Southwest Airlines has confirmed its intent to retain AirTran Airways’ operations at an additional 15 U.S. domestic airports and seven international airports, but Southwest is dropping six AirTran destinations. Over time, Southwest will convert AirTran’s flights to Southwest operations at the 53 AirTran cities it has decided to keep.

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Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air will establish a new base at Orlando International Airport (MCO) on February 1, 2010 and will initially serve 10 U.S. cities from the base.

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American Eagle Airlines is starting nonstop jet service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Charleston, West Virginia and three Pennsylvania destinations in the spring of 2010.

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