San Diego to Be JetBlue’s Next Destination for Mint Premium-Class Service

JetBlue Airways will launch daily Mint service between its primary hub at New York JFK and San Diego International Airport on August 15, 2017.

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The next tranche of routes will bring the Mint service to four cities for the first time – Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, San Diego and Seattle – while also increasing customer options from New York JFK, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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TAP Portugal will launch new daily non-stop service to Lisbon from both Boston Logan International Airport and New York JFK, in June and July respectively.

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Philippine Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to order six A350-900s and take purchase options on six more.

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TAM will initially offer three São Paulo-New York round-trips each week with A350-900s, later increasing its A350-900 utilization on the service to a daily round-trip.

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By the end of June Ethiopian expects once again to provide a link between New York and Africa, by launching a new three-times-weekly, one-stop service linking Addis Ababa with New York JFK via an intermediate stop in both directions at Lomé, the capital of Togo and the main base of its partner ASky Airlines.

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Etihad Airways will replace leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ERs on its Abu Dhabi-San Francisco route with its own 777-200LRs, and Jet Airways 777-300ERs on its Abu Dhabi-New York JFK route with its own 777-300ERs.

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Air France has announced two new international routes beginning in the first six months of 2016, one of which will see the carrier resurrecting the New York-Paris Orly route it first operated with jets in 1960.

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Less than a month after launching a seasonal weekly ‘Mint’ premium service on its New York JFK-Bardabos route, JetBlue Airways has announced it will offer the weekly Mint service on the route year-round.

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The extra flights will complement Delta’s existing daily service to Tel Aviv, giving the airline a total of 11 round-trips a week on the New York-Tel Aviv route. New York-Tel Aviv is its third-largest transatlantic market, according to Delta Air Lines.

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Finnair’s first Airbus A350-900 will start long-haul service on November 21, when the aircraft flies from Helsinki to Shanghai.

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The New York-based airline is planning to operate five round-trips a week on its New York JFK-Palm Springs route, JetBlue offering flights every day from Thursday through Monday from January 14 through May 1, 2016.

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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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Late this fall Delta Air Lines will begin offering additional seats on its U.S. transcontinental service linking New York JFK with Los Angeles and San Francisco, two of the busiest domestic routes in the United States.

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Subject to receiving the required government operating authority, JetBlue Airways will begin operating three-times-weekly round-trips on the New York JFK-Antigua route on November 5. Originally the airline announced, on May 4, that it would begin serving Antigua on November 7.

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JetBlue Airways plans to introduce its Mint premium transcontinental service on its routes linking Boston with San Francisco, Los Angeles and Barbados. It also plans to launch services linking Nashville with Boston and Fort Lauderdale and increase service frequencies on 14 routes from Boston.

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Dynamic International Airways will launch daily service between Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Caracas’ Simón Bolívar International Airport on July 17, as the first of three routes it is planning between the U.S. and Venzuela.

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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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UK long-haul charter carrier Thomas Cook Airlines has announced it will launch twice-weekly services from Manchester Airport in the UK to Los Angeles and Boston in May 2016. It will also increase service frequencies on three of its other routes to U.S. destinations from Manchester.

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