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Spirit Airlines announces Las Vegas – New Orleans flights

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced daily, nonstop service to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY) and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas.

This new daily service begins on November 13, 2015 and brings the total number of Spirit nonstop flights to six destinations from New Orleans including Chicago (O’Hare), Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Dallas/Fort Worth, and Detroit.

Spirit operates 28 daily departures to 19 destinations from Las Vegas.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. This new Airbus A321 is pictured in the new bright yellow 2014 livery. The airliner is seen on a test flight at Hamburg (Finkenwerder). Airbus A321-231 D-AYAH (msn 6736) will become N658NK on delivery.

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Allegiant Air to start new service from Tulsa to St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Los Angeles and Las Vegas

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announce the expansion of nonstop jet service from Tulsa, Oklahoma with new routes to St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Seasonal twice weekly service from Tulsa International Airport (TUL) to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) begins on May 7, 2015 and will operate through August 18, 2015.

Seasonal twice weekly service to Los Angeles via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) begins on June 5, 2015 and operates through August 18, 2015

Flights to Las Vegas via McCarran International Airport (LAS) begins on April 8, 2015.  The year-round flights to Las Vegas will operate three times weekly.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 N424NV (msn 49421) lands at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Allegiant Air’s pilots to conduct informational picketing today, announces Indianapolis-Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood service

Allegiant Air‘s (Las Vegas) pilots will conduct informational picketing today (January 13) to bring “awareness to their efforts to secure a new contract.”

McCarran International Airport

5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

Allegiant Air Corporate Headquarters

1201 N. Town Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89144

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport

14700 Terminal Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33762

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

100 Terminal Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

In other news, Allegiant announced the addition of low-cost, twice weekly nonstop jet service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood from Indianapolis beginning on April 8, 2015, continuing Allegiant’s rapid expansion in Indianapolis.

Allegiant’s launch of service from Indianapolis next month will be the largest in the company’s history, when it will inaugurate nonstop service to five destinations: Las Vegas, Sanford, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Punta Gorda and seasonal service to New Orleans. Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood is the carrier’s fourth Florida destination announced from Indianapolis

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-204 N906NV (msn 27236) holds short of the runway at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS).

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JetBlue Airways starts San Francisco-Las Vegas flights

JetBlue Airways (New York) yesterday (January 5) launched new service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS). The airline will offer twice daily nonstop flights on this route.

JetBlue will serve the route with its 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

In other news, JetBlue has outlined its growth plans to its employees:

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL), where we are also the largest carrier, will receive both southbound Caribbean/Latin additions and new northbound domestic service.

Boston (BOS), where we are the largest carrier, will see a mix of new business markets and leisure destinations.

New York (JFK and LGA), which is largely slot constrained, will gain a handful of additional flights to new leisure-oriented BlueCities as well as the full rollout of Mint and the continued deployment of the high density A321s. In fact, in 2015 we plan to get more out of our NYC slot portfolio by increasing metro-area ASMs (available seat miles) by 8% while only increasing departures by 3%.

Orlando (MCO) will continue to grow organically due to its very strong profitability and will likely see a couple new destinations.

San Juan (SJU) will see another new destination, likely on the U.S. mainland.

Los Angeles (LAX and LGB) will see the full rollout of Mint (as will SFO) while in LGB we continue to work toward our goal of a customs facility at the airport to allow international flights.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N779JB (msn 3811) named “Blue Ribbon” in the Mosaic tail design taxies to the gate at San Francisco International Airport.

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Frontier Airlines to partially fill the void at Cleveland

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) has announced it will be expanding its ultra-low fare service at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) with the addition of year-round nonstop service to Orlando, Florida (MCO) and seasonal nonstop service to Seattle/Tacoma, Washington (SEA), beginning on June 13, 2014.

Frontier Airlines just launched a new service to Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing, New Jersey on February 13. Frontier also provides nonstop service to its main hub in Denver, Colorado as well as nonstop service to both Cancun and Punta Cana in partnership with Apple Vacations. In June, frequency of service from Cleveland to Denver will increase from five flights per week to 12 flights per week.

Following is the schedule for Frontier’s new Cleveland – Orlando service**: 

Route

Effective

Frequency

Aircraft

Orlando

June 13, 2014

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat

A320

Following is the schedule for Frontier’s new Cleveland – Seattle service**: 

Route

Effective

Frequency

Aircraft

Seattle

June 15, 2014

Tues/Thurs/Sun

A320

This new service from Cleveland will operate on 168-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

*All transportation fees and taxes included.

In other news, Frontier Airlines has received approval for gate-to-gate personal electronic device use from the Federal Aviation Administration. Passengers flying with Frontier can now use personal electronic devices in “airplane mode” during all phases of flight.

Prior to the new policy, customers were required to turn off and stow all electronic devices during taxi, takeoff, landing and when the aircraft was below 10,000 feet. With the new policy, passengers flying with Frontier Airlines may utilize smart phones, tablets and other small electronic devices in airplane mode at any time during taxi, takeoff and during flight, unless otherwise instructed by a crew member. Laptops must continue to be stowed during taxi, takeoff and landing.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N220FR (msn 5661) with Sharklets approaches the runway at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS).

