Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways have announced new routes as they extend their flight schedules for travel bookings through January 4, 2013.

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This summer US Airways is offering daily, seasonal service to Barcelona, Athens, Glasgow, Venice and Lisbon from its hub at Philadelphia. The carrier will also add daily, seasonal service from US Airways’ hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Dublin, Madrid and Rome.

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US Airways is launching daily, non-stop service on September 5 from Austin and San Antonio to the airline’s main international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport. On September 5, also, US Airways will introduce a sixth daily flight between Dallas/Fort Worth and Philadelphia.

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Alaska Airlines is launching new daily non-stop service between Seattle and Philadelphia on June 11, and daily non-stop flights between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale on July 16.

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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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Through US Airways Express franchisee Air Wisconsin, US Airways has begun three-times-daily, year-round service from its transatlantic gateway at Philadelphia International Airport to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

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Southwest Airlines has begun nonstop service between Boston Logan International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. Initially, the carrier is operating five daily nonstops between the two cities.

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City-to-city express bus company Megabus.com will greatly expand daily service to and from Philadelphia on July 21, making the city its second hub in the Northeast U.S.

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The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia has completed a five-year, multi-phase, $22 million renovation. The final phase of renovation included an additional $2 million investment for the modern transformation of the National Historic Landmark hotel’s mezzanine level pre-function area and meeting rooms, public restrooms, and the Locust Street entrance.

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Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds 2 & The Brain has made its debut at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute and is one of many points of interest for visitors interested in exploring Greater Philadelphia’s many exhibits and museums devoted to medical science, anatomy and medical history.

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