This Week on BNET (Jan 5 – 9)

AirTran, BNET, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Mergers/Finance, Mesa Airlines, Northwest, Technology

Frontier’s November Results Not as Positive as They May Seem
Frontier issued its monthly operating statement for November over the holidays. The results looked great on the surface, but as usual, it’s not always as it seems.

December Traffic Looks Better Than November
November traffic was downright ugly for several airlines, but December is looking much better. Continental breaks it down for us, as usual.

Frontier Asks for Bankruptcy Court Extension
Frontier’s not quite ready to exit bankruptcy. They’ve asked the judge for a 120 day extension until June, and I imagine they’ll get it.

PhoCusWright Chairman Joins Travel Innovation Summit Winner’s Board
In November, iM@ was voted the winner of PhoCusWright’s Travel Innovation Summit. Now one of the judges, PCW’s Chairman, is joining iM@’s board.

Mesa May Issue Twelve Times Its Current Outstanding Shares
Mesa has received approval to issue up to 900 million shares, up from the 75 million that are authorized currently. Why exactly are they doing this?

December Airline Traffic Numbers
The December traffic numbers are in, and overall, the results were better than November. See all the numbers inside.

Delta Shows International Traffic Declines
December traffic may have held up well overall, but international was a different story, especially on the Atlantic.

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