Airbus cancels 380 program. Completed airframes, sans the wings, donated to colleges, converted to dormitories.
Southwest Becomes first airline to board 100 million passengers in one year. Their newest logo jet features Herb Kelleher on the tail smoking a cigarette.
Jet Blue begins service to Duluth, Cedar Rapids, Tupelo, Youngstown, Presque Isle, and Cape Girardeau. Blooies worldwide celebrate "The Experience" spreading.
Ryanair opens its 50th base, in Lucerne.
talks drag on. No apparent agreement in sight.
In a twist, the Wright Amendment is revised to allow Jet Blue only to begin serive from DAL
to all of the aforementioned expansion cities.
American Airlines announces no need to revise it's current livery before 2040. AA
announces it now controls 98.7% of the market at DFW
airport, utilizing all but 5 gates in terminal E. "We have our eye on those too", says Gerald Arpey.
Rumors sweep the industry that Delta and Northwest will merge, creating rampant talk on A.net about which cities will retain hubs and how many NW
DC9's Delta will keep. Plans for 5 new linear concourses at ATL
are unveiled, allowing DL
to operate 3,000 daily departures off the current five runways, in a rolling hub environment.
United folds all mainline domestic operations into TED. United Express is renamed ED
Virgin America begins operations with one daily roundtrip between SFO
. Sir Richard Branson is quoted as saying "it's a start, we hope to have more routes by 2015".
Emirates Airlines, stung by the A380 cancellation, orders 200 Boeing 748 aircraft. They set their sights on being the world's largest airline in RPK's by 2010. The new Jebel Ali airport construction will continue. The airbridges destined for the second level of the A380 will be romoved and put in the new midfield concourse for Emirates new LCC, Viva Dubai! which will begin service with 50 777-300ER's.
In a stunning move, British Airways announcing a return to the "World Tails" scheme. Riots break out in London, Manchester and other cities. Football hooligans close down Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport.
...ridiculous? Of course, but no more so than some of the threads on here. Happy 2007 everyone!!!