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Let’s Catch Up on Some News About Routes

A bunch of routes news to catch up on:

– Air Canada launches an Air Canada Rouge nonstop between Toronto and Honolulu on Wednesdays and Sundays on a 767-300ER beginning November 26th. It’s the only nonstop between Hawaii and eastern Canada.

– In early November Delta will continue its very slow assault on Alaska Airlines when it launches Seattle-Calgary and Seattle-Spokane.

– United will end its services between Portland and Eugene, Redmond & Seattle on September 1.

– United will clean up some smaller routes, changing its Kelowna-LA service to Kelowna-San Francisco. and eliminating its Las Vegas routes to Palm Springs and Fresno.

– And United will drop its LA-Bakersfield, and Newark to Moncton routes at the end of the summer.

– Both United and JetBlue (for some reason) are launching Ft Lauderdale – Jacksonville.

– Not sure why there’s so much United news, but they’ve applied for twice weekly Guam-Shanghai service beginning this October.

– In October China Airlines makes its Taipei – JFK service nonstop (though it makes a stop in Anchorage on the return), and moves to a nonstop when its 777-300ER is delivered next February. This means that JFK will lose its current nonstop to Osaka (where the plane stopped on its way to/from Taipei).

– UAE and Cuba have signed an open skies agreement.

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  1. That UA route to Moncton always struck me as odd. Moncton is a small city across the channel from Prince Edward Island — a very worthwhile summer vacation destination. I was up there last summer and planned to fly my wife up for the weekend on the UA flight. At the last minute, UA cancelled her flight.

    I believe the DL now flies nonstop to PEI from JFK. That’s the more logical route.

  2. The FLL – JAX route on United and JetBlue is in response to Southwest dropping the route effective November 2. The United flights are vis Silver Airways.

  3. UAE and Cuba??