Last Week in North America – Monday 11 July 2022
The recovery in air travel demand in the US appears to have stabilised during the last month at around 90%, with some brief fluctuations around the 4 July annual celebrations.
Air Service One has identified and confirmed 64 new routes that launched in North America during the last four weeks. This included several new long-haul routes from Eurowings Discover, Evelop, Norse Atlantic Airways and TUI Airways. The shortest new service was launched by Alaska Airlines on the 336-kilometre, intra-Idaho route between Boise and Idaho Falls using Q400s operated by its partner Horizon Air.
In Canada, fast-growing Flair Airlines, Lynx Air and Swoop all added multiple new routes, while in Mexico, Volaris added several new routes from Toluca Airport, a secondary airport for Mexico City.
Norway’s Norse Atlantic Airways finally launched its first US flights from Oslo, starting with New York JFK (14 June) and Fort Lauderdale (18 June).
Only 20 of 64 new routes were US domestic
Of the 64 new routes identified, only 20 were new US domestic services, half of which were already served by at least one other carrier. Of the 20 new domestic services only two (both flown by Delta) were operated by the big three US global carriers. Alaska Airlines added five new connections, newcomers Avelo and Breeze four each, Contour Airlines two, and Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue and Sun Country with one each.
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