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 (March 5th – March 11th)
Air China is adding service between Los Angeles and Shenzhen, China, using their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons / Simbaxu
Air China: Los Angeles – Shenzhen
Air China announced new flights between Los Angeles and Shenzhen, China this week, beginning July 6th, 2017. These flights will operate three times a week, using Air China’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Schedule (operates Monday, Thursday and Saturdays)
CA769 Shenzhen 11:35pm Departure –> Los Angeles 9:25pm Arrival
CA770 Los Angeles 11:50pm Departure –> Shenzhen 05:30am (+2) Arrival
Avianca: Boston – Bogota
Avianca announced that it will begin service between Boston and Bogota, starting on June 2nd. Flights will operate four times a week, using Avianca’s Airbus A319 aircraft. Boston will be Avianca’s 11th U.S. destination.
Schedule: (operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from Bogota; operates Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from Boston)
AV208 Bogota 2:20pm Departure –> Boston 9:57pm Arrival
AV209 Boston 12:27am Departure –> Bogota 5:57am Arrival
Norwegian: Providence – Bergen, New York/Newburgh-Stewart – Bergen
As part of their new expansion into the United States, Norwegian plans to start flights between Bergen, Norway, and two of their Trans-Atlantic bases in the United States, Providence, Rhode Island, and New York/Newburgh-Stewart. Flights will be operated by Norwegian’s new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, with flights to Providence starting on July 2nd, and flights to New York/Newburgh-Stewart starting July 3rd.
Schedule, Providence – Bergen (operates Tuesday, Saturday from Providence; operates Wednesday, Sunday from Bergen)
D8 1830 Providence 8:50pm Departure –> Bergen 10:05am (+1) Arrival
D8 1831 Bergen 5:20pm Departure –> Providence 7:05pm Arrival
Schedule, New York/Newburgh-Stewart – Bergen (operates Thursday, Sunday from New York/Newburgh-Stewart; operates Monday, Friday from Bergen)
D8 1770 New York/Newburgh-Stewart 8:35pm Departure –> Bergen 09:55am (+1) Arrival
D8 1771 Bergen 4:30pm Departure –> New York/Newburgh-Stewart 6:25pm Arrival