Last Week in North America – Monday 8 August 2022
The recovery in air travel demand in the US is still stable at just under 90%, though with some brief fluctuations around the 4 July annual celebrations.
Air Service One has identified and confirmed 19 new routes that launched in North America during the last four weeks. Of these 12 were US domestic routes. Delta led the way with four new routes (including three from Boston), followed by Breeze and Spirit, each with two. Advanced Air, aha!, JetBlue and Southern Air Express each launched one. Breeze became the first carrier to offer scheduled service from San Bernardino in California (to San Francisco), while Advanced Air now provides Gallup in New Mexico’s only scheduled service (to Phoenix). Southern Airways Express became the only carrier to currently offer service from Show Low in Arizona. The regional operator has started 18-weekly service to Phoenix.
In Canada, Lynx Air became the fifth carrier to connect Edmonton and Toronto YYZ with daily flights. The airline joins Air Canada, Flair, Swoop and WestJet.
There were three new routes to/from Europe. Iberojet began weekly service between Madrid and San Jose Del Cabo in Mexico using its A350-900s, Eurowings Discover began 4-weekly service between Frankfurt and Calgary (using Finnair A350-900s), while JetBlue began its first UK service from Boston when it launched daily flights to London LGW on 4 August using A321neos.
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