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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 took to the skies this month or will in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (like schedules and aircraft, among other things) may change.

NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2018

New Domestic and International Flights on Southwest Airlines (launched August 7)

Fly nonstop from LA to Tampa, Florida, thanks to a new transcon route on Southwest Airlines. (Photo by CHBD/Getty Images)
Fly nonstop from LA to Tampa, Florida, thanks to a new Southwest route. (Photo by CHBD/Getty Images)

Details — It’s been a big month for Southwest, which launched several new domestic and international flights, including a new transcon route between Los Angeles (LAX) and Tampa, Florida (TPA). The airline also began daily routes between Atlanta (ATL) and Nashville (BNA), Cincinnati (CVG) and Denver (DEN) and Hartford (BDL) and St. Louis (STL), as well as a fun new international route from Baltimore (BWI) to Cancun (CUN), which will be operated by the carrier’s 737 MAX 8.

Baltimore to Cancun (daily):

  • WN1607 Baltimore (BWI) 8:55am Departure → Cancun (CUN) 11:35am Arrival
  • WN1608 Cancun (CUN) 12:35pm Departure → Baltimore (BWI) 5:05pm Arrival

Note that there’s a second already-existing flight on Saturday:

  • WN1611 Baltimore (BWI) 10:05am Departure → Cancun (CUN) 12:40pm Arrival
  • WN1620 Cancun (CUN) 4:25pm Departure → Baltimore (BWI) 8:55pm Arrival

Cincinnati to Denver (daily):

  • WN774 Cincinnati (CVG) 8:10pm Departure Denver (DEN) 9:00pm Arrival
  • WN254 Denver (DEN) 12:35pm Departure Cincinnati (CVG) 5:15pm Arrival

Hartford, CT, to St. Louis (daily):

  • WN2130 Hartford (BDL) 11:10am Departure St. Louis (STL) 12:45pm Arrival
  • WN427 St. Louis (STL) 4:15pm Departure Hartford (BDL) 7:35pm Arrival

Los Angeles to Tampa:

  • As of this writing, this route is showing flights that vary considerably over the next few months in terms of departure/arrival times and flight numbers. Be sure to confirm the times and flight numbers on Southwest’s site before booking.

Five new daily options for Atlanta to Nashville:

  • WN2182 Atlanta (ATL) 8:05am Departure → Nashville (BNA) 8:00am Arrival
  • WN160 Nashville (BNA) 5:40am Departure → Atlanta (ATL) 7:40am Arrival
  • WN1332 Atlanta (ATL) 10:45am Departure → Nashville (BNA) 10:55pm Arrival
  • WN1331 Nashville (BNA) 7:35am Departure → Atlanta (ATL) 9:40am Arrival
  • WN2464 Atlanta (ATL) 1:25pm Departure → Nashville (BNA) 1:30pm Arrival
  • WN2354 Nashville (BNA) 9:45am Departure → Atlanta (ATL) 11:50am Arrival
  • WN20 Atlanta (ATL) 6:10pm Departure → Nashville (BNA) 6:10pm Arrival
  • WN1644 Nashville (BNA) 1:25pm Departure → Atlanta (ATL) 3:30pm Arrival
  • WN2222 Atlanta (ATL) 10:15pm Departure → Nashville (BNA) 10:15pm Arrival
  • WN1558 Nashville (BNA) 6:45pm Departure → Atlanta (ATL) 8:45pm Arrival

Primera Air Begins Flying from Washington, DC to London (launched August 22)

Take an iconic photo along Abbey Road on your next trip to London. (Photo by Richard Boll / Getty Images)
Take an iconic photo along Abbey Road on your next trip to London. (Photo by Richard Boll/Getty Images)

Details —  Folks on the East Coast now have the chance to fly from Washington, DC (IAD), to London Stansted Airport (STN), located about an hour’s drive from the city center, thanks to a new route launched this month by low-cost-carrier Primera Air. You can catch nonstop service five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays aboard the carrier’s brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Schedule (5x per week):

  • PF48 Washington, DC (IAD) 9:20pm Departure London (STN) 9:50am (+1) Arrival
  • PF47 London (STN) 3:55pm Departure Washington, DC (IAD) 7:50pm Arrival

Avianca Adds Flights from Orlando to Latin America (launched August 1 and 2)

An aerial view of Lima
An aerial view of Lima’s Miraflores neighborhood. (Photo by antorti/Getty Images)

Details — Earlier this month, Avianca began offering nonstop options between Orlando (MCO) and three popular Latin American cities: Lima (LIM), San Salvador (SAL) and Guatemala City (GUA). Service from MCO-LIM operates daily, while the MCO-SAL route runs four times per week on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (return trips are Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) and the MCO-GUA route runs three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (with return trips on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). All three new routes are aboard the airline’s A319s.

