| May 12, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Gogo Inc., a provider of aircraft Internet and communications services, reported record quarterly revenue on Monday, rebuilding investor confidence after AT&T announced last month that it will join the in-flight Internet playing field.
Revenue was up 35...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:27 PM
There was smoke but no fire Tuesday at a vital air-traffic center tucked away in an Elgin office park, but its evacuation left thousands of passengers in Chicago and across the country waiting hours for flight stoppages to be lifted at the city’s...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Virgin America, the California-based airline backed by billionaire Sir Richard Branson, is planning to go public this year now that the air carrier has two consecutive profitable quarters behind it.
Investment banks Barclays and Deutsche Bank have...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Spending by international visitors to the United States continues to soar, with data for 2013 showing foreign travelers spent a record-breaking $180.7 billion on food, lodging, souvenirs and hotels.
The spending by foreign visitors represented a 9% jump...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A government study on the effects of airline mergers found that flight cancellations and delays increased when competition on a route drops.
The study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general was ordered by Congress in the wake of...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Has the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 nearly two weeks ago had an effect on travel to the Asian country?
It depends on who you talk to.
A German-based travel website says it has seen a 22% drop in searches among U.S. users for hotels...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Hundreds of airline pilots are set to retire soon and new federal rules require existing pilots to get more rest between flights.
Does that signal a pilot shortage for the airline industry?
It depends on who you talk to.
The effect of a pilot...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Florida-based Spirit Airlines has topped another unflattering ranking.
A few weeks ago the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund analyzed complaint rates among passengers over the last five years. The ultra-low-cost carrier came out on...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The merger of American Airlines and US Airways was unusual when it was proposed last year because it seemed to have the support of all the major employee unions involved.
But one of the biggest unions for US Airways is threatening to strike, and the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:05 AM
American Airlines has eliminated its so-called bereavement fares for people who need to book a last-minute flight because of the death of a loved one.
The airline, which is merging with US Airways, said it discontinued the fare as of Feb. 18 to be...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Southwest Airlines, the nation's biggest domestic carrier, continued its expansion into international destinations by announcing new daily routes to Mexico and the Bahamas.
The new routes represent only the second batch of international destinations...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Thanks to declining fuel prices, the nation's airlines reported healthy profits in 2013 and can expect a record number of passengers on international flights this spring.
That was the message Wednesday from Airlines for America, the trade group for...