You may remember (or not) that American, Delta, and Continental (among a couple of others) were vying for new routes into China. Well, you can stop holding your breath: American was granted a new route from Chicago to Shanghai, and Continental will fly from Newark to Beijing.
In a lesser celebrated new route, Universal Airlines will begin 1-stop service from JFK to Monrovia, Liberia in March for $995 round trip. In a billion years you wouldn’t guess where it’s stopping. OK fine, I’ll tell you. Guyana. It’s a one-stop to Liberia with a stop in Guyana. Go figure.