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Arizona plans road projects with reduced funding

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The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will be working with $350 million less as it maps out construction projects for the next five years. The department says the decreased funding is due to stagnant revenue from gas and vehicle license taxes, and declining federal aid. Director John Halikowski says some tough decisions will have… Read More →

How will airline merger impact Arizona?

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February 14, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

The potential merger of US Airways and American Airways raised fears in Arizona that the combined airline would ditch its major hub in Phoenix, costing thousands of jobs in a region just now recovering from the housing collapse and recession that crippled the economy for years. But when the merger was announced Thursday, city and… Read More →

Report: AMR, US Airways boards meet Wednesday

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February 12, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Directors of American Airlines and US Airways reportedly plan to meet Wednesday to consider a merger. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that negotiators were still considering the makeup of the combined company’s board and an exact role for the CEO of American parent AMR Corp. US Airways and AMR declined to comment. The companies… Read More →

Fuller planes help US Airways double profit

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January 23, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

US Airways said net income doubled in the fourth quarter as its planes were fuller and it made more money off each passenger. The airline on Wednesday reported a profit of $37 million, or 22 cents per share, compared with $18 million, or 11 cents per share a year ago. Excluding special items, net income… Read More →

Flyers can pay $40 to board first on Southwest

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January 22, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Want to board first on a Southwest Airlines flight? Now you can pay $40 for the privilege. Southwest Airlines will let people pay to be part of their first boarding group, group “A.” The airline does not have assigned seating and lets passengers board in three groups, A, B and C. Currently, passengers can ensure… Read More →

Scottsdale Launches Warm-Weather Campaign

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January 18, 2013 by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is promoting Scottsdale as a warm-weather destination in New York, Canada, and other top markets with the launch of its 2013 warm-weather marketing campaign. During February 2013, New Yorkers riding the 42nd Street subway will find themselves soaking up the sun in the Sonoran Desert, relaxing in a Scottsdale… Read More →

Frontier cancels some Colorado Springs flights

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January 15, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Frontier Airlines is canceling some of its flights at the Colorado Springs airport because of its reduced fleet of smaller regional jets. A Frontier spokeswoman says the company is discontinuing its three daily flights between Colorado Springs and Denver. The flights will stop after March 2. The airline is also canceling flights between Colorado Springs… Read More →

American Airlines studies options with US Airways

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January 8, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Directors of American Airlines’ parent company likely won’t make a decision when they meet Wednesday to consider a possible merger with US Airways, even as momentum for a deal is building. Investors have been bidding up US Airways’ stock price, and leaders of the two pilot unions agree on how to combine contracts, two developments… Read More →

Arizona Forward hopes to guide Arizona’s transportation systems

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January 2, 2013 by in Economy | Featured | Travel

As Valley Forward transitions to Arizona Forward to encompass a statewide focus, it’s only fitting that the association with a 43-year history of success tackling environmental issues — including land use, water management, air quality and energy — turns its attention to an issue that impacts every resident and every business in Arizona. Transportation. “Valley… Read More →

Arizona gasoline prices fall for 9th straight week

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December 27, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

Arizona motorists are paying less at the pump for the ninth consecutive week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.05 a gallon. That’s down by more than 5 cents from last week and represents the lowest pump prices this year. This week’s national average is… Read More →

Travel Like a Celebrity This Holiday Season

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Scottsdale-based Aero Jet Services, an industry leader in luxury private jet charter, is making holiday travel an unforgettable and hassle free experience. This holiday season, Aero Jet Services is treating their clients to a first class luxury experience that is second to none. “We are excited for this upcoming holiday season,” said Michael McCain, Aero… Read More →

Snowbowl will open Thursday

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December 18, 2012 by in Business News | Sports | Travel

A northern Arizona ski resort that got nearly three feet of snow from recent storms is opening this week. Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes Thursday at the Arizona Snowbowl. Another ski area, Sunrise Park Resort near Greer, plans to open a day earlier. A winter storm moving into the state late Tuesday into… Read More →

