I paused a bit when I saw these two new routes announced yesterday:
- Qatar Airways will launch nonstop service to Philadelphia (?) at some point in the near future. That unlikely destination was chosen because Qatar will join Oneworld, and US Airways has a large(ish) presence in Philly. It’s kinda weird to write that US Airways is part of Oneworld, by the way.
- JetBlue will launch nonstop service from JFK and Ft. Lauderdale to Port Au Prince, Haiti beginning in December. JetBlue’s 1 daily flight from JFK will join Delta and American Airlines serving Haiti from New York. They’ll offer 2 daily services from Ft Lauderdale, presumably because they like going after routes that Spirit already flies.