NEW YORK — The travel industry is facing its biggest shake-up since the 2008 financial crisis.
A number of major airlines have announced their latest deals this week.
AirTran Airways, which serves the major markets of the U.S., Europe and Canada, said Wednesday it will be offering free domestic and international airfare for the first time in a decade.
It also is giving some airlines a 10% discount on the cost of international flights.
JetBlue Airways and American Airlines have announced new flights to Hawaii, as well as an offer to offer discounts on flights between the islands and the mainland.
Delta Air Lines said it will offer a $1,000 discount on all domestic flights between Chicago and the islands.
American Airlines said it would offer a 30% discount for domestic flights.
Delta said it is adding an additional two flights to the routes it already offers to Hawaii.
Delta also said it’s offering a free return ticket to Hawaii for all passengers returning from Alaska or Hawaii.
American Airlines is adding flights between San Francisco and Honolulu to the list of destinations.
Delta’s Hawaiian flight to San Francisco is the first of its kind since it was launched in 2008.
United Continental is offering a 10-percent discount on domestic flights on the first two business days of the new year, to include domestic travel on Tuesday.
United has also introduced free domestic flights to two destinations.
United and American are offering 10% off all domestic airfare purchases.
United also is offering two free return flights on its Hawaiian route.
Delta Air has also announced a new 10-day offer to Hawaii customers who book a flight between San Diego and Honolulu.
Delta says it will also offer a free one-way return ticket from Honolulu to San Diego for passengers returning to Hawaii or Alaska.
Delta will also be offering a 20% discount off all international flights between New York and Hawaii for the new financial year.