New Airline Routes

Alaska Airlines Launches San Francisco-Kona Flights

Alaska Airlines Launches San Francisco-Kona Flights

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new service linking San Francisco to Kona, Hawaii, effective December 14, 2017.
The new route will be operated using the Virgin America fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. Flights will leave the Bay Area at 11:30 a.m. local time and arrive in Kona at 3:15 p.m. The return flight will leave Kona at 4:15 p.m. local time and arrive in San Francisco at 11:17 p.m.
“The Kona …

United Airlines in Search of Sydneys and Houstons to Celebrate New Flight to Sydney, Australia

United Airlines in Search of Sydneys and Houstons to Celebrate New Flight to Sydney, Australia

To commemorate the start of the airline’s new non-stop service from Houston to Sydney, Australia, United Airlines is holding a contest to find travelers with Sydney or Houston as their first or last names.
Five U.S.-based winners will receive round-trip tickets for himself and a guest to travel on the inaugural Houston-Sydney flight in January 2018 while five Australian winners with the first or last name of Houston will travel from …

Air China to Launch Shenzhen-Los Angeles Route

Air China to Launch Shenzhen-Los Angeles Route

Air China announced the start of new service between Shenzhen and Los Angeles. The route is the first non-stop between the two cities.
Flights are scheduled to depart Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 11:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 8 p.m. From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 10:50 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will arrive at 5:40 a.m. two days …

Fiji Airways to Begin Tokyo-Nadi Flights

Fiji Airways to Begin Tokyo-Nadi Flights

Fiji Airways announced that it will begin new service between Tokyo Narita and Nadi, Fiji on July 3, 2018.
The carrier will operate the route three days a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Flights will depart Nadi International Airport at 1:25 p.m. and arrive at Tokyo Narita at 7:30 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 9:25 p.m. and arrive at 9:05 a.m. the next day.
Fiji Airways will operate the …

Hawaiian Airlines to Launch New Maui-San Diego Flights

Hawaiian Airlines to Launch New Maui-San Diego Flights

Hawaiian Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service between Maui and San Diego on May 1. The carrier will use newly acquired Airbus A321neo aircraft to operate the daily flights.
Flights are scheduled to depart Maui’s Kahului Airport at 12:50 p.m. and arrive at San Diego International Airport at 9:10 p.m. Flights from San Diego to Maui will depart at 8:15 a.m. and arrive at 11:15 a.m.
Hawaiian’s new Airbus …

Air Canada to Introduce Multiple New Routes from Toronto, Montreal

Air Canada to Introduce Multiple New Routes from Toronto, Montreal

Air Canada announced that it plans to launch three new domestic seasonal routes next summer, as well as two new flights to the United States. The carrier will begin service from Toronto to both Nanaimo and Kamloops, and from Montreal to Victoria, British Colombia as well as to Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the United States.
Toronto-Nanaimo flights will begin on June 21 and last through October 8. Flights will be operated …

Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss to Add More Short-Haul Flights

Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss to Add More Short-Haul Flights

Following the demise of Air Berlin and Lufthansa’s acquisition of many of its assets, the Frankfurt-based carrier announced plans to significantly increase its domestic flying this winter.
Lufthansa said that it increased its capacity on many routes by 25%, and some major routes will see a 60% increase.
These increases include an additional 14 weekly flights between Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, as well as seven extra weekly flights between Frankfurt and Berlin.
Lufthansa Group …