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Actelion Announces 9-Month Results for 2005
ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland, Oct. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Actelion Ltd (SWX:ATLN) today announced its financial results for the first nine months of 2005. With total net revenues for the first nine months of 2005 of CHF 477.1 million (9 m 2004: CHF 341.5 m) and operating expenses of CHF 351.0 million (9 m 2004: 277.6 m), the company reported an operating profit of CHF 126.1 million (9 m 2004: CHF 63.9 m). The net profit for the first nine months of 2005 was CHF 103.8 million (9 m 2004: CHF 64.2 m).
JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue to Waive Change Fees and Fare Differences to Assist Customers Who May Be Affected By Hurricane Wilma
NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) will waive its change fees and any fare differences to allow customers with reservations for travel between Saturday, Oct. 22 through Monday, Oct. 24 to or from JetBlue cities in Florida (Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach), to rebook their travel without change fee or fare difference to avoid the inclement weather expected in the area. All rebooked travel must be completed by Wednesday, Oct. 26. Customers should call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) to arrange for ticket changes.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Offers Salt Lake City Customers New Domestic, International Service
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- As Delta Air Lines continues to implement its transformation plan offering customers new service to key business and leisure destinations, travelers soon will be able to take advantage of new non-stop service from the airline's hub in Salt Lake City to points east of the Mississippi River and south of the border. Beginning Dec. 1, Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) will offer service between Salt Lake City and Milwaukee. And on March 8, 2006, Delta Connection carrier Shuttle America will start flights between Salt Lake City and the Mexican Pacific coastal playground of Mazatlan(1).
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Offers Escape from the Cold to the Sunshine State
NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The opportunity to leave frigid weather behind for warmer temperatures just got easier for Delta customers in New York City. Just in time for the holiday travel season, Delta Connection carrier Comair will begin new direct service from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Fort Myers and Sarasota, Fla. and from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Miami. And special low introductory fares will make a visit even more inviting.
Clarification about Saab Surveillance System to Pakistan
LINKOPING, Sweden, Oct. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- As previously announced Saab has signed a contract to supply an airborne Surveillance System for Pakistan. Important conditions remain to be settled until the contract will be effective. Because of speculations about the order value, we would like to make clear that the contract value is SEK 8,3 billion, with two third for Saab and one third for Ericsson Microwave Systems.
Weida Communications Announces Briefing Call for Investors and Shareholders
NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Weida Communications, Inc. (Other OTC:WDAC), a U.S. company providing satellite communications services throughout China, today announced that it will hold a conference call for investors and shareholders on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. During the call, the company will provide a business update prerecorded in China. This message will continue to be available for dial-in through Saturday, October 22, at 9:00 pm EDT.
The Bull Market Report
The Bull Market Report Examines IT Sector: Computer Sciences, Accenture, EDS, and IBM
PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Bull Market Report (http://www.bullmarket.com), a long-term growth and income-generating focused online investment newsletter, announced today that it has provided subscribers with a thorough look at the IT sector, discussing such companies as Computer Sciences (NYSE:CSC), Accenture (NYSE:ACN), Electronic Data Systems (NYSE:EDS), and IBM (NYSE:IBM).
Fundamental Organizational Change at FL Group
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Oct. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Fundamental changes to the structure of FL Group were agreed this morning by the Groups Board and investments have now become the main focus of the company. Hannes Smarason will become the CEO of the company. Its investment activities will be split into three divisions: Private Equity, specialising in management, acquisition and restructuring projects, headed by Jon Sigurdhsson, Asset Management and Portfolio Investments, headed by Albert Jonsson, and Icelease, a division dealing with purchase, sale and leasing on the international aircraft market; this will be headed by Halldor Vilhjalmsson, current managing director of Icelease.