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bluWave Breaks Ground on First-Ever Crew Facility at Las Vegas McCarran Airport

Las Vegas, NV — Joined by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn E. Goodman, community leaders, local residents, and proud bluWave Airlines employees, the new low-cost carrier today officially broke ground on its first-ever crew facility to be built along East Diablo Avenue. The construction of the facility is said to be the airline’s first sole-investment in two (2) years, such that it will not depend on external funds from the company’s half-dozen investors.

According to the carrier’s website, improved quarterly reports have played a key factor in the firm’s recent operational tactics which seem to justify the management’s decision to build the facility. However, analysts remain skeptical.

“It’s one thing if an airline shows increased performance quarter after quarter,” Michele Ryan told VAFlash reporters. “It’s another thing if an airline shows increased performance quarter after quarter and spends their resources wisely. What is not something is if a startup airline shows increased performance quarter after quarter and spends their resources benefiting their pilots.”

Alex Barnes, senior analyst at Jefferies & Company, specializes on the West coast market of the airline industry and mentioned at the celebratory convention that although Ryan’s statement was generally true for most of the legacy carriers, he believes that it doesn’t hold water.

“You’re talking about an airline that, yes–is new to the market–but at the same time repeatedly gains market share every six (6) months,” Barnes told VAFlash. “I agree with Ryan that their move to build a crew facility this soon in the process is rare for most companies in this industry, but I think the firm can ‘carry the wave through to shore.’”

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bluWave Airlines Names Johnathan Neilsen COO

Henderson, NV — bluWave Airlines, Inc. is pleased to announce that Johnathon Neilsen of Southern Australia, formerly with Qantas Virtual Airlines until 2011, is now the Chief Operating Officer for the company. As of Monday, Neilsen began overseeing bluWave’s expansion into high revenue destinations, such as the Bay Area, and is soon-to-debut further plans as part of his strategy for 2012.

Expansion plans for 2012, along with Neilsen’s hiring, came ahead of a remarkable first quarter (Q1 2012) that the airline supposedly disclosed to its investors late last month. According to Mike Dovi of Matrix Advisors, the airline’s largest investor, the company increased their overall revenue by 15% compared to quarterly earnings in Q1 2011.

“Johnathon’s expertise in this industry will allow us to explore new avenues of business and will improve the way we currently conduct our operation,” President and CEO Connor Levens said. “He has the insight that can provide us with what we need to offer even more services to our passengers and our pilots.”

While a part of Qantas Virtual’s management team in New South Wales, Australia, Neilsen served the airline as their Vice President of Scheduling. Throughout his career at the company, he was responsible for maintaining the validity of Qantas Virtual’s operation as it compared to the way the airline operated from a realistic sense. Neilsen’s background and experience at his previous place of employment, combined with over 2,500 hours on the VATSIM network, positions him uniquely as bluWave’s latest addition to their staff.

“I’m excited to join bluWave. This is going to be a pivotal year for this airline and I hope my involvement with its expansion can bring a slew of resources to both Connor and the Continue reading

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bluWave Strengthens Balance Sheet with Purchase of HQ; CEO Slams MetroAir’s Overseas Expansion Plans

Las Vegas, NV — Reporters and media outlets erupted in firestorm Tuesday when bluWave Airlines CEO Connor Levens lashed into MetroAir Virtual’s recent decision to increase capacity on their Beijing-Ontario, CA and Beijing-Baltimore routes with the seven-year-old airline’s purchase of four (4) Airbus A380s. This occurred during a press conference in Henderson, NV in relation to bluWave’s newly announced acquisition of their current headquarters from Regus PLC along Horizon Ridge Parkway.

What sparked the discussion was a question a reporter asked the bluWave Airlines management team about what they thought about their competitor’s plans to utilize the jumbo jet on a route “so empty” while promising a shocking “average 98.6% load factor” on both flights. Levens, who seemed eager to answer the reporter’s question, replied without delay.

“I cannot see why any airline would want to launch service to Beijing out of two airports which are not, by any means, ‘primary international hubs’ for passengers,” Levens exclaimed. He continued to state that MetroAir, which has been operating out of Baltimore and Ontario, CA for the better part of five (5) years, has been operating international service out of these two hubs which are low in volume and that they cannot attain the crowds needed to sustain service between them and Beijing.

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bluWave to Expand in the Bay Area

Henderson, NV — Executives at bluWave Airlines who have been analyzing the commercial aviation industry along the West coast since the company’s inception in 2010 are planning shake things up in the Bay Area of California within the next few months. They announced Thursday morning at a press conference in the lobby of the airline’s headquarters in Henderson, NV that they are in talks with The Port of Oakland and The City of San Jose to acquire gates at Oakland and San Jose during by May 30.

“We intentionally left out these two airports during our first and second years of operation because we weren’t sure if they would turn a profit for us,” Connor Levens, President and CEO of the airline, explained to the press. “We want to create an imprint in a region that already has a small market share to begin with so we can let the bluWave name thrive at locations our competitors have overlooked.”

Levens joked when he told the press that he wished him and his team conducted this research prior to the their filing for Chapter 11 last January.

“Personally, I’m excited to witness this addition to our route structure because I have family scattered throughout the Bay Area,” Michael Shaw, Director of Human Resources, joked. “But, in all seriousness, that’s exactly what this addition should do: further connect our customers by offering more direct service to their final destination.”

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