Federal regulators want to fine AirTran Airways $250,000 for failing to properly repair or test a key sensor on a plane that was struck by lightning.
Southwest Airlines has closed its purchase of AirTran Airways. For travelers, nothing much changes right away.
U.S. antitrust regulators cleared the way for Southwest’s purchase of AirTran, saying the combination isn’t likely to hurt competition.
By the thinnest of margins, Southwest Airlines Co. made money in the first quarter despite higher fuel prices.
AirTran Airways shareholders voted Wednesday to sell the discount airline to bigger rival Southwest for $1.4 billion.