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Copa Airlines to add a new route to Belize City

Copa Airlines {Panama City} subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., and member of the Star Alliance global airline network, announced it will begin operating two weekly flights between Belize City and Panama City, Panama, starting on December 8, 2015. With the addition of Belize, Copa Airlines’ route network will total 75 cities in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including every Central American country.

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The twice-weekly Copa flight CM 281 will depart Belize City on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 2:17 p.m., arriving at the Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 5:34 p.m. Flight CM 280 will depart Panama Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:29 a.m., arriving in Belize at 12:52 p.m. All times are local; flight duration is approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Copa Airlines will operate the nonstop flight to Belize using Embraer 190 aircraft, with seating for 94 passengers — 10 in business class and 84 in the main cabin.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW HP-1556CMP (msn 19000016) is pictured at San Salvador in El Salvador.

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Route Map:

Copa Airlines 8.2015 Route Map

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Spirit Airlines launches Houston – Cancun flights, the first international service from Houston

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Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) yesterday (May 7) launched its first of several new flights to Latin America from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with new service to Cancun, Mexico.

Spirit will add six additional Latin American destinations in the coming days, with nonstop service to Los Cabos, Mexico; Toluca, Mexico; Managua, Nicaragua; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and San Salvador, El Salvador available.

The debut is part of the steady growth by Spirit, which announced last year the addition of 10 new non-stop destinations out of IAH, bringing its total of routes served to 22. This includes expanded domestic service to Tampa and Baltimore/Washington, which began in March, and nonstop service to Oakland/San Francisco, which began in April.

The expansion nearly doubled the nonstop service offered by Spirit from Bush Intercontinental, adding to a roster that already includes flights to Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Orlando, and San Diego. The new routes will make Spirit one of the busiest carriers operating out of IAH.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) prepares to land in Las Vegas.

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VECA Airlines starts operations with two Airbus A319s

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VECA Airlines (San Salvador) is a new airline in El Salvador. The new airline commenced scheduled passenger operations on January 23 with two 144-seat Airbus A319s (N1235V and N1821V) leased from AerCap. The first route was from San Salvador to Guatemala City according to ch-aviation.

VECA Airlines is also planning to expand to San Jose and Panama City.

Route Map:

Veca Airlines 1.2015 Route Map

The new airline is owned by Sociedad Hasgar S.A. de C.V. and is El Salvador’s new flag carrier established on March 28, 2014. The hub is located in San Salvador at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport. The new airline was previously planning to start operations on November 28, 2014.

The new airlines describes its operations:

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VECA Airlines is a 100% Salvadorian airlines, that rises as a different option of air transport services. We count with the best and most qualified group of talented human team, to make your flight the most enjoyable experience possible.

In VECA, we have experienced pilots, selected with rigorous tests of knowledge and flying experience, excellent attention on board provided by our flight attendants and highly qualified technical staff. We also count with the perfect combination between experience and youth, that make us the perfect choice of security, warmth and reliability.

Our fleet consist of Airbus A319s, with the highest international certifications in terms of maintenance and safety, equipped with the latest technology.

In VECA Airlines, we apply the most advanced and latest computer technology and automation in every process of the airline.

Our cabins, contains 144 seats with enough space between the seats (legroom), providing the most comfortable flight to our passengers.

All images from VECA Airlines.

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Spirit Airlines announces a major expansion at Houston; 10 new destinations

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced it will be expanding its nonstop
service to ten new destinations beginning in the Spring of 2015. The new locations include domestic cities including Tampa, Baltimore/Washington, DC and Oakland, and seven destinations in Latin America including Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua (International routes are subject to foreign governmental approval).

New U.S. Destinations
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Destination Start Date Frequency
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Tampa (TPA) March 26, 2015 Daily
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Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) March 27, 2015 Daily
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Oakland/San Francisco Bay (OAK)* April 16, 2015 Daily
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New Mexican Destinations**
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Destination Start Date Frequency
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Cancun, Mexico (CUN) May 7, 2015 3 per week
Increases to daily on June 11, 2015
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Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)* May 7, 2015 2 per week
Increases to 4 per week on June 11, 2015
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Toluca/Mexico City, Mexico (TLC)* May 7, 2015 2 per week
Increases to 3 per week on June 11, 2015
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New Central American Destinations**
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Destination Start Date Frequency
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Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) May 28, 2015 3 per week
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San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) May 28, 2015 4 per week
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San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) May 28, 2015 3 per week
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San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) May 28, 2015 4 per week
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* Routes served for summer season only

** International routes are subject to foreign governmental approval

These new destinations are in addition to the 12 nonstop cities Spirit
currently offers from Houston, which includes Atlanta, Chicago (O’Hare), Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, Orlando, and San Diego, along with connecting service to an additional 17 cities.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A329-132 N502NK (msn 2433) arrives in Las Vegas in the new look.

