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NEW ERA: The first Allegiant Air flight arrives at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in October 2007. The airline and the airport are bucking industry trends and filling airplanes. (File photo)
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Queuing in front of the SkyEurope Airlines check-in desk, Maria Knisova tried to quell the fear of her first flying experience by concentrating on the fact that she would soon see her son in Paris.
Teri Conrad, owner of Ahwatukee Foothills-based Tekterra.com Consulting, returned from a meeting with a client in South Dakota to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Rivals for years in western U.S. markets, America West Airlines and Southwest Airlines will face increasing competition for their turf this week when United Airlines begins it’s low-cost air service.
You’ve heard the arguments before. And now you’re hearing them all over again. I’m talking about the arguments used to explain, and in some instances justify, the employing of illegal immigrants in the United States.
WASHINGTON - Ask for a pillow and blanket to help get through a long flight and you may be out of luck. Or you may be able to buy a "comfort package" from Air Canada for $2.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Airline workers’ woes are piling up as carriers seek to cut costs amid higher fuel prices and a new round of price competition.
The airline industry continues to survive on peanuts.
To fix bloated costs, the financially ailing airline industry prescribed itself a familiar treatment in recent years: Slash wages and benefits.
Tempe-based US Airways received more complaints than any other U.S. airline last year, and more than twice as many gripes as it garnered in 2006.
ATLANTA - When AirTran Airways chief executive Joe Leonard told federal lawmakers last month they should let some of his competitors fail, the nation’s major carriers might have found his comments self-serving.
Spirit Airlines is kicking off its new service and Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
U.S. airline industry turmoil continues today, as one airline gets back in the air while another slips into bankruptcy.
If the airport pat-downs aren't enough to put the Grinch in your holiday travel this year, maybe it will be the cost of flying itself.
Consumers were unhappy with U.S. airlines even before they slashed flights, services and jobs, and started charging for previously free amenities.
NEW YORK - Turns out that new checked-bag fee wasn’t the end of it. Airlines ratcheted up the pressure on fliers ahead of the holiday weekend, significantly raising ticket prices to offset the runaway cost of fuel.
Tempe -based America West Airlines confirmed its interest in acquiring ATA Airlines on Tuesday after ATA announced it has filed for bankruptcy protection and has agreed to sell some of its assets to AirTran Airways for $87.6 million.
NEW YORK - Aloha Airlines, ATA, Skybus - one week, three airlines out of business. Add in soon-to-be-defunct Champion Air and December casualty MAXjet Airways, and last week's rapid-fire round of airline failures starts to look like an ominous trend.
NEW YORK — U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year — the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago.
Michael Roach received a letter from the California attorney general a little more than a week ago. He opened it and found he still owns seven shares of America West Airlines stock.
In an industry facing as much turbulence as it ever has, America West Airlines CEO Doug Parker said Tuesday it may be the best time for the Tempe carrier to go after one of its competitors.
East Valley travelers have new options out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Passengers flying out of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will have access to about 80 new destinations this fall, when Frontier Airlines will begin daily service to Denver from the booming airport.
Spirit Airlines on Thursday started twice daily nonstop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Las Vegas.