Here’s a solid new option if you’re planning an around-the-world itinerary, as Alitalia is bringing a new nonstop flight between two pretty cool spots. The plan is to connect Venice with Tokyo starting next April, as Boeing 777-200ERs will take to the skies twice per week to complete the journey. Apparently this is like the first nonstop flight between Venice and that side of the globe, so this is kind of a big deal. We’re sure this will be a big leisure route for tourists and travelers heading between Japan and Italy, and we certainly can’t blame those looking to check out either destination.
· US Airways:
The cooler weather is slowly rolling in, and US Airways is getting ready to send some of its jets to warm weather destinations. Beginning on October 3 the airline is going to start doing the nonstop thing back and forth between Cancun and Philadelphia with some bigger and better planes. Airbus A330s will now do the heavy lifting between the two countries beginning with just one daily flight, but as of November 18 things are bumped up to like nine or ten times each and every week. We’re not totally sure if we need a warm weather getaway this soon into the fall, but we guess we can suck it up and go enjoy an umbrella drink or two.
At this point you’re probably somewhat familiar with budget airline Scoot and their goal to do the low cost thing in and around the region. This week they’re getting ready to send some more planes and people to a new destination, as the plan is to start nonstop flights between Singapore and Hong Kong beginning as soon as November 15. It sounds like they’re waiting for another Boeing 777 to arrive in the hangar first, and with a little extra airplane power they’ll be ready to go. They better just be prepared for some competition, because there’s a bunch of other airlines doing the back and forth thing between the two cities—including their big brother carrier, Singapore Airlines.