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Virgin America to Add Extra Flights From Newark to LAX, SFO

Virgin America to Add Extra Flights From Newark to LAX, SFO

Virgin America announced that it plans to increase service from Newark to both Los Angeles and San Francisco starting November 18. At that point, the airline will offer four daily non-stop flights to each of the two cities from Newark Liberty International Airport. It currently offers three to each destination.
Flights will depart Newark at 8 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:05 p.m., and 5:59 pm., and will arrive at Los Angeles International …

WestJet to Add Dozens of New Flights in the Fall

WestJet to Add Dozens of New Flights in the Fall

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet announced its winter schedule Monday.
The Calgary-based airline said it plans to add a number of new routes to both domestic and international destinations starting later this year.
New routes include non-stop weekly service between Regina and Orlando, Florida, to start October 27 and new flights from Toronto to destinations that include Aruba; Kingston, Jamaica; Myrtle Beach; San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica, and Port of Spain.
The carrier …

Delta Unveils $1.9 Billion Relocation and Expansion Project at LAX

Delta Unveils $1.9 Billion Relocation and Expansion Project at LAX

Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday ambitious plans to relocate and expand its existing operations at Los Angeles International Airport.
The announcement follows the approval of a terminal facilities lease and license by the airport’s governing body, the Board of Commissioners.
“This agreement represents a monumental step forward as we invest billions to make LAX the world-class airport that Angelenos and our visitors expect and deserve,” said the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti.
The …

Lyft Debuts ‘Premier’ Premium Service in Los Angeles, N.Y., San Francisco

Lyft Debuts ‘Premier’ Premium Service in Los Angeles, N.Y., San Francisco

Ride-hailing service Lyft announced a new premium service, Lyft Premier, in three key markets.
The new offering summons drivers of more luxurious vehicles such as a BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, or Cadillac Escalade as opposed to more pedestrian vehicles.
“If you’re one of the many Lyft passengers who has told us you want a more stylish arrival for business trips and special nights out, we have a new ride option you’re …

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

The Department of Transportation announced that it awarded tentative authority to eight U.S. airlines to begin service to Havana.
Of the dozen carriers that applied for the opportunity to operate scheduled service to Havana, the eight that received tentative awards were Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. The DOT said that the carriers represent a variety of travel choices, …

Singapore Airlines to Add San Francisco Non-Stop as Part of U.S. Expansion

Singapore Airlines to Add San Francisco Non-Stop as Part of U.S. Expansion

Singapore Airlines announced plans to expand, starting later this year, the number of flights it offers to the United States.
The airline plans to add a non-stop flight from San Francisco to Singapore and will add a second daily service from Los Angeles. The additional daily non-stop San Francisco service will launch October 23, 2016 using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The flight, approximately 8,451 miles (13,600 kilometers), will be the longest offered …

Virgin America Launches LAX-Maui Flights

Virgin America Launches LAX-Maui Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new non-stop service from Los Angeles, California, to Maui, Hawaii. The carrier will operate the service daily, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 9:35 a.m. and arrive at Kahului Airport in Maui at 12:25 p.m. From Maui, flights will depart at 1:40 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 9:55 p.m.
Virgin America’s A320s are equipped with eight seats in …