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  • TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History (Part Three): America West Airlines

    TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History (Part Three): America West Airlines

    America West was formed in 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona using a fleet of three Boeing 737-200s that were leased. America West operated mostly west coast flights with their farthest flight being to Kansas City. The airline saw major success in their 1983, quickly adding eight more Boeing 737-200s to 13 destinations before the end of the year. America West also formed a secondary hub in Las Vegas. The airline would add 10 more aircraft and 10 more destinations over the next two years.

  • Changes Are on the Way for Alitalia

    Changes Are on the Way for Alitalia

    This morning in Rome, struggling Italian carrier, Alitalia, announced major changes to the airline.  The changes include changes to the fleet, a new branding, and many new routes. The changes were announced with Alitalia partner, Etihad Airways, of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad purchased a 49% stake in Alitalia last year.

  • United to Outsource Thousands of Jobs

    United to Outsource Thousands of Jobs

    United Airlines declared on Monday that they may begin to outsource up to 2,000 jobs from country. The Chicago-based company indicated that jobs hanging in the balance include baggage handlers, gate agents, and customer service agents, according to Reuters.

    Outsourcing is the process where a company may contract with an outside service provider or other company rather than directly employing staff to do the work. It can cut costs drastically if it is implemented properly.

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