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  • BWI continues international expansion with nonstop route to Los Cabos

    BWI continues international expansion with nonstop route to Los Cabos
    First it was San Jose, Costa Rica; then Reykjavik, Iceland. On Monday, officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport announced plans by Southwest Airlines — the airport's largest carrier — to begin nonstop service to Los Cabos, Mexico. In the...
  • Holiday airfares are rising amid record airline profits

    Holiday airfares are rising amid record airline profits
    The nation's largest airlines are reporting record profits thanks to a stronger economy and declining fuel costs. But don't expect the once-struggling industry to pass its good fortune on to travelers during the upcoming holidays. Instead, airfares...
  • Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees

    Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees
    Southwest Airlines and the union that represents its customer service workers have agreed to a tentative, new four-year contract, the company announced Wednesday. The terms of the proposed deal were not released. They will be distributed to the roughly...
  • Nonstop flights to Iceland from BWI will start June 2015

    Nonstop flights to Iceland from BWI will start June 2015
    Passengers will be able to take nonstop trips to Iceland from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport beginning next year, the airport announced Wednesday. WOW air, a three-year-old Icelandic low-fare airline that flies between...
  • No U.S. Customs station at LVIA, but bluer skies may be ahead.

    No U.S. Customs station at LVIA, but bluer skies may be ahead.
    Lehigh Valley International Airport has scrapped its plan to add a $5 million U.S. Customs station, and by year's end it will likely have served the fewest passengers since 1985. Yet, for the first time in two years, airport officials say they have...
  • Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

    Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport
    Passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport rose for the second month in a row in August, with a 1.8% increase compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics. The airfield handled 342,405 passengers in August, compared to 336,361 in...
  • Airline fees for unaccompanied minors can be a big surprise

    A lot of parents and grandparents who'll be shuffling kids back and forth on airplanes during the holidays may be in for a shock when booking the flight. That's because of a hefty fee most airlines charge for any minors flying alone. The fee, of course,...
  • Illinois air traffic site worker charged after fire disrupts flights

    Illinois air traffic site worker charged after fire disrupts flights
    A suburban Chicago man who worked at the busy region’s air traffic control center posted to Facebook early Friday morning before setting a fire that disrupted travel across the country and then trying to slit his own throat, according to court...
  • Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports

    Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports
    The mere threat of stormy weather led airlines to take the unusual step of canceling about 850 Chicago flights Thursday, a decision that could easily occur again as the nation's air-traffic control system continues its fragile recovery from a fire at an...
  • Dozens of BWI flights cancelled, delayed after fire grounds air traffic in Chicago

    Dozens of BWI flights cancelled, delayed after fire grounds air traffic in Chicago
    Dozens of flights have been cancelled or delayed at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday morning due to a grounding of air traffic in Chicago following a fire at a nearby radar facility. By nearly 9 p.m., there had been 38 flights cancelled and 142...
  • Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed

    Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed
    Shares of major airlines slid Wednesday in the wake of news that an air traveler from Africa to the U.S. had been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. Although airline and medical experts emphasize that travelers cannot contract Ebola merely by flying...