New Airline Routes

Alaska Airlines to Begin San Diego-Albuquerque Route

Alaska Airlines to Begin San Diego-Albuquerque Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily service between San Diego and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The service will be operated by Horizon Air, using Embraer 175 jets.
Flights will depart San Diego International Airport at 4:37 p.m. and arrive at Albuquerque International Sunport at 7:19 p.m. Flights from Albuquerque to San Diego are scheduled to depart at 2:30 p.m. and arrive at 3:30 p.m.
The E175 aircraft that will be used …

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines announced that it will begin new non-stop service between London and Qingdao, China on November 17. The carrier will operate the service twice a week.
Flights will depart Qingdao Liuting International Airport at 3:05 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and will arrive at London Heathrow International Airport at 7:50 p.m. From London, flights are scheduled to depart at 10 p.m. and arrive in Qingdao at 5:30 p.m. the …

JetBlue to Begin Boston-Minneapolis Route

JetBlue to Begin Boston-Minneapolis Route

JetBlue Airways announced that it will launch new service between Boston and Minneapolis on May 3 next year. The carrier will offer three daily flights between the two cities.
Flights are scheduled to depart Boston’s Logan International Airport at 6:30 a.m., 1:02 p.m., and 7:29 p.m., and arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 8:48 a.m., 3:21p.m., and 9:50 p.m., respectively. Flights from Minneapolis to Boston will depart at 6 a.m., …

WestJet Begins Montreal-Boston Flights

WestJet Begins Montreal-Boston Flights

WestJet announced the launch of new service between Montreal and Boston. The new route will be operated twice daily by WestJet Encore, the carrier’s low cost subsidiary.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport at 7:15 a.m. and 4 p.m., arriving at Boston’s Logan International Airport at 8:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively Flights from Boston to Montreal will depart at 9:25 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. and will …

Southwest to Enter Hawaiian Market

Southwest to Enter Hawaiian Market

Southwest Airlines said it will begin to offer service to Hawaii starting in 2018.
Calling it a “game-changer,” the news was announced from Waikiki Beach in Honolulu by the airline’s president, Tom Nealon, along with the state’s governor, David Ige although the airline did not announce any specific routes.
The Dallas-based carrier said it will apply for Federal Aviation Administration authorization for Extended Operations or ETOPS in order to operate overwater service.
“Hawaii …

Icelandair to Offer Service to Dublin, Ireland

Icelandair to Offer Service to Dublin, Ireland

Icelandair said Monday it plans to add a new destination, Dublin, Ireland, to its route network starting next year.
Flights to Dublin will commence on May 8, 2018 from the carrier’s hub in Keflavik. The flight will operate daily, except Saturdays, and will offer convenient connections to flights arriving from and departing to Icelandair’s North American destinations.
Flights will depart Keflavik International Airport at 7:30 a.m. local time and arrive at Dublin …

Lufthansa to Add Several Former Air Berlin Transatlantic Routes to Schedule Including Flights between U.S. and Berlin

Lufthansa to Add Several Former Air Berlin Transatlantic Routes to Schedule Including Flights between U.S. and Berlin

Lufthansa announced that it plans to launch new long-haul service to the United States, taking over routes previously operated by Air Berlin as the bankrupt carrier is forced to discontinue many of its flights.
The carrier will start to offer flights linking Berlin with New York City on November 8. The service will be operated five times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
The start …