Exciting New Airline Routes From June 2019 and Beyond

Jul 2, 2019

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


EgyptAir’s New Nonstop Service from Washington, DC, to Cairo (launched June 3)

Have you ever been to Egypt? (Photo by Shanna Baker / Getty Images)
Have you ever been to Egypt? (Photo by Shanna Baker / Getty Images)

Details — If you’ve ever wanted to see the Great Pyramid of Giza or the almighty Sphinx up close, now’s your chance. On June 3, EgyptAir, part of Star Alliance, began flying nonstop from Washington, DC (IAD) to Cairo (CAI) twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday — note that return trips run three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The airline is currently operating the route with its shiny new 787-9 Dreamliner, ensuring you arrive in style, especially if you’re flying in business class in one of the aircraft’s 30 Super Diamond seats.

Schedule (2x per week, return trips 3x per week):

  • MS982 Washington, DC (IAD) 12:00pm Departure → Cairo (CAI) 4:50am (+1) Arrival
  • MS981 Cairo (CAI) 11:00pm Departure → Washington, DC (IAD) 5:10am (+1) Arrival

New Domestic Flights Available on Southwest Airlines (Launched June 9 and 10)

Southwest is now offering new flights from TK to Nashville. (Photo by Nina Dietzel / Getty Images)
Southwest now offers flights from San Jose and Burbank to Nashville. (Photo by Nina Dietzel / Getty Images)

Details — It’s been a big month for Southwest Airlines, which launched a ton of new domestic flights on June 9 and 10, including several from different parts of California — Burbank (BUR), Ontario (ONT), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) — and Nashville (BNA). The carrier also introduced additional daily flights from BNA, offering extra connections from Music City to Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), Las Vegas (LAS), Minneapolis (MSP), San Diego (SAN) and St. Louis (STL).

Launched June 9:

  • Austin (AUS) – Raleigh (RDU); daily
  • Burbank (BUR) – Nashville (BNA); daily
  • Ontario, CA (ONT) – Denver (DEN); third daily flight added
  • San Diego (SAN) – Omaha (OMA); daily
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Ontario, CA (ONT); 4x per day on weekdays, 3x per day on weekends
  • San Jose (SJC) – Nashville (BNA); daily
  • San Jose (SJC) – Raleigh (RDU); Sunday seasonal service
  • Raleigh (RDU) – Austin (AUS); daily

Launched June 10:

  • Nashville (BNA) – Norfolk (ORF); weekend service only
  • Nashville (BNA) – Seattle (SEA); weekend service only

American Airlines Adds Routes to Croatia and Honduras, Plus More Seasonal Options (launched June 6, 7, 8, 13 and 15)

Dubrovnik is a beautiful city to visit all year long. (Photo by Samantha T. Photography / Getty Images)
Dubrovnik is a beautiful city to visit all year long. (Photo by Samantha T. Photography / Getty Images)

Details — After a period of almost three decades, there is nonstop airline service between the USA and fbetween the USA and Croatia. American is offering seasonal service from Philadelphia (PHL) to Dubrovnik (DBV) through Sept. 27. Other notable seasonal offerings include routes from Chicago (ORD) to Quebec City (YQB); Dallas (DFW) to Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU), Dublin (DUB) and Munich (MUC); Philadelphia (PHL) to Bologna, Italy (BLQ); and flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ) from New York (LGA) and Philadelphia (PHL). 

Launched June 6:

  • Chicago (ORD) to Quebec City (YQB); seasonal
  • Chicago (ORD) to Kalispell, MT (FCA); seasonal
  • Chicago (ORD) to Manchester, NH (MHT); year-round
  • Chicago (ORD) to Joplin, MO (JLN); year-round
  • Dallas (DFW) to Dublin (DUB); seasonal
  • Dallas (DFW) to Munich (MUC); seasonal
  • Dallas (DFW) to Durango, Mexico (DGO); year-round
  • Dallas (DFW) to Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU); 3x per week
  • Dallas (DFW) to Harrisburg, PA (MDT); year-round
  • Dallas (DFW) to Santa Rosa, CA (STS); seasonal
  • Dallas (DFW) to Kalispell, MT (FCA); seasonal
  • Los Angeles (LAX) to Kalispell, MT (FCA); seasonal
  • Miami (MIA) to Cordoba, Argentina (COR); year-round
  • Philadelphia (PHL) to Bologna, Italy (BLQ); seasonal