Orlando to Lima (daily): 

  • AV977 Orlando (MCO) 3:28pm Departure Lima (LIM) 8:30pm Arrival
  • AV976 Lima (LIM) 10:05am Departure Orlando (MCO) 5:24pm Arrival

Orlando to San Salvador (4x per week):

  • AV423 Orlando (MCO) 6:39pm Departure San Salvador (SAL) 7:30pm Arrival
  • AV422 San Salvador (SAL) 7:45am Departure Orlando (MCO) 12:40pm Arrival

Orlando to Guatemala City (3x per week):

  • AV618 Orlando (MCO) 6:45pm Departure Guatemala City (GUA) 7:50pm Arrival
  • AV619 Guatemala City (GUA) 9:18am Departure Orlando (MCO) 2:13pm Arrival

More Domestic Flights Available on Frontier Airlines (launched August 1, 12, 13, 15, 21 and 30)

Sunset on Coronado Island Beach in San Diego, California. (Photo by anouchka / Getty Images)
Sunset on Coronado Island Beach in San Diego, California. (Photo by anouchka/Getty Images)

Details — Frontier Airlines launched a whopping 43 flights this month, including nonstop service from Memphis (MEM) to San Antonio (SAT), Jacksonville (JAX) to Las Vegas (LAS) and Pittsburgh (PIT) to San Diego (SAN), among others. The new routes will be operated by a mix of the carrier’s A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. So if you’ve been wanting to explore more of the US or visit nearby Calgary in Canada, get to it!

Launched August 1:

  • Denver (DEN) – Sacramento (SMF)

Launched August 12:

  • Austin (AUS) – Orange County (SNA)
  • Charlotte (CLT) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Denver (DEN) – Norfolk (ORF)
  • Denver (DEN) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Jacksonville (JAX) – Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Jacksonville (JAX) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Jacksonville (JAX) – St. Louis (STL)
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Norfolk (ORF)
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Sacramento (SMF)
  • Orlando (MCO) – Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • Orlando (MCO) – Ontario, CA (ONT)
  • Orlando (MCO) – Norfolk (ORF)
  • Orlando (MCO) – Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Orlando (MCO) – Syracuse (SYR)
  • Milwaukee (MKE) – San Diego (SAN)
  • Omaha (OMA) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Chicago (ORD) – Syracuse (SYR)
  • San Antonio (SAT) – Tulsa (TUL)

Launched August 13:

  • Austin (AUS) – Louisville (SDF)
  • Buffalo (BUF) – Jacksonville (JAX)
  • Cleveland (CLE) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Colorado Springs (COS) – Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Spokane (GEG) – Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Indianapolis (IND) – San Diego (SAN)
  • Jacksonville (JAX) – Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – San Francisco (SFO)
  • Orlando (MCO) – Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Memphis (MEM) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Oklahoma City (OKC) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Pittsburgh (PIT) – San Diego (SAN)
  • San Antonio (SAT) – Orange County (SNA)

Launched August 15:

  • Albuquerque (ABQ) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Charleston, SC (CHS) – Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)
  • Cleveland (CLE) – San Diego (SAN)
  • Columbus (CMH) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Jacksonville (JAX) – Kansas City (MCI)
  • Jacksonville (JAX) – Milwaukee (MKE)
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Calgary, Canada (YYC)
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – San Diego (SAN)
  • San Antonio (SAT) – Salt Lake City (SLC)

Launched August 21:

  • Denver (DEN) – Santa Barbara (SBA)

Launched August 30:

  • Denver (DEN) – Wichita (ICT)

