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Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (like schedules and aircraft, among other things) may change based on your travel dates.

NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN JULY 2017

IMG Norwegian Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 on ground
Norwegian has begun taking delivery of its new 737 MAX 8s, which will be used on some transatlantic routes.

Norwegian Adds Five European Destinations From Newburgh and Providence (launched July 4)

Details — The low-cost carrier Norwegian continued on its expansion tear with new routes on July 4 from two US cities — Newburgh, New York (SWF), and Providence, Rhode Island (PVD) — to Dublin (DUB), Shannon (SNN), Belfast (BFS), Bergen (BGO) and Cork (ORK). This brings the total number of Norwegian transatlantic flights to 52 from 13 different airports in the US.

Schedule:

Mondays and Fridays:

  • D81762 Newburgh (SWF) 7:55pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 7:55am (+1) Arrival (Mon only)
  • D81762 Newburgh (SWF) 8:35pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 8:35am (+1) Arrival (Fri only)
  • D81750 Newburgh (SWF) 9:50pm Departure ⇒ Belfast (BFS) 9:45am (+1) Arrival
  • D81800 Providence (PVD) 9:30pm Departure ⇒ Belfast (BFS) 9:20am (+1) Arrival
  • D81820 Providence (PVD) 8:50pm Departure ⇒ Cork (ORK) 8:45am (+1) Arrival
  • D81763 Dublin (DUB) 2:30pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 5:30pm Arrival
  • D81823 Dublin (DUB) 3:00pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 5:50pm Arrival (Mon only)
  • D81823 Dublin (DUB) 3:20pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 5:30pm Arrival (Fri only)
  • D81825 Shannon (SNN) 3:30pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 5:25pm Arrival

Tuesdays:

  • D81762 Newburgh (SWF) 7:55pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 7:55am (+1) Arrival
  • D81822 Providence (PVD) 8:40pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 7:55am (+1) Arrival
  • D81830 Providence (PVD) 8:50pm Departure ⇒ Bergen (BGO) 10:05am (+1) Arrival
  • D81763 Dublin (DUB) 2:30pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 5:00pm Arrival
  • D81751 Belfast (BFS) 3:40pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 6:25pm Arrival
  • D81801 Belfast (BFS) 3:00pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 5:10pm Arrival
  • D81821 Cork (ORK) 4:20pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 6:30pm Arrival

Wednesdays:

  • D81762 Newburgh (SWF) 7:55pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 7:55am (+1) Arrival
  • D81750 Newburgh (SWF) 9:50pm Departure ⇒ Belfast (BFS) 9:45am (+1) Arrival
  • D81822 Providence (PVD) 9:10pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 8:25am (+1) Arrival
  • D81820 Providence (PVD) 9:25pm Departure ⇒ Cork (ORK) 8:30am (+1) Arrival
  • D81763 Dublin (DUB) 2:30pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 5:30pm Arrival
  • D81823 Dublin (DUB) 3:00pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 5:10pm Arrival
  • D81765 Shannon (SNN) 3:40pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 5:55pm Arrival
  • D81831 Bergen (BGO) 4:40pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 6:25pm Arrival

Thursdays:

  • D81762 Newburgh (SWF) 8:35pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 8:35am (+1) Arrival
  • D81822 Providence (PVD) 8:40pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 7:55am (+1) Arrival
  • D81824 Providence (PVD) 9:15pm Departure ⇒ Shannon (SNN) 8:25am (+1) Arrival
  • D81763 Dublin (DUB) 2:30pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 5:00pm Arrival
  • D81823 Dublin (DUB) 3:10pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 5:20pm Arrival
  • D81751 Belfast (BFS) 4:30pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 7:15pm Arrival
  • D81821 Cork (ORK) 4:20pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 6:30pm Arrival

Saturdays:

  • D81762 Newburgh (SWF) 8:35pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 8:35am (+1) Arrival
  • D81764 Newburgh (SWF) 9:00pm Departure ⇒ Shannon (SNN) 8:20am (+1) Arrival
  • D81822 Providence (PVD) 9:10pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 8:25am (+1) Arrival
  • D81830 Providence (PVD) 8:50pm Departure ⇒ Bergen (BGO) 10:05am (+1) Arrival
  • D81751 Belfast (BFS) 4:20pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 7:05pm Arrival
  • D81801 Belfast (BFS) 2:40pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 4:50pm Arrival
  • D81763 Dublin (DUB) 2:30pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 5:00pm Arrival
  • D81821 Cork (ORK) 4:20pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 6:30pm Arrival

Sundays:

