Outside of the collapse of Thomas Cook and the new agreement between Delta and LATAM, there’s been plenty of other air travel news to keep track of this week – particularly in terms of new flights to Europe.
Delta has announced plans for a new summer service between Boston Logan Airport and Rome, part of its 2020 plans for expanded flying from three of its hubs to 10 popular transatlantic destinations. In 2020, the airline will launch four new transatlantic flights from the airport, including new seasonal service to Rome, its second daily flight to Paris and new service to London-Gatwick and Manchester. The carrier will also extend seasonal service between Boston and Edinburgh and Lisbon, two popular destinations added in 2019.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced plans to begin flying to Austin, Texas, direct from its hub in Amsterdam. The airline will operate the flights, which are set o begin in May 2020, on Airbus A330-300 aircraft, running Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
In Asia, American Airlines announced plans to serve Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport from Dallas – Fort Worth. The flights, which will begin March 29, 2020, will operate nonstop every day on a three-class Boeing 777-300.
Finally, in airport news, this week Salt Lake City released an update on the new Salt Lake City International Airport, which officials say will be the first new hub airport to be built in the U.S. in the 21st century. The product of a complete, $3.6 billion rebuild paid for by the airport’s self-sustaining fund, the airport is scheduled to open in two phases. Phase one, the South Concourse, is scheduled to open September 15, 2020, while phase two, the North Concourse, is scheduled to open in 2024. The airport will reportedly allow for more efficient arrivals and departures, as well as an upgraded passenger experience with dramatic views of the Wasatch Mountains.