—Air China has launched twice-weekly service from Beijing to Panama City via HoustonIntercontinental. The Chinese carrier was already operating direct to Houston Intercontinental from Beijing, a route it currently serves with five weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Thursdays and Sundays, the aircraft will now operate Beijing-Houston-Panama City-Houston-Beijing, with seats also available to purchase on the sector to and from Houston Intercontinental and Panama City
—Just prior to IPW next month (May 19-23) in Denver, Norwegian on April 9 launched service connecting Paris and Denver. The new service will operate twice-weekly, (Mondays and Fridays) between Paris De Gaulle.
—Delta Air Lines began a daily service between Orlando (MCO) and Amsterdam on March 30th. The route is Delta’s only transatlantic service from the Florida airport. TUI Airlines Netherlandscurrently provides a twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) service between Amsterdam and Orlando Sanford.
—Beginning June 1st, Canada’s Westjet will, for the first time, provide service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Halifax, Nova Scotia . The Paris-Halifax line then continues to Calgary, Alberta. For its first year of operation, it will be seasonal, from June 1 to October 27.
—On March 27, British Airways launched service from London Gatwick to Las Vegas. The flight from Gatwick to Las Vegas marks a return to a route that the airline last operated in 2016. It faces direct competition from Virgin Atlantic Airways which provides daily flights between the two airports.
—Norwegian began non-stop service on 27 March from London Gatwick to Austin. The new route to the U.S. launched just two days after the airline launched flights to Chicago O’Hare. The new service to Austin will operate year-round, three times weekly.