Southwest Airlines and the union representing flight attendants at AirTran Airways have reached a tentative deal. The agreement covers 1,400 flight attendants, as another 400 attendants have transitioned to become Southwest employees. "This contract includes progressive concepts that are beneficial for AirTran flight attendants, while supporting company objectives," said Southwest's Vice President of Cabin Services Mike Hafner.
The European Commission has delayed a decision on clearing the proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines after the carriers offered concessions. The European regulators will now rule on the application on Aug. 6 after examining the concessions.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was named the best airport for business travelers in a recent survey by the Travel Leaders Group. The airport offers 125 eateries, on-site conference rooms and other amenities that appeal to business travelers.
Hawaiian Airlines announced on Friday that it had reached a tentative agreement with the union representing its flight attendants. The union, which represents 1,400 flight attendants, approved contract terms for flying the Airbus A321neo. Hawaiian plans to acquire 16 of the long-range aircraft.