Roundup: End of September Edition

By | September 27, 2009
Alaska Airlines Arrives at Houston

Alaska Airlines Arrives at Houston

This is a busy month for us, and it is often hard to keep up on things. So we want to try to catch up on some route developments over the last few days we may have missed.

  • Matching competitor AirTran, Delta Air Lines will inaugurate mainline service on December 18th from Atlanta to Key West. Let’s see how this flooding of the market lasts before someone gives up.
  • The Cranky Flier reports that the cross-integration of Frontier and Midwest Airlines under the Republic Airways banner has begun. In November, Frontier A319s will operate under the Midwest brand out of Milwaukee while Republic Embraer 190s will come to Denver to fly for Frontier. The A319s will be shifted to high-demand and longer haul routes, while the E190s will pick up the slack in Denver.
  • JetBlue is waiving its $50 fee for the checking of surfboards on its New York-JFK to Puerto Plata, PR until February 7th in honor of its sponsorship of the Second Annual New York Surf Film Festival.
  • Houston Intercontinental Airport welcomed the first Alaska Airlines flight to its airport this week. September 23rd was, by mayoral prcolamation, proclaimed “Alaska Airlines Day.” Alaska will operate one daily roundtrip to Seattle.
  • JetBlue also kicked off sales on routes scheduled to start next year to Jamaica. Service to Montego Bay from Boston(Saturdays only) is scheduled to begin January 9th, and to Orlando(Daily) on February 8th. For more details, click here.