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.