Flight routes roundup: New destinations and connections

You can now fly direct from Amsterdam to Las Vegas, Porto to Dubai and Nairobi to Geneva.

The airline industry has been busy this summer, launching lots of new global routes that will be of interest to business and leisure travellers alike. 

American Airlines has launched several new routes including:

  • Philadelphia to Bologna and Berlin

  • Dallas Fort Worth to Munich and Santo Domingo 

  • Charlotte Douglas to Santo Domingo

  • La Guardia (New York) to Aruba

Air India is to start flying a polar route over the North Pole from 15 August, connecting New Delhi and San Francisco with a non-stop flight that will take 13 hours. 

Dutch airline KLM started flying direct from Amsterdam to Las Vegas in June, flying Thursdays and Sundays. KLM is the only airline operating this route. 

In July, British Airways launched a new route from London Heathrow to Montpellier, which will fly four times a week. BA has also re-established its flights from Heathrow to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. 

Porto finds itself with better flight connections as it is now possible to fly direct to Dubai four times a week with Emirates or head to Brussels on a twice-daily flight with TAP Air. 

Finally, Kenya Airways now flies from Nairobi to Geneva in just under eight hours.


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