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New Routes and New Options for Fall from US Airways, Air Canada, and More

August 20, 2010 at 9:34 AM | by | ()

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Air Canada:
Airlines seem to be pretty eager to land even closer to Tokyo, as this year has brought several new flights into the city’s Haneda Airport. Now Air Canada is getting access to the more convenient airport, as they’re beginning service from Vancouver to Tokyo-Haneda. It will be once a day starting at the end of January, and the flights will go with Boeing 767-300ER jets. A quick look at our guide to in-flight entertainment reveals that the odds for a little seatback television is pretty good, so you won’t get too bored on this long-haul trip.

· US Airways:
If you’re looking to escape the Big Apple with the goal of visiting the country’s most popular national park, US Airways is now here to help you out. They’re starting up twice daily nonstop service from Asheville, North Carolina to New York-LaGuardia Airport, so you can visit Biltmore and Great Smoky Mountains National Park without a connection. Sure it’s not the most exciting global destination, but the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall is a great alternative to aimlessly driving your Zipcar around New England.

· Allegiant Air:
We can’t keep up with Allegiant Air and their ridiculously low fares. This week they’re busy announcing new options to Las Vegas from Moline/Quad Cities, Illinois. Service will begin on October 14, and the flights will start at about $45 each way. The flights will run just twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays, but that’s just enough time to get your fix of Sin City. If you want the introductory deal just be sure to book before September 8.

· Emirates:
We always get a kick out of where the Airbus A380 is headed, and it looks like the super jumbo is now making its way to Hong Kong. Emirates is sending its biggest and baddest plane to Hong Kong via Bangkok beginning on October 1. If that’s not in your travel plans, as a reminder, the restoration of Dubai to JFK service aboard the big plane starts at the end of October. Finally, nonstop flights to Manchester start up on September 1.

· Frontier Airlines:
It’s not really a new route as it never went away, but Frontier Airlines is keeping its flights to and from Aspen. Originally the airline was getting rid of its turboprop jets, but they decided to keep a few around to whisk passengers from Denver to the slopes. The flights should stick around indefinitely, but we wonder if they’ll be the first to go if the airline ever needs to save a few bucks. Regardless, we’ll meet you on the mountain.

Related Stories:
· Nerd Birds and Bulgaria Make Our List of New Airline Routes [Jaunted]
· New Route News from British Airways, Lufthansa and More [Jaunted]
· New Routes coverage [Jaunted]

[Photos: BriYYZ & gTarded]

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