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Existing and new routes from IAH:

Spirit IAH 11.2014 Route Map

Air Canada to open several winter seasonal flights, Sarasota/Bradenton to revert to mainline service

Air Canada (Montreal) will revert to mainline service on the Toronto (Pearson)-Sarasota/Bradenton route on November 1 from rouge service. The route will initially operate twice weekly with Airbus A319s/A320s until December 13 when it becomes daily for the winter season per Airline Route.

Additionally Air Canada is starting weekly seasonal Ottawa-Samana, Dominican Republic  flights with Embraer 190s on December 22.

Air Canada will also start weekly seasonal Embraer 190 service from Montreal (Trudeau) to San Salvador in the Bahamas on November 1.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-211 C-FDRK (msn 084) in the Star Alliance motif rests between flights at the Toronto (Pearson) base.

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American to add the Airbus A319 from DFW to Liberia and San Salvador

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will introduce the new Airbus A319 to two new routes radiating south from the Dallas/Fort Worth hub; Liberia, Costa Rica (three flights a week) and San Salvador, El Salvador (three flights a week) starting on August 20 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-115 N9015D (msn 5327) is pictured taxing at Toronto (Pearson) during the past winter.

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Delta announces new flights from Los Angeles to Austin, Boise and San Salvador

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) this summer will continue its expansion at Los Angeles International Airport with new daily nonstop service to Austin, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, along with new daily nonstop service to San Salvador, El Salvador, pending government approval. Delta also has filed for approval to begin daily service between Los Angeles and Monterrey, Mexico.

Delta’s new Los Angeles service includes:

Twice daily nonstop service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

 Flight  Departs  Arrives  Service Begins
2569  AUS at 7:30 a.m.  LAX at 8:25 a.m.  June 16, 2014
2571  AUS at 4:30 p.m.  LAX at 5:45 p.m.  June 16, 2014
2570  LAX at 9:45 a.m.  AUS at 2:40 p.m.  June 16, 2014
2572  LAX at 6:15 p.m.  AUS at 11:30 p.m.  June 16, 2014

Daily nonstop service to Boise Airport

5818  BOI at 6:15 a.m.  LAX at 7:15 a.m.  June 6, 2014
5820  LAX at 7:30 p.m.  BOI at 10:35 p.m.  June 5, 2014

Daily nonstop service to El Salvador International Airport

436  SAL at 7:20 a.m.  LAX at 11:35 a.m.  July 2, 2014
433  LAX at 12:10 a.m.  SAL at 6:10 a.m.  July 2, 2014

Service from Los Angeles to Austin and San Salvador will be operated using Delta Boeing 717 and Boeing 737 aircraft, respectively. Service from Los Angeles to Boise and Monterrey will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines using two-class, 76-seat Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

With new service to Austin, Delta will now connect Los Angeles’ growing Silicon Beach tech and startup community with all the major tech centers in the United States, including: Boston, beginning June 5; New York; Oakland, Calif.; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City; San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; Seattle/Tacoma; and now Austin.

Additionally, customers in Austin, Boise, Monterrey and San Salvador will soon have one-stop service to Tokyo-Narita, Tokyo-Haneda, and Sydney through Delta’s international gateway in Los Angeles.

Delta has made significant enhancements to its Los Angeles service both on the ground and in the air in the last few years. Travelers through Los Angeles will enjoy the benefits of the $229 million expansion and enhancement of Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport. The current project will double the size of the ticketing lobby and screening checkpoints, open an exclusive, separate Sky Priority lobby and checkpoint, and include renovations to the Delta Sky Club and new baggage carousels. The project has already begun and is scheduled to take place in several phases with full completion in 2015.

Delta currently operates 130 flights to 43 destinations from LAX, and every flight offers BusinessElite/First Class and Economy Comfort seating. By this summer, Delta will operate more than 140 peak-day flights to LAX, including our new service. Nearly every domestic flight features Wi-Fi service.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Former AirTran Airways Boeing 717-23S N991AT (msn 55135) completes its final approach into the Atlanta hub.

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