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The airline is beginning service to San Diego, Augusta in Georgia, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Fayetteville in Arkansas, and the Canadian cities of Montreal and Toronto from the U.S. capital’s downtown airport.

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Virgin America filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation on March 12 for the right to operate two non-stop daily flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport from its home base of San Francisco International Airport.

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Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for slots that would allow Southwest to offer the first-ever non-stop service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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The airline’s bid, one of at least seven expected for the DOT awards of four slot-pairs for longer-haul flights at Washington Reagan National Airport, would provide non-stop service from Washington National to Portland in Oregon and San Diego.

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United Airlines is launching daily non-stop service between its San Francisco hub and Washington Reagan National Airport on May 14.

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American Airlines is launching daily, non-stop Boeing 757 service between Washington Reagan National Airport and Los Angeles International Airport on June 14.

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JetBlue Airways is planning nearly a doubling of its service from New York LaGuardia Airport and Washington Reagan National Airport by this summer, increasing flights at each of the two airports by eight round-trips a day to at least 16 daily flights.

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US Airways is launching new, US Airways Express non-stop service from Cincinnati in Ohio and Des Moines in Iowa to Washington Reagan National Airport on May 2.

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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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Eight of the 11 new communities that the airline will serve currently have no service to Washington’s downtown airport. The new flights, which begin on March 25, are the next step in US Airways’ plan to focus on its core service areas of Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte.

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Under the agreement, Delta acquired 132 slot pairs at LaGuardia from US Airways and US Airways acquired from Delta 42 slot pairs at Reagan National, as well as the rights to operate additional daily service to Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2015.

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Alaska Airlines and sister carrier Horizon Air will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States partly powered by biofuel, starting on November 9. The flights will link Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with Washington D.C. and Portland, Oregon.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to allow Delta Air Lines and US Airways to exchange some of their operating rights at Reagan Washington National Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport, subject to a number of conditions.

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Effective immediately, the FAA is placing an additional air traffic controller on the midnight shift at 27 airport control towers around the United States which are currently staffed with only one controller during that shift.

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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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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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JetBlue Airways has launched service at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport with seven daily nonstop flights to Boston Logan International Airport and one daily nonstop flight each to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport.

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In its 2010 fall schedule Delta Air Lines is enhancing flight schedules in key U.S. domestic and transborder business markets, planning added service between 21 cities and Washington, D.C. or New York.

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JetBlue Airways is beginning service at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, its third airport in the Washington D.C. region, on November 1. It will offer seven daily nonstop flights to Boston’s Logan International Airport and one daily nonstop flight each to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport.

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