Southwest Airlines raises air fares
Southwest Airlines Co. says it’s raising ticket prices to offset the high cost of jet fuel. And several other big airlines are following Southwest’s lead.
On Monday, Southwest raised fares by between $4 and $10 per round trip, depending on the distance. It’s Southwest’s third increase this year, and spokesman Brad Hawkins said it’s all due to higher fuel costs.
United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, US Airways and Frontier Airlines confirmed that they matched the Southwest increase.