What we’re reading: WestJet seeks partners, UAL Pacific recovery, near miss at SFO


WestJet code-sharing may start with Delta

WestJet Airlines is looking for code-share partners so it can expand its travel network. It may start its talks with Delta.

That marks an about-face from general market expectations that the first likely US partner for Canada’s No. 2 carrier would be Southwest Airlines, the low-cost carrier WestJet originally modeled itself on.

United Air sees ‘real signs of recovery’ in Pacific

UAL Corp’s CEO Glenn Tilton says that he sees signs of a recovery in trans-Pacific flight bookings.

United is “very encouraged” by demand for trans-Pacific flights for the first quarter and beyond, Tilton said at a signing ceremony for a service agreement with Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corp., a joint venture between Air China Ltd. and United alliance partner Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Close call at SFO

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident that occurred this past Saturday at San Francisco International Airport.

The NTSB says the first officer reported that after the landing gear was retracted and the jet was at an altitude of about 11-hundred feet, the tower controller reported traffic at his 1 o’clock position.

Immediately following the tower’s advisory, the airplane’s traffic collision avoidance system issued an audible alert.

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