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Decline in UAL traffic hits its stock, other airlines’

Airline stocks are declining after United Continental reported that traffic fell at a faster pace in March.

“People are very nervous about pricing due to rising oil prices,” says Wolfe Trahan analyst Hunter Keay. Get the full story »

United Continental traffic declines in March

United Continental Holdings Inc. said traffic at United and Continental airlines fell at a faster pace in March. Get the full story »

United Continental November traffic up 4.8%

United Continental Holdings Inc. said the combined traffic of both United and Continental airlines rose 4.8 percent in November.

The airlines, which are still operating as separate companies, said late Tuesday they flew paying passengers 16.15 billion miles last month, compared with 15.4 billion miles a year earlier. Get the full story »

Southwest to attack rivals’ flight-change fees

Passengers at the Southwest Airlines counter at Midway airport, Sept. 27, 2010. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

Southwest Airlines is giving its “bag cops” a break.

Southwest has been running a heavy dose of TV commercials boasting that unlike most other airlines it lets passengers check two bags for free.

But the airline said Friday it will launch a new TV commercial designed to boost sales on its Web site. The ad, featuring singing and dancing employees in Chicago, is important to Southwest because its flights don’t appear on online booking websites such as Orbitz and Travelocity. Get the full story »

JetBlue says traffic, capacity rose in September

JetBlue Airways Corp. said Monday that its September traffic rose 14.6 percent.

The discount airline said it flew 2.20 billion revenue passenger miles during the month, up from 1.92 billion in the same month a year earlier. A revenue passenger mile is one paying passenger flown one mile. Get the full story »

Southwest traffic, passenger revenue rise in Sept.

Southwest Airlines Co. reported continued growth in September as a rebound continues in the travel and tourism sector.

Airlines have been posting increasing traffic and record portions of plane seats filled lately, after last year’s deep drop in demand in the recession and resulting capacity cuts. Get the full story »