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(JBLU) JetBlue Airways Traffic Rises in April

After of traffic growth in Mar 2013, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) experienced another month of rising traffic across its network. For the month of Apr 2013, the carrier reported airline traffic – measured in revenue passenger miles or...

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(LUV) Southwest Hikes Dividend – Revises Delivery

In an attempt to enhance shareholders’ value, Southwest Airlines (LUV) announced a 400% hike in quarterly dividend to 4 cents per share from a penny per share, marking the second increase since 2012. On an annualized basis, the total...

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(GOL) GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. Traffic Woes Continue in March

Brazilian low-fare airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) reported dull air traffic for Mar 2013. However, net passenger revenue per available seat kilometer (PRASK) for the month increased 16% year over year.

Revenue...

4May2013 | | Comments Off on (GOL) GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. Traffic Woes Continue in March | Continued

(JBLU) JetBlue Lags Forecasts on First Quarter Earnings

The discounted U.S. airline JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) delivered weak first quarter 2013 results on the aftereffects of the Hurricane Sandy along with high expenses associated with aircraft maintenance and salaries and wages.

The...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines Unveils Flights to Five Cities

For the first time ever, domestic top-notch carrier Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) introduced flights to five cities in one day.  This move underlines the company’s endeavors to expand its foothold outside the 48 contiguous states...

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(JBLU) JetBlue Airway’s Traffic Remains High in March

JetBlue Airways (JBLU) posted high single-digit traffic growth for Mar 2013 on the back of efficient operations and various strategic steps that are bringing in more passengers.

The company’s airline traffic – measured...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines Posts Better March Traffic

After experiencing not-so-favorable traffic figures over the last two months, Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) witnessed traffic and capacity growth in March 2013. The results were influenced by the increased number of passengers traveled...

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(GOL) GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. Displays Dull February Traffic

Low-cost and low-fare airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) reported weak air traffic for Feb 2013. Revenue passenger kilometers or RPK – implies revenue generated per kilometer per passenger – for the month declined...

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(JBLU) JetBlue and Qatar Airways in One-Way Pact

JetBlue Airways (JBLU) has struck a one-way codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways. Via this pact, the two companies will connect their networks at New York’s JFK International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

The...

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(JBLU) JetBlue Airways Witnesses High Jan Traffic

JetBlue Airways (JBLU) reported robust traffic results for Jan 2013, on the back of higher capacity. The company’s airline traffic – measured in revenue passenger miles or RPMs, which implies revenue generated per mile per passenger...

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(JBLU) JetBlue Airways Teams Up with Asiana

U.S. low fare airline JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) entered into a collaboration with South Korea’s prime carrier Asiana Airlines. As per the interline agreement between the companies, networks of both the airlines will...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines Earnings Tops Forecast

Leading U.S. low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) reported mixed fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results, owing to contributions from the strategic steps taken by management and better bookings, partially offset higher expenses...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines – Bull of the Day

We upgrade our recommendation on Southwest Airlines (LUV) to Outperform from Neutral based on a number of constructive actions adopted by management. We believe that the company remains committed to sustain its brand and operational excellence...

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(JBLU) Jet Blue Airways to Exit Pittsburgh-NYC Route

Jet Blue Airways Corporation (JBLU), the U.S.-based low cost passenger carrier, has decided to stop its New York-Pittsburgh route from February next year. Air fares are expected to go up following the...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines Consolidates Operations

Leading global passenger air service provider Southwest Airlines (LUV) announced plans of combining its existing call center operation in Atlanta and two other in Georgia to form a single unit, which...

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(JBLU) JetBlue Airways Beats Earnings Forecast

One of the leading low-cost airlines – JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) reported third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 14 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2 cents. Earnings also increased by a significant...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines Beats Expectations by a Penny

Before the opening bell, the largest U.S. low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) reported its third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 13 cents per share that slivered past the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. The quarter’s...

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(GOL) Balanced Stance on GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.

We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) based on its long-term business strategy of route expansion and strategic acquisitions.

However, uncertainty associated with declining...

28Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (GOL) Balanced Stance on GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. | Continued

(LUV) Airline Shares Rise on Fare Hikes

After several attempts in the past few weeks, U.S. air carriers finally succeeded in raising fares to offset steeper fuel prices. This time, the low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) led the way for the board-based increase...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines Slips to Neutral

We have downgraded our long-term recommendation on Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) to Neutral from Outperform as the positive impact of falling fuel prices has largely been priced in the stock. In addition, a weakening economy is restricting...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines Offers Live TV

The U.S. air carriers are expanding in-flight entertainment options and adding novel features to their services in order to distinguish themselves from their major rivals. Accordingly, the largest U.S. low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)...

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(JBLU) JetBlue Airways Beats Earnings Estimates – Doubles Year Over Year

One of the leading low-cost airlines JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) reported second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 16 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. Earnings also doubled from the year-ago...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines – Bull of the Day

We are upgrading our recommendation on Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) to Outperform based on falling fuel prices and strong growth opportunities. The company reported lower year-over-year earnings in the first quarter but outpaced the...

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(HA) Hawaiian Holdings Beat By 300% In First Quarter

Can an airline have both value and growth? Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (HA), the parent of Hawaiian Airlines, is expected to see high double digit earnings growth in 2012. Yet this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is also dirt cheap, with a forward...

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(JBLU) JetBlue Airways Tops Earnings Forecast on Fare Hikes

One of the leading low-cost airlines JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) reported first quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share of 9 cents. The quarter’s earnings outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2 cents and the year-ago...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines Analyst Rating Slips to Underperform

We are downgrading our long-term recommendation on Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) to Underperform owing to feeble macro data points in the entire airline industry and the company’s weak outlook for the first quarter.

Theentire...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines – Bear of the Day

We are downgrading our recommendation on Southwest Airlines (LUV) to Underperform as the company is not expected to report profits in the first quarter this year. The company reported lower year-over-year earnings in the fourth quarter...

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(JBLU) JetBlue Airways Earnings Beat on Higher Passengers

The discounted U.S. airline JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) delivered fourth quarter adjusted earnings per share of 8 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate as well as the year-ago earnings of 3 cents per share.

Despite...

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(JBLU) JetBlue Airways Traffic Surges in December

JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) reported an encouraging 14.3% year-over-year increase in traffic for the month of December. Airline traffic is measured in revenue passenger miles, which implies one mile flown by one passenger.

On...

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(LUV) Southwest Airlines Strikes New Labor Deal

One of the leading discounted carriers in the US, Southwest Airlines (LUV) reported that the company’s union of flight attendants has entered into a tentative Seniority Integration Agreement with the union of flight attendants of...

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