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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JetBlue Airways will launch six-times-a-day service on weekdays between Boston Logan International Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport on October 31. The airline will also offer two LaGuardia-Boston Logan round-trips on Saturdays and three round-trips on Sundays.

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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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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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JetBlue will initially place its ‘B6’ flight code on 14 Silver Airways routes within Florida. Later this year, the partnership will expand to include 13 Silver Airways routes from Florida to The Bahamas, subject to the carriers receiving the required government regulatory approvals.

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The airline’s 2015 service expansion from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport begins on May 7, when Spirit launches services from ATL to Cleveland, Las Vegas, and Orlando. Its service expansion from Los Angeles takes place on July 9, with new routes to Baltimore and Kansas City.

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Spirit Airlines plans to launch service from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport to 10 new destinations in the spring of 2015, three of them in the U.S. and the rest in Mexico and Central America. New U.S. destinations are the Tampa, Baltimore/Washington International and Oakland airports.

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The new operating unit, internally code-named ‘Jump’, will begin service between Frankfurt and Tampa on September 25, 2015, using Airbus A340-300s. Each Jump flight will operate under full Lufthansa branding and using a Lufthansa flight number.

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From November 6, Silver Airways will increase its intra-Florida schedule to more than 560 weekly flights linking 10 Florida cities, the regional airline operating on 15 different non-stop routes within the state.

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The addition of Silver Airways as a TrueBlue frequent-flyer partner allows travelers to earn TrueBlue points on Silver’s network of routes throughout Florida and the Bahamas. Travelers can now also book connecting flights between Silver Airways and JetBlue via jetblue.com.

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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 will launch new non-stop service to 15 new domestic destinations from Dallas Love Field following the repeal of flight restrictions imposed in 1979 which limit the states that can be served from the near-downtown airport.

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Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines is launching four-times-weekly service between Panama City and Tampa on December 16.

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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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To promote the new services, through May 7 JetBlue Airways is offering a one-way fare of $80 to Tampa and $90 to Fort Myers, for travel October 24 through November 20, 2013. Fares include government taxes and fees.

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One of the new Southwest Airlines destinations is San Juan in Puerto Rico, which is the first city that Southwest has ever served on a scheduled basis outside the 48 contiguous states of the mainland United States.

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At Grand Rapids, Southwest will offer double the number of flights AirTran Airways is operating. From August 11, Southwest will offer six daily non-stop flights, compared with three daily non-stop flights operated until then by AirTran.

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Silver Airways, which claims to offer more flights to more cities within Florida than any other carrier, is boosting its intra-Florida network by launching daily Fort Lauderdale-Orlando and West Palm Beach-Tampa services on January 7.

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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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