Passenger volume at McCarran International Airport continued its moderate climb, domestically and internationally, in March with 3.9 million customers passing through the gates of the Las Vegas airport.
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A combination of low fuel costs, reduced operational expenses and more flying from the company’s Dallas headquarters propelled Southwest Airlines to a record first quarter, the company announced Thursday.
Allegiant Travel Co. had record first-quarter earnings, but it’s the prospect of a pilot strike that held most financial analysts’ attention in Wednesday’s company conference call. Las Vegas-based Allegiant, parent company of Allegiant Air, reported an 89.8 percent earnings increase of $64.9 million on revenue of $329.2 million compared with first-quarter 2014 earnings of $34.2 million on revenue of $302.5 million. Earnings per share more than doubled from $1.86 to $3.74.
The six-month shutdown of Runway 7L/25R disrupted air traffic patterns since late October for work to convert the 14,505-foot strip from an asphalt to concrete.
Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin nonstop round trips from Las Vegas to Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark, later this year.
Allegiant Air, its pilots and passengers holding tickets on the airline’s upcoming flights will have to wait at least another day before they’ll know whether pilots will be allowed to walk off the job in a dispute over company work rules.
Boulder City-based Papillon, the longest running helicopter touring company, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a golden helicopter on Thursday, bearing the number 50 to mark five decades of ferrying passengers for tours of the Grand Canyon.
An Allegiant Air executive overseeing pilot scheduling spent Wednesday on the witness stand in the company’s bid to win an injunction preventing its pilots from striking.
Officials at McCarran International Airport officials, which is experiencing a boom in the number of international arrivals, on Tuesday unveiled some wow technology matching the enthusiasm of those tourists.
Allegiant Air pilots, threatening to strike, and company executives, hoping to block them, got their day in court Friday. Now, they’ll get at least two more next week.
When Allegiant Air executives and their pilots meet in court Friday for a judge to hear arguments on a temporary restraining order blocking pilots from striking, issues from an earlier case could be revisited that ultimately could lead to a work stoppage.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air is launching nonstop round-trip air service to and from Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday and will begin flights from Tulsa to Clearwater, Fla., and Los Angeles later this year, the company announced Wednesday.
After a judge stepped in to block a strike by APA Teamsters Local 1224 that could have grounded 250 Allegiant flights on Thursday, she also set an April 10 court hearing to determine whether an injunction would be issued.
A federal judge put the brakes on a strike by Allegiant Air’s pilots union Wednesday, issuing a temporary restraining order nine hours before union members planned to walk and not fly. The order, issued by U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas, immediately relieved thousands of Allegiant customers who could have been stranded in the middle of their spring break trips.
The union representing Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air’s pilots has turned up the heat on company management by publishing a letter to customers warning them of safety concerns they have with the airline.
Passenger counts continue to soar at McCarran International Airport as the Clark County Aviation Department on Thursday reported the fifth best February on record and the largest monthly percentage increase in passengers since August.
The Transportation Security Administration’s Precheck trusted traveler program enrolled its 1 millionth member last week, just more than a year after the program began. More than 13,000 Las Vegans are part of the program.
U.S. aviation regulators on Tuesday unveiled a new policy to speed up approval for the use of commercial drones in the United States under certain conditions.
The company that is coordinating the state’s efforts to commercialize unmanned aerial systems is asking companies in the growing industry to comment on proposed Federal Aviation Administration rules on the use of small drones.
The Transportation Security Administration allowed an individual who was a felon and former member of a domestic terror group through TSA pre-check at a U.S. airport last summer, according to a new government watchdog report.
Everyone on Delta Air Lines’ 11:30 a.m. flight Friday from Los Angeles to the South by Southwest festival will get expedited security processing, complimentary cocktails and a chance to win first-class tickets to London and New York. This invitation-only junket to Austin, Texas, is part of Delta’s bid to grab more of the entertainment industry’s travel business, which the carrier estimates is worth $1 billion a year.
A bill designed to give lift to Nevada’s aviation industry cleared its first legislative pylon Tuesday with passage by a Senate committee.
Although Malaysia Airlines flights 370 and 17 and Air Asia’s 8501 dominated the headlines last year, a just-released 2014 safety report shows the global airline accident rate at its lowest ever.
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