11-Apr-2011 11:50 AM

US carriers raise fares again, in 'crisis'

US Airways and Delta Air Lines raised round-trip tickets by USD10, mostly on domestic routes where it competes with discount carriers (AP/CNN, 08-Apr-2011). JetBlue and Virgin America have matched the increase. AirTran is also raising fares on some routes which is the first time in several months. Meanwhile American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey stated: “We’re facing another fuel crisis, and crisis is not too strong of a word.”