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Last Scheduled Flight, Multiple Recognitions, Mutually Favorable Agreements, Route Expansions, and New Gift Options - Research Report on Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska Air and Spirit Airlines

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NEW YORK, December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL),

United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) and Spirit Airlines Incorporated (NASDAQ:SAVE). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. Research Report  

On December 24, 2013, Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) announced that it will retire its remaining Douglas DC-9 aircraft on January 6, 2014, following Flight 2014 scheduled to depart Minneapolis/St. Paul for Atlanta at 4:20 p.m. CST, the last scheduled commercial flight of the DC-9 by a major U.S. airline. The Company stated that the DC-9 retirement comes months after Delta began taking delivery of its orders of 88 Boeing 717-200 aircraft and 100 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, which began entering service in October and November, 2013, respectively. Commenting on the update, Nat Pieper, Delta's Vice President-Fleet Strategy said, "The DC-9 has been a workhorse in our domestic fleet while providing a reliable customer experience. The aircraft's retirement paves the way for newer, more efficient aircraft." The Full Research Report on Delta Air Lines, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



United Continental Holdings Inc Research Report

On December 18, 2013, United Continental Holdings Inc's wholly owned subsidiary United Airlines reported receipt of multiple industry honors in 2013, which recognized the airline for its investments in its MileagePlus loyalty program and customer service as well as its Boeing 787 Dreamliners and environmental achievements. "These awards reflect the ever-increasing confidence that our customers are showing in United and MileagePlus, which is particularly gratifying as we invest in flyer-friendly improvements in every aspect of our business," said Tom O'Toole, United Airline's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Loyalty and President of MileagePlus. Some the awards received by the Company in 2013 are as follows: Best InternationalAirline at the Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards 2013; Business Traveler named MileagePlus Best Frequent Flyer Program and ranked United Airlines the Best Airline for North American Travel; Gold Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine, in recognition of the airline's commitment to environmental responsibility through its Eco-Skies program. The Full Research Report on United Continental Holdings Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



Southwest Airlines Co. Research Report

On December 18, 2013, Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest Airlines) reported the launch of a new southwestgiftcard buying option, which is available via the airlines' Facebook fan page under the group gifting tab. According to the Company, customers can personalize the southwestgiftcard using any of the template designs on Southwest's Fan Page, and can purchase the same for as little as $25 and up to $1,000. According to the Company, Southwestgiftcards are perfect for holidays, birthdays, weddings, and more. The Company informed that Southwestgiftcards can be redeemed online at southwest.com, over the phone, or at any Southwest Airlines ticket counter. The Full Research Report on Southwest Airlines Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



Alaska Air Group, Inc. Research Report  

On December 20, 2013, Alaska Air Group, Inc.'s subsidiary, Alaska Airlines reported that it is adding daily flights to three more cities from Salt Lake City in 2014 summer, marking the latest in a series of its route expansions. According to the airline, it will begin non-stop flights from Salt Lake City to Boise, Idaho and Las Vegas on June 16, 2014 and between Salt Lake City and San Francisco on June 18, 2014. "Known for our award-winning service and low fares, we're pleased to offer travelers more opportunities to experience Alaska Airlines' unique service when they fly," said Joe Sprague, Vice President of Marketing at Alaska Airlines. "These new flights are in addition to our previously announced service between Salt Lake City and Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, which also start next June. These additional flights will complement Alaska's strong network on the West Coast." The Full Research Report on Alaska Air Group, Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



Spirit Airlines Incorporated Research Report

On December 13, 2013, Spirit Airlines Incorporated (Spirit Airlines) announced that it has reached a tentative agreement for five-years with its flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants -CWA (AFA). "We are pleased that we reached a mutually favorable agreement that recognizes our flight attendants for the great job they do every day for the company and our customers, while also supporting Spirit's continued growth," said Spirit Airlines' Chief Operating Officer, John Bendoraitis. "We look forward to working closely with our AFA partners and flight attendants to become the airline of choice for our customers and employer of choice for our team members." According to the Company, the tentative agreement, which is subject to ratification by the flight attendant membership, planned for Q1 2014, was unanimously supported by the union's leadership. The Full Research Report on Spirit Airlines Incorporated - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:




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