Spirit, Hawaiian Airlines Continue Expansion on U.S., International Routes

At a time of economic uncertainty when many carriers are cutting back, both discounter Spirit and Honolulu-based Hawaiian are boasting about their latest expansion efforts.

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Spirit Adds Flights from Dallas, Other U.S. Cities

Spirit has announced new nonstop service for 2013 as follows:

  • Dallas – New Orleans, starting in January
  • Dallas – Minneapolis, starting in April
  • Dallas – Philadelphia, starting in April
  • Dallas – Latrobe (near Pittsburgh) starting in June

The carrier is also offering seasonal service between Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Minneapolis to several Florida destinations beginning in Nov.

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Hawaiian Flies to Australia, New Zealand, Asia

Beginning next March, Hawaiian Airlines will begin non-stop service three times a week to Auckland, New Zealand – the latest on its ever-growing list of new international destinations.

Earlier this year, the Honolulu-based carrier announced service to Brisbane, Australia, with twice-weekly flights set to begin Nov. 27, while flights to Sapporo, Japan, kick off in October. The airline began aggressively expanding its route system in the fall of 2010 when it announced service to Tokyo, which was soon followed up with press releases heralding flights to Osaka, Fukuoka, Seoul and, closer to home – New York City.

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Published: July 18, 2012