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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In extending its bookable flight schedule through November 4, Southwest Airlines has announced it is launching six new U.S. domestic routes and one new international route on August 7.

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Air Canada will launch non-stop services between four Canadian hubs and 12 U.S. cities in its summer 2016 season, with 10 of the 12 new routes to be operated on a year-round basis.

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Spirit Airlines has announced more four new routes and expansion of an existing daily service from Los Angeles International Airport, all beginning next spring.

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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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The carrier will operate once-daily round-trip service on eight of the new routes and Saturday-only service on the ninth. Southwest Airlines will also increase the frequency of its flights on four existing routes from Dallas Love Field in April.

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Using the first three of seven Embraer 175 jets ordered on November 25, SkyWest Airlines will begin offering daily non-stop service for the Alaska Airlines network on July 1 between Seattle and Milwaukee; Seattle and Oklahoma City; and Portland in Oregon and St. Louis.

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Southwest has announced it would add 20 flights to 12 new non-stop destinations if the airline is able to acquire two additional gates at Dallas Love Field. American must relinquish the gates under the terms of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, but other airlines are also bidding for them.

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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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Alaska Airlines will begin daily non-stop service in June linking Salt Lake City with Portland in Oregon, and with the California cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose. It will also add a third daily non-stop flight to its existing service between Salt Lake City and Seattle.

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Through its regional-airline partners Horizon Air and SkyWest Airlines, Alaska Airlines is adding six routes to its network in November and December. Two of them are routes it has served before and another is a new winter-season route to a ski destination.

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Alaska Airlines will begin new service between Portland in Oregon and Atlanta on August 26 and between Portland and Dallas/Fort Worth on September 16. The Portland-Atlanta flight will replace one of Alaska Airlines’ two daily scheduled Seattle-Atlanta flights.

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Alaska Airlines will operate a daily round-trip between Fairbanks in Alaska and Portland in Oregon from June 9 through September 2, 2013.

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With the departures on February 1 of Air Canada Express flights AC8371 from Calgary to Fort McMurray, AC8430 from Calgary to Regina and AC8586 from Calgary to Saskatoon, Air Canada has introduced Bombardier Q400 NextGen service in Western Canada.

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Dallas-based Southwest Airlines starts service in Wichita on June 2, 2013, with a total of five daily flights offering non-stop service to Dallas, Chicago Midway, and Las Vegas. Wichita will be Southwest’s 85th destination.

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Two of the new routes are from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and to Las Vegas. The third is between Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Spirit is also launching service between Portland, Oregon and San Diego.

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Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Virgin America have all scheduled August start dates for their new “beyond perimeter” services from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to destinations beyond the 1,250-mile radius to which U.S. law restricts most flights from the airport.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Alaska Airlines for service to Portland, Oregon; JetBlue Airways for San Juan, Puerto Rico; Southwest Airlines for Austin, Texas; and Virgin America for San Francisco.

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Spirit Airlines is launching daily service on June 21 between Dallas/Fort Worth and Portland, Oregon. Portland will be Spirit Airlines’ 15th non-stop destination from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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