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Surf Air Obtains Funding, Will Launch This Summer

Surf Air Obtains Funding, Will Launch This Summer

Surf Air, a new membership-based airline, announced it has obtained funding that will allow it to open for business late this summer.
Surf Air membership will begin at $790 a month, and offer unlimited flights, concierge service, and first-class amenities. Members will be able to book/cancel flights in only 30 seconds, and will not have to deal with lines or additional fees at the airport.
The new airline will begin operating between …

Southwest and AirTran Announce New Routes, Winter Schedule

Southwest and AirTran Announce New Routes, Winter Schedule

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have announced their winter flight schedules through January 4, 2013, as well as new routes.
Southwest will add service to Key West Airport on November 4 (taking over from AirTran) and will also operate a daily nonstop flight to Tampa Bay and one to Orlando. Other new Southwest flights include routes between Denver and Louisville, Houston Hobby and both Indianapolis and Orange County, and Kansas …

American Airlines Resumes JFK-Tokyo Haneda Route

American Airlines Resumes JFK-Tokyo Haneda Route

American Airlines has announced that it will resume flights between JFK and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, starting June 1. The route had been closed following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The resumed route will be flown daily, departing JFK at 6:55pm and arriving at Haneda at 10:15 pm the following day. The return flight, starting June 3, will leave Haneda at 6:50 am and arrive in New York at …

Delta Announces New Routes from New York City

Delta Announces New Routes from New York City

Delta has announced plans to add flights from New York’s LaGuardia and JFK airports to ten destinations in Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Florida. The new service will launch starting in late 2012.
Delta’s new flights to Bermuda and the Caribbean will include daily year-round service between LaGuardia and Bermuda, new Saturday flights between JFK and St. Maarten, and year-round service between LaGuardia and Nassau. The carrier is also expanding service between …

Opening of New Berlin-Brandenburg Airport Delayed to 2013

Opening of New Berlin-Brandenburg Airport Delayed to 2013

Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, which was to have opened on June 3, will not open until March 17, 2013.
The most recent delay was caused by the lack of fully functional smoke extractors, but airport officials had hoped that the airport would open in August.  It is now clear that there are other problems that need to be addressed before the airport bearing the IATA code BER  can open to …

British Airways to Launch Las Vegas-Gatwick Route

British Airways to Launch Las Vegas-Gatwick Route

British Airways has announced it will launch a new route between Las Vegas and London Gatwick, beginning October 29.
The carrier will fly the route three times a week aboard a Boeing 777, which offers three classes of service, including a Club World cabin with lie-flat beds.
With the addition of the new route, British Airways will now be operating 10 flights a week to Las Vegas (from Heathrow and Gatwick).
(Pictured: British Airways …

JetBlue Adds Summer Service to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard

JetBlue Adds Summer Service to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard

JetBlue has added summer service from Boston Logan International Airport to Nantucket Memorial Airport.
The new daily, nonstop service will operate through September 4. In honor of the new route, travelers that take two round trip flights between Boston and Nantucket will get a third trip free, as well as 500 TrueBlue points. Nantucket is now JetBlue’s 45th nonstop destination out of Logan.
JetBlue also launched daily nonstop routes between JFK and …