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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 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.

NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN JANUARY 2019

Southwest Introduces Nonstop Service Between San Jose and El Paso (launched January 13)

You can now fly from San Jose, California, to El Paso, Texas, thanks to a new route on Southwest. (Photo by DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images)
You can now fly nonstop from San Jose to El Paso thanks to a new Southwest route. (Photo by DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images)

Details — Well, bless your heart! We’ve got great news for West Coast travelers hoping to get a taste of the Lone Star State — or for anyone in Texas looking for a Northern California city escape. Earlier this month, Southwest launched a new nonstop flight between San Jose (SJC) and El Paso (ELP), offering once-weekly service on Sunday. An additional flight, which will also operate on Sunday, is expected to launch April 14, 2019.

Schedule (1x per week on Sunday):

  • WN4422 San Jose (SJC) 9:55am Departure → El Paso (ELP) 1:25pm Arrival
  • WN5887 El Paso (ELP) 7:40am Departure → San Jose (SJC) 9:25am Arrival

The second Sunday flight starting April 14, 2019:

  • WN6003 San Jose (SJC) 1:00pm Departure → El Paso (ELP) 4:30pm Arrival
  • WN3209 El Paso (ELP) 12:55pm Departure → San Jose (SJC) 2:40pm Arrival

JetBlue Begins Flying Between Boston and Rochester (launched January 8)

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It’s now easier than ever to fly between Rochester and Boston. (Photo by DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images)

Details — JetBlue expanded its network this month with the launch of a daily nonstop flight between Rochester, New York (ROC) and Boston (BOS), connecting the cities with an hour-and 35-minute flight aboard the carrier’s Embraer RJ-190 aircraft. Boston is a great city to visit all year long — brave the winter weather by letting the food of The North End (Boston’s Little Italy) and glorious bowls of clam chowder soothe your soul.

Schedule (daily):

  • B6712 Rochester (ROC) 9:50am Departure → Boston (BOS) 11:17am Arrival
  • B6713 Boston (BOS) 2:30pm Departure → Rochester (ROC) 4:06pm Arrival

American Airlines Adds More International and Domestic Flights (launched January 6)

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We’ve got great news if Guadalajara, Mexico, is on your travel bucket list. (Photo by Eye Ubiquitous/UIG/Getty Images)

Details — It’s been busy over at American Airlines, which launched a whopping 26 new routes between mid-December and early January. This month, the carrier began flying nonstop between Charlotte (CLT) and Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL), with daily flights aboard the airline’s A319 — note the slight deviation in the schedule that occurs on Tuesday and Saturday, listed below — and a new daily nonstop hop between Phoenix (PHX) and Madison, Wisconsin (MSN) aboard its CRJ-900 aircraft.

Charlotte to Guadalajara:

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

  • AA2007 Charlotte (CLT) 10:05am Departure → Guadalajara (GDL) 1:56pm Arrival
  • AA2007 Guadalajara (GDL) 2:46pm Departure → Charlotte (CLT) 8:16pm Arrival

Tuesday and Saturday:

  • AA2007 Charlotte (CLT) 7:33am Departure → Guadalajara (GDL) 11:15am Arrival
  • AA2007 Guadalajara (GDL) 2:49pm Departure → Charlotte (CLT) 7:55pm Arrival

Phoenix to Madison (daily):

  • AA5952 Phoenix (PHX) 7:44pm Departure → Madison (MSN) 11:59pm Arrival
  • AA5969 Madison (MSN) 7:11am Departure → Phoenix (PHX) 10:10am Arrival

NEW ROUTES ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Will Soon Fly Between Houston and Addis Ababa

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 at Newark airport, on July 20, 2018 (Photo by Alberto Riva / TPG)
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 at Newark airport, on July 20, 2018 (Photo by Alberto Riva / TPG)

This summer, Star Alliance partner Ethiopian Airlines will be replacing its current Los Angeles (LAX) service with a new, thrice-weekly flight to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The flight will involve a stop in West Africa — either Lomé (LFW) or Abidjan (ABJ) — though the carrier hasn’t announced that detail yet. Flights will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but the schedule has yet to be announced. In addition to the shift from LAX to IAH, Ethiopian will be adding capacity at two of its other US gateways — its current daily service to Washington, DC (IAD) will be increased to 10 times weekly, and its current three flights per week to Chicago (ORD) will be increased to five weekly.

