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  • In-flight Wi-Fi demand drives Gogo revenue up 35%

    In-flight Wi-Fi demand drives Gogo revenue up 35%
    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...
  • Thousands delayed after smoke at FAA facility halts flights

    Thousands delayed after smoke at FAA facility halts flights
    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...
  • Virgin America aiming for IPO this year

    Virgin America aiming for IPO this year
    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...
  • Spending by international visitors to U.S. breaks record in 2013

    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...
  • Longer delays, more cancellations after airlines merge, study says

    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...
  • Loss of Flight 370 may have effect on travel to Malaysia

    Loss of Flight 370 may have effect on travel to Malaysia
    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...
  • Do airlines face a pilot shortage or a salary problem?

    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...
  • Spirit Airlines has the rudest flight attendants, survey says

    Spirit Airlines has the rudest flight attendants, survey says
    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...
  • Newly merged American Airlines faces labor problems

    Newly merged American Airlines faces labor problems
    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...
  • American Airlines ends bereavement fares

    American Airlines ends bereavement fares
    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...
  • Southwest Airlines goes south: New daily routes to Mexico, Bahamas

    Southwest Airlines goes south: New daily routes to Mexico, Bahamas
    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...
  • Air travel this spring will take off, airline industry predicts

    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...