New Airline Routes

United to Launch Newark to Istanbul Service

United to Launch Newark to Istanbul Service

United Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, plans to launch service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, starting July 1, 2012, pending government approval.
The flight will first operate using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with three cabins, as well as Economy Plus seating. Starting August 28, United will fly the two-cabin Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which also includes Economy Plus seating, on this route.
(Photo: Turkish Culture and Tourism …

JetBlue, US Airways Add New D.C. Flights

JetBlue, US Airways Add New D.C. Flights

JetBlue and US Airways are launching new Washington, D.C. routes, and JetBlue is also increasing frequencies of some existing flights, and adding a seasonal daily nonstop between Boston and Nantucket.
On May 2, 2012, US Airways’ subsidiary PSA Airlines will begin nonstop service between Cincinnati, Ohio and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. US Airways Express carrier Republic Airlines will also begin service between Des Moines, Iowa and Reagan National on May …

Alaska Airlines to Begin Daily Seattle to Philly, Ft. Lauderdale Flights

Alaska Airlines to Begin Daily Seattle to Philly, Ft. Lauderdale Flights

Alaska Airlines is launching two new routes this summer. Starting June 11, the carrier is scheduled to begin new nonstop daily service between Seattle and Philadelphia. In addition, daily nonstop service between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale will start July 16.
The new flights will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft. With the launch of the new Ft. Lauderdale service, Alaska Airlines will discontinue its flights between Seattle and Miami.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members …

American Airlines to Debut New Boeing 777-300ER on DFW-Sao Paulo Flights

American Airlines to Debut New Boeing 777-300ER on DFW-Sao Paulo Flights

The first U.S. carrier to take delivery of the new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, American Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance, will operate the new aircraft on its service between Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
American’s 777-300ER aircraft  will feature lie-flat seats in first- and business class, as well as Wi-Fi access during international flights.
Beginning June 14, American plans to increase its service between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Sao Paulo …

Finnair to Launch Helsinki – Chongqing, China Service in May

Finnair to Launch Helsinki – Chongqing, China Service in May

Finnair will start direct service from Helsinki to Chongqing, China in May of this year and announced a contest celebrating the Chinese New Year and the new route.  The winner will get two round-trip tickets to Chongqing, China’s largest city.
With a population of more than 32 million, Chongqing is also China’s fastest growing metropolis; its urban population is forecast to double over the next five years. Business travel to Chongqing …

American Airlines to Launch New Barcelona Route

American Airlines to Launch New Barcelona Route

American Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance, will begin flying from Miami International Airport to Barcelona El Prat Airport five times weekly starting April 3. The flight will begin operating daily on June 14.
The new service will use Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with lie-flat seats in business class.
Iberia Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance, and a joint venture partner with American Airlines and British Airways, will boost its service …

Emirates Partners With Alaska, Launches 2 New Non-Stops From U.S.

Emirates Partners With Alaska, Launches 2 New Non-Stops From U.S.

Alaska Airlines and Emirates Airline have announced a new frequent flyer program partnership.
With the new partnership, Emirates Skywards members will accrue miles when flying Alaska Airlines, and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will be able to earn miles when flying Emirates. Both carriers will offer double miles March 1 through May 31, 2012.
Starting March 1, Emirates will also launch a new daily nonstop between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Dubai …