· Turkish Airlines:
It seems that 2012 has been quite a busy year for Turkish Airlines, and it doesn’t look like they’re slowing down anytime soon. Their latest plans include sending some of their airplanes between Houston and Istanbul. Beginning on April 1 of next year, the carrier plans to link George Bush Intercontinental Airport with Istanbul Ataturk International Airport four times per week. Boeing 777-300ERs will do the heavy lifting on this long haul international route, and things are scheduled to take around 12 hours or so. The planes will depart from IAH around 8pm or so local time, and are scheduled to arrive in Turkey at approximately 4pm local time the following day.
Frontier might have lost its cookies not too long ago, but that doesn’t meant that they’ve have stopped focusing on new flights to here and to there. This week it looks like they’re busy planning nonstop flights over to Durango, Colorado. The plan is to fly planes between Colorado and Las Vegas beginning on October 4 thanks to plenty of help from their fleet of Airbus A319s. The flights are scheduled to run just a couple of times per week, but thankfully that’s all you need for a weekend of fun in Sin City.
· Alaska Airlines:
Alaska Airlines is pretty darn busy this week, as we’ve got one more new route announcement to share with you. We might have mentioned this before, but as of now it’s a done deal. The airline is now flying nonstop between Seattle and Philadelphia, which is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Boeing 737s will do the flying, and thankfully the flights times are pretty darn convenient. No red-eye options here, but you will need to depart Seattle at around 8:30am local time to arrive in Philadelphia at just before 5pm local time. Heading in the opposite direction will require you to leave the City of Brotherly Love around 6pm and get to Seattle just after 9pm local time.