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British Airways to Launch Service to Chile

British Airways will begin the first ever nonstop flight between the United Kingdom and Chile next year. The airline previously served Santiago between 1993 and 2000 as a "tag on" to its Buenos Aires flight. Beginning January 3, 2017, British Airways will fly four times weekly between London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Santiago, Chile (SCL). The new route will become British Airways’ longest route at 14 hours, 40 minutes. The airline’s current longest route is between London and Buenos Aires…

Allegiant Launches Service to Baltimore/Washington Area

Allegiant Air launches its expansion into the Washington/Baltimore market today with inaugural flights to two of the eventual six cities to be served by the ultra-low-cost carrier. Today, the Las Vegas-based airline's debut at Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) includes year-round nonstop service to Cincinnati and Savannah, Ga. By June 3,…

Air Canada to Launch Nonstop Vancouver to Delhi Service

Air Canada has announced that it will launch seasonal, three-times weekly, nonstop service between Vancouver and Delhi. The new service will begin October 20, 2016 and operate till April 8. The route will be the first to connect Canada’s premier west coast city and India. "The cultural ties between India…

Numerous Airlines Apply to Operate Haneda Service

In a growing effort to increase service to the Japanese airport, United, American, and Delta announced today that they applied to the Department of Transportation (DOT) to serve Tokyo-Haneda. The announcements comes after the DOT and Japanese government announced the end to restrictions at the airport, which will allow for five daytime…

Alitalia to Return to China With Service to Beijing

Italy's flag carrier, Alitalia, announced it will resume service to China in July 2016. Alitalia will begin a nonstop flight between Rome-Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) and Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK) on July 18, 2016. This will be Alitalia's third new international route for 2016, following Santiago, Chile and Mexico City,…

JetBlue to Expand Mint Service

JetBlue announced today it will expand its Mint service to seven more transcontinental routes. The airline launched its premium Mint service in 2014 on its flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco from its main hub at New York’s JFK airport. Currently, JetBlue operates Mint service to Los Angeles and…

Virgin Atlantic to Launch New US Routes from Manchester, Unveils…

Virgin Atlantic has announced it will begin new nonstop service to Boston and San Francisco from Manchester. In addition, the airline announced a codeshare with FlyBe. The codeshare aims to bring passengers from small European cities to Virgin Atlantic flights to the Caribbean and America. The new deal will attract…

Delta to Begin Los Angeles to Beijing Service

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin daily nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Beijing’s Capital International Airport (PEK). The announcement comes a week after American Airlines announced it will begin service between Hong Kong and L.A. Beginning December 16, 2016, Delta will operate daily Boeing 777-200ER service to…

Vietnam Airlines to Fly 787 to Australia

Vietnam Airlines, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, announced that it will begin flying its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Australia later this year. The airline currently operates a Boeing 777-200ER between Ho Chi Minh and Sydney, as well as an Airbus A330-200 between Ho Chi Minh and Melbourne. Both…

Allegiant Plans 22 Route Summer Expansion

Allegiant Air will do quite a lot of flying on new routes this summer as the carrier has announced a slew of new routes including three new destinations for the low-cost carrier. The airline will start service for Santa Rosa (CA), Albuquerque (NM), and Evansville (IN). The cities will be…