Alliance Airport Advertising lands Sky Harbor contract

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December 13, 2012 by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

Alliance Airport Advertising has been awarded the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Advertising contract as of December 1, 2012 for a seven-year period with a 3-year potential extension.  As a result of the award, Alliance Airport Advertising will be investing approximately $3 million in new, state-of-the-art advertising equipment into Sky Harbor International as part of… Read More →

Allegiant offers Provo-Phoenix flight

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December 5, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

Allegiant announced new, nonstop jet service between Provo, Utah and Phoenix/Mesa beginning Feb. 15, 2013. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $49.99 one way. “We are pleased to announce a new, affordable and convenient travel option for residents of Provo,” said Andrew C.… Read More →

Final phase of $60 million Fairmont Scottsdale Princess renovation

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November 28, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

Fairmont Sc­ottsdale Princess, a distinctive AAA Five-Diamond Southwest resort in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, is announcing the final phase of its full-scale, five-year $60 million property renovation plan. Designed to enhance the guest experience for both leisure and corporate travelers, the improvements coincide with the resort’s 25th anniversary in December 2012, underscoring its… Read More →

Glendale CVB Rising in the West

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November 13, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Travel

Game on! Cities like Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear, Surprise, and the other 14 cities that make up the West Valley are capitalizing on the rapid expansion of tourism and hospitality amenities — particularly spring training baseball facilities and other sports-related events — to grab a bigger share of the $18 billion that Arizona’s 37 million annual… Read More →

Arizona gasoline prices keep falling

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November 8, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

Arizona motorists are paying less at the pump again this week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.56 a gallon. That’s down by more than 6 cents from last week. This week’s national average is $3.46 per gallon, a decrease of more than 4 cents… Read More →

MPI leader will discuss state of meeting industry

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November 5, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

Join the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (AZMPI) on November 8, 2012­­­­, at Chase Field Audi Suite Lounge to hear an address from Cindy D’Aoust, interim CEO of MPI International. D’Aoust will reflect on issues facing the meetings industry, how knowledge, relationships and marketplaces build human connections and ways to build a rich… Read More →

Arizona gasoline prices keep falling

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Arizona motorists are paying less at the pump again this week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.62 a gallon. That’s down by nearly 6 cents from last week. This week’s national average is $3.50 per gallon, a decrease of more than 9 cents from… Read More →

Arizona gasoline prices keep falling

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Arizona motorists are paying less at the pump again this week. Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.68 a gallon. That’s down by more than 3 cents from last week. This week’s national average is $3.59 per gallon, a decrease of nearly 14 cents from… Read More →

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise CEO Winter Resigns

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October 25, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

Bob Winter, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), announced today he will resign from his position effective January 1, 2013.  NNGE Chief Financial Officer Derrick Watchman will be named CEO by the NNGE Board of Directors upon Winter’s transition. Winter, who has served as CEO since May 2007, decided to leave his… Read More →

Sanctuary Named Top Resort in the Southwest

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October 22, 2012 by in Business News | Travel

The results of Condé Nast Traveler’s 25th annual Readers’ Choice Awards are in, and Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has been voted the number one resort in the Southwest. With an overall score of 92.5 reflecting readers’ opinions on rooms, service, food, location, design and activities, Sanctuary shares the region’s top spot with Tucson’s The Ritz-Carlton,… Read More →

Housing and transportation costs outpace incomes

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October 18, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Real Estate | Travel

The combined costs of housing and transportation in the nation’s largest 25 metro areas have swelled by 44 percent since 2000 while incomes have failed to keep pace, according to a new report from the Center for Housing Policy—the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference—and the Center for Neighborhood Technology. The report, Losing Ground:… Read More →

LaHood visits Mesa to unveil $75M for light rail

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has unveiled $75 million in federal funding to help build a three-mile light rail extension connecting Phoenix and Tempe. LaHood took part Friday in a grant signing ceremony in Mesa and said the light rail extension helps fast-growing cities in Arizona. The new Central Mesa Extension, operated by Valley… Read More →