Alaska Airlines will begin new service between Portland in Oregon and Atlanta on August 26 and between Portland and Dallas/Fort Worth on September 16. The Portland-Atlanta flight will replace one of Alaska Airlines’ two daily scheduled Seattle-Atlanta flights.

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If its application is approved, Delta Air Lines would begin second daily São Paulo flights to both Atlanta and New York JFK this year.

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Southwest Airlines is introducing four new routes in its latest flight schedule, which it has newly extended for itself and subsidiary AirTran Airways for travel through November 1. Southwest will also take over AirTran Airways’ existing Fort Lauderdale-San Juan route.

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Dallas-based Southwest Airlines starts service in Wichita on June 2, 2013, with a total of five daily flights offering non-stop service to Dallas, Chicago Midway, and Las Vegas. Wichita will be Southwest’s 85th destination.

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Delta Air Lines is increasing its presence at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport next summer with new year-round and seasonal service from 11 destinations in the United States. Delta will also add an extra seasonal flight between New York JFK and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Under U.S. Essential Air Service contracts, Silver Airways will operate non-stop service six days a week from Atlanta to Gainesville Regional Airport in northern Florida; and daily service to Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

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Silver Airways is expanding its Essential Air Service network with the addition of six new scheduled passenger routes from Washington Dulles International Airport and five routes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Delta Air Lines flight DL295 to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport will become the first flight to depart Concourse F at the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal when the new terminal opens on May 16 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Southwest Airlines is launching new service between Detroit and Las Vegas and subsidiary AirTran Airways is starting service between Des Moines and Chicago Midway, as they extend their flight schedules for travel bookings out through November 2. Other network changes are also occurring.

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New flight schedules released by Southwest Airlines and subsidiary AirTran Airways for August 12 through September 28 show that Southwest will offer new service in nine non-stop markets, including new service from Atlanta to Norfolk and Louisville, while AirTran will launch one new route.

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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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Southwest Airlines plans to begin operating a daily round-trip between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport on June 10. This Southwest-operated flight will be in addition to the three daily flights already operated on the route by subsidiary AirTran Airways.

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A year after the debut of its Greyhound Express service, Greyhound Lines, Inc. is expanding the premium service to Florida by adding routes from its Atlanta hub to Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Greyhound also is adding an Express stop in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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On December 12, Delta Air Lines began operating between New York JFK and Sao Paulo with Boeing 767-400ERs, which offer 180-degree, flat-bed seats in BusinessElite. On December 14, Delta will begin using Boeing 767-400ERs between Atlanta and Sao Paulo.

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The carrier launched its first flight between Atlanta and Johannesburg, South Africa, via Dakar, Senegal, on December 4, 2006. A week later, Delta began serving Accra, Ghana, from its hub at New York JFK.

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Megabus.com will offer service from Atlanta to Birmingham, Mobile and Montgomery in Alabama; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville in Tennessee; and Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando in Florida.

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The carrier will add a daily round-trip between Atlanta and Las Vegas, and a daily Atlanta-Phoenix round-trip, for travel beginning March 10, 2012. Introductory-fare tickets for the new services are available from September 5.

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Southwest will launch service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to five destinations on February 12, 2012, promising to bring greatly reduced fares and new flexibility for both business and leisure customers.

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Vision Airlines’ newly published winter flight schedule and changes to its fall flight schedule will see the low-cost carrier dropping service to five cities, but at the same time it will add several new routes to Florida destinations. Some of the route changes will take place as early as August 19.

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