(Dive Travel Business News - December 29, 2011) -- Dive Travelers are going to have access to more air lift, more access, more options and more gateways from the U.S. this year signaling a comeback in travel from the past two years. The downside - higher fares and full planes. Here is a summary of some of the new air service.
• American began nonstop flights four times a week from Kennedy to Antigua in November.
• St. Vincent Grenadines Air offers daily scheduled service between Antigua and Montserrat.
• JetBlue offers a Saturday flight from Boston to Aruba in addition to its two weekly flights
• AirTran has weekend flights from Baltimore to Aruba through March 14, plus daily service to Aruba from Atlanta and weekend flights from Orlando.
• Delta has weekly nonstop service on Saturday from LaGuardia to Aruba, complementing its Saturday nonstop service from DKennedy and its flights via Atlanta to Aruba from Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark and Westchester County Airport. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - January 18, 2010) -- Qanta Airways will signficantly increase air service between the United States and Australia with the addition of daily Los Angeles-Sydney service and three per week service between Los Angeles and Melbourne. The move from six to 10 flights per week coincides with the recent delivery of the airline's fifth and sixth A380 aircraft along with a range of special fares released last week as part of the annual G'Day USA travel promotion.
Now in its 7th year, G'Day USA offers savings of up to 40% in Economy and Premium Economy, along with savings of 60% in Business if booked before Feb 1, 2010.
Round-trip Economy fares on flights to Sydney from Los Angeles and San Francisco start from $798, while round-trip Economy fares from New York to Sydney start at $998. Qantas now operates 40 return services per week between the United States and Australia, including 33 from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), four from San Francisco and three from Honolulu. For more information, visit www.qantas.com.
(May 30, 2008 - DTB) -- As part of AMR’s plan to cut costs at its San Juan hub, American will reduce its daily flights from 38 to 18, effective Sept. 3.
As of that date, American will no longer offer nonstop, daily service to San Juan from Baltimore/Washington, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, Orlando, Los Angeles and Washington Dulles. American will continue to offer nonstop service to San Juan from Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK, Philadelphia and Hartford, Conn.
In the Caribbean, American will no longer serve Antigua, St. Maarten and Santo Domingo with jet service out of San Juan.
American Eagle will reduce its Caribbean schedule from 55 to 33 daily departures out of San Juan on Sept. 3. The regional carrier will eliminate daily flights from San Juan to Aruba as well as to Samana, Dominican Republic. Both destinations will continue to be served daily from Miami. read more »