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The inaugural Spirit Airlines flight to Cancun pushes back in Austin. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Spirit Airlines Celebrates Anniversary, Growth In Austin

Spirit Airlines inaugurated new flights to Cancun from five U.S. cities on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in time for spring break travel. The Miramar, Flo.-based carrier now serves Cancun from 11 U.S. destinations with Austin, Nashville, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh joining the list. For Austin, the departure of Spirit flight 1054 on Wednesday marked Spirit’s 11th nonstop route from the Texas capital and the carrier’s first international service from the city. From Austin, Spirit will fly to Cancun four times per…

Air Baltic Looks Toward Significant Expansion Plans

As part of its ongoing expansion plan, Air Baltic has announced 13 new routes in 2020, from the capitals of the three Baltic States of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. New services include Gothenburg, Hamburg and Zurich from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius as first reported by Simple Flying. Martin Gauss, Air…

London Stansted Aims For Long-Haul Expansion Despite Uncertain Future

While the future of the country and London Stansted's expansion schemes remain unclear, the airport is optimistic for its future. The UK and European Union (EU) have not reached a Brexit agreement at the moment and Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted the country will leave the EU by the end…

London Stansted Aims For Long-Haul Expansion Despite Uncertain Future

While the future of the country and London Stansted's expansion schemes remain unclear, the airport is optimistic for its future. The UK and European Union (EU) have not reached a Brexit agreement at the moment and Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted the country will leave the EU by the end…

TAP Adds More Route Frequencies as U.S. Expansion Continues

TAP Air Portugal has announced that it will be adding 15 new flights from North America to Portugal. This brings the carrier to a record 71 weekly flights between Canada, the U.S. and its home country of Portugal. The addition of the flights, which will begin service by summer 2020,…

TAP Adds More Route Frequencies as U.S. Expansion Continues

TAP Air Portugal has announced that it will be adding 15 new flights from North America to Portugal. This brings the carrier to a record 71 weekly flights between Canada, the U.S. and its home country of Portugal. The addition of the flights, which will begin service by summer 2020,…

TAP Air Portugal Expands to San Francisco with New A330neo

TAP Air Portugal flew its inaugural flight from its hub in Lisbon to San Francisco Monday with the brand new Airbus A330-900neo jet. The new service to San Francisco (SFO) marks the flag carrier’s second regular trans-Atlantic A330neo flight to the U.S. after Chicago O’Hare and is the first non-stop…

Delta Opens New Sky Club and Talks Future in Austin

Just over a year after Delta Air Lines announced its plans to build a Sky Club at Austin Bergstrom International Airport during a visit to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the airline celebrated the completion of its newest lounge space in the U.S. on Monday ahead of its opening to…

Fiji Airways Expands Widebody Fleet with Airbus A350 Order

Fiji Airways announced that it will acquire two brand new Airbus A350-900 XWBs during a joint press conference held in Nadi with the carrier’s largest shareholder, the Fijian government. Upon delivery of the type, Fiji's flag carrier will be the first airline in the South Pacific to operate aircraft as…

Jacksonville International Airport Announces Third Concourse

Jacksonville International Airport has announced plans for a third concourse to be built by 2022, reports the Jacksonville Daily Record. The new concourse would add six gates to the airport, bringing a total of 26 gates. The expansion plan is still in the early stages, as the Jacksonville Airport Authority…