· US Airways:
Over at US Airways they must be expecting a busy summer travel season, as they’re extending some seasonal service before the warm weather flights even start doing their thing. The carrier plans to fly nonstop between Philadelphia and Shannon, Ireland as well as between Charlotte and Dublin beginning this summer. However, the flights are now going to do their thing for around a month longer than initially planned, as the flights will continue heading back and forth until like October 5 or October 6—depending on where you’re heading. If you can’t make the seasonal routes—no problem—US Airways does the nonstop thing between Philadelphia and Dublin all year long.
· Ethiopian Airlines:
It’s not a carrier that’s usually on the tip of our tongues, but when it comes to new routes news Ethiopian Airlines is no stranger. This week they’re on the move once again, as they’re planning to do their thing over to three new spots. The flights will all depart from their home over at Addis Ababa, as they look to connect to spots like Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, and Manila. The new flights will require a stop on the way in either Bangkok or Hong Kong, but that might just give you a chance to hop off into the terminal and stretch your legs.
· Malaysia Airlines: [Photos: Bytemarks and markyharky]
They just joined the oneworld airline alliance, and now they’re throwing around some serious airplane hardware to show off their new identity. We’re talking about Malaysia Airlines and some of their Airbus A380s, as it sounds like they’re getting ready to send the big birds all the way over to Paris. The carrier just upgraded to the larger plane on its existing service between Kuala Lumpur and Paris. Besides way more space there’s going to be way more seats, as there’s going to be close to 500 seats aboard the new planes. They used to use Boeing 777s to head back and forth, and those are like toys in comparison—only around 282 seats—ha.
[Photos: Bytemarks and markyharky]