New Airline Routes

JetBlue Reveals Plans for Longer-Range Version of Airbus A321 with Possible London Route

JetBlue Reveals Plans for Longer-Range Version of Airbus A321 with Possible London Route

JetBlue Airways provided additional details on its plans to add the longer-range version of the Airbus A321 to its fleet.
The news came via a message to employees by airline CEO Robin Hayes on December 31.
“In 2019 we will announce our decision on the Long Range version of the A321,” it said. “This aircraft could open up new and exciting markets for us,” he added, indicating that London was a possible …

WestJet Co-Founder Led Consortium to Launch New Canadian Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier in 2019

WestJet Co-Founder Led Consortium to Launch New Canadian Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier in 2019

Canadian charter airline Enerjet will relaunch as an ultra-low-cost carrier in 2019, said WestJet Airlines co-founder Tim Morgan.
Morgan is leading an investment group that includes private equity firm Indigo Partners and a consortium of Canadian investors.
In an interview with Frequent Business Traveler, he said that “ultra-low-cost carrier business is one of the most successful business models in the world… and that’s our model for Canada.”
“The new airline will offer an …

American Airlines to Link Reagan National with Orlando Melbourne Airport

American Airlines to Link Reagan National with Orlando Melbourne Airport

American Airlines announced seasonal twice-weekly non-stop flights from Orlando Melbourne International Airport to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
The service will operate from May 4, 2019 through at least Labor Day.
Flights will operate on Saturdays and Sundays departing from Reagan National on Saturdays at 8:45 a.m. local time and arriving in Orlando at 11:06 a.m., with return flights leaving Orlando at 11:45 a.m. and arriving in the District at 2 …

Wow Air to Downsize by Almost 50%, Cut Multiple Destinations

Wow Air to Downsize by Almost 50%, Cut Multiple Destinations

Wow Air, the struggling low-cost Icelandic airline, announced plans on Thursday to downsize dramatically.
The airline will reduce its fleet from 20 to 11 aircraft including the return of its wide-body Airbus A330s and it will sell four Airbus A321s aircraft for $10 million to raise cash.
The Reykjavik-based carrier held what some termed a “fire sale” a few days earlier, with 50% discounts on almost all flights.
Wow is cancelling several seasonal …

JetBlue to Offer Twice-Weekly Service to Bozeman, Montana

JetBlue to Offer Twice-Weekly Service to Bozeman, Montana

JetBlue Airways announced its first destination in the state of Montana, Bozeman, which is near Yellowstone National Park.
The New York-based airline commenced twice-weekly flights between Long Beach Airportin California and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport earlier in the week.
JetBlue will operate the flight on Thursdays and Sundays on what it called “a summer and winter seasonal schedule” using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Also known as Gallatin Field, the airport was renamed Bozeman Yellowstone …

American Airlines to Add 18 New Routes Next Summer, Including Flights to Glacier Park Airport

American Airlines to Add 18 New Routes Next Summer, Including Flights to Glacier Park Airport

American Airlines announced on Thursday multiple new routes and several new destinations that will be introduced next summer.
The world’s largest airline is adding Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana, with non-stop service available to Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles and it is also returning to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with non-stop service from New York and Philadelphia. It is also doubling the frequency of its non-stop service linking Dallas to …

TAP Air Portugal to Offer Lisbon-San Francisco Service in 2019

TAP Air Portugal to Offer Lisbon-San Francisco Service in 2019

TAP Air Portugal announced quince-weekly non-stop service between Lisbon and San Francisco as well as free text messaging on long-haul flights.
The new route will be the airline’s eighth North American destination and the only one on the west coast.  TAP Air Portugal will operate the flight on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, starting June 10.  Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 4:10 p.m. and arrive at Lisbon …