BA’s first Boeing 787-8 departed Paine Field in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, June 26, arriving at London Heathrow Airport on June 27 at 12:10 pm local time.

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A study by airline consulting firm Boyd Group International shows that U.S. airports in the fourth quarter of 2012 with the highest cost of air travel ‒ based on fares paid per mile ‒ included Dallas Love Field, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Memphis International Airport, Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Tulsa International Airport.

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Icelandair will begin scheduled service from Newark Liberty International Airport on October 28. The airline says its Newark flights will supplement its existing New York JFK service and will operate four times per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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United is planning new flights to Latin America from Chicago and Washington, D.C. The carrier is also planning to launch new services to Canada from Denver, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as additional domestic routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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Virgin America is launching three-times-daily service to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport from both Los Angeles and San Francisco on April 2, 2013, Newark becoming the carrier’s 20th destination.

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Singapore Airlines has agreed to sell its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd to Delta Air Lines for $360 million in cash. Together with its share purchase, Delta Air Lines has reached agreement with Virgin Atlantic Airways to form a new joint venture on transatlantic routes.

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Delta Air Lines is increasing its presence at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport next summer with new year-round and seasonal service from 11 destinations in the United States. Delta will also add an extra seasonal flight between New York JFK and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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The lounge is beside Porter Airlines’ primary gate in the airport’s Terminal B (which only handles international flights), providing easy access to the carrier’s departing flights.

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Southwest Airlines will start service at Branson on March 9, 2013, with daily non-stop flights to Dallas Love Field, Houston Hobby Airport and Chicago Midway Airport, and Saturday-only service to Orlando. Branson will become the 79th destination in Southwest’s route network.

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Scandinavian Airlines is expanding its network to North America by launching non-stop service between Copenhagen and San Francisco on Monday, April 8, 2013. Additionally, from a week earlier, SAS is adding another three flights a week on its existing Newark-Copenhagen route.

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On September 1, LOT Polish Airlines will move its operations at JFK from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1. LOT will also transfer all its current flights serving Newark Liberty International Airport to New York JFK on October 29.

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Air Canada has inaugurated service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, making the airline the only carrier serving all three major airports in the New York City region from Canada.

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United Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport on April 6. The new flight replaces United’s non-stop service between Washington Dulles and Buenos Aires.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc. subsidiary United Airlines plans to launch daily non-stop flights between its New York-area hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Istanbul on July 1, 2012, subject to government approval.

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JetBlue Airways and Singapore Airlines are launching a new interline agreement at New York JFK and Newark airports to offer customers new travel options from JetBlue destinations in the United States to Europe, Singapore and beyond.

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OpenSkies and American Airlines say the new codeshare agreement will give American’s customers more travel options when flying to and from Europe and OpenSkies customers easier access to major business markets in the United States.

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JetBlue Airways and India’s Jet Airways have launched a new interline agreement which will offer customers new travel options from JetBlue destinations in the U.S. to Brussels in Belgium and onward to India.

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From December 22 to April 12, Porter Airlines will operate weekly round-trip flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to La Macaza – Mont-Tremblant International Airport near the base of Mont Tremblant, one of eastern North America’s premier ski destinations.

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Some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet is easily accessible to travelers from the U.S. and Europe, in a way which is also affordable and which can be combined with stays in attractive, highly interesting cities.

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