The Star Alliance is to replace its existing premium-class and frequent-flyer lounge at Los Angeles International Airport with a new lounge in the redeveloped Tom Bradley International Terminal. Air New Zealand will design and manage the new lounge, which is set to open in May 2013.

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Through the arrangement, effective later this summer, JetBlue and Cathay Pacific Airways plan to offer single-ticket travel and one-stop baggage check-in for travelers transferring between the airlines at New York JFK and Los Angeles International Airport.

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United Airlines plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new international and domestic routes, including new, daily transpacific and transatlantic flights from San Francisco, its largest Pacific gateway.

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From June 1, 2013, American Airlines will operate the Boeing 777-300ER on its flight AA136 from LAX to London Heathrow Airport and in the other direction on flight AA137 from LHR to LAX.

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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 airlines will interline at JFK and LAX and expect to begin selling interline tickets this summer. Subject to government approval, Air China plans to enter into a codeshare with JetBlue this autumn and place its ‘CA’ flight designator on flights operated by JetBlue.

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Air Berlin launched twice-weekly Dusseldorf-Las Vegas service on May 10, and thrice-weekly Berlin-Los Angeles service on May 11. It will also upgrade its seasonal Dusseldorf-Los Angeles service to year-round and is upping its Dusseldorf-Miami schedule from four to six round-trips weekly.

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San Francisco-based Virgin America has begun interlining with Taiwan’s China Airlines, to offer seamless travel on the networks of both carriers across their respective North American and Asian routes.

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Alaska Airlines has unveiled its new ‘Airport of the Future’ location at Los Angeles International Airport in the newly remodeled Terminal 6, where the carrier has replaced traditional ticket counters with customer-friendly check-in kiosks and bag-check stations.

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Virgin America is launching service to Portland International Airport in Oregon on June 5, offering two daily non-stop flights from Los Angeles International Airport and one daily non-stop flight from San Francisco International Airport.

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Virgin America has launched a new interline agreement with Korean Air, allowing the two airlines to offer seamless travel on the networks of both carriers across their respective North American, Asian and South American routes.

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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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From this week, customers can book tickets for combined travel on JetBlue Airways and Korean Air through New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved American Airlines’ request for a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Hainan Airlines of the People’s Republic of China.

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Through the agreement, which becomes effective on February 15, customers may book tickets for combined travel on JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines through New York John F. Kennedy Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Boston will follow on April 22.

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Effective this week, customers will be able to purchase single tickets combining travel on both Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airways, allowing for seamless travel between the carriers’ networks. In the near future, Hawaiian intends to codeshare on JetBlue-operated flights.

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Horizon Air is launching daily non-stop service from San Diego to the California cities of Monterey and Santa Rosa and twice-daily service from San Diego to Fresno. The carrier will also begin twice-daily service between Reno in Nevada and Bay Area city San Jose.

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Virgin America will operate three daily non-stop round-trips to Philadelphia International Airport from Los Angeles International Airport starting on April 4 and two daily non-stop flights from San Francisco International Airport starting on April 10.

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Air China is introducing the Boeing 777-300ER to its Los Angeles-Beijing route on February 1. The airline will debut the Boeing 777-300ER between LAX and Beijing on its night flight, CA 984/CA983.

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