One of the new Southwest Airlines destinations is San Juan in Puerto Rico, which is the first city that Southwest has ever served on a scheduled basis outside the 48 contiguous states of the mainland United States.

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At Grand Rapids, Southwest will offer double the number of flights AirTran Airways is operating. From August 11, Southwest will offer six daily non-stop flights, compared with three daily non-stop flights operated until then by AirTran.

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Spirit Airlines is launching daily service on four new routes starting April 25, with three of the routes expected to be year-round and the fourth operating until November 6.

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Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is to offer daily non-stop seasonal service linking Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Philadelphia International Airport with Myrtle Beach International Airport from April 25 to November 5.

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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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As the operational merger of AirTran Airways into Southwest Airlines continues, Southwest is taking over service from subsidiary AirTran at four more U.S. cities in the spring of 2013.

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AirTran Airways is adding add as many as four more daily non-stop round-trips between Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport from September 6 through the end of its currently published schedule on February 13, 2013.

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Spirit Airlines plans to continue its expansion at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport by adding non-stop service to five more cities – one in Mexico – between September 6 and spring 2013. Spirit is also launching twice-daily non-stop service between BWI and Fort Lauderdale.

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Bahamasair is launching non-stop service on May 1 between Grand Bahama Island and Richmond in Virginia, Louisville in Kentucky, Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina and Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Maryland.

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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 and AirTran Airways are launching service to new destinations and offering new routes as they extend their flight schedules for reservations from June 3 through August 10, 2012. Several of the new AirTran routes and destinations are international.

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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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The airline will begin twice-weekly BWI-Aruba service on December 17, 2011, with service on Saturdays and Sundays.

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The airline’s flights to Grand Bahama Island will originate from Fort Lauderdale, Louisville, Kentucky; Richmond, Virginia; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; and Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Vision Airlines will begin the new services during the week of November 14.

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The airline says its expanded service to Branson from late May comes in response to increased demand from customers for better access to the “Live Music Show Capital of the World”.

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AirTran Airways is continuing to expand its Caribbean flight schedule with daily service to Aruba and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from the low-cost carrier’s hub in Atlanta, as well as a new weekly round-trip from Milwaukee to Cancun in Mexico.

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Fast-growing Canadian carrier Porter Airlines is keen to add routes to Philadelphia and the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metropolitan area from its downtown-Toronto hub by 2012 – and possibly much sooner.

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