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Emirates, AeroMexico and US Airways Lead the Way with New Routes

February 17, 2012 at 9:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

· Spirit Airlines:
As much as we disagree with some of Spirit Airlines' policies and procedures, we have to admit that they’re pretty darn good at adding new routes. This week they’re bringing back Denver as one of their destinations, and the plan is to start flying to and from the Mile High City as soon as May. Nonstop flights will go to new spots including Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Las Vegas, and Fort Lauderdale. Of course—it goes without saying—just watch out for all those fees and figures before entering in those valuable credit card digits.

· Japan Airlines:
They haven’t even started flying their very first Boeing 787 Dreamliner yet, but Japan Airlines is already dreaming about where they’re heading next. It sounds like airline officials have made a decision, and the next 787 route is going to go back and forth between San Diego and Tokyo-Narita. If all goes according to plan the new flights will begin in December, and this will be the first time San Diego will enjoy a regularly scheduled nonstop flight over to Asia. Oh, and if you can’t wait for some 787 fun, just remember that Boston will be seeing the 787 thanks to JAL as soon as April.

· Emirates:
Big planes are headed to Amsterdam once the warmer weather finally arrives, as it sounds like Emirates is getting some of their A380s ready to head to and from the Netherlands. Emirates is already flying some of their planes between Amsterdam and Dubai, but the plan is to up their offerings once they install some A380s on this route. It’s probably not the best flight to experience all the A380 has to offer, but we’re sure it’s just long enough to score a quick in-flight shower and meal.

· AeroMexico:
Daily service between Atlanta and Mexico City is now on the schedule thanks to AeroMexico. The carrier is planning on starting up the new service as soon as July. Boeing 737s will do all the flying between the two cities, and this will be like the sixth option between the two cities. Delta obviously has plenty of flights heading to and from Atlanta as well, but the AeroMexico options will hardly bring cutthroat fares. Both airlines are pretty much BFFs, as they’re members of the SkyTeam airline alliance.

· US Airways:
Nothing screams new route news like a new nonstop between Washington, DC and Cincinnati. Alright so we might be slightly exaggerating our excitement, but the new option via US Airways isn’t too shabby. The flights should start doing their thing as soon as May, and the plan is to fly the route with some ultra comfortable—kidding—regional jets. The planes will go to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA), so at least access to the sights of Washington, DC will be only a quick taxi ride away upon landing.

[Photos: skinnylawyer and BriYYZ]

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