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Old January 19th, 2015, 01:15 AM   #221
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Huffington Post: United Airlines Flights To Cuba From U.S. Planned


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WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Thursday it planned to serve Cuba with flights from Houston and Newark, New Jersey, subject to government approvals.

"We plan to serve Cuba, subject to government approvals, and look forward to doing so from our global gateways of Newark and Houston," spokesman Rahsaan Johnson said in a statement.

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Old January 19th, 2015, 09:22 AM   #222
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I hope it will also operate from CA (LAX and SFO) as well since it will greatly help both cities... perhaps the next logical destination, however, would be ORD. The question: however: which aircraft type would be best to serve Cuba from the US West Coast?
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Old January 19th, 2015, 07:09 PM   #223
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I hope it will also operate from CA (LAX and SFO) as well since it will greatly help both cities... perhaps the next logical destination, however, would be ORD. The question: however: which aircraft type would be best to serve Cuba from the US West Coast?
I am sure United will consider adding flights from LAX and SFO to Cuba in the near future, but for now it probably makes more sense to add flights from Havana to MIA, EWR, and IAH first since you have a large Cuban and Cuban American population in those cities and that IAH is United's hub for Latin America. If those flights to Havana are successful as far as passenger yields are concerned, you will probably see service to more cities not to mention other airlines looking at starting (non-charter) service.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 04:12 AM   #224
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Canadian carrier Westjet has also just announced new nonstop service to Calgary from Houston.

Westjet: Taking care of business, at home and abroad

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CALGARY, Jan. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced two new destinations - Houston, Texas and Gander, Newfoundland - as part of the 2015 summer schedule release. The airline adds a total of nine new routes and increased frequency on 15 established routes.

"We know that 2015 will be driven by competition on every level, and we are ready," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "Houston and Gander will connect more people, more often, to established and emerging energy markets, and we continue to improve service for our growing number of business travellers. WestJet resumes service to Dublin and launches service to Glasgow this spring as we further build our European presence, while WestJet Encore now reaches across Canada with the routes announced today. We are an airline experiencing a very exciting evolution that will bring the strength of our low-cost, people-driven guest experience into more markets."

Houston and Gander may seem like they sit on opposite ends of the spectrum, but the two destinations have more in common than expected. Houston is a big player in the global energy sector, making it a natural choice for new, non-stop jet service from Calgary. Gander is a small but mighty town, now the third WestJet destination in the province, set to benefit from the growth of Newfoundland's offshore oil boom and the established business-traveller market between Alberta and the "Rock". Service to Gander from Toronto and Halifax completes WestJet Encore's progression across Canada – now operating coast-to-coast while bringing lower fares and better connections from British Columbia to Newfoundland.

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Old January 20th, 2015, 08:51 AM   #225
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And here's the schedule...

WS1534 YYC1025 – 1522IAH 73W D
WS1535 IAH1700 – 2008YYC 73W D

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I think this flight will compete directly with United's service.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 09:36 AM   #226
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And here's the schedule...

WS1534 YYC1025 – 1522IAH 73W D
WS1535 IAH1700 – 2008YYC 73W D

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I think this flight will compete directly with United's service.
And it will compete with Air Canada's service as well although I think there is enough traffic (especially with business travelers) between Calgary and Houston for the three airlines to sustain service.
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Old January 21st, 2015, 01:05 PM   #227
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Old January 24th, 2015, 05:23 PM   #228
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IAH: 41,251,015 +3.6%
HOU: 11,945,825 +7.5%
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Old January 25th, 2015, 01:44 AM   #229
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Looks like Houston took care of even more cargo during the holidays... from Bloomberg:

Houston Airport December Air Cargo Rises 23.5% Year-on-year (table)

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                          Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July |     YTD
                          2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014 |    2014
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                      --------------------------(YoY%)--------------------------
Total                    23.5%    4.2%   16.8%   10.6%    9.9%   12.7% |    7.9%
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Deplaned                 45.0%    8.8%   11.0%   15.0%   16.9%   18.0% |   11.0%
 Cargo Aircraft          65.3%   -0.2%   -4.1%    1.9%    0.8%    8.8% |    2.5%
 Passenger Aircraft      18.5%   18.7%   31.3%   31.6%   40.8%   29.7% |   22.4%
Enplaned                  2.1%    0.0%   21.9%    6.9%    4.0%    8.2% |    5.1%
 Cargo Aircraft           0.0%   -2.8%    1.8%    2.6%   -2.1%    3.6% |   -0.1%
 Passenger Aircraft       5.6%    4.7%   59.2%   15.4%   17.9%   18.2% |   15.0%
                      -------------------(000’s metric tons)-------------------
Total                   42.739  35.125  41.725  35.617  35.985  37.427 | 433.433
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                          Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July |     YTD
                          2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014 |    2014
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Deplaned                25.024  17.287  18.835  16.945  17.404  17.873 | 209.773
 Cargo Aircraft         16.176   8.229   9.324   8.385   8.948   9.200 | 110.637
 Passenger Aircraft      8.849   9.058   9.511   8.560   8.456   8.673 |  99.136
Enplaned                17.715  17.838  22.890  18.673  18.581  19.554 | 223.661
 Cargo Aircraft         11.063  10.923  12.428  11.816  12.075  12.837 | 139.121
 Passenger Aircraft      6.652   6.915  10.462   6.856   6.506   6.717 |  84.540
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Old February 19th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #230
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Frontier adding new nonstop flights from Philadelphia

Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:08 AM
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 9:53 AM

Frontier Airlines, which has been aggressively expanding, announced new daily nonstop flights Wednesday from Philadelphia International Airport to Houston and Minneapolis, beginning April 30.

