June 1, 2013 |
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wants to leverage its expertise from running five New York City-area airports to attract more flights and travelers to Atlantic City International Airport. Under a 15-year agreement, the South Jersey Transportation Authority will pay the Port Authority $500,000 a year to assume control of airport operations, air-service development, and marketing effective July 1. The Port Authority operates New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y., and Newark Liberty and Teterboro airports in New Jersey.
October 11, 2013 |
Frontier Airlines, which is being sold to a Phoenix private-equity firm that wants to bring more low airfares to U.S. travelers, announced Wednesday that it would add nonstop flights from Trenton Mercer Airport to Cincinnati and Charlotte, N.C., in February. That brings to 11 the nonstop destinations that Frontier will fly from Trenton, joining Atlanta; Chicago-Midway; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla.; and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Frontier will fly to Charlotte four times a week and to Cincinnati three times a week, starting Feb. 12. Tickets booked by midnight Oct. 20 will be offered at introductory fares as low as $39 one way for travel from Feb. 12 through May 20, the airline said.
May 1, 2012 |
Airfares jumped by 10 percent in the final quarter of 2011, compared with the same period in 2010, as airlines raised ticket prices to pay for rising fuel costs, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Monday. Atlantic City International Airport had the lowest average fare, at $189 per round trip, while Cincinnati's had the highest, at $502, according to the department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Philadelphia was slightly more expensive than average, ranked 38th among the top 100 U.S. airports with an average fare of $382, up 11 percent from the final three months of 2010.
April 7, 1998 |
airlines Feds warn big carriers about unfair competition Major U.S. airlines could be fined as much as $1,100 a day per violation for adding seat capacity and lowering fares with the intention of driving smaller carriers out of business, the U.S. Department of Transportation said. Several airlines, including UAL Corp.'s United Airlines and Northwest Airlines Corp., have been accused of hard-ball tactics to drive new entrants such as Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines out of some markets.
June 17, 2010 |
ASSOCIATED PRESS Spirit Airlines made a deal with its pilots on Wednesday that will end their strike, and the airline said it would fly again starting Friday. The strike will not officially end until pilots sign a back-to-work agreement, the union said. "I think our people will be more than willing to assist the company in getting itself back together and fully operational as soon as we possibly can," said Sean Creed, a Spirit captain and head of the Air Line Pilots Association unit there.
June 14, 2010
Strike-hit Spirit nixes more flights FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Spirit Airlines canceled all of its flights through Tuesday, stranding thousands more passengers as a pilot strike continued into its second day. The discount carrier announced the cancellations on its website Sunday. Spirit's 440 pilots walked off the job Saturday in a contract dispute that is now more than three years old. The pilots say they earn less than pilots at competitors such as AirTran Airways and JetBlue.
July 5, 2013
Police say girl may still be alive LONDON - Police say they have launched a full inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and want to trace 38 "persons of interest" in the case. Detectives say it is possible that the girl, who vanished from a Portuguese holiday resort six years ago, is still alive. Scotland Yard said Thursday that 12 of the individuals of interest are British, and the rest from a variety of European countries. The force says it is working with governments across the continent to find out more.
July 26, 2011 |
DALLAS - The great tax holiday of 2011 for air travelers is just about over. By Monday, most U.S. airlines had raised fares to reap the benefit of lower federal taxes on airline tickets. A few airlines that were passing the savings on to consumers changed their minds. Several federal taxes on airline tickets expired over the weekend after Congress failed to pass legislation to keep the Federal Aviation Administration running at full speed. Raising the fares allows the airlines to charge the consumer the same amount as before, while pocketing money previously collected for the government.
June 30, 2013 |
Other U.S. airlines have struggled over the last decade with the ups and downs of the economy and the price of jet fuel, but Allegiant Air has been profitable for 10 straight years. The tiny airline focuses on a niche others ignore: It flies only from small cities, including Allentown, Harrisburg, and Scranton in Pennsylvania, to sunny vacation spots. Allegiant entices people with low fares and nonstop flights. Then it aggressively pitches them hotels, rental cars, show tickets, and other entertainment, earning millions in commissions.
December 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, from early boarding to premium seating and baggage fees, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding. Global distribution systems that supply flight and fare data to travel agents and online ticketing services like Orbitz and Expedia, accounting for half of all U.S. airline tickets, complain that airlines won't provide fee information in a way that lets them make it handy for consumers trying to find the best deal.