· Porter Airlines:
It might not be as exciting as last week's coming to America news, but Porter Airlines is on the move again this week. They’re once again heading out from their home base at Toronto City Airport, and this time they’re off to Timmins—that’s like in the northeast part of Ontario. Routes kicked off this week, and as usual you'll see Bombardier Q400s in the skies. The flights will head back and forth daily with three flights per day during the week and a couple options during the weekend.
· Alaska Airlines:
They’ve got Eskimos on their tales, and this week there’s news about Alaska Airlines adding a few new routes to here and there. They’re building out their options out of Portland, Oregon, and the plan is to head to three new seasonal spots beginning in June of 2012. The new flights will head to Bellingham, Bozeman, and Santa Barbara, and all three flights are scheduled to head back to the hangar once the summer season winds to an end. Technically the flights will be operated by Horizon Air under the Alaska Airlines umbrella, so just FYI.
· Transaero: [Photos: Jaunted and BriYYZ]
We’ve always been a little intrigued about Transaero and their various offerings around the globe, and now it looks like they’re increasing their options to and from New York-JFK. The carrier was already flying between the Big Apple and Moscow a few times a week, but starting this summer there’ll be flights back and forth each and every day of the week. Some of their new planes are still on order, so they’ll be utilizing a less cutting edge option—Boeing 777-300s—when heading between these two cities.
[Photos: Jaunted and BriYYZ]