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Airfares continue to rise, up 12 percent since 2009

...but still carry a tiny fraction of overall passengers."Even with the presence of a number of strong, sizable low-fare airlines, you are still seeing airfares go up sizably," said Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst with Hudson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-16/airfares-continue-rise-12-
Attracting a low-cost carrier can be a long, arduous affair

...go after and what we offer them." Her counterparts at similar-size airports say the process of bringing in a low-fare airline is long and arduous, yet well worth it. How did they do it? In addition to the good-faith commitment from the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/06/bus_441955.shtml
Business | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Larger carriers may be doomed

...right? Some industry observers say the big carrier concept is an endangered species as competition increases from low-fare airlines. The need to reduce wages and increase employee efficiency has been the mantra at several major airlines, particularly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/17/bus_422384.shtml
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Business Briefs

Atlantic will create new low-fare airline SAVANNAH, Ga. - Atlantic Coast Airlines, which...intention to break from United Express and form a new low-fare airline. Independence Air will be based at Washington Dulles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/26/bus_395503.shtml
Business
Businesses are using travel alternatives

...prodding from management - on new technologies for booking and communications. In addition, the expanding networks of low-fare airlines have made it more convenient for business travelers to fly them. These changes are bound to curb the pace of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/21/bus_389609.shtml
Business
Pocket change

...decline in business travel spending: Increased use of nonrefundable, advance-purchase tickets and smaller, low-fare airlines Companies are sending fewer people on trips, using Web and videoconferencing instead Increased corporate jet use...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/09/bus_343102.shtml
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Aviation groups come to airport's aid

...recognition. But, as the Aviation Commission has heard before, the proximity to Atlanta and Columbia, the lack of a low-fare airline, and a propensity for people to drive to other airports are all negative factors. "It isn't enough to be a good...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/17/met_302124.shtml
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Augusta aims for airlines

...bringing a low fare regional airline into Augusta. Those in the industry call it "the Southwest effect." When a low fare airline comes into the market, almost always, fares at all of that airport's airlines drop 16 percent and the number of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/19/met_296021.shtml
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Augusta's size hurts airport expansion plan

...within driving distance, by highlighting the ease of flying out of a smaller regional airport. It added three low-fare airlines in 18 months and tripled its traffic, Mr. Hill said. University of Portland Finance Professor Richard Gritta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/27/met_285869.shtml
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Is the big airline concept a dinosaur?

...right? Some industry observers say the big carrier concept is an endangered species as competition increases from low-fare airlines. The need to reduce wages and increase employee efficiency has been the mantra at several major airlines, particularly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/20/bus_422672.shtml
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