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Southwest to Begin Baltimore-Costa Rica Service

Southwest to Begin Baltimore-Costa Rica Service

Southwest Airlines announced plans to launch a new route between Baltimore and San Jose, Costa Rica, on March 7 of next year.  The service is currently awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
If approved, flights will operate daily between Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose.
The addition of the new route will bring the total number of international destinations served by the airline to eight …

JetBlue Traffic Up in August

JetBlue Traffic Up in August

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for August 2014.  The carrier’s traffic and capacity both increased, as did its passenger load factor.
JetBlue’s passenger traffic for the month was 3.719 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.7% from 3.484 billion RPMs in August 2013.  Capacity for the month also rose by 4.9% year-over-year, up to 4.211 billion available seat miles, or ASMs from 4.016 billion ASMs last August.
The …

Aeromexico to Launch Mexico City-Managua Route

Aeromexico to Launch Mexico City-Managua Route

Aeromexico announced it will begin new, non-stop service between Mexico City and Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, on December 10 of this year.  Flights are scheduled to operate three times a week, on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.
From Mexico City, flights will depart at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Managua at 11:15 a.m.  Flights from Managua to Mexico City will depart at 12:15 a.m. and arrive at 3:10 p.m.
The service …

Starwood Luxury Collection to Open Las Alcobas Hotel in Napa Valley

Starwood Luxury Collection to Open Las Alcobas Hotel in Napa Valley

Starwood announced it will open a new hotel in the small town of St. Helena in California’s Napa Valley in the fall of 2015. The former Grandview Hotel and Spa will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation to become Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley.
The new hotel will have 57 guestrooms and suites, with seven rooms located in the main Acacia House building, and the remaining rooms distributed …

Frankfurt Airport Reports Record Traffic in August

Frankfurt Airport Reports Record Traffic in August

Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced results for August 2014 along with a new all-time monthly passenger record.
The airport’s passenger traffic for the month increased 5.4% year-over-year to 6.1 million passengers, marking a new monthly record for the first time that the airport’s traffic has exceeded 6 million passengers in a single month.  August also saw the single busiest traffic day in the airport’s history, with …

Southwest Traffic Up for August

Southwest Traffic Up for August

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for August 2014.
The airline’s total system traffic was 9.622 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.9% from 9.170 billion RPMs in August 2013.  System capacity for the month was 11.252 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a slight decrease of 0.2% from 11.273 billion ASMs last August.
Passenger load factor increased 4.2 percentage points year-over-year, up to 85.5% from 81.3% in the …

United Reports Modest Increase in August Traffic and Capacity

United Reports Modest Increase in August Traffic and Capacity

United Airlines announced operational results for August 2014.  The airline’s consolidated traffic and capacity both increased slightly for the month, while its passenger load factor decreased.
Total system traffic was 19.54 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 0.1% from 19.51 billion in August 2013.  Total capacity also increased, up 0.2% year-over-year to 22.38 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 22.33 billion ASMs in the same month …