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Southwest 737 aircraft. The airline is adding new services to Miami and Palm Springs. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Southwest Airlines Adds Two New Destinations

Southwest Airlines has announced it will expand to two new destinations. In a message to employees, CEO Gary Kelly announced intent to serve Miami, Florida and Palm Springs, California. The additions continue the trend of adding destinations and routes to leisure destinations, especially in Florida, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Start dates and specific city pairs have not been announced yet for the new destinations.  The new destinations match the current travel demand for leisure destinations. Kelly said the new…

Long Beach Airport Increases Slot Utilization

Airlines at Long Beach Airport will soon have to increase their utilization of slots. According to the local Press-Telegram, the Long Beach city council voted last night to increase the required utilization rate of slots for airlines operating into the airport. Previously, airlines were required to have a 57 percent…

JetBlue Utilizes Augmented Reality to Promote New Route

JetBlue Airways is the latest airline to utilize augmented reality in its marketing campaigns, using the technology to promote its new service between New York and Ontario, Calif. Over the weekend, the airline set up shop in Victoria Gardens, an outdoor shopping mall just miles from Ontario International Airport in…

Hawaiian Airlines Inaugurates Service to Long Beach with New A321neo

Southern California flyers now have a new link to Hawaii as Hawaiian Airlines has officially inaugurated service to Long Beach Airport. The airport, located in southeast Los Angeles County, is the newest Californian destination for Hawaiian with the airport receiving daily non-stop service to Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.…