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December storms cost United $25 million

December snowstorms that crippled air travel in Europe and along the Atlantic seaboard in the U.S. cost the parent company of United Airlines $25 million in consolidated passenger revenue, and will reduce fourth-quarter earnings by $10 million, the carrier said Friday.

Continental Airlines, which along with United is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc., was hit hard by the Boxing Day blizzards that brought operations to a halt at its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and other greater New York area airports. More than 5,000 flights were canceled over a three-day stretch, stranding at least 750,000 travelers. Get the full story »

Chicago, New York team up to draw winter tourists

Tourists pose for photographs in front of "The Bean" in Millennium Park, Jan. 28, 2010. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago and New York tourism officials announced Tuesday their first-ever collaborative effort to lure visitors to their respective cities in the dead of winter.

The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau and the Chicago Office of Tourism joined with NYC & Co., the organization that markets the Big Apple, to secure discounts on American Airline flights between their cities during the traditionally slow post-holiday months. Get the full story »

Delta to offer New York-Chicago flights every hour

Associated Press | Delta Air Lines said that on Monday it will launch hourly shuttle service, with 11 flights each weekday, between New York’s LaGuardia and Chicago O’Hare International airports.

Delta, the world’s largest airline, was operating nine flights daily between LaGuardia and Chicago’s Midway and three between New York’s JFK airport and O’Hare.

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