In the past 48 hours three airlines have announced three routes into the United States.
1. Austrian Airlines Announces Vienna To Boston:
This is the first time Boston has received nonstop service into Vienna:
- Flights will begin on March 29, 2020
- It will initially be 4x weekly before increasing to 6x weekly mid-April.
- Flights will be operated with the 767-300ER.
- Flight will leave Vienna at 1:25 p.m. and arrives in Boston at 4:30 p.m.
- It will leave Boston at 6:52 p.m. and arrives at Vienna International Airport at 8:25 a.m.
Additionally, I believe Austrian will be ending its Vienna to Miami route as it shuffles its network.
2. Iberia Resumes Madrid to Washington Dulles:
Beginning May 2, 2020, Iberia will fly from its hub in Madrid to Washington Dulles (IAD):
- Flights will operate 5 times a week using the A330-300.
- Increasing Madrid to Tokyo from 5x weekly to daily and upgauging to the A350.
- Increasing flights to San Juan by 55% (going daily).
- Los Angeles will receive the A350 in 2020
3. Turkish Airlines Resumes Newark After 25 Years
Turkish Airlines will launch daily flights from its hub in Istanbul to Newark (EWR):
- Flights will be operated with the A330-300
- The daily flight will launch on May 25, 2020 with the following schedule:
- Turkish Airlines last served Istanbul to Newark in October 1994.
- United Airlines briefly served this route in 2012/2013 with the 763.
It’s nice to see additional flights from foreign carriers into the United States. Are any of you planning to spot these inaugurals?