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2008-08-01 09:00:44

By Chris Walsh Frontier Airlines is considering giving back up to five gates at Denver International Airport as part of its bankruptcy reorganization, airport officials said. The Denver-based company leases or uses space on 21 gates at DIA for its Airbus jets. It also operates turboprop flights from eight "hard- tand" areas where passengers walk out to the planes. Frontier has previously indicated that it will give up space at the airport but hasn't said how much. DIA officials said...

2008-07-25 06:00:33

By Barbara De Lollis ARLINGTON, Va. -- On most Friday nights, Roger Lotz roams Washington's Reagan National Airport, scanning faces for signs of confusion or anxiety. When he sees one, Lotz quickly approaches the person to offer his assistance. He sometimes talks to more than 100 people during his four-hour volunteer shift. Many fliers don't expect such service in today's fast-paced, high-tech environment, and some aren't all that nice in their reply. But Lotz of Alexandria, 45 and...

2008-07-24 09:00:50

By Chris Walsh Airfares from Denver to destinations within the United States rose by 8.4 percent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier - double the average increase nationally, according to the latest federal data. And there's not much relief in sight: Leisure and business fares across the country this summer are up about 10 percent, some experts say, and likely will continue to rise as airlines cut flights this fall. Those reductions, which are largely tied to steep increases...

2008-07-16 12:01:08

By Linda Rawls, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Jul. 15--JetBlue Airways Corp. will launch new service between Palm Beach International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport on Dec. 18, the airline said today. One-way fares on JetBlue's Airbus A320 planes, which seat 150 passengers, will begin at $114, plus fees and taxes of up to $17.50 each way. This fare is only for Internet reservations made at least two weeks in advance. Reservations made by phone or at the airport cost...

2008-07-16 06:00:31

JetBlue Airways has announced that it will launch new non-stop services from the Washington Dulles International Airport to Fort Myers and West Palm Beach, Florida, beginning December 18, 2008. The airline has also announced that it will add Saturday-only non-stop service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from the Washington Dulles International Airport on December 20, 2008. The fares from Dulles to Fort Myers and Palm Beach start at $114 each way, while non-stop flights to San Juan can be had...

2008-07-15 12:00:42

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announces plans to launch service from Washington Dulles International Airport to three new sun destinations this winter. Beginning December 18, JetBlue will kick off seasonal service from Dulles to Fort Myers and West Palm Beach, Fla. -- the only nonstop service offered on both routes. Then on December 20, JetBlue will add Saturday-only nonstop service to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fares from Dulles to Fort Myers...

2008-07-15 06:00:38

By Randy Griffith, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 15--Soaring fuel prices are being blamed for the loss of one daily round-trip flight from the Johnstown and Altoona airports. Effective Aug. 1, Colgan Air will reduce its schedule to three flights on weekdays, one on Saturday and two on Sunday. All flights connect the local airports to Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. "We put that (fourth flight) in hoping to stir the market," said Joe Williams, spokesman for...

2008-06-23 00:00:17

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BECKLEY - A bigger airplane and a smoother ride are two things passengers from Raleigh County Memorial Airport can count on under a new two-year contract. Colgan Air Inc. will provide flights to Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport starting in August. Colgan's bid was accepted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will pay a $2.9 million subsidy to the airline. Airport manager Tom Cochran said Colgan's bid was attractive partly because the...

2008-06-17 12:00:35

By Fred Pace, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jun. 17--Colgan Air's bid for service at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport has been accepted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to Airport Manager Tom Cochran. "The Department of Transportation could only consider bids containing subsidy requests that met the Essential Air Service program's guidelines," Cochran explained. "Colgan Air has received a new two-year contract for the period beginning Aug. 1, 2008, to Sept. 1,...

2008-06-17 06:00:26

By Randy Griffith, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jun. 17--Today's resumption of passenger flights at Johnstown marks the introduction of some special fares on United Express flights to Dulles International Airport in Washington. "Fares have been established to welcome people back to the convenience of flying out of Johnstown," said Joe Williams, spokesman for Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and Colgan Air. Pavement reconstruction at the intersection of John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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