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How will airline merger impact Arizona?

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Airways jet
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

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


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

Ski Flap
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

Shauna Forsythe
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

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 →