Hawaiian Airlines’ new Boston (BOS) route is now operational. The first flight landed at Boston Logan International Airport April 5. It is the longest interstate route in the United States and operates five times per week. Previously, Boston was the largest U.S. market without non-stop service to Hawai’i.
An Airbus A330 widebody aircraft serves the route with 278 seats, including 18 lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration. Additionally, 68 Extra Comfort seats in the economy-class cabin provide more legroom and space.
“As Hawai’i’s airline, we take great pride in sharing our love of these islands, and as we welcome our newest guests from the East Coast, we are confident they will find that their vacation begins and ends with us,’’ said Peter Ingram, president and CEO, Hawaiian Airlines. “We also want to help Hawai‘i residents get to where they want to go, and we know that people here travel to New England frequently.’’
The airline expects not only tourism to benefit thanks to the new route, but economic and cultural opportunities as well. Economically, the seafood industry is expected to profit. Already, the route transported more than a ton of live lobster from Boston to Hawai’i.
“We are very excited about Hawaiian Airlines’ new direct flights from Boston,’’ said Chris Tatum, president and CEO, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. “Providing non-stop service from one of our largest mainland markets will be a welcomed opportunity for our residents and visitors who will now have more options to travel. We congratulate Hawai’i’s hometown airline and look forward to helping make this route successful.”
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
As harmful to the environment as air travel is, some airports are taking measures to become more environmentally conscious. One example is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where an adjacent solar farm powers certain airport operations.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Ryanair will soon start its first round-trip Georgia flights. The flights, which start this November, will connect the capital Tbilisi (TBS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) four times weekly and the western city of Kutaisi (KUT) to Bologna (BLQ) and Marseille (MRS), both twice weekly. Then, in April, Ryanair will add twice weekly flights between Tbilisi and Cologne (CGN).
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.