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Cape Air to start flying to Nashville in January

Cape Air is adding new routes to Nashville, TN starting in January 2020.

Cape Air, the nation’s largest commuter airline, begins service between Owensboro, KY, and Nashville, TN, starting Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

 

Cape Air will operate 2 daily, year-round flights between Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB) and Nashville International Airport (BNA).

The airline will continue to offer 1 daily flight between OWB and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL).

The carrier will also begin service between Marion, IL, and Nashville, TN, starting Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Cape Air is set to operate 2 flights on weekdays between Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois (MWA) and Nashville International Airport (BNA).  On weekends, Cape Air operates 1 flight per day between MWA and BNA.

The airline will use the 9-seat Tecnam P2012 Traveller aircraft on both routes.

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Allegiant to establish a new base in Nashville

Allegiant Travel Company today announced plans to establish a base of operations at Nashville International Airport (BNA).  The Las Vegas-based company will invest $50 million to establish the new base, creating at least 66 new, high-wage jobs and housing two Airbus aircraft.

The company, which focuses on linking travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class leisure destinations, plans to begin its base operations in Nashville on February 13, 2020. The music city airport will become the airline’s 19th aircraft base.

Allegiant began operating at BNA in 2018 and currently offers twelve nonstop routes – Sanford, St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Punta Gorda and Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida; Harrisburg and Lehigh Valley (ABE), Pennsylvania; Bentonville/Fayetteville, Arkansas; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Syracuse, New York; Cleveland, Ohio and Richmond, Virginia.  During 2019 to date, Allegiant has flown more than 177,000 passengers through Nashville (January through September).

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Spirit Airlines is coming to Nashville

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Spirit Airlines is coming to Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning October 10, 2019.

Spirit will begin nonstop daily service from Nashville International Airport (BNA) to Baltimore/Washington, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando.

The airline will also add nonstop service to Tampa on November 5. The six routes will operate year-round and create dozens of connections to some of Spirit’s most popular destinations, throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.

Nashville, TN (BNA) to/from:  Starts: Frequency:
Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI) October 10, 2019 Daily, year-round
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) October 10, 2019 Daily, year-round
New Orleans, LA (MSY) October 10, 2019 Daily, year-round
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) October 10, 2019 Daily, year-round
Orlando, FL (MCO) October 10, 2019 Daily, year-round
Tampa, FL (TPA) November 5, 2019 Daily, year-round

The announcement will add to Spirit’s growing network, as the carrier recently announced it would be launching service in Burbank, Sacramento, and Charlotte on June 20.

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-232 WL N618NK (msn 5458) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945345.

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British Airways to increase to daily on the Nashville route

British Airways is set to increase its flights to Nashville next summer, operating a daily flight between Tennessee and Heathrow. The addition of two extra weekly services means Nashville is British Airways fastest new route to move to a daily service in 10 years.

The daily service will be operated by the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the state of the art aircraft designed to enhance customer wellbeing.  The aircraft accommodates 214 customers across three cabins, with 154 seats in World Traveller (economy), 25 seats in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and 35 seats in Club World (business).  All customers will be able to enjoy free meals and drinks, individual widescreen TV screens with complimentary on-demand entertainment, and a free checked bag.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be offering daily services to Nashville from our home in London, next summer.  We only launched this route earlier this year and it is testament to the appeal of the city and all that it offers that we’re able to increase our service in such a short timeframe. Indeed, it’s the quickest new route that we’ve moved to a daily service in the last 10 years.”

When launched, Nashville was the 26th US city British Airways flew to. Since then, the airline has announced it will start a direct flight from Heathrow to Pittsburgh in April 2019, operating four times a week. This summer, British Airways and American Airlines have operated up to 67 daily flights between the UK and the US, as part of their transatlantic joint business.

British Airways is investing £4.5 billion for customers, including the installation of the best quality WiFi and power in every seat, fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft.  The airline is also investing £600m specifically in Club World, including outstanding catering and luxurious White Company bedding – plus, from 2019, a new seat with direct aisle access.

United to add the San Francisco – Nashville route

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United Airlines (Chicago) on May 5, 2016 will add a new daily route from its San Francisco hub. The SFO – Nashville route will be added with Airbus A319 aircraft per Airline Route.

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JetBlue Airways to add Nashville on May 5, 2016

JetBlue Airways (New York) has announced service to Nashville International Airport (BNA) will begin on May 5, 2016. The airline will operate two daily nonstop roundtrips between Nashville and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and one daily roundtrip between Nashville and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

JetBlue announced it was adding Nashville to its growing list of destinations in July as part of its commitment to growth in both Boston and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood. In Boston JetBlue will operate more than 130 daily flights and nearly 100 daily flights in Fort Lauderdale this year.

All Nashville routes will be operated on Airbus A320 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N559JB (msn 1917) prepares to touch down at Long Beach.

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Alaska Airlines launches the Seattle/Tacoma – Nashville route

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) announced today it begins nonstop service between Nashville and Seattle/Tacoma, increasing the number of nonstop destinations from its Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) hub to 84 destinations – twice as many as Alaska’s nearest competitor.

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Summary of new service:

Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency

Sept. 23 Seattle-Nashville 9:30 a.m. 4:05 p.m. Daily
Sept. 23 Nashville-Seattle 5:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. Daily

Alaska is operating the new flights with fuel-efficient, next generation Boeing 737 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-890 WL N570AS (msn 35185) in the special “Follow us to Disneyland Resort – Disney Cars” livery now with APB Split Scimitar Winglets arrives in Los Angeles.

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OneJet to add Nashville to its growing network

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OneJet (Indianapolis) will add Nashville, Tennessee as a new destination city to its growing network. OneJet flights from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Nashville International Airport (BNA) will be available for purchase beginning August 13, 2015, for operation starting on September 8, 2015. Nashville joins a growing list of cities from Indianapolis offering OneJet service, including Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Memphis, all introduced earlier this year.

