- United Airlinesis now offering a daily service between Houston Intercontinentaland Sydney. Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network, said the airline was thrilled to launch the service. United is the largest U.S. carrier offering the most seats between Sydney and the U.S. and we look forward to continuing to serve as Sydney’s airline of choice.” United has no direct competition on this route, although Qantas, Australia’s flag carrier, does offer a daily A380 link between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth. United already serves Australia’s largest city from its Californian hubs at Los Angeles and San Francisco.
- Aeromexicohas introduced service between Salt Lake Cityand Guadalajara. Launched on January 15th, the airline replaces fellow Delta Air Lines on the route. It is the carrier’s eighth US route from the Mexican city. Aeromexico is already operates a weekly service, on Saturday, between Salt Lake City and Mexico City, a seasonal route that is scheduled to run until March 31st.
- Icelandair will launch three new flights to the US this summer, all operating to and from the carrier’s Reykjavik hub. The carrier now operates 23 destinations in North America and 20 European destinations from Reykjavik’s hub.
—A new flight to Kansas City will start on May 25. It will operate three times a week.
—A connection to San Francisco will begin June 1st. Operating four times weekly, it is a re-start of a route that ended more than a decade ago.
—A new flight to Baltimore from begins May 28. The service will operate four times a week, and is also a re-start of a route served more than 10 years ago.
- Cathay Pacific will open a connection between Hong Kong and Washington D.C.on Sept. 15. The new service will be operated four times a week. Flights depart from Hong Kong at 6:35 p.m. for arrivals at 10:20 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Washington D.C. Flights depart Washington DC on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 01:15 a.m. to land in Hong Kong at 5:10 a.m. the next day.