· All Nippon Airways:
Hockey, maple leaves, Tim Hortons and other Canada stuff is coming to Japan, as All Nippon Airways—ANA to their friends—are getting ready to start up their first nonstop flights between Canada and Japan. The new flights will begin on March 30, as ANA will link Vancouver and Tokyo-Haneda with one daily round-trip flight. For those interested in the planes that will be doing the heavy lifting across the globe, Boeing 767-300ERs have been tasked with this mission. Honestly we were kind of surprised ANA didn’t already fly to Canada, so this is certainly good news for our neighbors to the north.
Who wants to go to Mexico? The answer is Volaris, as this week there’s some news regarding options to spots that are south of the border. It sounds like things will take to the skies on April 12, as the carrier will link Guadalajara—that’s in Jalisco—with Ontario—that’s in California. Things are scheduled to run twice weekly, and Volaris will utilize some of their A319s or A320s to get the job done. It’ll be Wednesday and Sundays heading to the United States, and it’ll be Thursday and Sundays for the departures going towards Mexico.
· Qatar Airways:
We just mentioned Dallas/Fort Worth a minute ago, but it’s time to talk about Texas once again. This time is also all about those carriers that call the Middle East home, as now it’s Qatar Airways linking up with the Lone Star State. The plan is to start flying on July 1 of next year, as the Boeing 777-200LR will head between Doha and Dallas. For those that just can’t get enough of Texas, this actually is option number two from the state. The carrier also does the nonstop thing to and from Houston.