- Danish carrier Primera Air is to launch direct flights to Toronto from London Stansted next June.
The carrier will offer three flights a week all year round to Canada (in addition to its already announced daily services to New York’s Newark Airport, starting next April, and four flights a week to Boston Logan Airport, starting in May 2018). Primera is part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia. It already operates flights to more than 70 destinations in Europe.
- The Spanish flag carrier, Iberia has announced new service to San Francisco next year. The route will have non-stop return flights between Madrid and San Francisco, with three flights per week, set to begin in late April 2018 until the end of September.
- Hainan Airlinesbegan flights to its ninth North American destination on Oct. 20, it inaugurated a 7,570-mile link between Chongqing and New York JFK (JFK). The carrier also began connecting Chengdu to the New York airport, with flights on Oct. 26 th. These routes mean that Hainan Airlines now offers 14 non-stop city pairs between China and North America..
- Delta Air Lines plans to make Aeromexico a “second-tier” member its joint venture with Air France-KlLM and Alitalia, as the companies launch the largest cross-border alliance between the United States and Mexico. Delta now owns 36.2 percent of Aeromexico.In addition, Delta is part of two other transatlantic joint ventures: one with Air France-KLM, one with Alitalia;and another with Virgin Atlantic. Cooperation between the two companies is expected to increase, said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO, with a goal of a double-digit increase in traffic between the two countries.