Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $608 million.
The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. airline industry has markedly reduced competition at many of the nation’s major airports, and passengers appear to be paying the price in higher fares and fees, an Associated Press analysis has found.
This summer travel season, Delta plans to preload carry-on bags above passengers’ seats on some flights. Southwest wants to get families seated together more quickly.
AirTran Airways has ceased to exist in an industry that has reshaped itself into something that would not be easily recognized when the Dallas carrier took its first flight about two decades ago.
American Airlines says it will spend more than $2 billion to make its planes more pleasant for passengers, the latest salvo in a competition among carriers to attract high-paying frequent fliers.
Another name in aviation history will disappear after the final flight of AirTran Airways, which is scheduled for December 28. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines bought AirTran in 2011 and announced plans to combine the fleets under the Southwest brand.
Virgin America’s iconic founder Sir Richard Branson says he is baffled his airline is being forced to fight for two gates at Dallas Love Field Airport.
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Taking his cue from a watercannon spraying a Virgin America Airbus A320, CEO David Cush said, “We like to make a little bit of a splash.”
Virgin Airlines has announced plans to fly to several destinations departing from the Dallas Love Field Airport, in a plan to takeover the two gates currently used by American Airlines.
A landing at Love Field Airport is creating turbulence in Dallas. Virgin America flew in a giant jet and parked it prominently at Love Field. Officials with the carrier have called a news conference for Friday morning.
American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world’s biggest airline.