Brazil passes TAM’s merger with LAN, shares rise

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s civil aviation authority passed on Thursday the planned combination between Brazilian airline TAM (TAMM4.SA) and Chilean rival LAN with no restrictions, giving a boost to their project to create Latin America’s largest airline.

March 3, 2011

Porter Airlines Ottawa staff join CUPE

In a historic vote last week, Porter Airlines staff in Ottawa voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to improve their working and earning conditions. The ground staff at the Ottawa International Airport became the first Porter Airlines employee group to join a union.

March 2, 2011

Airline Mexicana’s Planned Return Suffers Setback

MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- The planned return to the air of carrier Mexicana de Aviacion suffered another setback Tuesday when the private equity group that had secured agreements for a restructuring failed to come up with the capital to buy the shares from the current owners.