Aer Lingus has added new service from Dublin to Washington Dulles, while KLM and Air France, joint venture partners with Delta, have laid on seasonal summer service from Dallas/Ft. Worth and Minneapolis/St. Paul respectively. Meanwhile, Air China added more frequencies between Los Angeles and Beijing.
- Aer Lingus last week kicked off a new route linking Dublin with Washington Dulles, operating four times a week with an A330-200. The carrier’s summer schedule also includes an increase in Dublin-San Francisco service to daily from five times a week; the addition of a third daily Dublin-New York flight from June through August; and a boost in Dublin-Orlando frequencies from three to four a week starting this month. (See Chris’s recent report on Aer Lingus’ new business class service.)
- Air France-KLM this week added a pair of summer routes. From now through September 27, Air France will offer up to seven flights a week between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Paris CDG with an A340-300 (partner Delta also has daily service on the route). And from May 8 to October 24, KLM will operate up to five flights a week between DFW and Amsterdam with an A330-200.
- SWISS is doubling its daily frequencies between San Francisco and Zurich this summer– and there’s a chance you could win a vacation for two to Switzerland.
- Air China has boosted LAX-Beijing service from twice-daily to 18 flights a week with the addition of a third flight on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, using a 777-300ER.
- Turkish Airlines will re-launch flights between Istanbul and Miami on October 25, 2015 with one of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
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