Spanish LCC Vueling opens two new routes from London Gatwick (LGW). The carrier, owned by International Airlines Group, will launch flights to Jerez (XRY) in Spain from July 1 and Genoa (GOA) in Italy from July 3. The frequencies will be 2X and 3X weekly respectively. “Vueling has scheduled a total of 113 destinations in 31 countries through October 29, 2022, reaching a very similar level of operations to 2019,” said Carolyn Prowse, Chief Client Officer, Strategy and Network. “We are very pleased to see a gradual development of the business this year and to continue to expand the airline’s offer across Europe.”
Delta Airlines and Greek carrier SKY Express announced an interline deal. Beginning May 19, Delta customers flying from Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS) and New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) to Athens (ATH) in Greece will then be able to connect to 34 points across Greece and Cyprus operated by Sky Express. Destinations available to Delta customers from the United States include Crete, Mykonos and Santorini. “Greece is one of the most sought-after destinations this summer by American travelers. And with increased trade and tourism flows between our countries, Delta’s partnership with Sky Express provides our customers with more versatility when it comes to travel. it’s about planning the perfect Greek getaway,” said Perry Cantarutti, senior vice president of alliances at Delta.
British regional carrier Eastern airlines launched a service to Jersey (JER) in the Channel Islands, starting with direct flights on May 21 from Humberside (HUY) and Teesside (MME) in England. Seasonal routes will operate weekly from Saturday until the end of September.
Vistara inaugurated direct daily flights between Delhi (DEL) and Coimbatore (CJB), serving the industrial cities of Coimbatore and Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu, India. The airline will also launch a daily direct service on the Mumbai (BOM)-Coimbatore route from May 27 and daily double flights on Bengaluru (BLR)-Coimbatore from June 3. a favorite tourist destination, it is a city that discerning travelers are increasingly heading to,” said Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan.
Air Canada launched flights between Montreal (YUL) and San Diego (SAN). Non-stop service will be 3 times per week during peak summer travel season. The airline also flies to San Diego from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR), which resumed in March 2022 and August 2021 respectively.