New Airline Routes

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch New Service to Australia’s Gold Coast

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch New Service to Australia’s Gold Coast

Hong Kong Airlines announced that it plans to launch new round-trip service from Hong Kong to Australia’s Gold Coast, continuing on to Cairns, a city in Australia’s tropical North Queensland, on January 8 of next year.  The carrier plans to operate the service three times a week, using Airbus A330 aircraft.
The Gold Coast, a metropolitan region south of Brisbane, is known for its sandy beaches, surfing, and canals and waterways.
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Alaska Airlines to Begin Service from Portland to Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha

Alaska Airlines to Begin Service from Portland to Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch new daily, non-stop service from its hub in Portland, Oregon to three Midwest cities next February.  On February 18, the carrier will begin flights from Portland International Airport to Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; and Omaha, Nebraska.
The flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines, using Embraer E175 jets equipped with 12 seats in first class and 64 seats in economy.
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Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines announced the launch of new service between Xiamen and Amsterdam, the carrier’s first intercontinental route.  The airline will operate the service three days a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in Southeast China at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol at 5:45 a.m. the next day.  From Amsterdam, flights are scheduled to depart at 12:35 p.m. on …

LOT Polish Airlines to Increase U.S. Flights, Add New Destinations in Asia and Europe

LOT Polish Airlines to Increase U.S. Flights, Add New Destinations in Asia and Europe

LOT Polish Airlines announced plans to increase frequency on its routes between Poland and both New York and Chicago during the 2016-2017 winter season.  In addition, the carrier said that it will launch new flights to Tokyo, Bangkok, and Seoul next year, as well as three additional European routes.
For next year’s winter schedule, LOT will add two extra flights on both its Warsaw-New York and Warsaw-Chicago routes.
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WestJet Begins Three New Daily Routes from Halifax, Nova Scotia

WestJet Begins Three New Daily Routes from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Deer Lake and Gander, Newfoundland as well as to Sydney, Nova Scotia.  The airline also began new daily non-stop service between Ottawa, Ontario and Moncton, New Brunswick.
Flights to Deer Lake depart Halifax Stanfield International Airport at 7:40 a.m. and arrive at 9:46 a.m., with return flights departing at 10:20 a.m. and arriving at …

Icelandair to Offer Year-Round Reykjavik-Brussels Service

Icelandair to Offer Year-Round Reykjavik-Brussels Service

Icelandair announced that it switch from seasonal to year-round service on its Reykjavik-Brussels route.
Starting October 25, Iceland’s flag carrier will offer three weekly flights from its hub at Keflavik International Airport to Brussels Airport in Belgium. The flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Flights will depart Reykjavik  at 7:40 a.m. local time, arriving in Brussels at 11:50 a.m.  The return flight will leave at 12:50 p.m. local time and arriving …

Air Canada Increases Flights on Upcoming Toronto-Delhi Route

Air Canada Increases Flights on Upcoming Toronto-Delhi Route

Air Canada announced that it plans to increase the frequency of its recently announced Toronto-Delhi, India flight from four weekly flights to daily service.  The service is set to begin on November 1 of this year.
The route will be the carrier’s first to be dedicated to Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Air Canada’s 787-9s are equipped with 30 lie-flat seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy, and 247 seats in …