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This Week Brings New Cities and Destinations to JetBlue, Spirit and More

September 14, 2012 at 9:23 AM | by | ()

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.

· JetBlue:
Usually when JetBlue is planning to arrive in a new city there’s some rumors and news preceding the big announcement, but this week we were kind of caught off guard. JetBlue just announced that Charleston, South Carolina will be their latest destination, and the flying fun will be done to cities like Boston and New York. Flights will head back and forth twice per day between New York, and just once per day to and from Boston. All the new options start up on February 28 of next year, and all the flying fun will be done thanks to a little assistance from some of JetBlue’s Embraer E190s. Oh—and of course—the live television and snacks will be free.

· Spirit Airlines:
Hopefully you weren’t too attached to Spirit Airlines and their service to and from Washington-National Airport, as it looks like the planes and pilots are on the move. Spirit is flying out of town in favor of utilizing the somewhat nearby Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Apparently the airline wasn’t too pleased with the ability to expand and grow at an airport that kind of has rules against growth and expansion. They’re already added a new option over to Dallas/Fort Worth, and that joins Ft. Lauderdale as their other nonstop option. You know the deal when it comes to Spirit Airlines, so just watch those fees!

· Virgin Atlantic:
We’re not so sure how this is all going to work out for Virgin Atlantic, but we’re intrigued to hear that they are already planning more domestic flights. It now sounds like they’re putting plans in place to depart London-Heathrow on their way up to both Heathrow services to Edinburgh and Aberdeen. This joins their plans to link London with Manchester as soon as March of next year, but it doesn’t look like the Scottish cities have an official launch date as of yet. We're thinking there's still a few details here and there to work out, so just stay tuned.

· Lufthansa:
All right this isn’t exactly a new route, but we thought it's still worth mentioning. Lufthansa already flies back and forth between Frankfurt and Bangalore, but now they’re getting ready to change up the planes that they utilize to link the two cities and countries. Lufthansa switched things up and adding the brandy new Boeing 747-8 on routes between the two cities, and it looks like things started up as of yesterday. This is route number three for the latest version of the jumbo jet, as Lufthansa also uses it to fly over to spots like Washington and Delhi.

· Interjet:
It looks like Interjet is on the move again, as this week they’re expanding their reach to and from the United States. Their latest plan is to start service out of California’s Orange County down to both Guadalajara and Mexico City. Airbus A320s will do all the heavy lifting between the new city pairs, and if all goes according to plan the new routes will take off for the first time on October 11. Our only complaint is that we’d like to see some of these low cost carriers from Mexico head to a couple more beach locations—right?

[Photos: Jaunted]

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