With air-traffic growth
surpassing expectations, the airline industry this year could break
even, or possibly turn a profit, said the International Air
Transport Association. According to the organization, international
passenger traffic during the first six months of 2004 increased
more than 20 percent over 2003. Despite their optimism, officials
warned that the high price of jet fuel could threaten industry
Song, Delta Air Lines' low-fare carrier, yesterday announced plans
for the airline's first international route. Starting Dec. 1, Song
will offer daily nonstop flights from New York City's John F.
Kennedy International Airport to Nassau, the Bahamas. One-way fares
will begin at $139.