November 22, 2008 |
Nine days after announcing new overseas routes for 2009, Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's biggest carrier, said in a regulatory filing Friday that it planned to reduce future domestic and international capacity because demand for seats had slowed amid the global financial crisis. The Atlanta-based airline said it would give more details about its outlook in early December. Spokeswoman Betsy Talton said Delta still planned to add the 15 new international routes it announced Nov.
November 11, 2008 |
McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant company, posted October sales that beat some analysts' estimates after U.S. consumers, pinched by rising food bills and unemployment, bought double cheeseburgers and other $1 items. Global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months climbed 8.2%, paced by Europe's gain of 9.8% compared with a year earlier. U.S. same-store sales increased 5.3%, the Oak Brook, Ill., company said. The Oct.
August 27, 2008 |
Southwest Airlines says it plans next year to drop six flights from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. The airline says the cuts are part of nationwide cutbacks prompted by a declining economy, high oil prices and the difficulties of winter travel. Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz says the airline is cutting two flights from San Diego to Oakland and one flight each to Albuquerque, Washington, Chicago and Sacramento. Nationwide, Mainz says, Southwest plans to reduce its daily schedule early next year by 190 flights.
August 15, 2008 |
American Airlines and British Airways agreed Thursday to create an alliance that would let them operate as a single carrier on transatlantic routes and counter new competitors. The airlines said they would seek antitrust clearance to coordinate prices, capacity, schedules and routes and share revenue on flights between Europe and North America. The move marks the third bid since 1996 for closer ties between AMR Corp.'
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July 29, 2008 |
The city has expanded weekday morning bus service between Union Station and Los Angeles International Airport to meet growing demand. LAX FlyAway buses will make an additional 13 weekday morning pickups from Union Station's Patsaouras Transit Plaza Bus Stop 9, according to Los Angeles World Airports, the agency that runs LAX. Buses depart Union Station on weekdays every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day and every hour from 1 to 5...
July 21, 2008 |
Midwest Air Group Inc. will cut daily flights to 11 U.S. cities including San Diego, Baltimore, St. Louis and two Florida destinations as the airline grounds a third of its fleet to counter soaring fuel costs. Midwest will stop flying Sept. 8 to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers in Florida as well as San Diego, the company said in a statement Sunday. The airline will keep its service to Los Angeles and Seattle. Passengers will travel through Kansas City, Mo.