Articles tagged “charters”

Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of Safety Complaints

Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of Safety Complaints

Michael Weissenstein and Bert Wilkinson, Associated Press

Mexican authorities will investigate the charter company involved in the Cuban plane crash. Lets hope authorities in Mexico and Cuba will find out what happened.

1 year ago

American Airlines Flies Lots of Charters to Cuba But Wants to Add Scheduled Flights

American Airlines Flies Lots of Charters to Cuba But Wants to Add Scheduled Flights

Associated Press

American Airlines will be very well-positioned to add scheduled service to Cuba if it gets the green light from U.S. and Cuban authorities. There will be lots of competition from Delta, United and JetBlue, among others, to get to Cuba.

5 years ago

Miami Remains Gateway to Cuba Three Years After Other Cities Are Allowed to Compete

Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald

U.S. travel to Cuba has remained relatively unchanged since President Obama reauthorized people-to-people trips in 2011, making it an unprofitable venture to introduce charter flights anywhere but Florida.

6 years ago

Reborn People Express airline buys a troubled carrier to help FAA certification

Hugh Lessig, Newport News Daily Press

People Express has had a number of bumps along the road to re-building the loved-yet-shuttered low-cost carrier from the 1980s. Buying XTRA lets it cut to the front of the line and start conducting operations with its Boeing 737 passenger jets.

6 years ago

People Express looks to buy charter airline to begin operations

Joe Lawlor, Daily Press

An airline can mean jobs and economic vitality for a community, and Virginia cities and counties are providing financial support to get the iconic brand, People Express, flying again, this time from Newport News-Williamsburg Airport.

7 years ago