NEW ROUTES ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST 2018

American Airlines to Add Nine More Routes from US to Europe

Dubrovnik, anyone? (Photo by Samantha T. Photography / Getty Images)
Dubrovnik, anyone? (Photo by Samantha T. Photography/Getty Images)

Details — As JT Genter reported last week, American Airlines recently announced a number of European routes that are expected to launch in 2019, including nonstop service from the US to Munich (MUC), Dublin (DUB), Athens (ATH), Edinburgh (EDI), Berlin (TXL), London (LHR), Bologna (BLQ) and Dubrovnik (DBV), which you may recognize as King’s Landing on Game of Thrones. The Dallas and Chicago routes will be operated by Dreamliners — 787-8s for the flights to Munich and Athens, with a 787-9 for the Dublin route — while a 757 will service the PHL-EDI route and 767s will service the PHL-BLQ and PHL-DBV routes. Flights from CLT-MUC will be operated by an A330-200, while those from PHX-LHR will use AA’s 777-200 aircraft.

Schedule: 

  • Charlotte (CLT) – Munich (MUC); daily as of March 31, 2019 
  • Dallas (DFW) – Dublin (DUB); daily from June 6 to September 28, 2019 
  • Dallas (DFW) – Munich (MUC); daily from June 6 to October 26, 2019 
  • Chicago (ORD) – Athens (ATH); daily from May 3 to September 28, 2019 
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Edinburgh (EDI); daily from April 2 to October 26, 2019 
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Berlin (TXL); 4x per week from June 7 to September 28, 2019 
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Bologna, Italy (BLQ); 4x per week from June 6 to September 28, 2019 
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Dubrovnik (DBV); 3x per week from June 7 to September 27, 2019 
  • Phoenix (PHX) – London (LHR); daily from March 31 to October 26, 2019 

Delta to Debut New Flights to Seoul, Tel Aviv and Europe

It
It’ll soon be easier to reach the popular South Korean city from the US. (Photo by Alex Barlow/Getty Images)

Details — Not to be outdone by American Airlines, Delta also announced a series of new routes to Europe this month — as well as to Seoul and Tel Aviv — that are set to launch next spring. While no official start date for the JFK-TLV and JFK-CDG routes was listed in Delta’s official press release, it seems the MSP-ICN service is expected to begin April 1, while the LAX to CDG and AMS routes are slated for June 16, and TPA-AMS for May 23. A newly refurbished 777 will service flights to Seoul, while updated 777s and A330-300s will be featured on the flights to Europe and Tel Aviv, respectively.

Minneapolis-St. Paul to Seoul (daily):

  • DL171 Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) 2:40pm Departure Seoul (ICN) 5:20pm (+1) Arrival
  • DL170 Seoul (ICN) 7:45pm Departure Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) 5:55pm Arrival

New York to Tel Aviv (daily):

  • DL466 New York (JFK) 3:35pm Departure Tel Aviv (TLV) 9:35am (+1) Arrival
  • DL467 Tel Aviv (TLV) 11:35am DepartureNew York (JFK) 4:50pm Arrival

New York to Paris (daily):

  • DL264 New York (JFK) 8:15pm DepartureParis (CDG) 9:45am (+1) Arrival
  • DL265 Paris (CDG) 12:00pm Departure New York (JFK) 2:32pm Arrival

Los Angeles to Paris (daily):

  • DL156 Los Angeles (LAX) 12:00pm Departure Paris (CDG) 7:55am (+1) Arrival
  • DL157 Paris (CDG) 3:15pm DepartureLos Angeles (LAX) 6:25pm Arrival

Los Angeles to Amsterdam (daily):

  • DL78 Los Angeles (LAX) 12:05pm DepartureAmsterdam (AMS) 8:00am (+1) Arrival
  • Starting June 16: DL78 Los Angeles (LAX) 7:00pm Departure Amsterdam (AMS) 2:55pm (+1) Arrival
  • DL79 Amsterdam (AMS) 3:40pm Departure Los Angeles (LAX) 6:25pm Arrival

Tampa to Amsterdam (daily):

  • DL76 Tampa (TPA) 9:25pm Departure Amsterdam (AMS) 12:45pm (+1) Arrival
  • DL77 Amsterdam (AMS) 2:45pm DepartureTampa (TPA) 7:13pm Arrival

