For Qatar Airways, its operations to North America are only the fifth most important region for the airline, despite the fact it is still starting plenty of new routes, including its Chicago service which launched last month, as well as recently announcing its plans for daily flights to Philadelphia.
Running scared: Like Speedy Gonzales, Aeromexico is still outrunning its competitors when it comes to maintaining its position as Mexico’s biggest airline. However, it increasingly needs the capacity of its regional subsidiary Aerolitoral (branded as Aeromexico Connect), to hold this position under growing pressure from LCCs InterJet and Volaris.
jetBlue Airways starts flights between New York JFK Airport and Albuquerque Airport
Emirates has been given approval to fly from Milan Malpensa to New York JFK, extending one of its three daily services to the US. anna.aero investigates the impact the MEB3 will have in this market.
American Airlines launches second route to Lima; adds two routes from Miami and one each from Los Angeles and New York JFK
American Airlines resumes services from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, to Lima; launches domestic services from Los Angeles, CA, and New York JFK, NY; connects Miami, FL, with two Caribbean destinations.
British Airways Openskies returns to the market from Paris Orly to New York JFK, NY.
JetBlue launches services from both Boston, MA, and New York JFK, NY, to Charleston, SC.
anna.aero reveals from a top-level source at Emirates which destinations on the map will be added in 2013 in addition to the already announced new routes to Warsaw and Algiers.
Virgin America inaugurates low-frequency services from New York JFK, NY, to Palm Springs, CA.
Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!
Most of the eight airlines operating the Boeing 787 are keeping them close to base while they build-up familiarity with the new airframe. At 5,245 kilometres, Qatar Airways’ Doha to London 787 route which touched down for the first time on 14 December, is only using around one-third of the aircraft’s 15,000 kilometre range capability.
Delta commences services from New York JFK to Fort Myers, FL, and St. Maarten; adds flights from LaGuardia to Sarasota, FL.