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Southwest Airlines to launch its first international route from Houston Hobby to Aruba on March 7, 2015

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) will launch its first international route from Houston’s Hobby Airport (HOU) on March 7, 2015 with a weekly flight to Aruba per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8H4 N8306H (msn 36983) departs from Raleigh-Durham.

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JetBlue Airways starts Boston-Houston Hobby flights today

JetBlue Airways (New York) today launches two daily nonstop flights between Boston Logan International (BOS) and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). HOU becomes the 49th destination from BOS.

JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and Houston:

Boston (BOS) to Houston (HOU): Houston (HOU) to Boston (BOS):
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
7:00 a.m. – 9:57 a.m. 10:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
1:40 p.m. – 4:39 p.m. 5:20 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
– Flights operate daily effective July 25, 2013 –

– All times local –

JetBlue operates more than 100 daily flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport to destinations across the United States, Caribbean and Mexico, serving approximately seven million customers at BOS annually.  Flights to Houston will be operated on the airline’s 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N190JB (msn 19000011) in the Mosaic scheme arrives at Baltimore/Washington.

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Southwest Airlines launches Pittsburgh-Houston Hobby flights, arrives in San Juan

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has launched a new route from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston.

The PIT-HOU schedule will include one flight daily.  Monday through Friday, it will depart PIT at 11:50 a.m., arriving HOU at 2:00. p.m. Saturdays it will depart PIT at 9:15 a.m. and on Sunday depart PIT at 12:00 p.m. Returning from HOU to PIT:  Sunday through Friday, the flight will depart HOU at 1:35 p.m. and arrive at PIT 5:35 p.m. Saturday, it departs HOU at 10:35 a.m. and arrives at PIT 2:29 p.m.

Southwest launched inaugural service to five cities on Sunday, April 14, 2013—the most cities the airline has ever opened in one day. Southwest, America’s largest airline in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, is expanding its footprint as part of the ongoing integration of its wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways.

As of April 14, 2013, Southwest Airlines Offers New Nonstop Service between:

  • Charlotte and Baltimore/Washington, Chicago (Midway), Houston (Hobby), and Orlando
  • Flint and Baltimore/Washington, Orlando, and Tampa Bay
  • Portland, Maine and Baltimore/Washington
  • Rochester and Baltimore/Washington, Chicago (Midway), Orlando, and Tampa Bay
  • San Juan and Orlando and Tampa Bay.

AirTran ceased service in Charlotte, Flint, Portland (Maine), and Rochester on April 13, 2013. AirTran will continue to offer service between San Juan and Baltimore/Washington, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, and Atlanta.  Southwest previously announced that the carrier will assume AirTran’s San Juan service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood on Sept. 29, 2013.

Video: Southwest finally arrives in San Juan:

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Boeing 737-7H4 WL N713SW (msn 27847) in the SeaWorld Adventure Park-Shamu special livery arrives at Baltimore/Washington (BWI).

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JetBlue announces new Boston-Houston Hobby flights

JetBlue Airways (New York) today announced it will be adding two daily flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport starting July 25, 2013.

JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and Houston:

Boston (BOS) to Houston (HOU): Houston (HOU) to Boston (BOS):
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
7:00 a.m. – 9:57 a.m. 10:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
1:40 p.m. – 4:39 p.m. 5:20 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
– Flights operate daily effective July 25, 2013 –

– All times local –

HOU becomes 49th destination from Logan and Houston Hobby becomes Logan’s 74th nonstop domestic destination.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A320-232 N563JB (msn 2006) in the Blueberries tail design climbs away from runway 27R at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Southwest Airlines files for DCA slot exemptions for Houston Hobby-Washington Reagan National authority

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) today announced it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for slot exemptions that would allow Southwest to offer nonstop service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).  The proposed service is possible due to Spirit Airlines’ discontinued use of the slot exemptions, which are available for use inside Washington National’s traditional 1,250 mile service perimeter.

Southwest’s application points out that current average fares for nonstop service between Houston and Washington National are more than 60 percent higher than Southwest’s average nonstop fare between Houston and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI), a similar distance. Southwest projects that its proposed HOU-DCA service would attract tens of thousands of new Passengers and save consumers millions of dollars annually.

As part of the effort to bring a low-fare alternative to the HOU-DCA market, Southwest is unveiling www.Southwest.com/HOU-DCA.

A decision by the DOT is expected in the first quarter of 2013. Southwest is prepared to begin service this spring if awarded the slots.

Southwest has served Houston since June 18, 1971, and currently has more than 2,700 HOU Employees serving 143 flights every day. Earlier this year, the Houston City Council approved the carrier’s proposal to construct a new five-gate international facility at Hobby Airport. This new service is scheduled to begin in 2015.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Boeing 737-7H4 N281WN (msn 36528) with special 500th Boeing 737 Aircraft markings arrives at Washington (Dulles).

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