Even More Domestic Routes Coming Soon to Frontier Airlines

Pay a visit to Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Chiara Salvadori / Getty Images)
Pay a visit to Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Chiara Salvadori/Getty Images)

Details — As if August wasn’t a busy enough month for Frontier Airlines, it had to go and announce a ton of new seasonal routes expected to launch between November 2018 and January 2019, including service to its 100th destination — Harlingen Valley International Airport (HRL) in Texas. Ranging from international flights to Punta Cana (PUJ) to more state-side options including new flights from Tucson, the new routes will be aboard a mix of the carrier’s A319, A320 or A321 aircraft. Translation: If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to plan an autumn or wintertime getaway, this is it.

Schedule:

  • Fort Myers (RSW) – Albany (ALB); 2x per week as of November 17
  • Fort Myers (RSW) – Las Vegas (LAS); 2x per week as of November 17
  • Fort Myers (RSW) – Omaha (OMA); 2x per week as of November 17
  • Fort Myers (RSW) – Phoenix (PHX); 3x per week as of November 15
  • Fort Myers (RSW) – Portland (PWM), 2x per week as of November 16
  • Fort Myers (RSW) – Salt Lake City (SLC); 2x per week as of November 16
  • Fort Myers (RSW) – Syracuse (SYR); 3x per week as of November 15
  • Phoenix (PHX) – Fort Myers (RSW); 3x per week as of November 15
  • Phoenix (PHX) – Grand Rapids (GRR); 2x per week as of November 16
  • Phoenix (PHX) – Madison (MSN); 2x per week as of November 17
  • Phoenix (PHX) – Norfolk (ORF); 2x per week as of November 17
  • Tucson (TUS) – Denver (DEN); 4x per week as of November 7
  • Tampa (TPA) – Charlotte (CLT); 3x per week as of November 15
  • Tampa (TPA) – Grand Rapids (GRR); 3x per week as of November 15
  • Tampa (TPA) – Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP); 2x per week as of November 16
  • Tampa (TPA) – Norfolk (ORF); 2x per week as of November 17
  • Tampa (TPA) – Portland (PWM); 3x per week as of November 15
  • Tampa (TPA) – Syracuse (SYR); 3x per week as of November 15
  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD) – Palm Springs (PSP); 2x per week as of December 14
  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD) – Harlingen (HRL); 2x per week as of November 21
  • Cincinnati (CVG) – Punta Cana (PUJ); 1x per week as of January 11, 2019
  • Cleveland (CLE) – Punta Cana (PUJ); 3x per week as of January 6, 2019
  • Cleveland (CLE) – Sarasota (SRQ); 2x per week as of December 10
  • Cleveland (CLE) – West Palm Beach (PBI); 3x per week as of November 15
  • Denver (DEN) – Harlingen (HRL); 3x per week as of November 22
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – San Jose Del Cabo (SJD); 1x per week as of December 15
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Cancun (CUN); 2x per week as of December 21
  • New York (LGA) – Orlando (MCO); daily as of November 15
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Sarasota (SRQ); 2x per week as of December 10
  • St. Louis (STL) – Punta Cana (PUJ); 3x per week as of January 5, 2019
  • West Palm Beach (PBI) – Columbus (CMH); 2x per week as of November 16
  • West Palm Beach (PBI) – Pittsburgh (PIT); 2x per week as of November 17
  • West Palm Beach (PBI) – St. Louis (STL); 3x per week as of November 15

United to Add More Flights to Europe and Beyond in 2019

Check out the colorful hotels along the beach in Tel Aviv. (Photo by Danor_a/Getty Images)
Check out the colorful hotels along the beach in Tel Aviv. (Photo by Danor_a/Getty Images)

Details — United announced plans this month for another gateway to Israel, this time from Washington, DC (IAD) to Tel Aviv (TLV) beginning May 22, 2019. Pending government approval, the new route will run three times per week, with flights leaving IAD on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and returning from TLV on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday aboard United’s 777-200ER aircraft. In addition to the Tel Aviv announcement, the airline shared details of further expansion in Europe in 2019.

