Some of the latest air services to take flight include operations to London, Tokyo and beyond.
Next June, Finnair will begin a new seasonal route from Helsinki (HEL) to San Francisco (SFO). The airline will operate three weekly flights between both cities from June 1 to Sept. 30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. For more information, visit finnair.com.
Beginning Dec. 5, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) will be increasing its number of flights from the U.S. to Amman, Jordan to include five weekly day flights from JFK, connecting at the Kyiv Boryspil International Airport (KBP). UIA flights depart JFK on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30 a.m., and arrive in Amman the same day at 11:45 p.m. at night. The return flights depart Amman at 4:25 a.m. and arrives at JFK the same day at 1:45 p.m. For more information, call (800) 876-0114 or visit flyuia.com.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched new services from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Manchester, UK (MAN), continuing to Singapore (SIN) with the new Houston-Manchester flight representing SIA’s first-ever U.S. to UK operation. SIA will operate the route using a 278-passenger Boeing B777-300 Extended Range aircraft configured with eight First Class seats, 42 Business Class seats, and 228 Economy Class seats. SIA offers five weekly flights from Houston to Manchester, each with continuing service to Singapore Changi Airport. In addition, SIA has resumed its nonstop flights from the U.S. to Singapore and added a new Los Angeles to Seoul flight also aboard the Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft. For more information, visit singaporeair.com.
All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, has launched direct flights between New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD) to Haneda Airport (HND) in Tokyo, increasing the total number of flights to the central airport from North American cities to five, including Los Angeles, Honolulu and Vancouver. For more information, visit ana.co.jp/eng.
To the UK
On March 27, 2017, British Airways will begin operating four flights a week between New Orleans and London aboard the newest aircraft in British Airways’ fleet, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The new service will provide a direct connection to London departing from Heathrow (LHR) at 3:40 p.m. and arriving at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) at 7:40 p.m. The return flight will leave New Orleans at 9:10 p.m., arriving into London at noon the following day.
British Airways’ new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft accommodates 214 passengers with 154 seats in World Traveller (Economy), 25 seats in World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and 35 seats in Club World (Business). All customers have access to an individual widescreen TV to enjoy a selection of audio and video on-demand options, and receive complimentary meals, beverages and a complimentary checked bag. Tickets are now available to purchase on ba.com.