More Domestic Routes Coming Soon to Sun Country Airlines

There will soon be another option for those on the West Coast planning Hawaii trips. (Photo by M Swiet Productions / Getty Images)
There will soon be another option for those on the West Coast planning Hawaii trips. (Photo by M Swiet Productions / Getty Images)

Details — Low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines announced plans this month to add 19 new routes, including an intriguing option between San Francisco (SFO) and Honolulu (HNL) — could they be trying to get under Southwest’s skin with that one? — that will operate four times per week aboard the carrier’s Boeing 737 beginning May 18, 2019. Sun Country also plans to launch new flights from Minneapolis (MSP), Nashville (BNA), Dallas (DFW), Portland (PDX) and Las Vegas (LAS) later this year.

Schedule (4x per week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday):

  • SY797 San Francisco (SFO) 10:50am Departure → Honolulu (HNL) 1:20pm Arrival
  • SY798 Honolulu (HNL) 2:50pm Departure → San Francisco (SFO) 10:59pm Arrival

4x per week on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday:

  • Minneapolis (MSP) – Washington, DC (IAD); 4x per week as of April 25, with daily service starting June 10
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – Providence (PVD); 4x per week as of April 8
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – Newark (EWR); 4x per week as of April 29
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – Chicago (ORD); 4x per week as of April 19, with daily service starting May 27
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – Philadelphia (PHL); 4x per week as of April 13, with daily service starting June 3
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – St. Louis (STL); 4x per week as of June 7
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – Sacramento (SMF); 4x per week as of May 23
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – San Antonio (SAT); 4x per week as of May 23

Additional Routes Expected to Start in 2019:

  • Nashville (BNA) – Portland (PDX)
  • Nashville (BNA) – Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Nashville (BNA) – Providence (PVD)
  • Dallas (DFW) – Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
  • Dallas (DFW) – St. Kitts and Nevis (SKB)
  • Portland (PDX) – San Antonio (SAT)
  • Portland (PDX) – St. Louis (STL)
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Anchorage (ANC)
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR)

TAP Air Portugal to Increase Service Between Newark and Porto

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Who’s up for a trip to Porto, Portugal? (Photo by Getty Images)

Details — If you’ve been thinking of taking a trip across the pond this summer, consider visiting Porto, one of Portugal’s up-and-coming cities and home to the country’s famous sweet port wine. Starting June 1, 2019, TAP Air Portugal’s schedule will increase from two flights per week between Newark (EWR) and Porto (OPO) to six, operating on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday aboard the carrier’s A321neo-LR.

Schedule (6x per week):

  • TP214 Newark (EWR) 8:15pm Departure → Porto (OPO) 8:20am (+1) Arrival
  • TP213 Porto (OPO) 4:05pm Departure → Newark (EWR) 6:45pm Arrival

American Airlines Adds More Flights to Florida From the Northeast

Daytona Beach, Florida, is a great vacation destination for families. (Photo by SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images)
Daytona Beach, Florida, is a great vacation destination for families. (Photo by SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images)

Details — Just in time for a spring getaway, American Airlines will launch two nonstop flights between New York City (LGA) and Daytona Beach (DAB) and Washington, DC (DCA) and Melbourne, Florida (MLB), giving those in the Northeast a chance to defrost on the beach after the long, cold winter. Starting May 4, 2019, both services will be operated by the carrier’s Embraer E-175 aircraft two times per week on Saturday and Sunday.

New York to Daytona Beach, FL (2x per week):

  • AA4417 New York (LGA) 9:00am Departure → Daytona Beach (DAB) 11:55pm Arrival
  • AA4417 Daytona Beach (DAB) 12:30pm Departure → New York (LGA) 3:18pm Arrival

Washington, DC to Melbourne, FL (2x per week):

  • AA4619 Washington, DC (DCA) 9:00am Departure → Melbourne, FL (MLB) 11:18am Arrival
  • AA4619 Melbourne, FL (MLB) 11:48am Departure → Washington, DC (DCA) 1:59pm Arrival

Delta to Debut Hilton Head Island Flights From NYC and Atlanta

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Doesn’t a relaxing trip to Hilton Head Island sound great right about now? (Photo by Rachid Dahnoun / Getty Images)

Details — Whether you’re up for a golf getaway or some time at the beach, a pair of new Delta flights set to begin this spring will make it easier than ever to reach Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (HHH). Both routes, from Atlanta (ATL) and New York City (LGA), will be serviced by Delta’s Embraer E-170s, with ATL–HHH operating three times per day starting May 23, and the LGA–HHH flight running Saturday service beginning June 8.

