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New Pacific Airlines to add two new routes from Ontario, CA

New Pacific Airlines (formerly Northern Pacific Airways) is expanding at its Ontario, CA base with two new routes.

The company will add a new route to Reno, NV on November 16 and Nashville on November 17.

Southwest Airlines announces new crew base for pilots and flight attendants at Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Southwest Airlines has furthered its commitment to Music City by announcing the addition of a Crew Base at Nashville International Airport (BNA) in the second quarter of 2024.

Nashville will become the 12th Crew Base in the Southwest® system with approximately 150-250 Pilots, growing to 500-600 Pilots, and an estimated 500-700 Flight Attendants based in the new Crew location beginning in 2024, with continued growth planned.

Southwest Airlines® began service to BNA on March 18, 1986, with eight daily nonstop departures to Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby).

Since then, it’s grown to operate more flights and serve more air Passengers as the largest carrier at BNA, offering up to 166 departures a day to 57 cities nonstop, and currently housing nearly 1,000 Southwest Employees. To support the carrier’s commitment to Nashville, the airline is striving to add four gates in the fourth quarter of 2023 to support its operation with a goal of 20 gates total by the end of the year to serve future Customers flying in and out of Nashville.

In 2016, the airline unveiled Tennessee One, a specialty aircraft emblazoned with an artist’s rendition of the Tennessee State flag, as a tribute to the state of Tennessee. Southwest additionally started service to Memphis International Airport on Nov. 3, 2013, and now offers up to 14 departures a day to 10 cities nonstop.  

Southwest Airlines continues to advance its corporate citizenship and outreach efforts by investing in partnerships and programs that drive economic, social, and environmental impact. The carrier is putting its Heart into action by mobilizing each Employee to do well by doing good; developing programs to meet the needs of its diverse communities; and engaging with business, civic, and community leaders to be a globally trusted corporate citizen fostering authentic relationships that empower communities. In 2022, Southwest invested more than $180,000 through travel and cash contributions, and its Employees volunteered 722 hours for 30 organizations throughout the state.

Future of Nashville

Southwest continues to invest in future projects at BNA. Earlier this year, BNA unveiled a renovated and reimagined Grand Lobby. The carrier is in the process of relocating its ticket counters to provide a better Customer Experience for those departing BNA. Additionally, Southwest continues its efforts to reinforce airport infrastructure, increase available equipment, and strengthen overall winter preparedness at BNA, to help Employees more effectively operate with bolstered Reliability in extreme weather.

Frontier Airlines adds new flights from Phoenix to Seattle-Tacoma, Nashville, Kansas City, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and Indianapolis

Frontier Airlines launched nonstop service on January 5 from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Kansas City International Airport (MCI), and Nashville International Airport (BNA).

With the new service and additional inaugural service scheduled for January 6 to Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Indianapolis, Frontier will serve a total of 24 nonstop destinations from PHX.

Service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX):










Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)


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Kansas City (MCI)


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Nashville (BNA)


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Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP)


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Indianapolis (IND)


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**Service will be offered less frequently through mid-February and then offered as reflected in the grid above starting the week of Feb. 19, 2023.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N369FR (msn 10031) (Chinook, the Gray Wolf) CVG (Thomas Kim). Image: 959609.

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Allegiant announces two new routes from Nashville

Allegiant Air has announced two new nonstop routes to Nashville beginning service as soon as February 2023.

The new routes to Nashville International Airport (BNA) include:

  1. Provo, Utah via Provo Airport (PVU) – beginning Feb. 15, 2023
  2. Akron, Ohio via Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) – beginning Feb. 15, 2023

Top Copyright Photo: Allegiant Air Airbus A319-111 N322NV (msn 2528) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 957855.

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Contour Airlines adds Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP)

Contour Airlines has announced nonstop service between Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) and Nashville starting on November 17, 2021.

GSP will be the first airport in South Carolina to offer scheduled Contour Airlines service. Contour Airlines will offer the only nonstop service from the Upstate region to Music City.

The new service will operate five times each week, excluding Tuesdays and Saturdays. Contour will utilize 30-seat Embraer ERJ-135 and Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft.

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

United Airlines Airbus A319-131 N840UA (msn 1522) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930677.

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.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-131 N840UA (msn 1522) approaches the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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