March 28- American Eagle Airlines will shrink its fleet and will lose the opportunity to fly larger regional jets that its parent American Airlines Group has ordered after its pilots rejected a concessionary labor contract, the subsidiary said on Friday.
Government Accountability Office, which analyzed data on pilots from 2000 to 2012, said 11 of 12 regional carriers it interviewed for its study had problems meeting their hiring needs.
Feb 28- Regional airlines are having a hard time finding pilots, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a study published on Friday. Earlier this month, Republic Airways Holdings said a scarcity of qualified pilots would hurt pretax income as it cuts its planned flying.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Airlines bucking the lower trend this morning: Delta, United Continental, US Airways, and Republic Airways rise three to four percent.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- Republic Airways Holdings Inc. said Wednesday that it has worked out changes to its Chautauqua regional airline business that will save it roughly $45 million per year over the next five years. Major airlines such as Delta and United hire regional operators like Republic's Chautauqua to handle flying from smaller cities to their hubs.
--Abiomed Inc rescheduled second-quarter conference call to Nov. 1 at 8 am Eastern Time. --Accelrys Inc rescheduled third-quarter results to Oct. 31, after market. Its conference call will be held on Nov. 1, 9.30 am Eastern Time.
--Acorda Therapeutics Inc: rescheduled third-quarter financial results and conference call to Oct. 31 from Oct. 30. --Advent Software Inc reschedules third-quarter results and conference call to Oct. 30. --AGCO Corp rescheduled third-quarter results to Oct 31, 8 am Eastern Time from Oct. 30.
INDIANAPOLIS-- Republic Airways Holdings Inc. said Friday that it had agreed on a three-year deal with casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. to operate five Embraer E190 aircraft that will provide more than 1,500 flights each year for Caesars' customers.
Oct 2- Republic Airways Holdings Inc:. *Frontier Airlines reports September 2012 traffic. *For September, Frontier's load factor increased 2 percentage points to 88%.
Oct 2- Republic Airways Holdings Inc:. *September load factor 82 percent versus 80 percent year ago. *Says company generated approximately 1.6 billion revenue passenger miles in.
American Airlines is resisting the campaign by US Airways to merge, saying it can exit bankruptcy reorganization strong enough to compete with United and Delta.
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., US Airways CEO Doug Parker outlined why US Airways and American Airlines should merge.
Stocks recovered from their worst levels but still finished lower Wednesday in choppy trading, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting offered no strong hints about more easing to prop up the sluggish economy.
U.S. stock index futures rose Wednesday, after stocks fell for four-consecutive sessions, as investors looked ahead to the minutes of the latest Fed meeting to find out how close the central bank was to delivering a third round of quantitative easing in addition to extending Operation Twist through to the end of 2012.
A new terminal is set to open Wednesday at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, adding 14 new gates, easing congestion and enabling future growth.
Frontier Airlines announced more programming with variable pricing for its DirecTV service beginning July 1.
Southwest, which dominates domestic air travel, is expanding internationally. A new reservations system and international terminal are part of the carrier's emerging, global presence.
People Express Airlines is trying to launch service by the end of summer to several cities in the Northeast and Florida. The new start-up whose name is taken from the popular 1980s airline also is considering a public offering to secure additional funding.