Launched June 7:

  • Dallas (DFW) to San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP); 4x per week; year-round
  • Philadelphia (PHL) to Berlin (TXL); seasonal
  • Philadelphia (PHL) to Dubrovnik (DBV); seasonal

Launched June 8:

  • Dallas (DFW) to Santo Domingo, DR (SDQ); seasonal
  • Charlotte (CLT) to Santo Domingo, DR (SDQ); year-round
  • Charlotte (CLT) to Traverse City, MI (TVC); seasonal
  • Chicago (ORD) to Durango, CO (DRO); seasonal
  • New York (LGA) to Jackson, WY (JAC); seasonal
  • New York (LGA) to Aruba (AUA); year-round except September and October

Launched June 13:

  • Philadelphia (PHL) to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (YHZ); seasonal

Launched June 15:

  • New York (LGA) to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (YHZ); seasonal

Royal Air Maroc Launches Boston to Casablanca Connection (launched June 22)

Visit the Hassan II Mosque when you're in Casablanca. (Photo by Stanley Chen Xi / Getty Images)
Visit the Hassan II Mosque when you’re in Casablanca. (Photo by Stanley Chen Xi / Getty Images)

Details — If Morocco’s always been on your travel bucket list, you’re in luck. Earlier this month, Royal Air Maroc, soon-to-be member of the Oneworld alliance, began offering nonstop service from Boston (BOS) to Casablanca (CMN) aboard its 787-8 aircraft. The route operates three times per week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday until September 14, then will switch to a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday schedule from Sept. 18 to June 19, 2020. Not sure when to go? This recent article about the best times to visit Morocco can help you plan your trip. 

From June 22 to Sept. 14, 2019 (3x per week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday):

  • AT211 Boston (BOS) 9:15pm Departure → Casablanca (CMN) 8:50am (+1) Arrival
  • AT210 Casablanca (CMN) 5:05pm Departure → Boston (BOS) 7:30pm Arrival

From Sept. 18, 2019 to June 19, 2020 (3x per week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday):

  • AT211 Boston (BOS) 9:25pm Departure → Casablanca (CMN) 9:00am (+1) Arrival
  • AT210 Casablanca (CMN) 5:15pm Departure → Boston (BOS) 7:40pm Arrival

Norwegian Air’s New Flight From Chicago to Barcelona (launched June 7)

Colorful Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by MasterLu / Getty Images)
Colorful Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by MasterLu / Getty Images)

Details — Summer is a beautiful time of year to visit Barcelona (BCN), one of Spain’s most artsy and exciting cities. On June 7, Norwegian Air officially launched nonstop flights from Chicago (ORD), operating seasonal service until October 26 aboard its 787 Dreamliner. The new route runs four times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (with a slight schedule deviation). A word of advice, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth: eat all the food (seriously!) and try not to make any of these silly tourist mistakes.

4x per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday…

  • DY7156 Chicago (ORD) 6:30pm Departure → Barcelona (BCN) 9:50am (+1) Arrival
  • DY7155 Barcelona (BCN) 2:05pm Departure → Chicago (ORD) 4:30pm Arrival

…with a slight deviation on Saturday:

  • DY7156 Chicago (ORD) 8:30pm Departure → Barcelona (BCN) 11:50am (+1) Arrival
  • DY7155 Barcelona (BCN) 3:55pm Departure → Chicago (ORD) 6:20pm Arrival

Fly KLM from Las Vegas to Amsterdam (launched June 6)

Cycle your way around Amsterdam's gorgeous canals. (Photo via Shutterstock)
Cycle your way around Amsterdam’s gorgeous canals. (Photo via Shutterstock)

Details — Spend your days cycling past picturesque canals and your nights partying hard alongside the locals thanks to KLM’s new nonstop hop from Las Vegas (LAS) to Amsterdam (AMS). The airline’s latest addition operates twice per week on Thursday and Sunday, although a third weekly flight is slated to join the lineup on Tuesdays beginning July 2. Flights are aboard the carrier’s 787 aircraft, featuring 294 seats, 30 of which are in business class. Amsterdam is a fabulous place to visit all year long, whether you’re traveling with the kids or plan to end up with the munchies.

