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CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Southwest Airlines will begin international flights on July 1.
Discussing the tough day for transports, including the airlines which have been outperforming the S&P 500 since the beginning of the year, with Ray Neidi, Nexa Capital aviation industry consultant.
U.S. bonds were largely flat as traders sifted a batch of key corporate earnings and data to determine whether optimism was justified.
Jan 23- U.S. carrier Southwest Airlines Co posted a better-than-expected profit in the fourth quarter, aided by higher fares and lower costs for fuel and aircraft maintenance. Shares jumped 2.3 percent to $22.28 in premarketing trading. Net income rose to $212 million, or 30 cents a share, from $78 million, or 11 cents a share, a year earlier.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a weak open on Wall Street on Thursday, after data showed a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing activity this month.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
FMHR trader Joe Terranova and Josh Brown debate whether Delta shares or Southwest make a better buy.
The price to board an airliner in the United States has risen for the fourth straight year, making it increasingly expensive to fly almost anywhere.
More than 688 junior flight attendants at the carrier will get furlough notices in April.
Business travelers have clear favorites among restaurants, hotels and airlines, but they spend their money elsewhere. Here's why.
The documentary "Blackfish" has inspired more than two dozen petitions calling for changes at SeaWorld animal theme parks.
Japan Airlines said a maintenance crew at Narita Airport discovered smoke coming from the main battery of one of its Boeing 787 jets.
A Southwest plane landed at the wrong airport in Branson, Missouri. CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details.
Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest jet carrying 124 passengers landed at the wrong airport near Branson, Missouri.
Jan 12- Airlines have submitted bids seeking to purchase takeoff and landing rights at Reagan National Airport that American Airlines Group is required to sell under an agreement with the U.S. government, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Among major carriers, Delta Air Lines had canceled four flights and Southwest Airlines had halted 45 by mid-afternoon on Wednesday, the data showed.
Among major U.S. carriers, Delta Air Lines had canceled four flights and Southwest Airlines had halted 37 as of early Wednesday, the data showed.
Jan 7- Glacial temperatures gripping large parts of the United States and Canada disrupted thousands of flights on Tuesday, creating more challenges for airlines seeking to recover from recent snow and ice storms.
Stuck trains and thousands of canceled flights in the Midwest and Northeast continue to slow down U.S. travel.