· China Southern:
This might be more of a new plane announcement than a new route announcement, but we still think it’s worthwhile to mention what China Southern has been up to lately. The carrier just got some A380s to include in its hangar, and now they’re ready to start flying them.
One of the more interesting routes—at least to those who call the nifty fifty home—is China Southern's new Airbus A380 route between Los Angeles and Guangzhou. Sounds like the carrier is pretty darn excited to finally get behind the wheel—or the controls—of the new plane, and they’re even marketing their new plane as an “experience beyond your expectation.”
We knew that JetBlue had plans to invade Charleston, South Carolina with their planes and their people, and now it looks like the carrier is ready to reveal some of the details. Tickets are now on sale, and the plan is to fly back and forth between Charleston International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport two times per day.
JetBlue will also link Boston with Charleston once per day, and all the flying fun is schedule to start beginning on February 28. It might be a little cool for a spring break destination, but we’re pretty sure South Carolina is way warmer than New York or Massachusetts—especially in March.
· Tiger Airways:
If you’re looking to get up to the Great Barrier Reef—or at least that general area—you might want to give Tiger Airways a call. The carrier has been doing the nonstop thing between Melbourne and Cairns, but now they’re continuing linking the two Australian cities all year long. It looks like the flight is technically still a seasonal option, but there are now both winter and summer options—so it’s pretty much all year long. Flights for their summer season are already on sale through the end of March, and will start at roughly $135 or so each way.