You caught us—this isn’t exactly a new route, but we hope that you’ll let us slide this one in anyway. It’s time for a new plane to start flying out of spots like Los Angeles and Chicago all the way over to Germany, as Lufthansa has picked these city pairs as the next launch spots for their very first 747-8s. We already know that these new planes will also do a nonstop out of Washington-Dulles over to Frankfurt as well.
Lufthansa is keeping their mouths shut regarding when exactly these planes will start flying high in the skies, but we’re thinking that it’s going to be at some point during the late spring or early summer. If you haven’t yet booked your summer airfare over to Europe, it might be a good idea to wait to ensure you can check out the new airplane smell—just watch out for those ever rising airfares.
· Kenya Airways:
There’s one airline that certainly has its eyes on the prize, and that’s Kenya Airways. They’re busy expanding around the globe, and their ultimate goal is to ensure that they’re flying to—and from—pretty much every inhabited continent on the planet. For now they’ve got a lot of work to do, but they’re already busy readying the plans for some brand new nonstop options.
It might be quite some time before the new options are taxiing for takeoff, but places like Toronto, Washington, Moscow, Berlin, and Seoul are all part of their PowerPoint presentation. Kenya Airways has their route network planned out through like 2021, and we’ve got to say they’re going to be pretty darn busy over the next 10 years or so. They might not be your carrier of choice for global travel right now, but definitely keep an eye on them and their expansion plans.
· Bahamasair: [Photos: BriYYZ and Lufthansa]
Beginning on May 1 there’s going to be some new ways to reach a little slice of paradise, as Bahamasair is prepping some planes and people for a few new routes. The carrier is getting ready to fill the gap left behind when Vision Airlines pulled out from some of their international destinations, and that means that spots like Richmond, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland will be now be connected with Grand Bahama Island. Sounds like the new options will get things done with some Boeing 737s, and that the new routes will run a couple times per week. It’ll be Thursdays and Sundays for Maryland and Kentucky, and it’s Mondays and Fridays for North Carolina and Virginia—don’t forget the sunblock!
[Photos: BriYYZ and Lufthansa]