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Dragonair, Delta and Frontier Serve Up This Week's New Routes

January 11, 2013 at 9:13 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.

· Dragonair:
If you’re looking to head over to Vietnam anytime soon, be sure to pay attention to this latest new route announcement from Dragonair—Cathay Pacific’s little sibling. The carrier is still waiting on government approval, but assuming everything goes as planned Dragonair will start nonstop service between Da Nang and Hong Kong beginning on March 28.

Airbus A320s will do the flying fun between the two cities—and countries—and the flights will do their thing on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Just be sure to do more than admire Danang Beach, as there are three UNESCO World Heritage sites to cross off your bucket list as well.

· Delta:
The latest new route news from Delta probably won't make or break your vacation plans for 2013, but when it comes to new route news we love each and every tidbit. Earlier this week Delta started nonstop flights between Dayton, Ohio and New York-LaGuardia. Obviously this is geared primarily toward business travelers, but we’re sure some leisure travelers will sneak aboard for a quick weekend Big Apple getaway. During the week there are a pair of departures scheduled to depart Dayton around 7am and 7pm, and on the weekends things depart at 7am on Saturday and around 7pm on Sunday.

· Frontier:
There’s a new flight for those heading to or through Detroit, and it’s coming to the airport thanks to the pilots and people over at Frontier. The new flights are nonstops between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Trenton-Mercer Airport in New Jersey.

Things are set to take to the skies as soon as April 9, and to celebrate the new options one-way flights can be had for as little as $29. The flights will do their thing thanks to some Airbus A319s, and things are set to head back and forth four times each week.

· AirTran:
It seems like it’s a slow and steady approach to the merger between Southwest Airlines and AirTran, and this week it looks AirTran is still doing their own thing. The combination carrier is headed off towards Montego Bay and Punta Cana, as nonstop flights are getting ready to start to and from Chicago-Midway. The new flights will start doing their thing later this year, and there should be four back and forth options each week per new route.

The flights to Jamaica start on April 14, and will do their thing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. After that it’s time for the Dominican Republic flights, as those are set to run on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting on May 19.

· US Airways:
Here’s another one that might make your life a little bit easier, as US Airways is getting ready to add a new nonstop option to their base over in Philadelphia. Perfect for the business suit crowd—as well as those checking skis in their baggage—US Airways is getting ready to link Philadelphia with Salt Lake City. Daily service is set to start heading back and forth beginning on June 8, and it sounds like the plan is to have the flights run throughout the year. For those heading east this should offer up all kinds of connection opportunities to Europe—and beyond.

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