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Spirit Announces New Year-Round Services from New Orleans and Houston

Spirit Airlines is launching three new year-round routes from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in May, upon the start of its summer schedule, and in April it will begin operating a new year-round service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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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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JetBlue Airways will launch six-times-a-day service on weekdays between Boston Logan International Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport on October 31. The airline will also offer two LaGuardia-Boston Logan round-trips on Saturdays and three round-trips on Sundays.

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Ethiopian Airlines will launch three-times-weekly scheduled service to Newark Liberty International Airport from Addis Ababa, via Lomé in Togo, on July 3. Ethiopian had announced in January that it would resume service to the New York metropolitan area in July but said it planned to serve New York JFK.

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Brussels Airlines is strengthening its long-haul network, in a move that will see it add two more Airbus A330s to its fleet within the next 15 months.

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Star Alliance member Air China says it is adding the four-times-weekly Bejing-Newark service to its existing twice-daily Beijing-New York JFK service “in order to further meet the buoyant demand for air travel between China and the United States”.

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United Airlines plans to add daily transatlantic summer-season service on May 25 between Newark and Athens, Washington Dulles and Barcelona and Washington Dulles and Lisbon.

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In launching its p.s. service at Newark Liberty International Airport, United will re-deploy to U.S. domestic p.s. service several Boeing 757-200s it currently operates on transatlantic routes. To replace them, United will increase the number of Boeing 767s it operates on transatlantic flights.

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Orlando will be Southwest Airlines’ third Florida destination from Washington Reagan National Airport, where Southwest says it is now the second-largest carrier in terms of passengers carried.

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Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have announced that their transatlantic joint-venture partnership will add six new transatlantic services between the U.S. and the UK for the summer 2015 season.

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Austrian Airlines is increasing the frequency of its Vienna-Newark service to a daily flight in June and will launch new weekly service between Vienna and Mauritius in late October.

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In addition, United Airlines will offer a second daily non-stop flight between Washington Dulles International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for the 2015 summer season.

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Subject to government approval, El Al plans to place its ‘LY’ flight code on select JetBlue Airways-operated flights to and from New York JFK and Newark Liberty International Airport.

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Now both Delta and strategic partner Virgin Atlantic Airways operate to and from the same terminals at both ends of the London Heathrow-New York JFK route, which is the world’s most important international business-travel market, according to Delta.

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United Airlines has responded to JetBlue Airways’ recent application to launch service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic from May 1 by applying to operate the route itself, from this summer.

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JetBlue Airways plans to launch daily non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Santiago de los Caballeros, the second-largest city in the Dominican Republic, on May 1.

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Named “Art & Lounge,” the new lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport is located on the Gate Level of Terminal B nearby the El Al check-in counters and next to the duty free shops. According to El Al, the spacious lounge will serve as a setting for changing exhibitions of contemporary Israeli art and video art.

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Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will operate a new joint-venture schedule on transatlantic services to and from London Heathrow Airport from summer 2014, aligning their services and offering more flight choices for travelers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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The weekly flights, which began on July 13, are operated by Boeing 737-800 single-aisle jets, each fitted with 16 United Business seats, 48 United Economy Plus seats and 90 United Economy seats.

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