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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Brussels Airlines is strengthening its long-haul network, in a move that will see it add two more Airbus A330s to its fleet within the next 15 months.

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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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United Airlines plans to add daily transatlantic summer-season service on May 25 between Newark and Athens, Washington Dulles and Barcelona and Washington Dulles and Lisbon.

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South African Airways will launch non-stop service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on August 3. The new service will be the only non-stop flight between Washington D.C. and Ghana.

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Etihad Airways is introducing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily Abu Dhabi-Washington Dulles service from March 15, marking the U.S. debut of its new First, Business and Economy class products.

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In addition, United Airlines will offer a second daily non-stop flight between Washington Dulles International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for the 2015 summer season.

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The agreement will see Etihad Airways place its ‘EY’ code on JetBlue Airways-operated flights, initially facilitating connections between the two airlines at New York JFK and Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Brussels Airlines began non-stop flights between Brussels and Washington, D.C. on June 18, with promising signs for the success of the new service. Flights in both directions on the first day were full and advance bookings for the five-days-a-week service are very strong, some even sold out.

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Brussels Airlines will begin non-stop service on June 18 from Brussels to Washington, D.C. its second U.S. destination in little more than a year, part of a concerted long-haul expansion strategy. The airline says it picked Washington D.C. for its second transatlantic route because of the large market demand for flights between the U.S. and European capitals.

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Assuming the two airlines receive government approval for their codeshare agreement, tickets featuring a Qatar Airways flight number will soon be available for sale for JetBlue-operated connections in 26 markets between New York JFK and Washington Dulles International Airport.

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United is planning new flights to Latin America from Chicago and Washington, D.C. The carrier is also planning to launch new services to Canada from Denver, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as additional domestic routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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The codeshare agreement offers seamless booking by allowing Singapore Airlines to have its ‘SQ’ flight code on single tickets for passengers traveling between Asia and various Virgin America destinations in the U.S.

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Porter Airlines and South African Airways have launched a new interline agreement for passengers traveling between Canada and West and Southern Africa through Porter Airlines’ Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport hub and SAA’s Johannesburg hub, via Washington Dulles.

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Washington Dulles International Airport is the seventh gateway for Emirates in the United States, and the carrier’s Dubai-Washington service is the 12th new route to join the airline’s international network in 2012.

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Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines says it was the first airline in Africa to operate jet services and that it will once again make history by being the first airline in Africa to operate the Boeing 787.

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United Airlines plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new international and domestic routes, including new, daily transpacific and transatlantic flights from San Francisco, its largest Pacific gateway.

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Flight LH416 departed Frankfurt at 9:50 a.m. and was scheduled to touch down at Dulles at 12:45 p.m. local time. The return flight, LH419, was scheduled to depart Washington Dulles International Airport at 5:55 p.m., arriving in Frankfurt at 8:05 a.m. the following day, local time.

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Silver Airways is expanding its Essential Air Service network with the addition of six new scheduled passenger routes from Washington Dulles International Airport and five routes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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