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Alaska Airlines to Link El Paso with Seattle and San Diego

Alaska Airlines to Link El Paso with Seattle and San Diego

Alaska Airlines announced plans to offer service to El Paso, Texas, from both Seattle and San Diego.
The daily non-stop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and El Paso International Airport will begin on February 19, 2019. It will be the only non-stop service between the two cities, the airline said.
Service from Seattle to San Diego International Airport will also begin on that date.
The airline will operate both flights using Embraer E175 …

Japan Airlines to Launch Tokyo-Seattle Service in March

Japan Airlines to Launch Tokyo-Seattle Service in March

Japan Airlines announced plans to operate new non-stop service from Tokyo Narita Airport to Seattle.
The airline plans to inaugurate service on March 31, 2019 and will operate the flight using Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
Flights will depart Narita at 6 p.m. arriving the same day at 11 a.m. Return flights will depart Seattle at 2:20 p.m. and arrive at 4:30 p.m. the following day.
JAL’s 787-8 aircraft have 38 fully lie-flat seats in …

Delta to Offer Non-Stop Service from Detroit to Honolulu

Delta to Offer Non-Stop Service from Detroit to Honolulu

Delta Air Lines announced plans for new non-stop service linking Detroit and Honolulu starting next June.
The airline will operate the flights using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  The 767 has 25 lie-flat beds in the Delta One business-class cabin as well as 29 seats in Delta Comfort+, the carrier’s premium economy lite section, and 171 seats in coach. Seats in Delta One are 21” wide and have a pitch of 76.5” to …

Norwegian to Discontinue Edinburgh-New York Flights

Norwegian to Discontinue Edinburgh-New York Flights

Norwegian Air announced it will discontinue service between Edinburgh, Scotland, and New York.
The airline currently operates flights using Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft between Edinburgh International Airport in Scotland and Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York.
Norwegian previously offered non-stop service from Edinburgh to two other U.S. cities, namely Hartford, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island. Both were cancelled earlier in 2018.
In March, the airline doubled the frequency of its …

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings announced plans to offer thrice-weekly service between Düsseldorf and Las Vegas starting next summer.
The Lufthansa low-cost subsidiary will operate the flights using a combination of Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. Both aircraft feature fully lie-flat seats in the carrier’s business-class cabin.
Flights from Düsseldorf Airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Return flights will operate on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Eurowings will launch …

Hawaiian Airlines to Add Longest Domestic Flight in U.S. History, Boston-Honolulu

Hawaiian Airlines to Add Longest Domestic Flight in U.S. History, Boston-Honolulu

At 5,095 miles (8,199 kilometers), the new Hawaiian Airlines non-stop flight from Boston Logan International Airport in Massachusetts to Daniel K. Inouye Airport in Honolulu will surpass the current record-holder for the country’s longest domestic flight, New York-Honolulu, of 4,970 miles (8,000 kilometers), by 115 miles (185 kilometers).
The airline announced the new flight on Thursday.
“We are bringing our islands closer than ever to Boston with nonstop service,” said the airline’s …

Aer Lingus to Offer New Non-Stop Service Linking Dublin with the Twin Cities

Aer Lingus to Offer New Non-Stop Service Linking Dublin with the Twin Cities

Aer Lingus announced plans to offer daily non-stop service between Dublin, Ireland, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The inaugural flight will take place on July 8, 2019.
“There is significant demand among Minnesota’s business community for direct air service to Ireland,” said Brian Ryks, executive director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission for the Twin Cities.
Dublin is the capital of Ireland and that country’s largest city. It’s located at the mouth of the River Liffey …