Introductory one-way fares of $59 to Houston and $49 to Minneapolis will be available through 11:59 p.m. Saturday at www.flyfrontier.com for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from April 30 to June 10. Seats will be limited at these fares.....

The Houston flight will depart Philadelphia daily at 4:30 p.m., arriving in Houston at 7:10. The Philadelphia flight will leave Houston at 6:50 p.m., arriving here at 11:10....

Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...JI1HY4BZRHq.99
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Old March 5th, 2015, 03:47 AM   #231
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Old March 5th, 2015, 06:52 AM   #234
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Supposedly Houston is one of three cities on the short list for Air New Zealand to begin service along with Las Vegas and Chicago.

Air New Zealand looks at adding to its routes to the US
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 01:58 AM   #235
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Southwest Airlines Ready to Begin International Air Service out of Hobby Airport

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Southwest Airlines began a new era in Houston aviation when its first international flight into William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) landed on March 7, 2015.
The inaugural flight — from Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba — touched down in Houston at 4:20 (CST) and was greeted with the traditional water cannon salute and a welcome celebration featuring dozens of well-wishers. It is the kickoff of a service expansion announced by Southwest in December 2014 and just the beginning of the efforts to bring international service to Hobby Airport.

The airline soon will serve six destinations in Latin American markets thanks to a $156 million five-gate international concourse now under construction at Hobby Airport. Media members in attendance were given a “hard hat” tour of the work on the new facility, which is expected to open later this year.

The completed project will increase capacity for all airport functions and add a Federal Inspections Services (FIS) facility to streamline U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) screening and baggage processing for arriving international passengers.

“This is an exciting step in achieving our goal of establishing regional international air service at Hobby Airport,” said Hobby Airport General Manager Perry Miller. “We are seeing dramatic progress being made on the new international concourse building and and these flights will undoubtedly strengthen the vital business and cultural ties that exist between Houston, Latin America and the Caribbean region.”

Until that FIS facility is ready, service to Aruba is made possible by U.S. CBP pre-clearance procedures, which provide U.S. border inspection in certain foreign countries including Aruba. This allows Southwest customers arriving at Hobby Airport from Aruba to deplane without further CBP inspections into the domestic terminal, quickly claim baggage and depart the airport, or make seamless connections to many of the more than 40 domestic destinations Southwest currently serves nonstop from HOU.

The new concourse is the product of a partnership between Southwest and the City of Houston, which is preparing for the new facility with surrounding infrastructure improvements including a new parking garage, central utility plant and roadway improvements throughout the Hobby Airport area.

Once the new facility opens, Southwest plans to offer nonstop options between HOU and four destinations in Mexico — Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos — as well as flights to San Jose, Costa Rica, and Belize City, Belize.

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Also in other news Volaris is set to begin their new nonstop service from IAH to Guadalajara four days from now.

Volaris Brings its Expansion Efforts to Houston
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I hear that there is an international airline that is negotiating with Houston Airports System to start flights to Hobby once it becomes an international airport...I am however not sure if it is an international airline that has no flights to Houston or if it is an airline company that wants to move from Bush Intercontinental to Hobby....
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I hear that there is an international airline that is negotiating with Houston Airports System to start flights to Hobby once it becomes an international airport...I am however not sure if it is an international airline that has no flights to Houston or if it is an airline company that wants to move from Bush Intercontinental to Hobby....
I have noticed some of the Mexican LCC's have started to use less congested airports. Volaris uses MDW and OAK as an example.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 04:47 AM   #238
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There were rumors that Viva Aerobus was looking to move it's Houston flights to Hobby from Bush, back when it was announced that Hobby was building an immigration/customs facility to service international flights.

I would not be surprised if either Viva Aerobus or Volaris eventually decide to switch airports since they would have less direct competition with United or Aeromexico.
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Attention IAH spotters; it appears LH may be operating the FRA-IAH-FRA with 747-8i for “one” week starting March 29th; ; see below:
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The 747-8I will not be operating service to Newark from 29MAR15 to 08APR15, instead it’ll be operating Frankfurt – Houston route on limited-time basis.
LH440 FRA1000 – 1345IAH 74H D
LH441 IAH1550 – 0840+1FRA 74H D
http://airlineroute.net/2015/02/22/lh-ewr-feb15/
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Old March 28th, 2015, 08:11 PM   #240
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Southwest Airlines has announced that it will start it's nonstop flights to Cancun, Mexico City, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Belize, and San Jose beginning on October, 15 of this year.

Southwest Airlines: Expanding Nonstop Service
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