Washington, DC to Tel Aviv (3x per week): 

  • UA72 Washington, DC (IAD) 10:30pm Departure Tel Aviv (TLV) 4:30pm (+1) Arrival
  • UA73 Tel Aviv (TLV) 12:20am Departure Washington, DC (IAD) 5:50am Arrival

San Francisco to Amsterdam (daily):

  • UA968 San Francisco (SFO) 2:55pm Departure → Amsterdam (AMS) 10:20am (+1) Arrival
  • UA969 Amsterdam (AMS) 2:50pm Departure → San Francisco (SFO) 4:50pm Arrival

Newark to Naples, Italy (daily, seasonal):

  • UA964 Newark (EWR) 5:25pm Departure → Naples (NAP) 8:05am (+1) Arrival
  • UA965 Naples (NAP) 10:10am Departure → Newark (EWR) 2:05pm Arrival

Newark to Prague (daily, seasonal):

  • UA188 Newark (EWR) 6:05pm Departure → Prague (PRG) 8:25am (+1) Arrival
  • UA187 Prague (PRG) 10:10am Departure → Newark (EWR) 1:30pm Arrival

Canadian Airline Swoop Announces Its First US Destinations

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. (Photo by TPG)
Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando — and try the butter beer. (Photo by TPG)

Details — Low-cost carrier WestJet’s ultra-low-cost offspring Swoop recently announced plans to expand to the US later this year, with flights from Canada’s Abbotsford (YXX) — located about an hour from Vancouver — Edmonton (YHM) and Hamilton (YHM) to Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Phoenix expected to launch in mid-October.

Schedule:

  • Abbotsford (YXX) – Las Vegas (LAS); 2x per week as of October 11, then 3x per week as of October 28
  • Edmonton (YEG) – Las Vegas (LAS); 11x per week as of October 11
  • Hamilton (YHM) – Orlando (MCO); 2x per week as of October 17, then 3x per week as of October 30
  • Hamilton (YHM) to Tampa (TPA); 2x per week as of October 20, then 3x per week as of October 31
  • Hamilton (YHM) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL); 2x per week as of October 26
  • Hamilton (YHM) to Las Vegas (LAS); 4x per week as of October 26
  • Edmonton (YEG) to Phoenix (PHX); 2x per week as of October 27

KLM to Offer Nonstop Service Between Boston and Amsterdam in 2019

Doesn
Doesn’t a trip to Amsterdam sound amazing right about now? (Photo by @Didier Marti/Getty Images)

Details — Attention anyone in the Northeast who’s interested in windmills, canals, bike rides in beautiful places, wooden clogs or anything else you might find intriguing about a certain Dutch capital: KLM recently announced it’ll be bringing back its nonstop transatlantic hop from Boston (BOS) to Amsterdam (AMS) for the first time since 1994. The route will be operated by KLM’s A330-300 three times a week on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday starting March 31, 2019, before increasing to four flights a week — Monday is added to the mix — on July 1, 2019.

Schedule (3x per week then 4x per week as of July 1, 2019): 

  • KL618 Boston (BOS) 10:00pm Departure Amsterdam (AMS) 10:35am (+1) Arrival
  • KL617 Amsterdam (AMS) 5:00pm Departure Boston (BOS) 6:30pm Arrival

Sun Country to Introduce Six New Flights to Nashville

Get your country on in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Nina Dietzel/Getty Images)
Get your country music fix in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Nina Dietzel/Getty Images)

Details — Great news for any country music fans out there: Sun Country is about to make it easier to get to the center of all the action in Nashville. Keep an eye out for six nonstop seasonal routes connecting BNA with Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Fort Myers (RSW), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Tampa (TPA) and New Orleans (MSY) that are expected to launch this fall — and don’t forget to pack your cowboy boots.

Schedule:

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) – Nashville (BNA); 2x per week as of November 1
  • Nashville (BNA) – Fort Myers (RSW); 2x per week as of November 2
  • Nashville (BNA) – Miami (MIA); 2x per week as of November 3
  • Nashville (BNA) – Orlando (MCO); 2x per week as of November 4
  • Nashville (BNA) – Tampa (TPA); 2x per week as of November 3
  • Nashville (BNA) – New Orleans (MSY); 2x per week as of November 2

Which of these new routes are you most excited about?

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