New Airline Routes

United Airlines Plans New Service from Washington, D.C. to Lagos

United Airlines Plans New Service from Washington, D.C. to Lagos

United Airlines announced it will introduce new thrice-weekly non-stop service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria.
Flights to Lagos will start November 29, subject to government approval.
The new service will be the first-ever non-stop flights linking the two cities.
The Chicago-based carrier first announced plans for the Lagos service in November of last year.
With a population of 14.8 million, Lagos is the second most populous city in Africa and a major destination …

Ryanair to End All Flights to Northern Ireland

Ryanair to End All Flights to Northern Ireland

Ryanair said it plans to end all flights to and from Northern Ireland this winter.
The move will impact George Best City Airport, a single-runway facility in County Down, and Belfast International Airport in Aldergrove in County Antrim.
In making the announcement, the low-cost carrier blamed the financial strain of Airport Passenger Duty and the U.K. government’s failure to provide Covid recovery incentives.
“Due to the UK government’s refusal to suspend or reduce …

JetBlue Inaugurates New York-London Service Despite Ongoing Pandemic

JetBlue Inaugurates New York-London Service Despite Ongoing Pandemic

JetBlue Airways operated its first flight from New York City to London Wednesday, as it attempts to build market share in one of the world’s busiest international routes by offering travelers lower fares than the incumbents.
The New York-London market is only partially open as the United States does not allow travelers from Britain to enter the United States amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, while the United Kingdom opened to fully …

WestJet Plans Non-Stop Service to Seattle

WestJet Plans Non-Stop Service to Seattle

WestJet announced it will offer quince-weekly non-stop service between Calgary and Seattle, starting in November.
The new route will operate four times per week starting on November 4, and then six times per week starting on December 20.
The move was applauded by officials in Alberta.
“WestJet’s latest direct flight to Seattle is another sign of economic recovery for our tourism industry,” said Doug Schweitzer, the province’s minister of jobs, economy, and innovation.
The …

American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Service to Dominica and Anguilla

American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Service to Dominica and Anguilla

American Airlines announced that two destinations in the Caribbean would return to the airline’s route map, Dominica and Anguilla.
The Fort Worth-based carrier will launch twice-weekly service from Miami International Airport to Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica on December 8.  It will then introduce twice-weekly service to Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport on December 11.
American will operate both routes on Wednesdays and Saturdays using Embraer E175 jets.  The airline’s E175 aircraft …

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines announced the addition of almost 150 new flights to what it termed “warm-weather cities” come winter.
The additions are part of the airline’s preparations for a return to normalcy in air travel.
“United has prepared for the return of air travel for more than a year, matching its flying schedule and aircraft availability to demand by maintaining close coordination between its network planning teams and the airline’s operating groups,” it …

JetBlue to Launch Non-Stop Seasonal Service from New York to Boise

JetBlue to Launch Non-Stop Seasonal Service from New York to Boise

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of operations at Boise Airport in Idaho, the 31st state to be served by the airline.
The New York-based carrier will introduce non-stop seasonal service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Boise on Tuesday afternoon.  JetBlue will operate the flight four times per week through Labor Day and will resume seasonal service to Boise in the summer of 2022.
Boise, the capital of and most populous …