Schedule (3x per week):

  • KL636 Las Vegas (LAS) 4:05pm Departure → Amsterdam (AMS) 11:05am (+1) Arrival
  • KL635 Amsterdam (AMS) 12:35pm Departure → Las Vegas (LAS) 2:15pm Arrival

New Flights to Lisbon on TAP Air Portugal (launched June 10 and 16)

Take a ride on Lisbon's yellow cable cars. (Photo by Westend61 / Getty Images)
Take a ride on Lisbon’s yellow cable cars. (Photo by Westend61 / Getty Images)

Details — It’s also been a busy month for TAP Air Portugal, which launched three new routes to Lisbon (LIS) from the US. Now it’s easier than ever to reach the charming Portuguese capital, with new nonstop flights from Chicago (ORD) operating five times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as of June 1; nonstop service from San Francisco (SFO) operating five times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday as of June 10; and a new route from Washington, DC (IAD) operating 5x a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday as of June 16. The best part: all three are being serviced by the TAP’s brand new Airbus A330neo.

Chicago to Lisbon (5x per week):

  • TP228 Chicago (ORD) 6:05pm Departure Lisbon (LIS) 7:50am (+1) Arrival
  • TP229 Lisbon (LIS) 1:05pm Departure Chicago (ORD) 4:05pm Arrival

San Francisco to Lisbon (5x per week)

  • TP236 San Francisco (SFO) 4:10pm Departure → Lisbon (LIS) 11:20am (+1) Arrival
  • TP237 Lisbon (LIS) 10:00am Departure → San Francisco (SFO) 2:20pm Arrival

Washington, DC (IAD) to Lisbon (5x per week):

  • TP232 Washington, DC (IAD) 10:40pm Departure Lisbon (LIS) 10:50am (+1) Arrival
  • TP231 Lisbon (LIS) 4:30pm Departure Washington, DC (IAD) 7:40pm Arrival

Delta Debuts Routes to Mexico City and Honolulu, Plus More Domestic Options (launched June 10, 16, 17 and 29)

Now's your chance to see the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral up close. (Photo by Alexcrab / Getty Images)
Now’s your chance to see the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral up close. (Photo by Alexcrab / Getty Images)

Details — Not to be outdone, Delta led the charge this month with daily nonstop service between Minneapolis (MSP) and Mexico City (MEX) aboard its A319, domestic connections between Salt Lake City (SLC) and Columbus (CMH), Detroit (DTW) and Sacramento (SMF) and an exciting new link between Detroit (DTW) and Honolulu (HNL). The SLC–CMH route, serviced by Delta’s A319, runs five times per week through July, then switches to three times per week on Monday, Thursday and Friday beginning in August. The SMF–DTW route, serviced by Delta’s 737-800, operates five times per week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from June 17, then 3x per week on Monday, Thursday and Friday starting in September. Flights from DTW to HNL are serviced by Delta’s 767-300ER and run five times per week on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Minneapolis to Mexico City (daily as of June 10):

  • DL451 Minneapolis (MSP) 9:10am Departure → Mexico City (MEX) 1:25pm Arrival
  • DL452 Mexico (MEX) 2:15pm Departure → Minneapolis (MSP) 6:34pm Arrival

Salt Lake City to Columbus (5x per week through August 2, then 3x per week through December 29):

  • DL2369 Salt Lake City (SLC) 5:20pm Departure → Columbus (CMH) 10:46pm Arrival
  • DL2404 Columbus (CMH) 8:09am Departure → Salt Lake City (SLC) 10:02am Arrival

Detroit to Sacramento (5x per week, then 3x per week starting in September.):

  • DL2244 Detroit (DTW) 8:59am Departure → Sacramento (SMF) 10:58am Arrival
  • DL351 Sacramento (SMF) 10:35pm Departure → Detroit (DTW) 6:00am (+1) Arrival

