Spirit Airlines is launching daily service between Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in western Pennsylvania and Chicago O’Hare International Airport on May 7. The new service will increase Spirit Airlines’ network of non-stop flights from Latrobe to seven routes.

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The Air Canada Express regional service, to be operated by Chorus Aviation subsidiary Jazz with 74-seat Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop regional airliners, will offer four round-trips a week from May 22 through September 7, 2015.

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Etihad Airways will introduce the Airbus A380 on its Abu Dhabi-New York JFK route on December 1, 2015. Before that, the airline will begin A380 service between Abu Dhabi and Sydney on June 1.

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Swiss International Air Lines will begin operating a second daily Zurich-Chicago O’Hare round-trip at the end of May and will introduce a six-times-weekly second service between Zurich and San Francisco from July 5.

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Austrian Airlines is increasing the frequency of its Vienna-Newark service to a daily flight in June and will launch new weekly service between Vienna and Mauritius in late October.

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JetBlue Airways intends to expand its presence at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport in November, when it launches twice-daily service linking the Maryland airport with Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.

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Southwest Airlines has announced new routes to eight additional cities from Dallas Love Field as part of a service expansion that will see it add 16 more flights a day from the airport on August 9.

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JetBlue Airways plans to operate twice-weekly round-trips between New York JFK and Grenada, on Thursdays and Sundays from June 11.

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On that date, Royal Air Maroc’s first 274-seat Boeing 787-8 will depart on its inaugural 6.5-hour flight from Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca to New York JFK.

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Hainan Airlines plans to launch three new routes between the United States and China in June and increase service frequency on three of its existing China-U.S. routes, as part of a planned large-scale expansion in the Chinese carrier’s service to North America.

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Frontier Airlines has announced it will launch service in the spring of 2015 from Austin to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Las Vegas.

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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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JetBlue Airways will launch a new route between its home base New York JFK and Daytona Beach International Airport in February 2016, the Florida airport becoming a new destination for the airline.

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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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On November 16, Lufthansa will begin serving Panama City five times a week using Airbus A340-300 widebodies, each configured to seat 298 passengers for use by its leisure market-oriented ‘Jump’ operation.

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JetBlue Airways and Icelandair have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch a bilateral codeshare partnership offering connections between the two airlines’ networks, with a focus on gateway airports at Boston, New York JFK and Reykjavik.

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Subject to receipt of government operating authority, JetBlue Airways will launch twice-weekly non-stop service between New York JFK and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport on June 11.

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The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is part of a welcome trend – the advent of decent-to-excellent hotels in or near major international airports – that has ramped-up globally over the past decade or so. The hotel, in fact, helped start that trend when it opened its doors in 1999.

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American Airlines is launching daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport on May 7.

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