Every day, airlines around the world launch new routes, some with little fanfare, others with great fanfare. Regardless of their status, we collect the most interesting routes announced each week, and share them with you here.
Routes Announced This Week (May 8th – May 14th)
Air China: Shenzhen – Melbourne
Shenzhen will be getting its second route to Australia starting June 20th, 2017, when Air China opens service to Melbourne, Australia. Shenzhen will be Air China’s third destination from Melbourne, and flights will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft three times weekly. From Shenzhen, passengers can connect on Air China’s network throughout China, as well as take ferries from Shenzhen Airport to Hong Kong and Macau.
Schedule, Shenzhen – Melbourne (operates Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays)
CA767 Shenzhen 12:55am Departure –> Melbourne 12:00pm Arrival
Schedule, Melbourne – Shenzhen (operates Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays)
CA768 Melbourne 9:00pm Departure –> Shenzhen 4:25am (+1) Arrival
Delta: Las Vegas – Honolulu
During the holiday season this winter, Delta will be operating daily flights between Las Vegas and Honolulu, starting December 21st, 2017 and ending January 14th, 2018 (Honolulu Departure). Flights will be operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft, and Delta will compete with Hawaiian Airlines’ flights on this route, operated up to three times a day.
Schedule, Las Vegas – Honolulu (operates daily)
DL688 Las Vegas 5:45pm Departure –> Honolulu 10:00pm Arrival
Schedule, Honolulu – Las Vegas (operates daily)
DL687 Honolulu 11:15pm Departure –> Las Vegas 6:55am (+1) Arrival
Icelandair: Reykjavík – Vancouver
Icelandair has converted its service to Vancouver to a year-round schedule, operating two weekly flights during the Winter 2017/2018 season. Currently, the route only operates during the summer three times weekly. The flights to/from Reykjavík are timed to connect with Icelandair’s services to 27 destinations in Europe.
Schedule, Reykjavík – Vancouver (operates Thursdays, Saturdays)
FI697 Reykjavík 5:15pm Departure –> Vancouver 4:50pm Arrival
Schedule, Vancouver – Reykjavík (operates daily)
FI696 Vancouver 2:45pm Departure –> Reykjavík 6:00am (+1) Arrival
Interjet: Cancun – Montreal, Mexico City – Montreal
Interjet has selected Montreal as its first Canadian destination, starting flights from Cancun and Mexico City to Montreal starting on July 13th, 2017. Flights will be operated by Interjet’s Airbus A320 aircraft, three times weekly on each route.
Schedule, Mexico City – Montreal (operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays)
4O2810 Mexico City 1:15am Departure –> Montreal 7:10am Arrival
Schedule, Montreal – Mexico City (operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays)
4O2821 Montreal 10:30pm Departure –> Mexico City 2:50am (+1) Arrival
Schedule, Montreal – Cancun (operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays)
4O2821 Montreal 8:30am Departure –> Cancun 12:00pm Arrival
Schedule, Cancun – Montreal (operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays)
4O2820 Cancun 3:35pm Departure –> Montreal 9:00pm Arrival
Plus Ultra: Barcelona – Havana, Barcelona – Madrid – Santiago
Plus Ultra, a Spanish airline, will be beginning service to Havana and Santiago starting this summer from Barcelona. The airline currently only operates flights between Madrid and Lima, however will be expanding with these new routes to the Caribbean and South America. Flights will be operated by Airbus A340-300 aircraft. Flights from Barcelona to Santiago via. Madrid begin June 16th (with a repositioning flight to Barcelona from Madrid operated June 15th**), while flights to Havana begin July 1st.
Reservations on the Barcelona – Madrid – Santiago flight can be made for only the Barcelona – Madrid, or Madrid – Santiago portions as well.
Schedule, Barcelona – Havana (operates Saturdays)
PU801 Barcelona 11:55pm Departure –> Havana 5:00am (+1) Arrival
Schedule, Havana – Barcelona (operates Sundays)
PU802 Havana 1:00pm Departure –> Barcelona 5:30am (+1) Arrival
Schedule, Barcelona – Madrid – Santiago (operates Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
PU001 Barcelona 8:10am Departure –> Madrid 9:40am Arrival
PU501 Madrid 10:50am Departure –> Santiago 6:30pm Arrival
Schedule, Santiago – Madrid – Barcelona (operates Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
PU502 Santiago 8:30pm Departure –> Madrid 3:20pm (+1) Arrival
PU002 Madrid 4:30pm (+1) Departure –> Barcelona 6:00pm (+1) Arrival