New Routes, Fuel Efficiency, and Appointments to Support Airlines' Growth and Profitability - Research Report on Delta, United, US Airways, Southwest, and Alaska Airlines

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New Routes, Fuel Efficiency, and Appointments to Support Airlines' Growth and Profitability - Research Report on Delta, United, US Airways, Southwest, and Alaska Airlines

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NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL), United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), and Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Delta Air Lines Inc. Research Report

On July 18, 2013, Delta Air Lines Inc. (Delta) announced the second expansion of a codeshare agreement, with which the flights operated by Delta between São Paulo/Guarulhos and New York and Detroit will be available for purchase on the sales channels of GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL Linhas). Delta reported that under the existing codeshare agreement, the Airlines were together already offering flights to around 380 destinations in more than 60 countries. Nicolas Ferri, Vice President of Latin America and the Caribbean at Delta, stated, "This new joint initiative strengthens the partnership between the two companies and allows us to offer our customers an even better experience starting from the moment they purchase their tickets." Eduardo Bernardes, Sales Officer of GOL Linhas, commented, "We do everything we can to provide our customers with increasingly convenient flights and flight times through a simple purchasing process that includes Delta's destinations. The expansion of the codeshare agreement with our partner underlines our continuous commitment to our customers." The Full Research Report on Delta Air Lines Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/2ea3_DAL]

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United Continental Holdings, Inc. Research Report

On July 17, 2013, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (United) reported that its Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which is the first ever to be retrofitted with the new Split Scimitar Winglet, took its maiden test flight in Everett, Washington, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Ron Baur, Vice President of Fleet at United, said, "We are always looking for opportunities to reduce fuel expense by improving the efficiency of our fleet. The Next-Generation 737 Split Scimitar Winglet will provide a natural hedge against rising fuel prices while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions." Baur added, "We appreciate APB's focus in helping United become even more fuel efficient." The Full Research Report on United Continental Holdings, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/1486_UAL]

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US Airways Group, Inc. Research Report

On July 18, 2013, US Airways Group, Inc. (US Airways) announced that Christine Kelly Singley has been appointed as Managing Director of Corporate Communications. US Airways reported that Singley will aid the Communications Department as the airline prepares to close its merger with American Airlines later this fall. John McDonald, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations at US Airways, commented, "Chris brings more than a decade of strategic communications experience to the US Airways team and approaches the practice of corporate communications with transparency and integrity." The Company stated that Singley will play a key role in combining the communications departments of US Airways and American Airlines to support the new airline. The Full Research Report on US Airways Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/fe00_LCC]

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Southwest Airlines Co. Research Report

On July 22, 2013, Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) announced the extension of its flight schedules for travel through March 7, 2014. Southwest also announced new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, starting February 13, 2014. The Company reported that the new route is the following step in the integration process between Southwest and AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest. Bob Jordan, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Southwest, commented, "This new link on Southwest Airlines between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta is another milestone toward full integration." Jordan continued, "The route brings another payoff in our investment to bring AirTran's People, planes, and places into the Southwest network as new offerings for our Customers." The Full Research Report on Southwest Airlines Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/882f_LUV]

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Alaska Air Group, Inc. Research Report

On July 16, 2013, Alaska Air Group, Inc. (Alaska Airlines) reported that it will begin new season service between Seattle and Steamboat Springs/Hayden, Colorado, beginning this winter season. Joe Sprague, Vice President of Marketing at Alaska Airlines, said, "This will be Alaska Airlines' first Colorado ski destination, giving our customers in the Pacific Northwest the first-ever nonstop service to world-class skiing in the Western Colorado Rockies." Sprague added, "Steamboat is a family-friendly resort famous worldwide for its authentic western atmosphere and champagne powder snow." Rob Perlman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp., added, "Powder-hounds now have convenient flight options across the Alaska Airlines network to let their adventurous spirit unlock Steamboat's distinctive ski and snowboard experience, unmatched guest service, Champagne Powder and genuine mountain town lifestyle." The Full Research Report on Alaska Air Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/4390_ALK]

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