Detroit to Honolulu (5x per week as of June 29):

  • DL599 Detroit (DTW) 12:15pm Departure → Honolulu (HNL) 4:10pm Arrival
  • DL598 Honolulu (HNL) 3:35pm Departure → Detroit (DTW) 6:30am (+1) Arrival

United’s New Domestic, International and Seasonal Service (launched June 5, 6 and 22)

Details — June marked the beginning of a slew of new domestic and international routes for United Airlines, including nonstop daily year-round service between San Francisco (SFO) and Columbus (CMH) and an extra daily flight offering between SFO and Tampa (TPA). United also launched daily seasonal routes from its Newark (EWR) hub to Prague (PRG) and Reykjavik (KEF), as well as flights from SFO to Fairbanks (FAI) and Rapid City (RAP), just in time to check out some of Alaska’s and South Dakota’s — and the country’s — most impressive national parks this summer.

Launched June 5:

  • San Francisco (SFO) to Columbus (CMH); daily year-round service

Launched June 6:

  • Newark (EWR) to Prague (PRG); daily seasonal service
  • Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF); daily seasonal service
  • San Francisco (SFO) to Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI); seasonal 
  • San Francisco (SFO) to Tampa (TPA); second daily flight added

Launched June 22:

  • San Francisco (SFO) to Rapid City (RAP); seasonal weekend service


Southwest Has Big Plans for California, Mexico and Costa Rica

Denver's city center all lit up at night. (Photo by Sky Noir Photography by Bill Dickinson / Getty Images)
Denver’s city center all lit up at night. (Photo by Sky Noir Photography by Bill Dickinson / Getty Images)

Details — Southwest Airlines recently announced several new routes from its base in Long Beach, California (LGB), including nonstop service to Oakland (OAK), San Jose (SJC), Sacramento (SMF), Las Vegas (LAS) and Denver (DEN). The carrier also revealed plans for flights to Cancun (CUN) from Nashville (BNA), Milwaukee (MKE), San Antonio (SAT) and Austin (AUS), as well as new hops from Chicago (ORD) to Cabo San Lucas (SJD) and Baltimore (BWI) to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR) in Costa Rica. While most flights fall under the seasonal category, the few that are year-round have been noted below.

October 1 (all are year-round service):

  • Long Beach (LGB) – Oakland (OAK); 4x daily, with an extra flight on weekends in October
  • Long Beach (LGB) – San Jose (SJC); 4x daily on weekdays and 3x Saturday and Sunday
  • Long Beach (LGB) – Sacramento (SMF); 4x daily on weekdays and 3x Saturday and Sunday
  • Long Beach (LGB) – Las Vegas (LAS); 2x daily on weekends, with an extra flight on Tuesday and Wednesday in October
  • Long Beach (LGB) – Denver (DEN); 1x flight on weekends

November 3 (year-round):

  • Baltimore (BWI) – Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP); daily

November 9 (all are seasonal except BOS–FLL):

  • Boston (BOS) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL); year-round on Saturday
  • Houston (HOU) – Aruba (AUA)
  • Nashville (BNA) – Cancun (CUN)
  • Milwaukee (MKE) – Cancun (CUN)
  • San Antonio (SAT) – Cancun (CUN)
  • Baltimore (BWI) – Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
  • Baltimore (BWI) – San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
  • Denver (DEN) – Belize (BZE)
  • Chicago (MDW) – San Jose del Cabo / Cabo San Lucas (SJD)

November 13 (seasonal):

  • Austin (AUS) – Cancun (CUN)

American Airlines Wants You to Warm up This Winter

Pay a visit to Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by felixairphoto / Getty Images)
Pay a visit to Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by felixairphoto / Getty Images)

Details — Just in time for the colder weather in the Northeast, American Airlines says it will begin offering nonstop flights from New York (JFK) to warm, tropical locales like Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ); and Liberia (LIR) and San Jose (SJO) in Costa Rica, all serviced by AA’s 737-800 aircraft. The carrier will also be increasing its nonstop service from Dallas (DFW) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and as of Jan. 7, 2020, will extend its current seasonal route from DFW to San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) to year-round service on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. Another flight from everybody’s favorite NYC airport, LGA — just kidding! — to Aruba (AUA) will be upgrading from seasonal to year-round status, while a nonstop from JFK to Antigua (ANU) will now offer daily flights as an extension of its current schedule.