  • D81822 Providence (PVD) 8:40pm Departure ⇒ Dublin (DUB) 7:55am (+1) Arrival
  • D81824 Providence (PVD) 9:15pm Departure ⇒ Shannon (SNN) 8:25am (+1) Arrival
  • D81823 Dublin (DUB) 3:00pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 5:10pm Arrival
  • D81763 Dublin (DUB) 2:30pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 5:30pm Arrival
  • D81765 Shannon (SNN) 3:40pm Departure ⇒ Newburgh (SWF) 5:55pm Arrival
  • D81831 Bergen (BGO) 4:40pm Departure ⇒ Providence (PVD) 6:25pm Arrival

British Airways Begins Service Between Ft. Lauderdale and London/Gatwick (launched July 6)

Big Ben, London
Ft. Lauderdale became the fourth Florida city to get nonstop British Airways service to London. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Details — On July 6, British Airways added its 25th US destination with service between Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and London/Gatwick (LGW). The route operates four times a week with a 777-200ER and competes with Norwegian’s twice-weekly summer service and 4x winter service. Ft. Lauderdale is the fourth city in Florida with British Airways service to London — Miami, Tampa and Orlando are the others.

Schedule (4x weekly):

  • BA2168 Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 4:50pm Departure ⇒ London/Gatwick (LGW) 6:20am (+1) Arrival
  • BA2169 London/Gatwick (LGW) 9:25am Departure ⇒ Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 1:45pm Arrival

Xiamen Airlines Connects Xiamen With Los Angeles (launched June 27)

Xiamen Xinglin Bay City Scenery In Fujian,China
Xiamen Airlines began service between its home base in China and Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Details — Another city in China now has nonstop service to the US as Xiamen Airlines launched service between Xiamen (XMN) and Los Angeles (LAX) on June 27. Flights from the southeastern Chinese city to the City of Angels will operate three times a week with no direct competition. The airline is utilizing a Dreamliner 787-9 for the route and marks the third nonstop route between China and the US for the carrier.

Schedule (3x weekly):

  • MF830 Los Angeles (LAX) 12:15am Departure ⇒ Xiamen (XMN) 5:30am (+1) Arrival
  • MF829 Xiamen (XMN) 8:10pm Departure ⇒ Los Angeles (LAX) 6:00pm Arrival

AirAsia X Lands in Honolulu With Its First Route to the US (launched June 28)

courtesy byeangel via wikimedia commons
AirAsia X is branching out into transpacific flights to the US. Photo courtesy of byeangel via Wikimedia Commons.

Details — Another low-cost carrier is trying to make its mark in the US, but this time it’s coming from the west. AirAsia X began its first-ever US service on June 28 with a 4x weekly route between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Honolulu (HNL) via Osaka, Japan (KIX). US citizens don’t need a visa for the two-hour layover in Japan, but all passengers do have to disembark with their belongings in Osaka and be rescreened by security before reboarding the aircraft for the continuation of the journey.

Schedule (4x weekly):

  • D7002 Honolulu (HNL) 4:00pm Departure ⇒ Osaka (KIX) 8:25pm (+1) Arrival
  • D7002 Osaka (KIX) 10:00pm (+1) Departure ⇒ Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 4:00am (+2) Arrival
  • D7001 Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 2:00pm Departure ⇒ Osaka (KIX) 9:25pm Arrival
  • D7001 Osaka (KIX) 11:25pm Departure ⇒ Honolulu (HNL) 12:30pm Arrival

Avianca Brasil Launches First US Route Between Miami and Sao Paulo (launched June 23)

sao paulo, brazil
Avianca Brasil launched its first ever US route in July, providing service to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Details — The sister airline of Avianca based in Colombia (both are owned by Avianca Holdings), Avianca Brasil has up until now flown mostly domestic routes within its flag country. But on June 23, the airline began its first-ever US service with a route between Miami (MIA) and Sao Paulo (GRU). The airline will operate an Airbus A330-200 aircraft that can seat 238 passengers on the daily flight between the two cities.

Schedule (daily):

  • O68511 Miami (MIA) 6:55pm Departure ⇒ Sao Paulo (GRU) 4:30am (+1) Arrival
  • O68510 Sao Paulo (GRU) 11:55pm Departure ⇒ Miami (MIA) 7:25am (+1) Arrival

NEW ROUTES ANNOUNCED IN JULY 2017

JetBlue Expands Mint Service With New Flights From Boston and New York

Mint
There’ll be more options for flying Mint next year. Photo courtesy of JetBlue.

Details — Starting next year, JetBlue will have lie-flat business-class seats on more than 80 flights each day after adding its well-reviewed Mint cabin to three more routes in its network. Twice-daily flights between Boston (BOS) and Las Vegas (LAS) are scheduled to start on January 4, 2018, with twice-daily service to Seattle (SEA) from Boston beginning February 15. Daily flights from New York (JFK) to Seattle will launch on April 15.

