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October 11, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Airline passengers' complaints to the federal government were up 29.8 percent last year compared with 2014 levels, according to the U.S. Transportation Department's Air Travel Consumer Report, released Thursday. During 2015, the department received 20,170 consumer complaints, up from 15,539 the year before. The bulk of the complaints, 6,433, were about flight cancellations, delays, and misconnections, while 3,133 were baggage problems, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics said.
NEWS
February 10, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airfares to Boston are going up - way up - after Saturday, which is the last day Southwest Airlines flies there from Philadelphia. Ticket prices already are higher on US Airways Group Inc. flights from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and three other cities where, on Jan. 8, Southwest eliminated nonstop service. The reason: a monopoly. US Airways is now the only airline that flies nonstop from Philadelphia to Boston; Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I.; Manchester, N.H.; and Jacksonville, Fla. Last month, Southwest stopped flying from here to those cities because it could not make money.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1998 | Daily News staff, Bloomberg News and wire reports
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.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2010 | By Joshua Freed
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2011 | By David Koenig, Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
June 30, 2013 | By Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press
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.
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