Haiti probably isn’t ready for an influx of tourists and visitors anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve a brand new nonstop flight. Delta is adding a new option to Haiti, and this time they’re planning to connect back and forth from their home in Atlanta. There are plenty of Americans—and others—looking to help rebuild and repair the county, so Delta thinks that there’s plenty of demand for the new flights. Things start up on April 7, and they’ll fly once a week at the beginning. Saturday will be the day when the planes head back and forth, but if demand picks up they could definitely expand.
· American Airlines:
They might be running out of cash, but American Airlines still continues to do business as usual. This week they’re changing some planes, and the residents of Joplin, Missouri are probably pretty darn excited to see nonstop jet service to and from their home and Dallas-Ft. Worth. It’s been quite some time since Joplin has had jet service, so if you want to take a propeller flight—for old times sake—now’s the time to do so. The new regional jet flights—with all that legroom, oof—are scheduled to start heading back and forth sometime next month.
· US Airways:
As part of the airport capacity trade—or slot swap—between US Airways and Delta, US Airways now has the ability to access a few new cities. They’re hardly building up Reagan-National as much as Delta is upgrading LaGuardia, but there are still quite a few new route announcements. In total there will be around 11 new destinations seeing new service to Washington, DC, and there are a couple other cities getting even more service to and from DCA. New nonstop options include spots like Islip, New York; Jacksonville, North Carolina; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Birmingham, Alabama. USA Today has a full list of which planes are heading where and when, so check out their coverage if you’re looking for the full scoop.