Schedule (daily):

  • B61077 Boston (BOS) 7:10am Departure ⇒ Las Vegas (LAS) 10:22am Arrival
  • B6178 Las Vegas (LAS) 11:32am Departure ⇒ Boston (BOS) 7:31pm Arrival
  • B6177 Boston (BOS) 8:50pm Departure ⇒ Las Vegas (LAS) 11:52pm Arrival
  • B61078 Las Vegas (LAS) 7:45am Departure ⇒ Boston (BOS) 3:44pm Arrival
  • B6597 Boston (BOS) 8:56am Departure ⇒ Seattle (SEA) 12:18pm Arrival
  • B6598 Seattle (SEA) 1:29pm Departure ⇒ Boston (BOS) 9:47pm Arrival
  • B6197 Boston (BOS) 7:22pm Departure ⇒ Seattle (SEA) 10:46pm Arrival
  • B6498 Seattle (SEA) 11:56pm Departure ⇒ Boston (BOS) 8:11am (+1) Arrival
  • B6263 New York (JFK) 10:42am Departure ⇒ Seattle (SEA) 1:58pm Arrival
  • B6264 Seattle (SEA) 3:08pm Departure ⇒ New York (JFK) 11:30pm Arrival

LOT Polish Adds Budapest Flights to Both New York and Chicago

Panoramic view of Budapest city centre, capital of Hungary
LOT Polish will start the first nonstop between the US and Budapest since 2011. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Details — It’s been over half a decade since any airline had nonstop service between the US and Hungary, but that will change in May 2018 when LOT Polish adds not one but two routes from Budapest (BUD) to the US. New York (JFK) will get the lion’s share of service with 4x weekly flights from the Hungarian capital, and twice-weekly flights to Chicago (ORD) will make up the rest. These new routes from Hungary are Open Skies routes allowed under the US-EU treaty, but LOT Polish also just launched weekly year-round service from Krakow (KRK) in its home country to Chicago (ORD) on July 3 using three-class Boeing Dreamliner 787-8s.

Schedule:

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays:

  • LO34 New York (JFK) 6:15pm Departure ⇒ Budapest (BUD) 8:50am (+1) Arrival
  • LO33 Budapest (BUD) 11:55am Departure ⇒ New York (JFK) 3:40pm Arrival

Tuesdays and Saturdays:

  • LO32 Chicago (ORD) 4:35pm Departure ⇒ Budapest (BUD) 8:55am (+1) Arrival
  • LO31 Budapest (BUD) 11:35am Departure ⇒ Chicago (ORD) 2:50pm Arrival

United Unveils 777-300ER Routes To Beijing, Frankfurt and Tokyo

United 777-300ER 77W Polaris HKG Review
Polaris seats will soon be found on three more international routes.

Details — And then there were seven: Tickets are now available on three more United 777-300ER routes, all of which feature the airline’s new Polaris business-class seats. Daily 777-300ER service between San Francisco (SFO) and Beijing (PEK) begins September 6, with San Francisco-Frankfurt (FRA) starting a month later on October 6. Another pair of 777-300ER aircraft will operate daily service between Newark (EWR) and Tokyo/Narita (NRT) as of October 28.

Schedule (daily):

  • UA888 San Francisco (SFO) 11:00am Departure ⇒ Beijing (PEK) 2:40pm (+1) Arrival
  • UA889 Beijing (PEK) 12:00pm Departure ⇒ San Francisco (SFO) 9:00am Arrival
  • UA58 San Francisco (SFO) 1:45pm Departure ⇒ Frankfurt (FRA) 9:55am (+1) Arrival
  • UA59 Frankfurt (FRA) 1:55pm Departure ⇒ San Francisco (SFO) 4:30pm Arrival
  • UA79 Newark (EWR) 11:50am Departure ⇒ Tokyo-Narita (NRT) 3:00pm (+1) Arrival
  • UA78 Tokyo-Narita (NRT) 5:55pm Departure ⇒ Newark (EWR) 5:45pm Arrival

Frontier Doubles Nonstops in Unprecedented Expansion

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Frontier employees and executives physically pull a 46-ton Airbus A320 out of the Frontier Airlines hanger at Denver International Airport in Denver. The plane reveals the new paint scheme of the Frontier logo reverting to the stylized "F" to look like that from the logo first introduced in 1978. The iconic animals on the plane
Frontier announced an enormous expansion with 85 new routes to 21 new cities. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Details — Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is about to embark on a major expansion of its network, adding 21 new cities and 85 new routes over the next year. The airline is taking delivery of a number of new Airbus aircraft by the end of 2018, and intends to use them to boost its total nonstop routes to 314 by next summer. A significant portion of the new routes will be centered around the carrier’s home base in Denver, with new service to Ontario, California (ONT), Albuquerque (ALB), Oklahoma City (OKC), Palm Springs (PSP), Reno (RNO) and more than a dozen others on tap.

