Delta Air Lines is launching new services this summer linking Los Angeles International Airport with Austin in Texas and Boise in Idaho. The airline also plans to launch daily non-stop service linking LAX with San Salvador in El Salvador and Monterrey in Mexico.

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SAS is re-launching service on the Stockholm-Hamburg route on April 22. The airline will offer two round-trips on its Stockholm-Hamburg route every weekday and one round-trip on Sundays.

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Southwest Airlines Co. has confirmed that the company, together with its subsidiary AirTran Airways, Inc., has reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines, Inc., and Boeing Capital Corp. to lease or sublease all 88 of AirTran’s Boeing 717 jets to Delta.

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Hawaiian Airlines has its share of hiccups, but in this writer’s experience, HA trumps its much larger main competitor on mainland-Hawaii routes, United Airlines, 10 times out of 10 when it comes to unfeigned warmth, superior food and beverage choices and all-around customer service.

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If ratified, a new tentative agreement between Delta Air Lines and its pilot union will allow Delta to acquire up to 70 more two-class, 76-seat regional jets as well as the 88 Boeing 717s that Delta has agreed in principle to sublease from Southwest Airlines.

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Together with subsidiary AirTran Airways, Inc., Southwest Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with Delta Air Lines, Inc. and Boeing Capital Corp. to sublease all 88 of AirTran’s Boeing 717 jets to Delta.

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The leased jets will increase Hawaiian Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 717s to 18 aircraft. With the three additional Boeing 717s, Hawaiian says it will be able to expand its inter-island service between Honolulu and Kahului, Lihue, Hilo, and Kona during peak travel periods.

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AirTran Airways has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Little Debbie brand of snack cupcakes (well known in the United States) by creating a special external logo for one of the airline’s Boeing 717s.

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AirTran Airways is beginning four-times weekly service to the resort of Tunica, Mississippi on May 6. The airline says its flights will represent the first scheduled air service by a major airline to the entertainment and gaming destination.

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AirTran Airways has resumed scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi to the carrier’s hub in Atlanta and has added new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida.

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AirTran Airways has teamed up with the NBA professional basketball team the Orlando Magic to launch a custom-painted Boeing 717 in the Magic’s colors. The 717, dubbed ‘Magic 1’, will operate across the company’s network of more than 60 destinations.

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AirTran Airways has unveiled a custom-painted, one-of-a-kind Boeing 717 honoring the airline’s partnership with National Football League team the Indianapolis Colts.

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AirTran Airways has painted one of its Boeing 717s in the colors of the Atlanta Falcons professional American football team.

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AirTran Airways is beginning weekly nonstop flights between Branson Airport in Missouri and Orlando International Airport on December 19.

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