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Hainan, Brussels Airlines and Frontier Lead This Week's New Route News

February 1, 2013 at 8:03 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.

· Brussels Airlines:
If you’re still thinking about heading across the pond this summer it might be time to finally make a decision, as Brussels Airlines just announced that they’re starting up some brand new nonstop flights between Washington Dulles International Airport and Brussels Airport.

The flights are set to start up for the first time on June 18, so this is pretty much perfect for your summer holiday over in Europe. Airbus A330s will be doing the heavy lifting across the Atlantic, as the flights are scheduled to head back and forth five times per week. There’s solid in-flight entertainment across both cabins, and if you upgrade to business class you’ll even score yourself a fully flat bed—as your seat. Finally, the carrier is part of the Star Alliance, so feel free to cash in some of those United MileagePlus frequent flyer miles.

· Spirit Airlines:
They must be doing something correctly over at Spirit Airlines, as it seems like they’re always stealing a spot in our new route roundup. This week they’re at it again, as they’re looking to connect Las Vegas with Baltimore.

The new flights are set to take to the skies as soon as April 25, and the plan is to fly them back and forth each and every day of the week. Flights head out of Baltimore around 7:30pm and are scheduled to arrive over in Las Vegas at around 9:30pm—all times local. Heading out of Sin City en route to Charm City it’s going to be a redeye flight leaving at just before midnight and arriving back on the east coast at 7:20am.

· Hainan Airlines:
Have you ever flown with Hainan Airlines? Nope, we haven’t either, but that might be changing sooner than later as the carrier is getting ready to further invade the United States. The flights are still a ways away, but if all goes according to plan September 3 will be the big day. Airbus A330s will help out Hainan Airlines as the carrier connects Chicago with Beijing. It sounds like the flights will do their thing four times per week, as Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays will be the days to catch a ride with Hainan Airlines—happy flying!

· Frontier:
Frontier seems to love new routes just as much as we do, and this week they’re ready to show their love once again. The plan is to connect Denver International Airport with Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport beginning on May 16.

Sure this might not be the world’s most exciting flight option, but it might just get you where you need to be. Flights will run pretty much each and every day of the week, but they will take a rest on Saturdays out of Denver and on Sundays out of Cincinnati. Airbus A320s are set to head back and forth on the new routes, and if you act by tomorrow you might even be able to score an introductory fare for just $99 each way.

· Air China:
Here’s a solid option if you’re still looking to piece together one of those around the world itineraries, as Air China is getting ready to move some people and planes across the globe. It sounds like they're filling up the tanks with fuel, as Air China is planning to connect Beijing with Geneva beginning on May 7.

Airbus A330s will do the flying fun between the two cities—and countries—as the flights do their thing four times each and every week. Just like we mentioned before with Brussels Airlines, Air China is a member of the Star Alliance, so you pretty much have plenty of options when it comes to connections and partner flights.

[Photos: markyharky and Simon_sees]

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