The airline will operate daily round-trip service on the route, with its flight originating at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and stopping in Lansing before continuing to Washington, D.C.

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Chile-based LAN Airlines is acquiring 98.942 per cent of Aires’ shares for US$12 million in cash and is assuming Aires’ net liabilities of approximately $100 million, which include $18 million of bank debt.

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The State Corporation’s Supervisory Board approved the definitive agreement it signed and announced on September 17 during the Sochi Investment Forum in Russia. Rostechnology’s order includes 15 Boeing 737-700s, 25 737-800s and 10 737-900ERs.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc.’s subsidiaries Continental Airlines and United Airlines are increasing their joint network between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Alaska Airlines plans to launch three-times-weekly service between San Jose, California and Los Cabos in Mexico on November 20, subject to government approval.

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Alaska Airlines says it is now offering Aircell’s Gogo Inflight Internet service on more than half its aircraft, including all 55 of its Boeing 737-800s and 10 of its 737-900s.

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Southwest Airlines has honored the State of Florida with the unveiling of Florida One, a Boeing 737-700 emblazoned with an artist’s rendering of the state flag.

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On March 7, 2010 Continental Airlines is launching new service between John Wayne Orange County Airport and Maui and will increase to a daily flight its previously announced service between Orange County and Honolulu.

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Southwest Airlines is experimenting with a “green plane”, a specially outfitted aircraft that the airline hopes will combine weight efficiency, environmentally responsible products, customer comfort, and reduced waste and weight.

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Boeing Business Jets is featuring a BBJ Convertible in the static display at this year’s National Business Aviation Association convention. It is the first time the ‘BBJ C’ has been displayed.

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Continental Airlines is launching new service from Los Angeles to Maui and from Orange County to Honolulu on March 7, 2010, and plans to begin a second daily flight on the Los Angeles-Honolulu route the same day.

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AirTran Airways is beginning four-times-weekly service from Orlando to Key West, Florida on December 17.

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Turkmenistan’s national flag carrier Turkmenistan Airlines has ordered three Boeing 737-700s, which the manufacturer values at approximately $192 million at list prices.

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Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service on September 2 between San Jose, California and Austin, Texas, resurrecting the once-popular “nerd bird” route.

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Canadian low-cost airline WestJet has deferred delivery of 16 new Boeing 737NGs and agreed to order an additional 14 in order to smooth out its delivery schedule and help give the airline a more flexible fleet plan for the years through 2016.

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