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Old February 24th, 2012, 05:15 AM   #1061
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Continental and United were legacy carriers with long-standing brands. I'm thinking not much will change in the next 5 years. Besides the cost of rebranding AGAIN is something an airline would probably not want to spend money on.
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Besides the cost of rebranding AGAIN is something an airline would probably not want to spend money on.
Precisely. It wouldn't make sense!
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Old February 25th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #1063
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The second largest plane ever to wear Southwest Airlines paint made its first flight today as Boeing pilots took the 737-800 (N8301J) for a test drive over Washington. Southwest modified an order for more of their their mainstay 737-700s in late 2010 to include 20 of the larger, 175-seat -800 models. All twenty 737-800s are expected to be delivered to Southwest this year, all of which will sport Boeing’s Sky Interior, a major makeover for the 737, an aircraft type that first flew in 1967.




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PEOPLExpress airlines

PEOPLExpress airlines is a airline that is starting up in the US. It wants to be a low cost carrier. It was a carrier and was popular in the 1980s and was brought out by continental. They hope to have a start up date in September some time.
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People Express Airlines

It has been suggested that People Express Airlines (2012) be merged into this article or section. (Discuss) Proposed since March 2012.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (May 2009)


This article is about the airline that operated during the 1980s. For the planned airline, see People Express Airlines (2012).

PEOPLExpress

Callsign
PEOPLE

Founded

1981


Ceased operations

1987 (integrated into Continental Airlines)



Hubs


Newark International Airport
Stapleton International Airport
(Denver)

Focus cities

Baltimore Washington International Airport



Fleet size

75

Destinations

50


Parent company

People Express Airlines, Inc.

Headquarters

Newark, New Jersey


Key people

Don Burr
(First CEO)
Beverly Lynn Burns
(First Woman Boeing 747 Airline Captain)


People Express Airlines, stylized as PEOPLExpress, also known as People Express Travel, was a U.S. no-frills airline that operated from 1981 to 1987, when it merged into Continental Airlines. The airline's headquarters was in the North Terminal of Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.








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[hide] 1 History
2 Fleet
3 Headquarters
4 References
5 External links


[edit] History

The company was founded by Don Burr, Samuel Leong Ken Yung, Gerry Gitner and several others, who resigned from Frank Lorenzo's Texas International in order to do so. Burr was influenced by British airline entrepreneur Freddie Laker, whose forays into low-cost air travel attracted much press in the 1970s. Terminal space was leased at Newark Airport's long-abandoned North Terminal.





People Express Boeing 747 at London Gatwick Airport
People Express (PEx) was launched on April 30, 1981 with service from Newark to Buffalo, Columbus, and Norfolk. People Express grew rapidly, adding flights to Florida by the end of the year.[1]

On May 26, 1983, People Express began non-stop service from Newark to London's Gatwick Airport with a leased Boeing 747-227B previously operated by Braniff International Airways. Flights were initially priced at $149 each way. The airline became an instant success with all flights sold out for several months within 24 hours of being offered. Later, the airline added Montral-Mirabel and Brussels to their international network.

The airline used a simplified fare structure. All seats on a given route were offered at the same price, with slight differences between "peak" and "off-peak" fares. All seats were in economy class, with the exception of "Premium Class" seating on overseas flights. Fares were paid in cash aboard the aircraft early in the flight. Passengers were permitted to bring one carry-on bag for free, while each checked bag cost a fee of $3.00. People Express was the first United States airline to charge a fee for each checked bag. People Express also charged modest amounts for customers wanting food or beverages. Sodas cost 50 cents per can, honey-roasted peanuts and Rachel's brownies were also 50 cents, and the "famous" People Express "snak-pak" (an assortment of cheeses, crackers and salami) cost $2.

In 1985 People Express bought out Denver-based Frontier Airlines. The combined company became the United States' fifth largest airline, with flights to most major U.S. cities, as well as a transatlantic route to Brussels. During this period, People Express also purchased midwest commuter carrier Britt Airways and Provincetown-Boston Airlines (PBA), a regional airline with route networks in New England and Florida.

The aggressive purchasing spree placed an enormous debt burden on the carrier at the same time major legacy carriers' improved yield management schemes enabled them to better compete with People Express on fares. Integrating Frontier's operations caused labor struggles within the newly absorbed airline, and the change to a low-fare, no-frills mentality alienated Frontier's passengers.

Debt pressure on the carrier forced a change in philosophy, as People Express sought to lure business travellers who were willing to pay higher fares. Aircraft cabins were redesigned to include a first-class cabin, a frequent flyer plan was initiated, and the simplified fare structure was abandoned in favor of a more traditional airline industry "revenue management" pricing scheme.

