Spirit Airlines beginning on December 20, 2018 will begin nonstop daily service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).
Jacksonville will mark Spirit’s 69th destination in its growing network, and joins Spirit’s other Florida stations of Orlando, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Fort Myers, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
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This latest service expansion comes just months after Spirit announced it was launching nearly a dozen new routes from Orlando, Florida to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Spirit): Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-232 WL N653NK (msn 8012) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943095.
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Spirit Airlines has announced it is adding the beautiful city of Cali as its fifth Colombian service station.
Beginning on December 20, 2018*, Spirit will connect Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with daily nonstop service.
The city of Cali and the Valle de Cauca Department region serves as home to more than three million people, and will mark Spirit’s 68th service station in its growing network. Cali joins the other vibrant Colombian cities of Cartagena, Bogotá, Medellín, and Armenia currently served by the airline. Cali will be Spirit’s 17th destination in Latin America and 28th destination outside the continental United States.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Spirit): Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-232 WL N624NK (msn 5880) BWI (Brian McDonough). Image: 943094.
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British Airways and Indian domestic carrier, Vistara, have announced a new partnership that will open up more routes between London and India than ever before.
As part of the new agreement customers can book seats on Vistara flights to destinations across India from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.
British Airways operates two nonstop flights a day from Heathrow to Mumbai, a double daily service to Delhi and a daily flight to Chennai. The airline also flies direct to Hyderabad and Bangalore from Terminal 5.
The agreement means that British Airways customers will now be able to visit 13 new destinations across the region, opening up cities such as Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Goa, Kolkata, Kochi, and Pune, that have previously been more difficult to access from the UK.
British Airways customers travelling on the codeshare flights will be able to check their bags straight through to their final destination and both airlines use the same terminals at Delhi and Mumbai airports, making it even easier for customers to connect on to domestic services.
British Airways offers dedicated services on flights to India, including tailored menus and local language speaking cabin crew.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by British and Vistara): Vistara Airbus A320-232 WL VT-TTL (msn 7163) (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 939478.
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Aegean Airlines has made this announcement:
Aegean Airlines has announced the suspension of flights to/from Tehran, effective from October 11, 2018, until further notice. The company is forced to temporarily discontinue this route due to foreign exchange bank restrictions that affect its viability.
Aegean would like to inform its passengers that the company will grant a full refund for tickets issued to/from Tehran.
Copyright Photo (all others Aegean): Aegean Airlines Airbus A320-232 WL SX-DGZ (msn 6643) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 940937.
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Viva Aerobus has announced that it will be flying to Mexico City from John F. Kennedy International Airport. This new route will start operations on October 18, 2018 with a daily flight and with prices starting from $99 (USD).
With this new route, which strengthens Viva Aerobus international competitiveness, the airline already offers a total of 92 routes to 40 destinations, 7 of them international. In this sense, so far in 2018, Viva Aerobus has already announced 7 new routes and, by the end of this year, it will have started operations, at least, on 12 new flights.
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British Airways is planning to resume the London (Heathrow) – Marrakech route (last served in October 2012) on October 28, 2018. According to Airline Route, the restored route will operate four days a week with Airbus A320s.
Copyright Photo: British Airways Airbus A320-232 WL G-EUYO (msn 5634) LHR (SPA). Image: 931168.
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JetBlue Airways today announced it is expanding its presence in Havana and Mexico City with three new routes and more flights from the airline’s northeast and south Florida focus cities.
JetBlue will offer New England’s first nonstop service to Cuba with flights on Saturdays between Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport (HAV) beginning November 10, 2018. JetBlue will further expand service to Cuba with up to three daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Havana on Sundays through Fridays beginning November 11, 2018. The new service is the result of frequencies granted to the airline by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The routes are subject to government approval and will go on sale in the coming weeks.
JetBlue also announced plans to introduce two new daily nonstop flights to Mexico City with service from Boston and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) beginning October 25, 2018. The new routes, subject to government approval, will add to JetBlue’s existing service to Mexico City from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood. With this new service, JetBlue will offer six daily flights between the U.S. and Mexico’s capital city.
JetBlue’s new service to Mexico City follows a decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation to require certain airlines to divest airport slots in order to enhance competition at Mexico City International Airport.
All new service to Cuba and Mexico will be operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft.
JetBlue’s became the first airline to operate commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba in 2016. Commercial service followed nearly five years of successful charter service operating multiple routes between Cuban markets and U.S. cities. In that time, JetBlue built strong relationships with airport authorities and worked closely together to make the successful launch of commercial service possible.
All U.S. customers traveling to Cuba must be authorized to do so under the U.S. government’s Cuban Assets Control Regulations and they must certify that they qualify for one of the twelve approved travel categories outlined by the U.S. Department of Treasury. All travelers to Cuba must make their own determinations with respect to the appropriate travel category, as well as the type of visa required by Cuba for their purpose of travel.
Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 WL N709JB (msn 3488) (Binary Code) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941504.
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