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Delta to expand Seattle/Tacoma operations with new flights to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) despite having a close relationship with Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma), will offer new daily nonstop service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from San Francisco International Airport as well as increased service from Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, beginning next year. The new service is designed to provide customers access to the airline’s growing trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific network from its global gateway in Seattle/Tacoma.

Details of Delta’s new and expanded Seattle/Tacoma service include:

  • Six new daily nonstop flights from San Francisco beginning March 29, 2014, increasing to seven daily flights on June 5, 2014.
  • Two additional flights from Las Vegas for a total of three daily nonstop flights beginning Jan. 6, 2014, increasing to five daily nonstop flights on April 1, 2014.
  • Two additional flights from Los Angeles for a total of seven daily nonstop flights beginning June 5, 2014.

The Seattle area is one of Delta’s fastest-growing international gateways. The airline currently operates nonstop service to six international markets including Amsterdam, Beijing, Osaka, Paris, Shanghai-Pudong and Tokyo, and recently announced additional service in 2014 to London-Heathrow, Hong Kong and Seoul, pending government approval. The new and additional flights will allow for convenient connections to all of Seattle’s international Delta flights.

As of January 1, 2014, every international Delta flight from Seattle/Tacoma will feature full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, Economy Comfort seating and entertainment on demand in every seat throughout the aircraft.

Delta’s service from San Francisco and Los Angeles will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines (Delta Connection) using two-class Embraer ERJ 175s, with the exception of one daily mainline flight from Los Angeles. Additionally, Delta’s Las Vegas-Seattle/Tacoma service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines (Delta Connection) (St. George) using two-class Canadair CRJ700s and CRJ900s. Each aircraft is equipped with First Class and Economy Comfort seating as well as onboard Wi-Fi.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N613CZ (msn 17000203) prepares to land at Washington (Reagan National).

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Allegiant Air to start new Las Vegas-Austin flights on October 31

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced new nonstop jet service between Austin and Las Vegas beginning on October 31. 

The new flights will operate four times each week between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and McCarran International Airport (LAS).

In addition, the company will also start twice-weekly service between Reno and Oakland on August 30.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N876GA (msn 53469) prepares to land at the Las Vegas base.

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Virgin America launches Los Angeles-Las Vegas flights, get a drink and chat with a fellow passenger with the new Red in-flight entertainment system

Virgin America (San Francisco) today celebrated the launch of its new daily nonstop flight service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS).

The three daily roundtrip flights will add to the airline’s existing service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to LAS and from New York’s Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to LAS.

In addition, to mark its latest Vegas expansion, the airline today launches a first-of-its-kind seat-to-seat delivery service on flights nationwide. The feature allows guests to use the airline’s Red™ in-flight entertainment platform to order a drink, meal or snack for fellow guests onboard, using the Red system’s on-demand food ordering system. Travelers can now send an in-flight cocktail to that friendly stranger in seat 4A – and then follow up with a text message using the seat-to-seat chat function also on Red.

VIRGIN AMERICA COCKTAIL DELIVERY SERVICE

Virgin America’s new seat-to-seat delivery feature on the Red system is live on flights nationwide and Sir Richard Branson helped introduce the innovative new feature with a video (see below). Travelers can now use the airline’s touch-screen seatback personal entertainment platform to send a cocktail, snack or meal to a fellow traveler onboard their flight using a digital seat map. Virgin America already features a seat-to-seat chat platform via its Red in-flight entertainment system, so that travelers can send text messages to other guests on their aircraft.  As part of the launch of the unique feature, Virgin America is kicking off an online promotion inviting users to share how they are using or would use the new “Seat-to-Seat” feature – including their best in-flight pick-up lines.  Social media submissions are being collected from April 22nd through May 22nd.  The top five entries will be voted on by Virgin America fans with the top two entries scoring grand prize packages including mood-lit Virgin America flights to Las Vegas from anywhere in the Virgin America U.S. domestic network, a two-night stay in a Terrace Studio at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, dinner for two at a restaurant of choice from the Restaurant Collection at The Cosmopolitan, and VIP entry to Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan. For contest rules and terms and conditions, visit http://www.virginamerica.com/html/pdf/130422_get_lucky_woobox_tc.pdf

Once again Virgin America shows why it rates at the top of opinion polls for U.S. airlines. Well done VA.

Top Copyright Photo: Brian Peters. The first Virgin America Airbus A320 with Sharklets, Airbus A320-214 N361VA (msn 5515) named “Jersey Girl” arrives at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

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Video: Sir Richard Branson introduces Virgin America’s Seat to Seat

Spirit Airlines announces four new routes starting on April 25

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced it is starting ultra low fare service on four new routes starting April 25, 2013, including:

  • Daily nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Daily nonstop service between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Daily nonstop service between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Daily nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Denver International Airport (DEN) running through November 6, 2013

Schedules:

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Airbus A320-232 N602NK (msn 4264) approaches in preparation for landing at Washington (Reagan National).

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