The failed integration and enormous debt stretched People Express too far, and in June 1986, the company announced they were working with an investment bank to seek buyers for part, or all, of the airline. A deal to sell Frontier off to United Airlines fell through due to the inability of United to agree to terms with its unions on how to incorporate Frontier's staff, leading People Express management to cease Frontier's operations and file the subsidiary for bankruptcy protection.

In the end, People Express was forced to sell entirely to Texas Air Corporation for roughly $125 million in cash, notes, and assumed debt. Due to concerns about regulatory approval for the purchase, Texas Air purchased the assets of Frontier from People Express in a separate transaction worth $176 million. People Express ceased to exist as a carrier on February 1, 1987, when its operations were merged into the operations of Continental Airlines, another Texas Air subsidiary, under a joint marketing agreement.

People Express' spartan, no-frills service earned the carrier several derisive nicknames, including "People Distress" and "Air Bulgaria" (a sarcastic reference to the poor customer service associated with Eastern Bloc countries during the Cold War).[2]

On February 13, 2012, Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport announced the resurrection of the PEOPLExpress brand for a new, start-up airline.[3]. Corporate headquarters for the airline will also be located in Newport News.

Fleet

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This was the fleet at the time of People Express's buy out from Continental Airlines.

People Express Fleet

Aircraft

Total

Passengers
(Economy)


Boeing 727-200

50

185

Boeing 737-100

17

118

Boeing 737-200

5

130

Boeing 747-100

3

435

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Boeing 747-200

6

435

Headquarters

The PeopleExpress headquarters were on the grounds of Newark International Airport. The headquarters offices, described by the Miami Herald as "a maze-like bevy of small offices," were in an attic, located on the second floor of the North Terminal. The North Terminal first opened in 1953. Before the arrival of PeopleExpress, the terminal was largely unused, while it had some charter flights departing and arriving there. After the end of PeopleExpress, the Department of Veterans Affairs used the former terminal as a transfer point for casualties in the Gulf War. In 1997 a project to demolish the North Terminal and redevelop the land was underway, with a cost of $50.1 million.
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PeoplExpress could be in Pittsburgh by September

Discount airline carrier PeoplExpress could be serving Pittsburgh as early as September.

Today, the Allegheny County Airport Authority's board of directors granted Pittsburgh International Airport permission to enter into an airline operating agreement, or lease deal, with the carrier.

The airline carrier is being resurrected under new ownership. The company operated from 1981 to 1987, when it was absorbed by Continental Airlines.

PeoplExpress would operate two aircraft gates and four to six flights daily by September in Pittsburgh if it can get governmental approval and financing in place, said Bradley D. Penrod, executive director and chief executive officer of the airport.

It plans to have 14 planes with two-class cabins by the middle of next year, Penrod said.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 02:13 PM   #1072
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Old March 18th, 2012, 07:16 AM   #1073
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US airlines post record on-time rating in January
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DALLAS (AP) — Mild winter weather helped the nation's airlines post their best January on-time performance on record.

The government said Thursday that 83.7 percent of flights on the biggest airlines arrived on time in January.

That's up from 76.3 percent in January 2011, and the best January since 1995, when the government changed the way that delays are reported. But it was a dip from December's 84.4 percent rating.

The Department of Transportation said that fewer flights were canceled in January, too. About 1.5 percent of scheduled flights were scratched, down from 3.9 percent a year earlier.

And there were no reports of U.S. flights stuck on the tarmac for three hours or more — or of international flights delayed for four hours or more. Airlines risk a hefty fine if planes sit on the runway that long.

Hawaiian Airlines reclaimed its traditional spot atop the on-time rankings, at 93.14 percent. AirTran Airways was next, followed by AirTran owner Southwest Airlines.

Frontier Airlines had the worst on-time rating, at 77.65 percent. Frontier's Lindsey Carpenter said weather at the airline's Denver hub was a problem. The other leading operators in Denver — United, Southwest and SkyWest — all had better arrival records there than Frontier.

Airlines benefited from fewer airport-snarling snowstorms. It was the fourth-warmest January on record, and snow cover in the lower 48 states was the third-lightest since 1967, according to government weather scientists.

Mild weather, however, can cause heartburn for airline bean-counters. When flights are canceled, airlines cram displaced passengers on to remaining planes. This results in the airline earning more money per seat because there are fewer empty seats.

This week Southwest's chief financial officer said the airline's revenue per seat per mile — a closely watched measure of financial performance in the airline industry — was lower this winter because fewer flights were canceled.

