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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From May 26, Delta will operate daily service linking Minneapolis-St. Paul with Rome, as well as six weekly flights linking Detroit with Munich.

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SkyWest Airlines is launching daily non-stop service from Portland, Oregon to Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha on February 18, 2016, on behalf of Alaska Airlines.

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In extending its bookable flight schedule from January 6 until March 8, 2016, Southwest Airlines is launching four new year-round routes on January 6.

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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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To acknowledge the DC-9’s retirement, the last Delta Air Lines DC-9 flight will be DL2014 from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Atlanta. Delta is using the DL2014 flight number in order to note the aircraft’s final year of service. The preceding flight operating from Detroit to Minneapolis/St. Paul will be flight DL1965, the aircraft’s initial year of service.

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In its new schedule extension through June 2014, Southwest Airlines is adding new routes from Portland in Oregon and San Diego, and is increasing its services in existing markets from New York LaGuardia.

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Delta Air Lines has applied to add 18 daily non-stop flights to five destinations from Dallas Love Field in October 2014. Among other necessary pre-conditions, the Dallas Love Field expansion contemplated by Delta requires that full repeal of the Wright Amendment goes ahead as agreed by both Houses of Congress on September 29, 2006.

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In extending to April 6 the schedule of subsidiary AirTran Airways and its own schedule, Southwest Airlines is introducing five new non-stop seasonal routes, including new non-stop flights on Saturdays between Florida sun destination Fort Myers and three U.S. cities.

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The airline’s new seasonal destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be Los Angeles International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Tampa International Airport. The airline will offer daily seasonal service on each route from November 7.

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Southwest Airlines is introducing four new routes in its latest flight schedule, which it has newly extended for itself and subsidiary AirTran Airways for travel through November 1. Southwest will also take over AirTran Airways’ existing Fort Lauderdale-San Juan route.

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Delta Air Lines is launching twice-daily regional jet service between Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, North Dakota and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 10.

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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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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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On May 31 and June 1, Spirit Airlines will begin operating three daily non-stop round-trips between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and daily non-stop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

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Sun Country Airlines will operate twice-weekly summer seasonal service between Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and London Gatwick Airport from May 27, with Boeing 737-800s routing via a fuel stop in Gander.

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Minneapolis-based storm-tour company F5 Tours is to host week-long tours in both Oklahoma and Minnesota in search of severe storms during the months of May and June, starting in the 2011 storm season.

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American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, has begun operating four daily round-trips between New York LaGuardia Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Eagle has also begun twice-daily nonstop service between Miami International Airport and Gainesville Regional Airport in Gainesville, Florida

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The 501-room upper-upscale hotel will be a cornerstone of Mall of America’s Phase II upscale expansion. Construction of the hotel is expected to begin in December 2010 and its opening is planned for late 2012.

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