—On Aug. 1, Avianca, the flag carrier of Colombia, started services from Lima, Peru to Orlando and on Aug. 2 from Guatemala City and San Salvador, El Salvador to Orlando.
—WestJet’s low-cost Swoop airlines is entering the U.S. market, announcing flights from Canada to Las Vegas, Mesa (Phoenix), Tampa Bay, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. The schedule includes routes from Edmonton to Las Vegas and Mesa; Hamilton to Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay; and Abbotsford B.C. to Las Vegas. Flights are available for booking from Oct. 11, 2018 to April 27, 2019. Sample prices include $99 flights from Edmonton to Las Vegas (one-way), as well as $99 flights between Hamilton and Orlando.
—Korean Air is launching a non-stop route between Boston and Seoul Incheon airport next year. Beginning April 12, 2019, the airline will operate five flights a week on its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The flights are part of a new joint-venture between Korean and Delta Air Lines.
The Boston route is second Seoul route added by the airlines since their joint venture partnership launched in May. The two carriers have already confirmed plans for flights between Seoul and Minneapolis/St. Paul next year.
—JetBlue has announced new and expanded Mexico City service with daily nonstop flights from both New York City and Boston. Service between New York JFK and Mexico City, as well as service between Boston and Mexico City beginning Oct. 25, 2018. JetBlue is offering fares starting at $150 one way from New York and $153 one way from Boston. JetBlue currently operates two daily flights between Mexico City and both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. JetBlue first landed in Mexico City in 2015 and by this October will operate more than forty weekly flights between the U.S. and Mexico’s capital city.
—American Airlines has launched its latest international route from Philadelphia with daily service to Mexico City. The Mexico from Philadelphia, with it already operating to Cancún 15 times weekly this summer. American already serves Mexico City from Charlotte Douglas, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Miami.
—United Airlines is again strengthening its Washington Dulles hub network with a new international route to Tel Aviv starting next May 22nd. It becomes the third direct service to Israel after Newark Liberty and San Francisco. The Washington Dulles-Tel Aviv service will connect easily with more than 70 domestic routes in the United network.