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Aero Jet Services expands operations

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Scottsdale-based Aero Jet Services has just announced they are expanding their operations to Sarasota, Florida.  They are an industry leader in luxury private jet charter around the globe and wear the crown as #1 in Arizona. They will officially open their location at the Dolphin Aviation Facility at the Sarasota-Bradenton Int. Airport (SQR) on April… Read More →

Public Identifies Transit Priorities for Southwest Valley

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March 11, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), in partnership with West Valley cities and through extensive input from residents, has completed a transit system study that identifies a local transit plan for the Southwest Valley. MAG has worked in partnership over the past year with the cities of Phoenix, Avondale, Goodyear, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, the town… Read More →

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 →