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

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

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:


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: []


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:


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:


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:



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