Atlanta to Hilton Head Island (3x daily service as of May 23):

  • DL6066 Atlanta (ATL) 9:25am Departure → Hilton Head Island (HHH) 10:40am Arrival
  • DL6072 Atlanta (ATL) 4:20pm Departure → Hilton Head Island (HHH) 5:41pm Arrival
  • DL6074 Atlanta (ATL) 8:05pm Departure → Hilton Head Island (HHH) 9:22pm Arrival
  • DL6077 Hilton Head Island (HHH) 7:30am Departure → Atlanta (ATL) 8:39am Arrival
  • DL6066 Hilton Head Island (HHH) 11:10am Departure → Atlanta (ATL) 12:18pm Arrival
  • DL6072 Hilton Head Island (HHH) 6:15pm Departure → Atlanta (ATL) 7:25pm Arrival

New York to Hilton Head Island (Saturday service as of June 8):

  • DL5872 New York (LGA) 10:00am Departure → Hilton Head Island (HHH) 12:35pm Arrival
  • DL5872 Hilton Head Island (HHH) 1:05pm Departure → New York (LGA) 3:15pm Arrival

New Domestic Routes Coming Soon to Spirit Airlines

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You’ll soon be able to fly from Philadelphia to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Spirit Airlines. (Photo by felixairphoto / Getty Images)

Details — Not to be outdone by its fellow low-cost carriers, Spirit Airlines announced it would launch several daily year-round routes from Raleigh–Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Detroit (DTW), Orlando (MCO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and New Orleans (MSY) beginning May 2, 2019. Additionally, the carrier will launch daily year-round flights between Philadelphia (PHL) and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) on May 23, as well as seasonal service between Atlanta (ATL) and Denver (DEN) on May 2.

Daily Seasonal Service Starting May 2:

  • Atlanta (ATL) – Denver (DEN)

Daily Year-Round Service Starting May 2:

  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Baltimore (BWI)
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Boston (BOS)
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Chicago (ORD)
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Detroit (DTW)
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Orlando (MCO)
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – New Orleans (MSY)

Daily Year-Round Service Starting May 23:

  • Philadelphia (PHL) – San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)

Frontier’s Adding More Domestic Flights Starting This Spring

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One of Frontier’s new flights will be between Chicago and Nashville. (Photo by Nina Dietzel / Getty Images)

Details — It was a big month for Frontier, which seemed to be adding heaps of new seasonal routes throughout the month of January. Most notably, the carrier will be launching new service from Branson (BKG), Cleveland (CLE), Nashville (BNA), Boston (BOS), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), Raleigh–Durham, Mobile (BFM), Green Bay (GRB), Billings (BIL) and Las Vegas (LAS), among others, to various cities around the US. While many of the new flights will be operated on a seasonal basis — details are listed below — a number of year-round routes are also in the works for later this year.

Seasonal Service Launching April 30, 2019:

  • Boston (BOS) – Denver (DEN); daily service
  • Cleveland (CLE) – Charleston (CHS); 2x per week on Thursday and Sunday
  • Cleveland (CLE) – San Francisco (SFO); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Nashville (BNA) – Chicago (ORD); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Seasonal Service Launching May 1, 2019:

  • Burlington (BTV) – Denver (DEN); 3x per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Branson (BKG) – Dallas (DFW); 2x per week on Wednesday and Saturday
  • Branson (BKD) – Chicago (ORD); 2x per week on Wednesday and Saturday
  • Mobile (BFM) – Denver (DEN); 3x per week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
  • Mobile (BFM) – Chicago (ORD); 2x per week on Wednesday and Saturday

Seasonal Service Launching May 23, 2019:

  • Green Bay (GRB) – Denver (DEN); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Seasonal Service Launching May 30, 2019:

  • Billings (BIL) – Denver (DEN); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Year-Round Routes Set to Launch in Spring 2019:

  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Houston (IAH); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Dallas (DFW); 4x per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Detroit (DTW); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Philadelphia (PHL); daily service
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – San Diego (SAN); 5x per week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Orlando (MCO) – Bradley, CT (BDL); 4x per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Orlando (MCO) – Boston (BOS); daily service, except for April 19-29 when it operates just 4x per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Orlando (MCO) – Baltimore (BWI); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Orlando (MCO) – Dallas (DFW); 2x per week on on Friday and Saturday
  • Orlando (MCO) – Houston (IAH); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Orlando (MCO) – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ); 2x per week on Monday and Friday
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Atlanta (ATL); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Las Vegas (LAS); daily service
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Myrtle Beach (MYR); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Pensacola (PNS); 2x per week on Monday and Friday
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Albany (ALB); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Bradley, CT (BDL); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Boston (BOS); 4x per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Columbus (CMH); 4x per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Long Island, NY (ISP); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Jacksonville (JAX); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Philadelphia (PHL); 3x per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Tampa (TPA); 4x per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Which of these new routes are you most excited about?

Featured photo of Porto, Portugal, by Marco Bottigelli / Getty Images.

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