Air Travel News
Routes: US Airways gets London rights; two NYC routes announced
In U.S. airline route news, US Airways will add a second route to London Heathrow; two new routes to New York City will open up from the southwest; and Alaska Airlines plans a new transcontinental route.
US Airways said it has obtained new slots at London’s congested Heathrow Airport that will enable it to begin new daily non-stop service from its Charlotte hub starting next March. The company said it will use a two-class A330 on the Charlotte-LHR route, which will originate in Miami. US Airways already offers daily service between London Heathrow and its Philadelphia hub.
Two airlines have announced new service to New York City from the Southwest beginning next spring. JetBlue Airways said it will launch the only non-stops between New York and Albuquerque starting April 22, with daily service from its JFK hub. And Southwest Airlines will introduce new non-stop flights to New York LaGuardia from Houston Hobby.
On March 29, Alaska Airlines plans to inaugurate a new transcontinental route, offering daily non-stop service between San Diego and Boston. Alaska also announced that its growing operation out of San Diego will include new daily flights to Kauai, Hawaii, starting June 7.