A study by airline consulting firm Boyd Group International shows that U.S. airports in the fourth quarter of 2012 with the highest cost of air travel ‒ based on fares paid per mile ‒ included Dallas Love Field, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Memphis International Airport, Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Tulsa International Airport.

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Spirit Airlines is launching daily service on June 21 between Dallas/Fort Worth and Portland, Oregon. Portland will be Spirit Airlines’ 15th non-stop destination from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation has taken delivery of its first aircraft, a new Airbus A320 acquired on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services.

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VivaAerobus will launch its new service to Chicago Midway Airport from Monterrey on October 14. The nonstop flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays.

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The new carrier will initially acquire its 777-200s from parent company Singapore Airlines and will reconfigure the aircraft in a new seating layout.

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Singapore Airlines has announced its intention to establish a new no-frills, low-fare airline operating widebody aircraft on medium-haul and long-haul routes.

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Due to strong consumer demand for its 17 newly announced scheduled services to Northwest Florida Regional Airport and scheduled services to other Florida airports, Vision Airlines is extending its $49 introductory fare sale to Florida from January 23 to January 31 and has allocated more $49 seats to each flight.

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New research in the UK shows the online reputations of so-called low-fare airlines have nose-dived in recent months, as disquiet grows among customers about misleading charges.

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