This Week on BNET (Dec 6 – 12)

November Airline Traffic Numbers
Traffic numbers for November are in, and man is it ugly.

Pinnacle Improves Delta Connection On Time Performance
It wasn’t long ago that Delta was looking to ditch Pinnacle as a regional carrier due to poor performance. It’s a completely different story these days.

Delta Northwest Merger Enables Matching Capacity to the Right Aircraft
The merger has allowed Delta to finally start flying a large fleet of smaller long haul aircraft. LAX-Tampa is the first route to see the change with more to come.

Zero Star Hotel Opens Near Zurich
The world’s first zero star hotel has opened in an abandoned nuclear bunker in Switzerland. Oh yeah, you know you want to stay here.

Lufthansa Joins Social Network Xiaonei, “Facebook of China”
A couple months ago we talked about Lufthansa’s misguided efforts to build their own social network. Now they’re changing their tune.

Virgin America’s Main Cabin Select Capitalizes on Corporate Contracts
When Virgin America launched Main Cabin Select, its premium coach product, I thought that price was too high. According to the airline, that’s not the case.

Branson Airport Gets Its First Tenant: AirTran
AirTran announced it would be the first tenant at Branson’s new airport which opens next year. This is only a slight surprise to me, but it’s a good move for both.

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