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Delta to Add Seven New Destinations from Seattle in 2017

Delta Air Lines is adding seven non-stop, year-round destinations from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year, making 2017 its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub.

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The airline will operate the new seasonal Saturday-only services to Cancun International Airport on Saturdays from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, Nashville International Airport and Kansas City International Airport.

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JetBlue Airways plans to introduce its Mint premium transcontinental service on its routes linking Boston with San Francisco, Los Angeles and Barbados. It also plans to launch services linking Nashville with Boston and Fort Lauderdale and increase service frequencies on 14 routes from Boston.

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Assuming it receives the required governmental approvals, Alaska Airlines will operate four weekly round-trips from Los Angeles to Costa Rica’s capital San Jose and also four round-trips to Liberia in Guanacaste province.

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The Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets will be the first of the model to be operated by GoJet Airlines, whose existing fleet consists of 47 Bombardier CRJ700s.

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Southwest Airlines is launching service to Memphis, Pensacola, and Richmond in Virginia on November 3. Both Southwest Airlines and subsidiary AirTran Airways have newly extended their schedules through until New Year’s weekend and the two airlines are launching a sizable number of new year-round and seasonal services.

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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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Bahamasair is launching non-stop service on May 1 between Grand Bahama Island and Richmond in Virginia, Louisville in Kentucky, Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina and Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Maryland.

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Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways are launching service to new destinations and offering new routes as they extend their flight schedules for reservations from June 3 through August 10, 2012. Several of the new AirTran routes and destinations are international.

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The airline’s flights to Grand Bahama Island will originate from Fort Lauderdale, Louisville, Kentucky; Richmond, Virginia; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; and Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Vision Airlines will begin the new services during the week of November 14.

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The Transportation Security Administration is expanding the random use of Explosive Trace Detection technology at airports throughout the United States as an additional layer of security.

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AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, has announced a series of actions to position the company better to meet the air transport industry’s near-term economic challenges, while continuing to build on its strategy for long-term success.

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