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Following is a chart showing the financial results for
the first quarter of 1987 for major carriers:
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The DOT has chosen TWA to replace World on the BWI-
London route. TWA plans to begin service June 22.
* « *
United is expanding its service at LAX and by June 5,
will have 107 daily flights at this airport. Among the new
flights being added are 12 daily departures between LAX
* * *
Boeing has selected the new and highly efficient Un
ducted Fan (UDF) for continued development as the bas-
line engine for the advanced technology 7J7 airliner due
to enter service in 1992. The UDF engine features two
counter-rotating fans external to the engine’s nacelle.
The large-diameter fan stages offer dramatically reduced
fuel consumption compared to today’s powerplants. On
the 7J7, two of the engines would be mounted on the aft
fuselage. In addition to the advanced propulsion system,
the Boeing 7J7 will utilize emerging technologies in the
areas of aerodynamics, aircraft systems and lightweight
materials, as well as innovative concepts in cabin design.
It will seat about 150 passengers in a twin-aisle configu
ration that can be rapidly rearranged to meet airline traf
♦ ♦ *
Both United and American are imposing a $9 ticket
surcharge on passengers originating at Chicago airports
to offset a five-cents-per-gallon fuel tax levied on airlines
by the city.
« * «
As a result of its expansion, Texas Air now has annual
revenues around $7.9 billion, a fleet of 603 aircraft, and
offers 11.8 billion available seat miles annually to 225 cit
« « *
Midway will begin shuttle service on June 1 with 12
flights daily between Detroit and Chicago Midway.
« * *
Air U.K. is the first major British carrier to ban smok
ing on selected flights. The ban, which became effective
May 1, is for a four-month period.
« * *
United has entered into marketing and code-sharing
agreements with two airlines, South Central Air, an
Alaskan regional carrier, and North Pacific Airlines, a
new carrier based in Pasco, WA.
* * *
The airlines and the airports serving Chicago contrib
ute more than $9 billion annually to the economy of the
Chicago area, the Air Ti-ansport Association reported in
a recent study. More than 45 airlines serving O’Hare and
Midway airports have a vital impact on the economy fly
ing 58 million passengers and more than 885,000 tons of
freight, mail and express in and out of the city each year.
The airlines, other airport tenants, and individuals em
ployed by airport and airline suppliers, travel-related in
dustries and local businesses that support them employ
* * *
American plans to open a pilot and flight attendant
crew base at its new RDU hub on October 1. Initially, 50
pilots and 80-90 flight attendants will be based here. By
1991, the base is expected to grow to include 400 pilots
and 700 flight attendants.
* « *
MOM Grand Air, a new-entrant carrier, plans to begin
service June 1 between New York and Los Angeles. The
airline has 727-100s, all first-class, with 33 seats.
Construction has begun on a 110,000-
square-foot office building and parking
deck adjacent to INTRO. When the build
ing opens late this year, about 1,000 em
ployees in international, rates, customer
service, queues, frequent flyer, ticket-
by-mail, groups and tours, schedule
changes, executive accounts, and the
CRC departments will work in the new
The long wait is finally over. After
numerous construction delays, the new
Presidentisil Suite at EWR opened April 28,
bringing the total number of Suites on our
system to 13. Presidential Suite agents in
clude (above, front row, 1 to r) Robbyn
Wasmer, jEinet Murphy, Patty Kidney,
Maria Cerbone, Kalli Zoumas, Debbie
Chervbini, A1 Antao, and Janelle Andrews;
(standing] Dave Kerwin, Jim Pignataro,
David Peterson, Jack Tiernan (supervisor),
Anthony Geircia, and Ray Kassinger.
Vincent Bonaventura (right), EWR air
port manager-port authority, does the
honors during a ribbon-cutting ceremony,
while Station Manager Frank Woodruff
holds the ribbon.
PI among the best
Readers of Travel-Holiday magazine chose
Piedmont as one of the best airlines in the in
dustry for on-time performance, courtesy of
personnel, efficiency of baggage handling, and
quality of in-flight food service.
Each October Travel-Holiday asks its two
million readers to share their opinions of the
quality of the travel services they have used
during the past year. The magazine tabulates
and analyzes the responses and announces
the companies that—from the readers’ point
of view—provided the best service to the trav
Among domestic carriers. Piedmont received
the second-place award in the magazine’s
1987 Travel Poll; Delta was the first-place
winner. Swissair was rated the top airline
among international carriers and Air New Zea
land and Singapore Airlines tied for second.
on May 15
number of departures: 1,282
miles flown daily: 449,968
number of aircraft in fleet:
average aircraft hop: 351.0
number of airports served: 88
daily block time flown: 1,500 hours
next schedule change: June 15
+ 5.74 pts.
First Four Months
-t- 3.26 pts.
revenue passenger miles
available seat miles
In April, Piedmont set new monthly records for passengers and RPMs. and ASMs were the highest ever for
the month of April. For the first time in our history. RPMs exceeded one billion, and the monthly load factor
was the second highest in our history. (Our record high load factor is 69.24 set in April 1979 when United
employees were on strike.)
The following 21 stations set new boarding records in April: CAK. BWI. BOS. CLT. DTW. ELM. ISP. AZO.
TVS. JFK. YOW. PHL. ROC. SAV. SYR, TLH, DCA, PHI, CHS, YUL. and RDU.
Our stx reseruations centers answered 2,938,515 calls in April.
First Four Months
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