Pending government approvals, American proposes to begin new service between Los Angeles International Airport and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport in late 2013 and between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and São Paulo in late 2014.

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Delta Air Lines is adding new elements to its U.S. transcontinental service, offering customers traveling between New York JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle more in-flight dining and entertainment options.

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WestJet is to launch new non-stop service between Toronto and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and between Calgary and Dallas, beginning this spring.

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Air China is increasing service frequency on its non-stop New York JFK-Beijing service from 7 to 11 round-trips a week on March 31. At the same time, Air China is switching to Boeing 777-300ERs to operate the route, from Boeing 747-400s.

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Spirit Airlines is launching daily service on four new routes starting April 25, with three of the routes expected to be year-round and the fourth operating until November 6.

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Virgin America is launching three-times-daily service to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport from Los Angeles International Airport on April 22.

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As part of its new “Transformation Plan” to reduce operating costs and increase revenues, Iberia plans to optimize its route network in 2013. The route network changes mean that this summer Iberia will introduce more capacity to the U.S cities it serves from Madrid.

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The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using 76-seat, two-class Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets.

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United is planning new flights to Latin America from Chicago and Washington, D.C. The carrier is also planning to launch new services to Canada from Denver, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as additional domestic routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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In summer 2013, Hawaiian Airlines will offer twice-daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles and Maui for the first time, in response to growing demand during the peak travel period.

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Virgin America is launching three-times-daily service to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport from both Los Angeles and San Francisco on April 2, 2013, Newark becoming the carrier’s 20th destination.

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Delta Air Lines is introducing flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabins of all its transcontinental flights linking New York with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle from March.

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Airberlin is a well-run, passenger-friendly, forward-looking airline, known in Europe for affordable fares. It flies to seven U.S. destinations: New York JFK, Chicago O’Hare (from March 2013), Fort Myers in Florida, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, and, in summer, San Francisco.

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The expanded Alaska Airlines service on the Anchorage-Los Angeles route will include a daily daytime flight most of the year and an additional nighttime flight during the summer.

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American Airlines has launched an entrée reservations program, saying it has become the first U.S. airline to offer premium-class domestic passengers the opportunity to review menu options and pre-select their desired meals prior to departure of their flights.

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Boeing Business Jets set a new world record for “Speed Over a Recognized Course” on September 16, when a BBJ flew non-stop from Los Angeles to Auckland in New Zealand for installation of its VIP interior.

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American Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui have received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin a bilateral codeshare agreement.

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United Airlines has announced the first six international routes it will operate with its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, the first of which it is due to receive at the end of September.

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Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris Airlines is launching service from Uruapan in Michoacán state to Los Angeles International Airport on October 2. Volaris Airlines will operate the route weekly, on Tuesdays.

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