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Hispanic will be the only airline to fly non-stop between North America and Bologna and Dubrovnik according to the present schedule. Americans plan to operate each of these towns with scheduled services from its Philadelphia turnstile. All in all, Americans heralded the establishment of nine new intercontinental lines and the elimination of eleven more.
The high points are a non-stop season ticket to London Heathrow from the American Phoenix turnstile and the three non-stop flights from New York JFK (Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti). It will continue to service all three towns from other locations. Meanwhile, in Asia, American said it will stop its high-caliber Chicago O'Hare-Shanghai service at the end of October while at the same time cutting, but not eradicating, its Chicago-Tokyo timetable.
American Airlines will no longer operate China from its O'Hare turnstile after the end of Shanghai services. In May, the airline heralded that it would also discontinue its Chicago-Peking services at the end of October. Americans quoted an "environment with high propellant costs" for discontinuing the Chicago-China route. It will continue to service both Beijing and Shanghai from its Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles bases.
The Swoop is the first Canada's ultra-low-cost airline to address the U.S. The Canada's ultra-low-cost airline Swoop will make its first foray into the United States this autumn, departing seven itineraries from five U.S. highways. Swoop' first U.S. services will depart on October 11 with a non-stop flight between Las Vegas and the towns of Edmonton in Alberta and Abbotsford, British Columbia (about 40 mile from Vancouver).
Las Vegas to Hamilton, Ontario services begin October 26. By the end of October, the airline will have added four more USA-Canada lines. The Swoop flies to Hamilton from the Florida towns of Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa and to Edmonton from Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona. Says Swoop that it will be the first Ultralow-Cost-Carrier (ULCC) to begin servicing in the USA.
Non-stop Tel Aviv services from the United Hub in Washington Dulles begin May 22. U.S. will deploy Boeing 777-200ER planes for its timetable of three weeklies. United will receive a third non-stop connection to Tel Aviv on this itinerary. Liberty already operates two regular services from Newark (New Jersey) Liberty and one from San Francisco to the Israelis.
Allegiant, a low-cost airline, is expanding its global airline base with three new towns, part of a nine-route extension that the airline launched on Tuesday. Major new towns to join the Allegiant roadmaps are Albany, New York, St. George, Utah and Tucson, Arizona. The Albany will receive non-stop services to three Floridian towns (Orlando-Sanford, St. Petersburg and Punta Gorda), and Tucson will receive services to Bellingham, Washington, and Provo, Utah.
Allegiant will be flying seasonally from St. George to Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport. Allegiant's Punta Gorda operations were also expansion-oriented, launching new voyages to Albany, Appleton, Wisconsin, Omaha, Nebraska and Syracuse, New York. Low-cost airline Sun Country is to expand to Nashville, Tennessee, offering six non-stop services starting in November.
Sun Country's six Nashville trails lead four to Florida destinations: Its other two services are to Minneapolis/St. Paul - its major hubs - and New Orleans. It will operate twice a week on all six itineraries. Passengers at Logan Boston Airport will soon have two new airlines to select from.
On 31 March, the Netherlands-based airline CLM will add Boston to its airline system when it begins a three-weekly timetable to its Amsterdam hubs. The KLM will fly 292-seat Airbus A330-300 wide-body aircraft with a 4th scheduled week in July. Korean Air launches a non-stop air services operation to Seoul Incheon two week after the start of NDL battles.
Its first of five seven-week services begins on 12 April and will be operated with the airline's new Boeing 787-9 "Dreamliner". Korea will provide the only services between Boston and Seoul, while KLM's services to Amsterdam will supplement an established Delta itinerary. Primera, one of the newest low-cost carriers in Europe to address the USA, is expanding its US carbon footprint. Thus, it is now the first airline in the world to do so.
Brussels will be the latest target for the airline from the USA, with non-stop services from Boston, Washington Dulles and Washington Liberty. There will be departures from 9 May for Novark and 2 June for the other two itineraries. Boeing will operate its three new Brussels services with new Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft to be shipped to the airline from 2019.
As a result of the extension, Primera will operate eight destinations in Europe from three US highways. Fronttier Airlines is including Sarasota on its itinerary as part of a wider 11-route extension that will also bring the airline back to Fort Lauderdale. Frontier's services from Sarasota will start on 10 December, when the Ultra Low Coast carriers will commence a twice-weekly flight to Cleveland.
Fort Lauderdale, Frontier's route to Trenton, New Jersey, and Islip/Long Island, New York, begin on November 16. Fronttier ceased flights from Fort Lauderdale to Miami last year, but the airline is planning to return from the two most congested South Florida airfields.