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High jet fuel prices have protected existing airlines from startups, prevented fare wars

NEW YORK - Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.In the past six years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-16/high-jet-fuel-prices-have-
Airport markets to visitors

...marketing campaign - just in time for airlines visiting during Masters Week. "In the next couple of weeks, various airline executives are going to be in town taking a good look at Augusta," said airport spokeswoman Kathryn Solee, "this time to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/22/bus_340191.shtml
Business | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Johnson's top pick: Augusta National

...wants to show it off. It's part of Mr. Johnson's job to present Augusta as a dynamic community to the many airline executives that travel to the Garden City each year - and what better place to start than with Augusta Regional Airport's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2007-04-04/johnsons-top-pick-augusta-nat
Metro | Augusta National Golf Club | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Athens might get air shuttles

...International Airport in the first quarter of 2008 if the Athens-Ben Epps Airport Authority approves the service. Airline executives pitched their business plan, modeled after successful Massachusetts shuttle Cape Air, to the airport authority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/20/bus_144404.shtml
Business
Larger carriers may be doomed

...particularly Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc., as they try to meet the challenge. But analysts, academics and some airline executives believe that might not be enough to save these carriers because of their size, the low ticket prices people want...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/17/bus_422384.shtml
Business
Is the big airline concept a dinosaur?

...Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc., as they try to meet the challenge. But analysts, academics and even some airline executives believe that may not be enough to save these carriers because of their size, the low ticket prices people want...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/20/bus_422672.shtml
Business
Obama budget could boost fees on air travelers

...Airlines are also fighting the proposal, saying it amounts to a $2 billion tax increase on the flying public. Airline executives argue the increase could discourage more people from flying.Todd Hauptli, a lobbyist for the American Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2011-02-15/obama-budget-could-boost-fees-air-t
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Business briefs

...sales of products to vendors who made no commitment to buy them. Fuel costs may nix airline recovery WASHINGTON - Airline executives warned members of Congress on Thursday that a nascent industrywide recovery has been undermined by rising fuel costs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/04/bus_417771.shtml
Business
Local leaders discuss airline service goals

...immediately ask our task force to address that issue and meet with those people." Besides planning to meet with various airline executives about new or improved service to Augusta, the group wants to look more closely at securing some of the federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/26/met_290155.shtml
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Planes flying fuller and passengers get squeezed

...summer. With 130 million people flying, little perks such as empty middle seats or flying standby were rare.Airline executives used to add flights and routes to protect market share. This often meant there were more seats than travelers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-09-13/planes-flying-fuller-and-p