Delta Announces Daily Service Between Los Angeles and Mexico City

mexico city
Between Delta and its partner Aeromexico, there will soon be 7 daily nonstops between Los Angeles and Mexico City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Details — Starting December 1, Delta Airlines will increase its service to Mexico with a new daily flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Mexico City (MEX). The airline’s partnership with Aeromexico already features six daily nonstops between the two cities, but this will be the first on Delta metal. The route will be operated using an Airbus A319 with 12 seats in first class, 18 in Delta Comfort+ and 102 in the main cabin.

Schedule (daily):

  • DL573 Los Angeles (LAX) 9:30am Departure Mexico City (MEX) 3:10pm Arrival
  • DL574 Mexico City (MEX) 4:30pm Departure ⇒ Los Angeles (LAX) 7:00pm Arrival

New Norwegian Routes From the US to London, Paris and Barcelona

IMG Norwegian Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 cabin 2
More flights to Europe from the US are on the agenda for Norwegian.

Details — Norwegian didn’t just sit pat launching new routes in July — it also announced several others coming up over the next year. The low-cost carrier will roll out Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) on February 28, 2018, then follow it up with routes to London/Gatwick (LGW) from two brand-new US gateways — Chicago (ORD) on March 25 and Austin (AUS) on March 27. Later in 2018, folks in Oakland (OAK) will see new Norwegian service to Barcelona (BCN) starting April 10, and Boston (BOS) residents will get a new nonstop to Paris on May 2.

Schedule:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays:

  • DY7152 Chicago (ORD) 3:15pm Departure ⇒ London/Gatwick (LGW) 5:00am (+1) Arrival
  • DY7151 London/Gatwick (LGW) 10:00am Departure ⇒ Chicago (ORD) 12:35pm Arrival

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays:

  • DY7182 Austin (AUS) 4:20pm Departure ⇒ London/Gatwick (LGW) 7:25am (+1) Arrival
  • DY7181 London/Gatwick (LGW) 10:00am Departure ⇒ Austin (AUS) 2:05pm Arrival

Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays:

  • DY7150 Boston (BOS) 9:50pm Departure ⇒ Paris (CDG) 10:30am (+1) Arrival
  • DY7149 Paris (CDG) 6:10pm Departure ⇒ Boston (BOS) 7:50pm Arrival
  • DY7076 Oakland (OAK) 8:15pm Departure ⇒ Barcelona (BCN) 4:20pm (+1) Arrival
  • DY7075 Barcelona (BCN) 2:55pm Departure ⇒ Oakland (OAK) 6:15pm Arrival

Mondays:

  • DY7150 Boston (BOS) 11:25pm Departure ⇒ Paris (CDG) 12:05pm (+1) Arrival
  • DY7149 Paris (CDG) 7:45pm Departure ⇒ Boston (BOS) 9:25pm Arrival

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays:

  • DY7192 Newark (EWR) 5:30pm Departure ⇒ Paris (CDG) 6:35am (+1) Arrival
  • DY7191 Paris (CDG) 1:25pm Departure ⇒ Newark (EWR) 3:30pm Arrival

Southwest: Tampa — San Diego in January 2018

A Southwest Airlines 737-300. Photo by Paul Thompson.
Southwest is adding a route between sunny Florida and sunny California.

Details — Last but certainly not least, Southwest is adding to its already impressive domestic network with new daily service planned between Tampa (TPA) and San Diego (SAN) starting on January 8. As with all Southwest flights, the route will be operated with Boeing 737 aircraft.

Schedule (daily):

Mondays through Fridays:

  • WN799 Tampa (TPA) 9:40am Departure ⇒ San Diego (SAN) 11:55am Arrival
  • WN478 San Diego (SAN) 12:45pm Departure ⇒ Tampa (TPA) 8:05pm Arrival

Saturdays:

  • WN2425 Tampa (TPA) 4:50pm Departure ⇒ San Diego (SAN) 7:05pm Arrival
  • WN4302 San Diego (SAN) 9:05am Departure ⇒ Tampa (TPA) 4:25pm Arrival

Sundays:

  • WN2783 Tampa (TPA) 5:00pm Departure ⇒ San Diego (SAN) 7:15pm Arrival
  • WN4835 San Diego (SAN) 12:20pm Departure ⇒ Tampa (TPA) 7:40pm Arrival

Which of these new routes are you most excited about?

Additional reporting by Daryl Chua. Featured image of Dublin courtesy of Julie Weiss/FOAP/Getty Images.

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