If your end-of-year holiday is already spoken for and the new 19-hour Singapore Airlines slog between Newark and Singapore isn’t for you, consider some of the fresh new routes airlines recently announced for 2019.
New service to London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Edinburgh and Tokyo
On March 31, 2019 Japan Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) (Details here). The service is technically not ‘new,' JAL began flying this route in 1983 but dropped it in 1992.
British Airways debuts twice a week seasonal service between Charleston, South Carolina and London Heathrow on April 4, 2019. That’s just in time for the kick-off of the summer-long Underbelly Festival of circus, theater, comedy, cabaret and music on the south bank of the Thames.
This is Charleston’s first transatlantic flight and is scheduled to run through October 24, 2019. (Details and introductory fares here).
Lufthansa will begin offering five weekly flights between Austin, Texas and Frankfurt, Germany on May 3, 2019 (Details here). Among other attractions, Frankfurt offers a cluster of museums that includes the Icon Museum, the Museum of Applied Art and the Museum of World Cultures.
On May 23, 2019, Delta Air Lines will begin flying seasonal daily nonstop flights between Boston Logan International Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland. (Flight details here). Edinburgh is the self-proclaimed world’s leading festival city, offering the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival in May, the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival in July and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will roll the dice on service between Las Vegas and Amsterdam, with flights on Thursdays and Sundays beginning June 6, 2019. A third weekly flight on this route will launch on Tuesdays starting July 2, 2019. (More details here). Summer highlights in Amsterdam include the Julidans modern dance festival in July and the Canal Parade and street parties during Amsterdam Gay Pride in early August.
Fresh domestic destinations
On Feb. 19, 2019, Alaska Airlines begins serving El Paso, Texas with daily nonstop service from both Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and San Diego International Airport. (Details here).
America Airlines’ 2019 schedule includes seven new domestic routes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport rolling out in March and April to destinations that include Augusta, GA; Gainesville, FL; Yuma, AZ; Bakersfield, CA; Flagstaff, AZ and both Hollywood and Monterey, CA.
On Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, American will begin new daily service between Washington Reagan National (DCA) and Oklahoma City (OKC); between New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Knoxville, TN (TYS); and between JFK Airport and San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Details about these flights and several new international flights to destinations like Cuba, Aruba, Mexico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic can be found here.