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.
Average fares are rising on Southwest Airlines Co., the fuel bill is shrinking, and profit is soaring.
American Airlines and US Airways want to know why the federal government allowed previous airline mergers but seeks to block theirs.
American Airlines and US Airways are facing a lawsuit over their planned merger. It claims that the merger will bring higher fares, fewer flights, and the firing of thousands of employees.
Southwest Airlines is making a 180-degree turn and raising fares on many routes by up to $10 per round trip.
Southwest Airlines Co. said a key measure of passenger revenue rose as much as 8 percent last month as it benefited from fare increases even as its planes carried fewer people.
Southwest Airlines Co. flight attendants are the latest group of workers to agree on how they will integrate their seniority with that of workers at AirTran Airways.
Southwest Airlines reported a third-quarter loss because its fuel-hedging bets turned sour when the price of oil dropped over the summer.