| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier, begins flying outside of the borders of the U.S. on Tuesday, with flights to the Caribbean.
The expansion of service comes as part of Southwest's previously announced plan to take over the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:20 PM
From its Texas beginnings 43 years ago, Southwest Airlines Co. has grown to be the largest domestic carrier in the United States. But it has never flown to an airport outside the U.S.
On Tuesday, that changes.
The Dallas-based carrier will launch...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:16 PM
With less than a week before launching service from Newport News to Newark, Boston and Pittsburgh, People Express is in the midst of an aggressive marketing and social media campaign.
The carrier — which was founded in 2012, reviving the name of...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The spate of airline mergers over the past decade raised fear among consumer advocates that the consolidation would kill competition and hike fares.
In fact, the results have been a bit more mixed, according to a study released last week.
| Jun 7, 2014
| 2:39 PM
After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:15 AM
On-time rates in March for airlines dominant in the Chicago region recovered from weather-induced tardiness of January and February, but they were still not stellar.
For example, Chicago-based United Airlines was on time nationwide 79.4 percent of the...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The forecast for Alaska for Wednesday: mostly sunny with a chance of satisfied customers. That’s what a J.D. Power & Associates study, released Wednesday shows: Alaska ranked first in customer satisfaction for its airline and first in satisfaction...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Southwest Airlines on Monday said it will add six new daily nonstop flights between Chicago Midway airport and Dallas beginning in the fall.
The flights to Dallas Love Field will begin Oct. 13.
“Chicago is an integral part of our network, and...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:24 PM
| May 25, 2014
| 3:03 PM
McAuliffe wants to review local evacuation plans
Gov. Terry McAuliffe says reviewing Hampton Roads hurricane evacuation plans is a "top priority." He has asked two cabinet secretaries to head a new look at emergency evacuation plans for Hampton Roads...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:30 AM
AirTran Airways is set to fly into the history books Dec. 28 when it makes a final flight from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla. AirTran Flight 1 will retrace a route that's a nod to the airline's first flight in October 1993.
The carrier, now owned by Southwest...
| May 30, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Here’s an international airfare that has an unusual twist: It’s from Orange County's John Wayne Airport (SNA).
The round-trip fare to Mexico City on AirTran or Southwest is $312, including all taxes and fees.
It is for travel any day of...