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US Carriers Looking to Expanding 2016

US Carriers Looking to Expanding 2016

The US is a massive place with multiple airports in every state. Whether you’re booking a spring break getaway, a family trip, or deciding to go travelling around America, lots of US airlines are looking to expand internationally to make flying easier for you. No matter what your plans are for this year if you’re flying to America get all the information you’ll need to apply for your ESTA visa so you can travel the US happily and with ease.

American Airlines

American Airlines ranks as one of America’s most popular airlines and they have announced they intend to add six new daily flights this year. The additions will include the return of the San Diego flight as well as new flights to London, Los Angeles, Dallas and a seasonal service to Paris. American Airlines have added more than 20 new daily flights as well as nine new year-round and seasonal destinations to their existing ones.

New flights have been made possible as they are expanding their presences in Los Angeles and have built 2 new gates. From this year as well as expanding domestically they are expanding internationally.  Last year American Airlines had included flights from LAX to Sydney, Jamaica, and Mexico City. In addition to those flights they will be adding Tokyo and New Zealand to their flight routes as well.

Virgin America Airlines

Virgin America has been dubbed California’s award winning Airline and it has chosen to expand its services to Hawaii. The back of last year saw Virgin American launch a flight route from San Francisco to Maui. Now this year Virgin America is continuing with its Hawaii expansion. There will be new nonstop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu, as well as from LAX to Maui.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines has been rapidly expanding its operations at the Dallas Love Field Airport and that expansion will continue to grow this year. Until 2014 Southwest was more commonly known to be a domestic carrier with virtually no international flights but this year that is changing. A merge with AirTran in 2014 initiated international flights to Aruba, Bahamas and Jamaica. The merge was so successful the airline decided to further its expansion. There was an international hub built in Huston Hobby Airport as well as having a domestic presence the airline invested in an international terminal with five gates, four will be operated by Southwest. The new terminal will allow Southwest airlines to offer flights to Central America, Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean.

There are many US airlines looking to expand this year. Last year The US and Cuba signed a civil aviation agreement which allows for up to 110 additional scheduled flights from America to Cuba. Many airlines including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have shown interest and have already filed applications with the U.S Department of Transportation to seek approval of regular flights to Cuba.


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