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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 from January 6 until March 8, 2016, Southwest Airlines is launching four new year-round routes on January 6.

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Southwest Airlines is planning to launch international service from Houston Hobby Airport to eight cities in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean this fall.

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The aircraft, emblazoned with an artist’s rendition of the Missouri state flag, was unveiled at a ceremony on April 15 at the Kansas City International Airport location of aircraft-maintenance company Aviation Technical Services, with which Southwest has partnered for more than 35 years.

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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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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 Airlines is more than doubling the number of flights it operates from Washington Reagan National Airport this summer, launching seven new routes and additional connecting itineraries.

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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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Southwest Airlines is launching twice-daily service between Washington Reagan National Airport and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on September 30.

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On July 9 Southwest Airlines revealed it had bought four slots at Washington Reagan National Airport from another airline, the previous week. Southwest will use the slots to provide two daily round-trips between Washington Reagan National and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

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Boeing will bring its 787-8 demonstrator to seven cities in the U.K., Norway, Italy and the U.S. on the sixth leg of the Boeing 787 Dream Tour of the world later this month and in May.

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Just in time for the busy Christmas-holiday travel rush, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has officially ended a year-long renovation of its Concourse A with the unveiling of two art-glass screens by St. Louis-area artists.

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On June 1, Vision Airlines will begin offering scheduled services to Northwest Florida Regional from Fort Lauderdale; Lafayette in Lousiana; Las Vegas (on a one-stop basis via Baton Rouge, Louisiana); Greater Memphis, through Tunica Municipal Airport in Mississippi; and St. Louis.

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Southwest Airlines will begin service to Newark Liberty International Airport with eight daily nonstop flights, six to Chicago Midway and two to St. Louis on Sunday, March 27, 2011.

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Alaska Airlines is launching daily service between Seattle and St. Louis on September 27.

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Regional airline Cape Air is continuing to expand its American Airlines-affiliated route network in the U.S. Midwest by launching three-times daily service between Kirksville Municipal Airport, Missouri and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in mid-September.

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AirTran Airways and SkyWest Airlines have formed a new marketing partnership under which SkyWest will operate five 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets between Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and six destinations.

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Cape Air launches air service from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Cape Girardeau, Missouri and the towns of Quincy and Marion, Illinois on November 8.

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Southwest Airlines is adding nine new daily flights to six new destinations from Lambert St. Louis International Airport next spring.

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