Southwest to Add Cincinnati and Grand Cayman to Its Network

Southwest Airlines is planning to launch service on June 4 to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and to Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (subject to Southwest receiving requisite governmental approvals).

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The airline will operate the new seasonal Saturday-only services to Cancun International Airport on Saturdays from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, Nashville International Airport and Kansas City International Airport.

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JetBlue Airways plans to introduce its Mint premium transcontinental service on its routes linking Boston with San Francisco, Los Angeles and Barbados. It also plans to launch services linking Nashville with Boston and Fort Lauderdale and increase service frequencies on 14 routes from Boston.

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Volaris’ aircraft will be the first Airbus A321s operated by a Mexican carrier and will be deployed on the airline’s domestic routes to and from Cancun, according to Airbus.

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Southwest Airlines is planning to launch international service from Houston Hobby Airport to eight cities in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean this fall.

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From December 2015 until April 2016, Jump will operate twice-weekly, Lufthansa-branded A340-300 services linking Frankfurt Airport with Cancún in Mexico, Malé in the Maldives and Mauritius.

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Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAerobus will launch service to DFW International Airport from two of Mexico’s largest cities, Guadalajara and Monterrey, on March 28. VivaAerobus also plans to launch service between DFW and Cancun in July

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Spirit Airlines plans to launch service from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport to 10 new destinations in the spring of 2015, three of them in the U.S. and the rest in Mexico and Central America. New U.S. destinations are the Tampa, Baltimore/Washington International and Oakland airports.

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Alaska Airlines will launch daily seasonal service between Seattle and Cancún on November 6, pending approval by Mexico’s Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil.

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Southwest Airlines will expand its fledgling international-service network by offering new flights to both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Mexico from August 10 and early October, as well as launching other new international services.

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This spring Air Canada’s leisure-carrier subsidiary, Air Canada rouge, is taking over eight routes previously operated by Air Canada from Toronto and Montreal to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Cancun and Tampa.

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Among the new services are year-round daily flights to Jacksonville in Florida and Richmond in Virginia. Delta Air Lines will also offer new service from Boston to Las Vegas.

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In addition to the 14 routes which Air Canada’s new leisure-airline brand will serve from July 1, Air Canada rouge will add seasonal flights operating from October through March to another 13 sunspot destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida and Southwestern U.S. for “snowbird” winter-season leisure travelers.

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The aircraft, the first of eight Boeing 787-8 widebodies Thomson Airways has on order, is the first Dreamliner to be delivered to a UK airline.

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Subject to receiving government approvals, Spirit Airlines plans to begin Dallas/Fort Worth-San Diego-Los Cabos service on November 8. The carrier also plans to begin operating DFW-Cancun service from April 25 and DFW-Los Cabos non-stop service on June 13.

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Subject to government approvals, WestJet will add Antigua, Curaçao and Liberia in Costa Rica as new seasonal destinations, all to be served from Toronto Pearson International Airport; and Manzanillo in Mexico, to be served from Calgary International Airport.

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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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The airline is due to start its service on July 1, while Cancun is in the midst of commemorating the Mundo Maya, which offers events and celebrations throughout the resort city.

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Southwest Airlines subsidiary AirTran Airways is launching new international service within the next 10 days from San Antonio, Austin, Orange County in California and Chicago Midway, as well as new service between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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