In domestic route news, Southwest announces a spate of new routes starting in June; American Airlines plans to add new service at three Midwestern cities; JetBlue adds a pair of Florida routes; and Spirit grows at Atlanta.
- When Southwest Airlines’ summer schedule begins on June 5, it will include new daily service from Oakland to St. Louis and three flights a day from Oakland to Reno, as well as new daily flights from St. Louis to Portland, Ore. and Cleveland. Also in Southwest’s plans are a new daily roundtrip between Burbank and Dallas Love Field. On June 11, Southwest will add daily service between Denver and Buffalo, N.Y.
- In April, American Airlines plans to start offering three flights a day between Cleveland and Washington Reagan National, operated under the American Eagle banner with 50-seat CRJ-200s; and on April 5, American will discontinue its Cleveland-Phoenix service. Also on April 5, look for new American service into Reagan National from Minneapolis-St. Paul; those three daily flights will also be American Eagle operations, with Embraer 170 or 175 regional jets. And at the same time, American plans to kick off twice-daily service between Charlotte, N.C. and Madison, Wis.
- JetBlue last week added a pair of East Coast routes, inaugurating daily service from Albany, N.Y. to both Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando.
- Spirit Airlines’ Atlanta operation continues to expand. The carrier plans to add daily service on April 14 from Atlanta to Minneapolis-St. Paul and from ATL to New Orleans. Also coming up from Spirit: New daily service starting April 29 between Philadelphia and Detroit.
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