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  • Southwest seeks to add flights to Costa Rica Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    DALLAS— Southwest said Friday that it has asked the U.S. government for permission to fly between Baltimore and San Jose, Costa Rica, as the fourth-biggest U.S. carrier continues to expand its international ambitions.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 01 or percent, to $39.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $12.24. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $33.64.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $39.57. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 15 or 1.2 percent, to $12.14. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $33.48.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $39.69. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $12.31. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $33.76.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 73 or 1.9 percent, to $39.55. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 25 or 2.1 percent, to $12.29. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 71 or 2.2 percent, to $33.62.

  • Hawaiian, Delta lead airlines in on-time arrivals Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    1. Hawaiian Airlines, 93.3 percent. 2. Delta Air Lines, 86.3 percent. 7. US Airways, 76.7 percent.

  • US airlines improve their on-time performance Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    At the bottom of the rankings: JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines, with nearly one in three flights arriving late. JetBlue spokesman Morgan Johnston said the airline was making better use of spare planes and adjusting staffing in its operations center to handle delays during summer thunderstorms.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 60 or 1.5 percent, to $39.42. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.7 percent, to $12.25. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 74 or 2.2 percent, to $33.65.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $38.75. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $12.05. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $32.86.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $38.82. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 43 or 3.4 percent, to $12.04. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $32.91.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $39.06. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 28 or 2.2 percent, to $12.19. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $33.17.

  • Southwest posts gains in traffic, key revenue mark Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    DALLAS— Southwest Airlines Co. said Tuesday that its planes were more crowded in August than a year ago, and a key revenue figure rose by between 5 percent and 6 percent. Passengers flew 9.62 billion miles last month on Southwest and its AirTran Airways subsidiary, an increase of 4.9 percent over August 2013. Southwest does not fly to Europe.

  • Traffic nearly flat on American and US Airways Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— Passenger traffic on American Airlines and US Airways was nearly flat last month, and the carrier expects that a key revenue figure will grow no more than 2 percent for the third quarter. American Airlines Group Inc. said Tuesday that passengers flew 20.02 billion miles last month, only 8 million miles more than August 2013.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 10 or. 8 percent, to $12.37. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $33.02. United Continental Holdings Inc. rose$. 62 or 1.2 percent, to $51.75.

  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:38 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $39.04. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 07 or. 6 percent, to $12.47. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $32.86.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    US job market's lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay. WASHINGTON— The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay. NEW YORK— General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 17 or. 4 percent, to $39.39. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $12.51. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $33.03.

  • Southwest changing the look of its planes Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    DALLAS— Southwest Airlines is putting a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes. Southwest wasn't able to keep it a surprise.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 45 or 1.1 percent, to $39.67. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $12.58. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $32.97.