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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JetBlue Airways is launching twice-daily service between Boston Logan International Airport and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport on July 25. Houston Hobby will be the 49th destination that JetBlue Airways serves from Boston Logan International Airport.

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Spirit Airlines is launching daily non-stop service from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport to both Denver and Detroit on June 13.

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Southwest Airlines is introducing four new routes in its latest flight schedule, which it has newly extended for itself and subsidiary AirTran Airways for travel through November 1. Southwest will also take over AirTran Airways’ existing Fort Lauderdale-San Juan route.

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Air China is increasing service frequency on its non-stop New York JFK-Beijing service from 7 to 11 round-trips a week on March 31. At the same time, Air China is switching to Boeing 777-300ERs to operate the route, from Boeing 747-400s.

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Spirit Airlines is launching daily service on four new routes starting April 25, with three of the routes expected to be year-round and the fourth operating until November 6.

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Pending U.S. government approval, Air China will launch four-times-weekly service between Beijing and Houston on July 11. The new service will see Houston become the first gateway in Texas and the South Central Region of the United States with a direct connection to China.

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Operated by Boeing 737-400 equipment, Xtra Airways’ flight program to Mazatlán will offer nine weekly round-trips of 150-passenger capacity (for a total of 1,350 seats per week in each direction) from Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Los Angeles and Oakland.

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United plans to offer five-times-weekly seasonal service between Chicago O’Hare and Shannon Airport in Ireland from June 6 to August 26, 2013. The airline will also begin operating a third daily service between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and London Heathrow from March 30.

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Two of the new routes are from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and to Las Vegas. The third is between Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Spirit is also launching service between Portland, Oregon and San Diego.

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Southwest Airlines will start service at Branson on March 9, 2013, with daily non-stop flights to Dallas Love Field, Houston Hobby Airport and Chicago Midway Airport, and Saturday-only service to Orlando. Branson will become the 79th destination in Southwest’s route network.

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United Airlines has announced the first six international routes it will operate with its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, the first of which it is due to receive at the end of September.

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The airline has re-booked customers who purchased tickets to fly to or from Houston Hobby Airport on July 11 and beyond on flights to or from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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Spirit Airlines plans to continue its expansion at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport by adding non-stop service to five more cities – one in Mexico – between September 6 and spring 2013. Spirit is also launching twice-daily non-stop service between BWI and Fort Lauderdale.

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Turkish Airlines is launching four-times-weekly service between Istanbul and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport on April 1, 2013. The airline will operate the new route with Boeing 777-300ER widebodies.

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Residents of Dallas, Houston and San Antonio will be able to travel on Megabus.com buses to Austin, Texas; Norman, Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; and New Orleans, at fares beginning at $1. Megabus.com service in Texas will begin June 19.

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Southwest Airlines and subsidiary AirTran Airways have received authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation for AirTran to operate new international services to Cancun International Airport from both Denver International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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United Airlines is launching daily year-round service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Honolulu on June 7, the only non-stop service between the two points.

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Singapore Airlines is adjusting service frequencies to various destinations during its northern summer operating season from March 25 to October 27, in order to match capacity to prevailing demand for travel.

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