncertainties. The global industry is set to benefit from the ongoing new investments in fleet, efficient cost control measures, capacity management and consolidation...

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(DAL) US Airlines Incur Loss in First Half of 2012

The strong start to the year for the airline stocks was not enough to avoid them from suffering a loss in the first half of 2012. The Airlines for America (A4A) reported that the ten major U.S. carriers recorded a net loss of $1.07 billion in the first half of 2012. Profit margins deteriorated to...

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(DAL) Delta Air Lines Beats by a Penny

The second largest U.S. airline Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) reported second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 69 cents per share. The quarter’s earnings were a penny ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate thanks to falling fuel prices,...

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(DAL) Airline Industry Stock Outlook – August 2012 – Industry Outlook

The global airline industry continues to face challenges from the deepening of the European debt crisis that is wiping out the positive impacts of lower fuel prices, increasing air traffic and improved freight market. The scenario is unlikely to change for the remainder of the year.

The International...

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(LCC) American Airlines Has Four New Suitors

The airline industry is awaiting another major consolidation. American Airlines, a subsidiary of AMR Corp. (AAMRQ) is evaluating its merger proposal with the fifth largest U.S. airline US Airways Group Inc. (LCC).

Now,...

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(DAL) Delta Air Lines’ Traffic Up Slightly in June

The June traffic for the second largest U.S. airline, Delta Air Lines (DAL), inched up 0.4% year over year on growing business travel demand and flight expansion in the New York market. The addition of novel features to its services...

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(AMR) Merger Relief for American Airlines

The rumors about American Airlines, a subsidiary of AMR Corp. (AMR), merging with another airline have been heating up since the company filed for bankruptcy protection in November last year. Finally, the market buzz appears to be coming true with the three labor unions of American Airlines supporting...

26Apr2012 | | Comments Off on (AMR) Merger Relief for American Airlines | Continued

(UAL) United Continental – Bear of the Day

We are downgrading our recommendation on United Continental (UAL) to Underperform on projections of a weak first quarter. Although United Continental would benefit from merger synergies, global network, leading unit revenue growth,...

12Apr2012 | | Comments Off on (UAL) United Continental – Bear of the Day | Continued

(UAL) United Continental Has New Labor Deal (revised)

Following the labor agreement with International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Continental Holdings (UAL) has reached another milestone in integrating its workforce by ratifying a new labor agreement involving 15,000 United Airlines...

7Mar2012 | | Comments Off on (UAL) United Continental Has New Labor Deal (revised) | Continued

(DAL) Delta Reports Lower January Traffic

Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) reported a 1.5% year-over-year traffic decline in January. Airline traffic is measured in billions of revenue passenger miles, which means one mile flown by one passenger. Given the slowing space of the economy,...

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(DAL) Delta Air Lines Outperforms on Higher Fares

The second largest U.S. airline Delta Air Lines (DAL) reported fourth quarter 2011 adjusted earnings of 45 cents per share surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 8 cents. The outstanding performance in the quarter was credited...

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(CEA) Semiconductor Update & Stock Review – Industry Outlook

The Semiconductor Industry serves as a driver, enabler and indicator of technological progress. Developments in the industry determine the way we work, transport ourselves, communicate, entertain ourselves and respond to our environment. The PCs we work on, the cars we drive, the phones we communicate...

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(DAL) Airlines Offering Solid Returns

Despite the fact that air carriers are losing money due to persistent market turmoil and surging fuel prices, we believe airline stocks are offering attractive returns and are the best bets at this point in time.

The airline industry is consolidating in order to regain lost profits and improve...

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(DAL) American Airlines Sees Three Possible Buyers

The airline industry is likely to see another major consolidation. American Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMR Corporation, is looking for a suitable partner to merge with. In this regard, Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), US...

14Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued