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After Alitalia's demise, ITA airline launches with new look

Oct. 15, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s new national airline, ITA Airways, flew its inaugural flights Friday and unveiled its brand and logo, recycling the red, white and green of its Alitalia origins as it tries to chart a new future while competing with low-cost airlines. ITA, or Italy...

Unsupported ‘sickout’ claims take flight amid Southwest woes

Oct. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off. Conservative politicians and pundits, including Republican Sen. Ted...

Southwest limits canceled flights after 3 tumultuous days

Oct. 12, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines flights appeared to be running closer to normal on Tuesday after the airline canceled nearly 2,400 flights over the previous three days. By midday Tuesday, Southwest had canceled fewer than 100 flights, or 2% of its schedule, according...

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights; passengers stranded

Oct. 11, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled more than 350 flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues. The pilots union accused the company of a botched response to what it said would have been a minor challenge for...

Southwest Airlines cancels more than 1,000 Sunday flights

Oct. 10, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. The airline canceled more than 1,000 flights in total, or 29% of its schedule, as of 7 p.m. ET Sunday, according to flight...

Spirit Airlines flights start from New Hampshire to Florida

Oct. 07, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Spirit Airlines, the first new airline at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in 17 years, has started nonstop flights to Florida, and it announced a new route to South Carolina. Spirit's nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood...

US sues to stop deal between American Airlines and JetBlue

Sep. 21, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday that the agreement will eliminate...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 13, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Claim that $2.5...

Spirit cancels half its flights; American also struggling

Aug. 03, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

Spirit Airlines canceled more than half its schedule on Tuesday, and American Airlines struggled to recover from weekend storms at its Texas home, stranding thousands of passengers at the height of the summer travel season. By early evening, Spirit had canceled more than...

Air travel hits another pandemic high, flight delays grow

Aug. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds. Despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections fueled by the delta variant, the U.S. set another recent high mark for air...