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US airlines ignore sluggish economy, hike fares

NEW YORK - The sluggish economy hasn't stopped airlines from hiking the price of flying ... again.

American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel reach direct connect understanding

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines (AA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMR Corporation, and American Express Global Business Travel, a division of American Express Travel Related Services Company, I

Airlines up fares to offset high fuel costs

Dubai - Airlines around the world will have to increase fares by about five per cent to offset the massive 50 per cent surge in fuel prices over the last 12 months, the chief economist of the Internat

Travelport and flydubai reach landmark distribution agreement

Dubai's first low-cost airline, and Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, have reached a landmark agreement recently that will ensure that all Travelport-connected

Fares expected to drop 20-30% as Southwest starts Newark flights

Expect fares to drop 20 percent to 30 percent on some routes next year when Southwest Airlines begins flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport, analysts said.

Aviation fuel prices up again in Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Alongside low supplies to the market for all white fuel products, including

March airline sales off the charts

According to Allan Mutén, ARC's director of strategic communications, international airline fares and credit card sales in March were "off the charts." He said, "ARC began dashboarding these numbers

Forget first class, how about a comfort fare?

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. launched today a new fare category structure with the options of: Comfort, Flexible, Scheduled, and Promotional.

Uganda shilling continues to fall

Since last week, the Uganda Shilling has continued its downward trend, breaking the psychologically important 2,100 mark versus one US dollar, with the UK pound and the euro making similar gains.

From Broadway tickets to duty-free perfume, airlines push inflight sales

Flyers are finding more products and services for sale on-board their flights now than at any other time in commercial aviation history as a small group of point-of-sale providers leads airlines into

Air Seychelles drops Frankfurt

Last week saw the last flight from Mahe, en route to London with a stopover in Frankfurt, as the Seychellois national airline decided to drop the main German gateway from their schedule due to a strea

Michael O’Leary: 2010 fares to stay flat in Europe

DUBLIN - Irish low-budget airline Ryanair Holdings PLC's Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said Thursday average fares will be flat across Europe in 2010, but Irish fares will rise 10%.

American raises fares, Delta, Continental follow suit

CHICAGO - AMR Corp's American Airlines has raised domestic fares, and some competitors have matched as the industry struggles to gain pricing power and rebound from the 2009 downturn, an AMR spokesman

Virgin America joins Southwest, JetBlue and Frontier in sale stampede

Virgin America said Tuesday it was offering reduced fares on some seats for travel through mid-June, joining a growing number of airlines that are touting discounts to lure customers now that the holi

Bus fares to upcountry Kampala destinations double

Just in time for the peak of holiday travel, bus operators have doubled fares to upcountry destinations to rip off those travelers unable to leave Kampala earlier in the week and cash in on the annual

GOL raising fares for the first time in a year as...

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil’s second-biggest airline, is raising fares for the first time in a year as the national economy shows signs of recovery, Chief Executive Officer Constantino

JetBlue offers frighteningly low fares for Halloween travel

JetBlue Airways revealed frighteningly low fares today for travel this Halloween.

Budget carriers battle for passengers on Boston-Baltimore route

A battle is being waged in the skies between Boston and Baltimore.

Thai Airways finally discovers full potential of the internet

Thai Airways International newly appointed Executive Vice President for Commercial Pruet Boobphakam made its first official media appearance last Friday.

Bisignani: Airline industry remains in “intensive care”

LONDON - The decline in global airline traffic slowed in July, but ticket prices showed no improvement despite capacity cuts, leading a global industry body to caution that the recovery will be both "

Airlines’ quest for a silver bullet – higher fares, fewer flights,...

As the recession drags on with little sign of abating anytime soon, airlines worldwide are grappling with huge losses and dwindling demand for their services.

United-Continental alliance unlikely to have significant fare impact

CHICAGO - A new alliance between United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc may quickly yield cost benefits for the two, but travel demand - especially on international routes - is too weak for the

Airlines offer $30 fares to generate demand when the peak US...

Southwest Airlines Co., the largest discounter, led six other major U.S. carriers in offering one- way fares as low as $30 to generate demand when the peak U.S. travel season wanes in September.

Southwest’s effect on fares may be muted at Logan

Since Southwest Airlines said in April that it would begin flying from Logan International Airport to Baltimore and Chicago, average fares on those routes have dropped 38 and 20 percent, respectively.

As demand plunges, fares drop

More business travelers are moving to the back of the plane, downgrading from business- and first-class seats to coach and adding to airline financial woes.

Southwest Airlines celebrates anniversary with special fares

It's Southwest Airlines' birthday, but YOU get the gift! In celebration of the airline's 38th birthday, Southwest announced today special DING! fares as low as $38 one-way in select markets.

Bigger ships, new destinations, low prices

Travel, especially cruising, is a bright spot in a year full of dismal economic news.

Airlines slash Mexico fares

With tour companies both here and abroad and cruise lines either halting flights and port calls or liberalizing cancellation policies, Bloomberg News is reporting that the airline industry is having a

Why planes in the desert may boost fares

MARANA, Ariz. - Hundreds of once-proud aluminum birds are parked here with engines sealed, tires wrapped and windows covered.