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Frontier Airlines to add new flights from Denver

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Frontier Airlines said Monday it will add flights from Denver to Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York and Sacramento, Calif. starting this spring. The new flights are now available for purchase through Sept. 10. Frontier will add a fifth flight to Midway in Chicago on May 16, a sixth flight to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on… Continue Reading Frontier Airlines to add new flights from Denver

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TSA: Pilots to be exempt from some airport checks

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The Transportation Security Administration has agreed to let airline pilots skip the security scanning and pat-downs that passengers face at the nation’s airports, pilot groups said Friday. Beginning Friday, pilots traveling in uniform or on airline business will be allowed to pass security by presenting two photo IDs, one from their company and one from… Continue Reading TSA: Pilots to be exempt from some airport checks

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DIA gets $5.6 million in federal grants

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Denver International Airport has received $5.6 million in federal grants for improvement projects. The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the grants, which will be used for taxiway rehabilitation, construction of a de-icing containment facility, data collection for the FAA’s Airport Geographic Information System, and to fund a study to help establish sustainability management guidelines for U.S.… Continue Reading DIA gets $5.6 million in federal grants

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Frontier Airlines has launched nonstop service between Denver International Airport and Des Moines, Iowa. The flights will operate each way six days a week, except Saturday, on 99-seat Embraer 190 jets. Frontier is the No. 2 carrier at DIA by passenger volume.

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Flight delays cost passengers $16.7 billion

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Airline flight delays cost passengers more than inconvenience – $16.7 billion more – according to a study delivered to the Federal Aviation Administration yesterday. Continue Reading Flight delays cost passengers $16.7 billion

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International airport terminal weighed in Eagle

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Colorado officials are studying the possibility of adding an international terminal at the Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum. The Vail Daily reported Sunday that county officials are waiting on a report due out before the end of the year that analyzes whether an international terminal is economically sustainable. County Commissioner Peter Runyon says the… Continue Reading International airport terminal weighed in Eagle

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American Airlines recalling 800 employees

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American Airlines is recalling about 800 furloughed employees, about 1 percent of its work force, as it adds flights on international routes. CEO Gerard Arpey announced the jobs as American launched a new trans-Atlantic business with British Airways and Spanish airline Iberia. American is working on a similar alliance with Japan Airlines across the Pacific.… Continue Reading American Airlines recalling 800 employees

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Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran for $1.4B

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Southwest Airlines has agreed to buy AirTran in a $1.42 billion deal that will combine two of the nation’s biggest discount carriers. The two airlines primarily overlap in the Baltimore and Orlando markets. Passengers traveling to and from those cities could face higher ticket prices because less competition traditionally means higher airfares. The acquisition moves… Continue Reading Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran for $1.4B

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Airline industry rebounding strongly, group says

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Global airlines have rebounded faster than expected from the recession after losing nearly $26 billion over 2008 and 2009, the industry association said Tuesday, raising its profit forecast for this year. The International Air Transport Association said airline profits for 2010 will likely total $8.9 billion on revenue of $560 billion, more than the group’s… Continue Reading Airline industry rebounding strongly, group says

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Grim forecast has one bright spot: Weapons

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The period of robust growth for the aerospace industry could be coming to an end, but analysts say it can still capitalize on limited growth opportunities by streamlining its operations. The biggest problem facing the industry is that government and airlines are cutting spending in response to poor global economic conditions. Alix Partners, a global… Continue Reading Grim forecast has one bright spot: Weapons

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