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New Routes Arrive This Week from American Airlines, Copa, and Spirit

June 24, 2011 at 9:53 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.

· Copa Airlines:
If you want to head down to Panama, look no further than Copa Airlines. They’re adding their very first nonstop option in the country’s Midwest beginning later this year, sending planes back and forth between Chicago-O’Hare and Panama City. The new flights are set to debut on December 15, and Boeing 737s will link the two spots daily. Even if your final destinations isn’t Panama—this is still a good thing—as you can get to plenty of spots in the Caribbean and South America once you reach their hub in Panama City.

· Delta:
Over at Dunder Mifflin International Airport—or as it’s really called, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport—there’s a new route just in time to welcome a new head honcho at the paper company. Delta will be starting up nonstop service between the airport here and the airport in Atlanta beginning at the start of September. There used be daily options to Atlanta, but these flights were stopped back in 2009. Hopefully the promise of Dunder Mifflin souvenirs in the airport gift shop will keep flyers heading back and forth between the two cities.

· American Airlines:
There’s all kinds of reasons not to visit Mexico right now, but there are way more reasons to head south of the border—and American Airlines wants to help you get there. The super comfortable Embraer regional jets—kidding—will be utilized on a couple new routes between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Mazatlan International Airport and Morelia International Airport. The flights started up earlier this month and run every day of the week. This brings American Airlines to a total of 18 different destinations coming and going from Mexico each week.

· Spirit Airlines:
With the hopes of getting a whole bunch of $5 bills at check-in it’s only natural that Spirit Airlines would want to add even more flights. They’re getting pretty busy at Chicago-O’Hare, as the airline is planning to add five new destinations with eleven new flight options each and every day. As always buyer beware when it comes to flying with Spirit, but if you need to get to Boston, Dallas, New York-LaGuardia, Detroit, or Orlando they might just be what you’re looking for. Expect the flights to start between August and December of this year, and be on the lookout for those—with a catch of course—$9 fares.

· Continental:
We knew Continental was planning to send planes back and forth to Haiti beginning this summer, and the time is pretty much upon us. Beginning July 1 the other half of the new United will send some of its planes back and forth each day of the week thanks to a little assistance from their fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. This new flight option to and from Newark and Port-au-Prince should definitely help out the area, as it can link those looking to provide a little assistance to the country that still is in a little bit of need

[Photos: PhillipC and abdallahh]

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