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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | July 23, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The Boeing Co. made a concession to Europe yesterday that appeared to save its $14 billion merger with McDonnell Douglas Corp. and avert a trans-Atlantic trade war over airplanes.The European Commission is scheduled to vote on the merger today in Brussels, Belgium. That governing body has been reviewing the merger's potential impact on the European aerospace industry and had until yesterday been strongly opposed to the corporate marriage that would create the world's largest aerospace company.
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BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Staff Writer | March 30, 1993
Despite intense political opposition, one-time airline magnate Frank Lorenzo moved ahead yesterday with plans to operate a new discount carrier, now officially dubbed Friendship Airlines, possibly out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport by June.The decision to name the airline Friendship -- BWI's name until it was sold to the state in 1972 -- was "purely coincidental," according to company officials who said they were also considering Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Staff Writer | January 6, 1994
Faced with cutthroat competition and growing demand created by low fares, USAir is significantly increasing its daily jet service at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.The Arlington, Va.-based airline, which added 13 daily jet departures at BWI this week, is set to announce plans todayto add 11 more daily jet flights beginning Feb. 16. That would bring the total jet departures to 121 a day, up from 88 less than two years ago.During the past six months, BWI has emerged as a hotbed of competitive pricing, sparked by the entry of Dallas-based Southwest Airlines in September and by low fares offered by Continental Airlines from BWI to a dozen cities.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2003
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - At best, Byron Scott was the fourth option on the Los Angeles Lakers' "Showtime" teams of the 1980s, behind Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and James Worthy. So, it's not surprising that Scott, in his third year as coach of the New Jersey Nets and making his second straight trip to the NBA Finals, has managed to feel comfortable in a place just outside the limelight. "Do I get enough respect? I thought I got enough respect as a player," said Scott before last night's Game 5 against the San Antonio Spurs.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writer | December 11, 1994
Clutching her gilded boarding pass in one hand and singing the refrain to "Frosty the Snowman," 4-year-old Jordan May bounded to the gate at Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday afternoon. Her destination: the North Pole.For Jordan and 40 other children suffering from chronic illnesses, it was a flight to remember.The Continental Airlines plane never actually got off the ground. But the flight attendants pulled down the shades and the pilot gunned the engine at the end of the runway to give the impression that the plane was taking off for the home of Santa Claus.
BUSINESS
By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2002
David N. Siegel, who led a post-Sept. 11 restructuring at Cendant Corp.'s Avis Rent A Car unit, was named chief executive of US Airways Group Inc. yesterday as the airline struggles to rebuild after its failed merger with United Airlines and a year of record losses. Stephen M. Wolf, who has led the Arlington, Va.-based airline since Rakesh Gangwal unexpectedly resigned as president and chief executive in November, will remain as chairman. However, the airline said, Wolf, 60, will no longer have a hand in day-to-day operations and Siegel - unlike his predecessor - will report directly to the board, rather than to Wolf.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2005
In the Region Shopping center REIT buys 31 sites in Baltimore and D.C. Regency Centers Corp., a real estate investment trust that develops shopping centers anchored by grocery stores, said yesterday that it has bought 31 properties in Baltimore and Washington. The properties total 3.5 million square feet. Macquarie Countrywide Trust of Australia was a partner in the deal with Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency. The Baltimore properties include Elkridge Corners Shopping Center, Festival at Woodholme, Northway Shopping Center, Parkville Shopping Center, Southside Marketplace and Valley Centre.
BUSINESS
By DETROIT FREE PRESS | October 19, 2006
DETROIT -- Four of the nation's largest airlines are turning to the Internet in an effort to gain public support as they fight for new, lucrative flights to China. And they're getting a big response. Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines used e-mail to appeal to their frequent fliers to sign online petitions to support their case. The carriers are competing for one route that the United States and Chinese governments agreed to add. The airlines collected more than 100,000 signatures and letters each in Internet petitions that they intend to submit to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1997
Salisbury Airport courting ContinentalOfficials at Salisbury-Wicomico County Regional Airport will begin negotiations this month with Continental Airlines about expanding express service there.USAir Express/Piedmont now runs 167 weekly flights from the airport. But a recent airport study shows that Salisbury-area travel agents book nearly half of their airline ticket sales with non-USAir carriers.Airport Manager Robert L. Bryant will meet with Continental officials in Texas next week to discuss the feasibility of Continental Express' operating daily flights from Salisbury to Newark International Airport in New Jersey.
BUSINESS
By Graeme Browning | December 4, 1990
Even though Continental Airlines has filed for protection under federal bankruptcy law, its planes are flying normal schedules at area airports, and passengers are not fretting about the change, airport spokesmen and travel agents said yesterday.At Baltimore-Washington International Airport, "it's business as usual," said Dana Stoneham, Continental's supervisor of airport service for BWI.Continental flies three DC-9 jets daily to Cleveland and six propeller-driven commuter flights daily to Newark, N.J., out of BWI, Ms. Stoneham said.
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