-Over 222 million passengers are expected to fly on U.S. airlines this summer, according to industry trade group, Airlines for America. That number includes 31 million customers who are planning to fly to international destinations with Canada, Mexico and the U.K., the top destinations, reports the Wall Street Journal.
-Another volley in the battle between U.S. carriers versus Persian Gulf carriers was fired last week when Etihad Airways released the findings of its own study that showed U.S. airlines also received government subsidies. “The airlines received benefits valued at $71.48 billion, more than $70 billion of which has been since 2000, enabling America’s three largest carriers to go from the edge of insolvency to profitable enterprises,” says this article in Forbes.
-The chief executive of Frontier Airlines resigned last week for personal reasons, reported the Associated Press. Dave Siegel will be replaced by the Denver-based airlines’ chairman and president who will split the CEO duties.
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