U.S. states with worst infrastructure: Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire

Not since the New Deal has the U.S. government poured this kind of money into rebuilding America’s infrastructure. Companies and states are clamoring for their piece of that federal jackpot. That helps explain why infrastructure is the major topic of conversation in economic development circles this year, and why it also looms large in CNBC’s … Read more

Airline profits lag even as travel demand breaks records

Passengers pass through O’Hare airport in Chicago, July 3, 2024. Scott Olson | Getty Images Record summer air travel demand isn’t translating to record U.S. airline profits. Carriers will have to answer for that disconnect when they report quarterly results this month. Some airlines have forecast record demand, and in some cases, revenue. But higher … Read more

‘Roaring Kitty’ gets chewed up, Nasdaq hits record

Nasdaq closes at record high, Paramount streaming service on the block, ‘Roaring Kitty’ takes 6.6% Chewy stake Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images This report is from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our international markets newsletter. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed on everything they need to know, no matter where they are. … Read more

Spirit Airlines CEO says not considering chapter 11

A Spirit Airlines aircraft undergoes operations in preparation for departure at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2024. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie said Friday that the budget airline isn’t considering a chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and is “encouraged” by its plan after a failed takeover … Read more

Spirit Airlines gets rid of change fees, joining Frontier

A Spirit Airlines aircraft undergoes operations in preparation for departure at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on February 12, 2024 in Austin, Texas.  Brandon Bell | Getty Images Spirit Airlines is doing away with both change and cancellation fees, effective immediately, days after Frontier’s similar announcement, part of an overhaul of the country’s biggest discount carriers’ … Read more

Best U.S. airlines in 2024

There are plenty of factors to consider when booking long-range travel plans. One of the biggest: which airline will fly you to your destination. While many airlines will take you where you want to go, the travel experience can vary widely when it comes to factors such as boarding processes, amenities and baggage allowances. WalletHub … Read more

JetBlue shares tumble after airline lowers 2024 revenue outlook

Silhouette of passenger in front of the JetBlue Airbus A321neo aircraft spotted on the apron tarmac docked at the passenger jet bridge from the terminal of Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport AMS EHAM in the Netherlands.  Nicholas Economou | Nurphoto | Getty Images JetBlue Airways shares tumbled more than 9% in premarket trading on Tuesday after … Read more

Ex-JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes to run Airbus North America

Robin Hayes, chief executive officer of JetBlue Airways Corp., speaks during an Economic Club of New York event in New York, US, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Former JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes will run Airbus’s North America arm, replacing Jeffrey Knittel, the airplane maker said Monday. Hayes … Read more

Spirit Airlines will defer Airbus orders, furlough 260 pilots

A Spirit Airlines aircraft undergoes operations in preparation for departure at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on February 12, 2024 in Austin, Texas.  Brandon Bell | Getty Images Spirit Airlines said Monday that it will defer deliveries of new Airbus planes and furlough about 260 pilots as it tries to boost liquidity. “This amendment to our … Read more

JetBlue cuts routes spanning LAX, South America

A JetBlue Airways plane prepares to take off from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Jan. 31, 2024. Joe Raedle | Getty Images JetBlue Airways told staff on Tuesday that it is culling a host of routes, making it the carrier’s latest move to cut costs in the wake of a … Read more