Launching November 21, 2019:

  • New York (JFK) – Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ); daily
  • New York (JFK) – San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO); daily
  • New York (JFK) – Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR); Saturday only
  • New York (JFK) – Antigua (ANU); daily (extension of current service)

Launching December 18, 2019:

  • Dallas (DFW) – San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU); increasing to 2x daily from 1x

Launching December 21, 2019:

  • New York (LGA) – Aruba (AUA); seasonal to year-round Saturday service

Launching January 7, 2020:

  • Dallas (DFW) – San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL); seasonal to year-round service on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday

Spirit Airlines to Launch More Domestic Flights From Nashville

Let the good times roll in New Orleans. (Photo by f11photo / Getty Images)
Let the good times roll in New Orleans. (Photo by f11photo / Getty Images)

Details — We’ve got great news for anyone based in Nashville (BNA). Spirit Airlines said this month that it’ll be adding daily year-round service to a slew of new cities, including Baltimore (BWI), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New Orleans (MSY), Las Vegas (LAS), Orlando (MCO) and Tampa (TPA) later this fall. The airline also launched new routes from BNA to Charlotte (CLT), Burbank (BUR) and Sacramento (SMF) on June 20, paving the way for Music City to become a major hub for the low-cost carrier.

Launching October 10 (daily):

  • Nashville (BNA) – Baltimore (BWI)
  • Nashville (BNA) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Nashville (BNA) – New Orleans (MSY)
  • Nashville (BNA) – Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Nashville (BNA) – Orlando (MCO)

Launching November 5 (daily):

  • Nashville (BNA) – Tampa (TPA)

United’s Launching Special Flights for College Football Season and Seasonal San Francisco to Miami Service

Picture yourself in South Beach. (Photo by Pola Damonte / Getty Images)
Picture yourself in South Beach. (Photo by Pola Damonte / Getty Images)

Details — We’ve already devoted an entire post to the fact that United will feature nine special flights created just for college football fans — you’ll be able to fly with point-to-point service around the various games happening this fall, but did we mention it’s also offering daily seasonal service between San Francisco (SFO) and Miami (MIA) this fall? The new route, beginning Oct. 27, will be serviced by the carrier’s Boeing 737 aircraft.

San Francisco to Miami (daily seasonal service as of October 27):

  • UA2127 San Francisco (SFO) 9:00am Departure → Miami (MIA) 5:25pm Arrival
  • UA726 Miami (MIA) 6:20pm Departure → San Francisco (SFO) 9:50pm Arrival

Allegiant Air to Add 10 New Routes This Fall

Fly Allegiant from Tk to Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images)
Fly Allegiant nonstop from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Jacksonville, Florida, this fall. (Photo by SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images)

Details — In October, Allegiant Air will introduce 10 new and exciting domestic routes to its network, including offerings from three new cities: Redmond, Oregon (RDM); State College, Pennsylvania (SCE); and Traverse City, Michigan (TVC). Among other notable additions are seasonal service from Grand Rapids (GRR) to New Orleans (MSY) and new flights from Florida cities like St. Petersburg (PIE), Jacksonville (JAX), Punta Gorda (PGD) and Orlando’s Sanford International Airport (SFB) to various Midwestern and Northeastern locales.

October 3:

  • Phoenix-Mesa (AZA) – McAllen, Texas (MFE)
  • Redmond, Oregon (RDM) – Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) – New Orleans (MSY); seasonal

October 4:

  • Redmond, Oregon (RDM) – Phoenix (AZA)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) – Jacksonville, FL (JAX); seasonal

October 9:

  • State College, PA (SCE) – Orlando (SFB)
  • Traverse City, MI (TVC) – Orlando (SFB)

October 16:

  • State College, PA (SCE) – St. Petersburg, FL (PIE)
  • Traverse City, MI (TVC) – St. Petersburg, FL (PIE)

October 17:

  • Traverse City, MI (TVC) – Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)

Which of these new routes are you most excited about?

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