Whatever the weather, airlines seemed to be doing a better job handling baggage. The rate of mishandled bags fell 23 percent, to about three for every 1,000 passengers. American Eagle was the most likely to lose your bag, followed by two other regional carriers, ExpressJet and SkyWest.

The Transportation Department said it received 708 complaints about U.S. airlines in January, an increase of 3 percent compared with a year earlier. However, most passengers don't bother to file paperwork with the government, so it's hard to draw conclusions from such small numbers.

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This article is about the airline that operated during the 1980s. For the planned airline, see People Express Airlines (2012).
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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1075
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The current generation AA Airbus order of 130 aircraft looks as follows...American will get 11 A319 with CFMs and the rest of order will be for A321`s with V25`s...AA will get approx. 20 airbuses every year until 2017 and approx. 20-30 738 a year to 2017.

So the M8 will be phased out quite fast. And also oldest 75s and 76s.

As for the 773, two will be delievered in 2012 and eight in 2013.
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The current generation AA Airbus order of 130 aircraft looks as follows...American will get 11 A319 with CFMs and the rest of order will be for A321`s with V25`s...AA will get approx. 20 airbuses every year until 2017 and approx. 20-30 738 a year to 2017.

So the M8 will be phased out quite fast. And also oldest 75s and 76s.

As for the 773, two will be delievered in 2012 and eight in 2013.

So when will the M8 begone?
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No later than 2020 ....The 130 A321/A319 and 100 738s will be delievered until 2017 and if any M8 remains in fleet by then the aircraft will be replaces by NEOs and MAX
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Four Carriers Win Reagan Airport Slots By DOUG CAMERON

U.S. regulators on Monday selected four airlines to start new flights from Reagan National Airport after a fierce seven-way contest for access to the facility, just outside Washington, D.C.

Alaska Air Group Inc., ALK -0.67% JetBlue Airways Corp., JBLU -4.58% Southwest Airlines Co. LUV +0.31% and Virgin America were granted rights to each start a single daily flight.

Seven carriers had vied to take advantage of loosening restrictions on flights between northern Virginia's Reagan National and longer-haul destinations such as the West Coast, sparking a lobbying battle involving airlines and cities keen to secure or retain access to the nation's capital.

Four other airlines that already fly to Reagan were allowed to start longer flights, but they had to drop a service to a closer-in city as Reagan is congested and can only add a limited number of new services.

Air Canada, AC.B.T -3.33% Sun Country Airlines and the Frontier Airlines unit of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. RJET +0.20% lost out in the contest for new Reagan flights.

Alaska will launch a flight to Portland, Ore., JetBlue will fly to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Southwest is adding an Austin, Texas, service and Virgin America is cleared to operate to its San Francisco base. All except Southwest had applied to launch two daily flights but received permission to start just one.

The U.S Department of Transportation's move will nearly double the number of flights allowed to operate from Reagan to airports more than 1,250 miles away, diluting restrictions in place since the 1960s.

Four incumbent carriers at Reagan—units of AMR Corp. and United Continental Holdings Inc., UAL -0.37% Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL +0.44% and US Airways Group Inc. LCC -0.66% —are splitting four new round-trip flights between them.

Airlines are allowed to operate only narrow-body planes on all of the new routes, with new restrictions also limiting the time of day that flights can operate.

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Delta will renewing it's regional fleet with 88 Boeing 717 that come from AirTran Airways, their 717 fleet was retired after the airline was taken over by Southwest Airlines. Delta will also acguire up to 70 "76 seat" regional jets, but they don't mention a type or manufacturer.

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ATLANTA, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will begin taking delivery of Boeing 717 aircraft as early as 2013 upon ratification of a new tentative agreement covering Delta's more than 12,000 pilots. The tentative agreement was approved on May 21 by the Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Delta Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), and now will be presented to pilots for review and ratification through June 30.

If ratified, the agreement will accelerate Delta's domestic fleet restructuring strategy. To this end, Delta has reached an agreement in principle with Southwest Airlines and Boeing to lease 88 Boeing 717 aircraft currently in service at Southwest subsidiary AirTran Airways that is conditioned upon pilot ratification of the tentative agreement. The aircraft will primarily replace inefficient 50-seat regional jets and some older DC-9 aircraft still in service, on a capacity-neutral basis.

The tentative agreement also provides Delta with additional flexibility to acquire up to 70 larger two-class, 76-seat regional jets as the Boeing 717 aircraft are delivered to Delta. Delta currently operates 255 larger two-class regional jets; the fleet will be increased to 325 aircraft.

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