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Delta to take Southwest’s 717s – RN-T.com

Delta Air Lines plans to add 88 Boeing 717s to its fleet, picking up planes that Southwest Airlines didn’t want anymore.Delta said it will start leasing the 717s next year as long as its pilots approve a new labor contract, which isn’t certain. Also, Southwest said some of the deal’s details still need to be …

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Southwest ‘fully committed’ to global flights from Hobby – Houston Chronicle

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly told investors Thursday the airline is “fully committed” to launching international service from Houston’s Hobby Airport by 2015 and that the airline envisions the Bayou City as the focal point of international operations in Texas. “We see a significant opportunity to serve Houston with international flights out of Houston’s Hobby …

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Akron-Canton Logs Busiest September – Business Journal Daily

GREEN, Ohio — A record number of travelers flew in and out of the Akron-Canton Airport in September. The total of 138,846 customers beat the previous busiest September in 2010 by 13,811. For the first nine months of the year, 1.23 million total travelers used the airport, a 4.6% increase compared to the 2010 period, …

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Southwest to link network with AirTran – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Southwest Airlines, which is launching service at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in February, plans to also link its route network with merger partner AirTran Airways early next year, opening up more connecting flight options to and from Atlanta. Southwest Chief Executive Gary Kelly acknowledged, though, that some of AirTran’s less-frequent routes and subsidized routes don’t fit …

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