Delta to Add Seven New Destinations from Seattle in 2017

Delta Air Lines is adding seven non-stop, year-round destinations from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year, making 2017 its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub.

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United Airlines plans to add daily transatlantic summer-season service on May 25 between Newark and Athens, Washington Dulles and Barcelona and Washington Dulles and Lisbon.

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Montréal will be will Icelandair’s first gateway in the province of Québec and its 16th in North America, though the carrier will only be serving 15 of them in 2016: Icelandair dropped Baltimore Washington International Airport as a gateway some years ago.

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Its schedule calls for American Airlines to begin serving one of the routes in September, one in November and the other six in December.

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In launching its p.s. service at Newark Liberty International Airport, United will re-deploy to U.S. domestic p.s. service several Boeing 757-200s it currently operates on transatlantic routes. To replace them, United will increase the number of Boeing 767s it operates on transatlantic flights.

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Delta Air Lines will buy from The Boeing Company 20 used Embraer 190s and will order 40 additional new 737-900ERs, upon ratification of a tentative new labor agreement covering more than 12,000 Delta pilots.

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ECAir, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, is launching scheduled Brazzaville-Bamako-Dakar service on March 22 as part of a network expansion effort within Africa.

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In addition, United Airlines will offer a second daily non-stop flight between Washington Dulles International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for the 2015 summer season.

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American Airlines is launching daily service from New York JFK to Birmingham in England on May 7.

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According to Delta, completion of the installations in all its international-service widebodies makes it the only U.S. carrier to offer flat-bed seats and direct aisle access in the business class cabins on all its overseas long-haul flights.

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The interior refurbishments by Delta Air Lines will provide power at every seat, add new slim-line seats with adjustable headrests, install updated lavatories, add more efficient galleys and additional features to improve passenger comfort.

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United Airlines says it has become the first and only airline to offer premium-cabin, flat-bed seats on every scheduled transcontinental flight between New York JFK and San Francisco and between New York JFK and Los Angeles.

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Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, will launch a new weekly service between London Heathrow Airport and Astana on October 29, increasing its weekly total of round-trips between Kazakhstan and the British capital to three per week.

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If United receives the requisite government approval, the flights will operate five times weekly from May 22 to June 11, daily between June 12 and September 1 and four times weekly between September 2 and October 5, 2014.

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Finland’s national carrier, which is the launch customer for the A321 equipped with Sharklets, has taken delivery of the first of five Sharklet-equipped Airbus A321s it has on order.

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All told, I found Icelandair’s Saga Class on-board product roughly equivalent to U.S. domestic first-class or premium economy on leading global carriers. Nothing special, but it gets the job done. Most importantly, the airline got us safely and usually smoothly to Reykjavik

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Shannon Airport represents the carrier’s second destination in Ireland, Dublin being the other one. US Airways will operate its seasonal Philadelphia-Shannon service until September 6.

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United Airlines has introduced on to its transcontinental ‘p.s.’ premium service the service’s first aircraft featuring a revamped and enlarged premium cabin, which is fitted with flat-bed-seats.

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Delta Air Lines is adding new elements to its U.S. transcontinental service, offering customers traveling between New York JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle more in-flight dining and entertainment options.

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