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OneJet flights will depart Indianapolis at 8:00am and arrive in Nashville at 8:15am. Flights from Nashville will depart at 4:15pm, arriving in Indianapolis at 6:40pm. All times local.

Flights operate from main commercial terminals and airports in markets served currently including Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Memphis, and Nashville providing weekday service on Hawker 400 light jet aircraft. All flights are operated by regionally based operating partners featuring ARG/US Platinum Safety-rated and TSA-certified operations.

Memphis was added on June 22. OneJet will announce a second focus city on or before September 15.

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Appalachian Air to end operations next month

 

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Appalachian Air (Pikeville, Kentucky) hoping to find a niche in a small market in eastern Kentucky has decided to cease operations next month. The carrier, which commenced operations on October 27, 2014, issued this statement:

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Service to End in July

The companies providing air service to the Pikeville – Pike County Regional Airport (PBX) – Corporate Flight Management, dba Appalachian Air, and Public Charters, Inc. – informed the community that they will end service to PBX in July (the final date of service to be announced soon).

Appalachian Air started service between PBX and Nashville International Airport on October 27, 2014, the first such air service to Eastern Kentucky. In spite of nearly 100% operational reliability for all flights which were scheduled to operate, and, aggressive promotional pricing (in essence, a 50% discount on most tickets during this period), the service was never able to build to a sustainable level.

“The failure of Appalachian Air to gain traction in the marketplace is yet another result of President Obama’s “War on Coal,” said Luke B. Schmidt, President, L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC, the consultant who has been working to recruit and implement the new service with the City of Pikeville, the Pikeville – Pike County Airport Board and the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

“Appalachian Air provided superior service to PBX and never cancelled a flight due to aircraft availability or mechanical issues, and, only had two weather-related cancellations. However, during the run up to the service launch in 2014 and continuing into 2015, the region lost nearly 12,000 high-paying coal mining jobs, which has had a huge impact up and down the line in the local economy,” Schmidt continued.

The service was supported with minimum revenue guarantee (MRG) payments which were designed to serve as a bridge to get the new service to a sustainable position. The funds for the MRG were provided through federal and state grants. The parties recognized the inability to develop the service to a sustainable level and elected to take the fiscally responsible step of discontinuing the service, which will allow any unused funds to be returned to the grant providers.

“This service was strongly supported by the business community, the local state legislative delegation, the Governor, and Members of Kentucky’s congressional delegation. However, the decline in the economy made it very difficult to get enough passengers on board to get to a sustainable, or even break even position. I know that I speak for all of our project partners in expressing our appreciation for this support,” said Schmidt.

Passengers who have booked flights on Appalachian Air for July or later will be contacted directly by Public Charters, Inc. concerning their tickets.

Photo Above: Appalachian Air. British Aerospace (BAe) 3101 Jetstream 31 N857BA (msn 657) was the main aircraft providing the service link.

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JetBlue to introduce Mint service at Boston, will also add Boston-Nashville

JetBlue Airways (New York), already the largest airline in Boston, has announced plans to enhance service at Logan International Airport.

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As part of the expansion, JetBlue will introduce Mint service to San Francisco and Los Angeles. JetBlue will also add Nashville as its 60th nonstop destination from Boston and will increase service frequency on more than a dozen existing routes to U.S. and Caribbean destinations.

 

Mint service will take off between Boston and San Francisco beginning in March 2016 with up to three daily roundtrips. Mint service to Los Angeles is set to begin in fall 2016 with up to three daily roundtrips.

Additionally, JetBlue will offer Mint seasonal service to the Caribbean beginning in March 2016 with a weekly Saturday roundtrip between Boston and Barbados, one of the airline’s most luxurious leisure destinations.

All customers traveling on the additional flights will benefit from JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 aircraft (above).

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JetBlue also announced its intent to serve Nashville International Airport (BNA) from Boston with two daily roundtrips.

JetBlue also plans to launch daily nonstop service from Nashville to its Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus city. Service will begin in spring 2016.

All flights to Nashville will be operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft.

In addition, JetBlue will soon offer even more flights from Boston to 12 cities in its route network.

In January 2016, JetBlue will offer an average of 118 daily departures in its winter schedule with even more frequencies in the peak travel season – up to 140 daily departures in summer 2016. This is up from 54 average daily departures in 2008 when the airline began to significantly grow its presence in Boston.

The increase comes from a series of added flights on existing routes. Many of the flight frequency additions will be to JetBlue’s Florida and Caribbean focus cities and to other popular destinations in these regions. Additional flights are being added to the following destinations in the U.S. JetBlue network:

Additional daily flights between Boston and:

Orlando, Ft, Lauderdale, Tampa, San Juan, Raleigh/Durham, New York (JFK) and Cleveland

Additional weekend flights between Boston and:

Barbados (d), Aruba, Cancun, Turks and Caicos, Punta Cana, St. Maarten and Liberia, Costa Rica.

JetBlue has helped connect more international carriers in Boston through agreements with 15 carriers. El Al to Tel Aviv and Hainan Airlines to Shanghai are two of the newest routes. Emirates also plans to introduce a second daily flight to Dubai this fall.

Over the last three years JetBlue has attracted five new international partners to Boston including El Al, Emirates, Hainan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines.

JetBlue’s impressive list of airline partnerships grew from its very first agreement with Massachusetts-based Cape Air in 2007. Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional carriers in the U.S. and enhances the JetBlue network with easy connections from San Juan and Boston to destinations in Cape Cod and the Caribbean.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 N934JB (msn 6130) in the Prism livery departs from Los Angeles International Airport.

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