The end of March marks the beginning of the peak airline travel season (S18) and a number of carriers last month began new international services—some of which had been announced before. Some of the new routes include the following:
- Southwest Airlinesbegan new flights from Sacramento, to o San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale to Aruba; Indianapolis to Cancún; and San Diego to Puerto Vallarta.
- Aer Lingus began its much=heralded non-stop service between Philadelphia International Airport and Dublin Airport on March 25, 2018. Service will be operated four times weekly from Dublin, which offers pre-clearance for U.S. Customs and Immigration.
- Also, on March 25, American Airlines began year-round, non-stop service between Zurich and Philadelphia International Airport.
- Hong Kong Airlinesbegan service on March 25 to from Hong Kong to San Francisco. This is the airline’s third destination in North America, following the successful launch of services to Vancouver and Los Angeles in 2017.
- Lufthansahas begun service from its Frankfurthub to San Diego.
- Norwegianhas introduced a route from London Gatwick Airport to Chicago O’Hare (ORD). The new service will operate daily.
- Spirit Airlineshas begun daily flights between Fort Lauderdaleand Guayaquil, Ecuador
- United Airlinesbegan flights between Denver and London HeathrowMarch 24, marking a return to the route for which has not served the connection since October 2010. This is currently the carrier’s only direct link to Europe from its Colorado hub.
(The above are from anna.aero and other sources)