Sunday Route Update: June 17

by Sam Roecker

  Delta plans to serve Seoul-Incheon (ICN) from its hub in Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) starting in 2019. Delta is freeing up a Boeing 777-200ER for the route when it terminates Seattle to Hong Kong service in October. Delta will also resume previously-dropped service from Seattle (SEA) to Osaka-Kansai (KIX) using a Boeing 767-300ER.

  SAS Scandinavian Airlines announced five flights per week between Copenhagen (CPH) and Hong Kong (HKG) beginning October 28. The route will replace SAS’ existing service from Stockholm (ARN) to Hong Kong.

  Alaska announced daily, nonstop service between San Diego (SAN) and Spokane (GEG) beginning October 1. The airline will operate the route with SkyWest Embraer E-175 jets.

  Aeromexico will begin limited-time seasonal Saturday service from Monterrey (MTY) to Orlando (MCO) using an Embraer E-190. The service begins July 7 and runs through August.

  Air Italy will fly five times weekly between Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Delhi (DEL) using an Airbus A330-200 wide-body. The new route begins October 28.

  Frontier is expanding its presence in Raleigh-Durham (RDU) with service to three new international destinations. Additional details to be announced, but destinations include:

  • Cancun
  • Montego Bay
  • Punta Cana

  Spirit is expanding in Orlando with the addition of 11 international routes

  • Aguadilla, PR – daily
  • Guatemala City – 4x weekly
  • Panama City, Panama – 4x weekly
  • Santo Domingo, DR – 4x weekly then daily
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras – 2x weekly
  • San José, CR – daily
  • San Salvador – 2x weekly
  • Bogota – daily
  • St. Thomas, USVI  – 3x weekly
  • Medellin, Colombia – 2x weekly
  • Cartagena, Colombia – 2x weekly

  Spirit extended its schedule to February 13, 2019, and added seven routes:

Effective September 2018:

  • Newark – Atlanta daily, year-round 

Effective November 2018: 

  • Kansas City – Fort Lauderdale four weekly, seasonal
  • Myrtle Beach – Orlando twice weekly, year-round 
  • Myrtle Beach – Baltimore twice weekly, year-round 

Effective December 2018: 

  • Philadelphia – Ft. Myers three weekly, seasonal 
  • Philadelphia – Tampa four weekly, seasonal 
  • Detroit – West Palm Beach four weekly, seasonal 

  Frontier is dropping eight routes  effective August 2018:

  • From Cincinnati: dropping Philadelphia and Phoenix
  • From Cleveland: dropping Phoenix and Seattle
  • From Philadelphia: dropping Grand Rapids
  • From San Diego: dropping Colorado Springs, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa

  El Al Israel Airlines is adjusting its Tel Aviv (TLV) – Boston (BOS) aircraft. Starting October 28, the three-weekly service will be operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft, replacing the airline’s aging Boeing 767.

Etihad will drop another route from its shrinking network. Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Dar es Salaam (DAR) will terminate end of September.

  United is reducing Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service in August and September 2018. The currently daily service will be reduced to four to six times weekly, depending on the week.

  Air France adjusted its Winter 2018 schedule. Full details can be found here; changes include:

  • Paris Charles De Gaulle to Seattle: an Airbus A330-200 will serve the winter season, replacing Boeing 777-200 three days per week (daily during summer)  
  • Paris (CDG) to Detroit Metropolitan: a Boeing 787-9 will now operate 6 of 7 weekly flights beginning October 28, replacing the Boeing 777-200ER.

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