—United Airlines launched its longest route from Los Angeles (LAX) on October 27th—a flight of more than 8,750 miles to Singapore. The daily flight is United’s second non-stop route to Singapore from the U.S. after San Francisco.
—Hainan Airlines began service last month from Chengdu to New York/JFK The new service operates three times per week.
—WOW Air, a low-fare carrier based in Iceland, will begin service from New York/JFK to Europe this spring, with the inaugural flight scheduled for April 26, 2018. Passengers will be able to travel from JFK to Reykjavik daily throughout the summer. In addition, the airline is extending service out of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with 13 flights per week starting May 2018.
—United Airlines has begun a new flight New York/Newark to Buenos Aires Ezeiza, a daily connection that will face no direct competition. United already offers daily flights to Ezeiza from Houston Intercontinental.
—El Al has resumed flights from Tel Aviv to Miami, a route last served in August 2008, with a four times weekly service. Launched on Nov. 1st, the four-times-a-week route is the only non-stop connection between Florida and Israel. Miami becomes the airline’s fifth route in the U.S. and the service faces no direct competition.
—Aer Lingus is adding another U.S. route next year with the launch of Dublin-Seattle service that will operate four times a week. The new flight will launch on May 18, 2018. It will be the carrier’s 12th transatlantic route from Dublin. Passengers clear U.S. customs and immigration at Dublin before the transatlantic flight. Seattle will be the third city on the US west coast for Aer Lingus, joining San Francisco and Los Angeles in its network.
—Aer Lingus will also begin a service to Philadelphia on March 25. The latest addition means Aer Lingus has launched 10 new transatlantic services from Dublin since 2014.