Independence Air, formerly
Atlantic Coast Airlines, this summer will begin flights to 35 East
Coast and Midwest destinations. Flying out of Washington Dulles
International Airport, the low-fare carrier in June will begin
service to Chicago; Newark, N.J.; Boston; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; and
Atlanta. Later this summer, the carrier also will serve Cleveland;
Hartford, Conn.; Pittsburgh; and Providence, R.I. For a complete
listing of destinations and fares, click on www.FLYi.com.
Although Continental Airlines rescinded its price hike earlier this
week, low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines said it plans to keep its
recent $1 and $2 increase on flights up to and over 600 miles,
respectively. A spokesperson for the airline said rising oil prices
were partly to blame for the modest fare hike and noted that
Southwest's last fare increase occurred in November 2000.
Continental on Monday rescinded its worldwide fare increase of $10
to $20 one-way, after competing airlines failed to match the