The Most Exciting New Nonstop Flight Routes from the U.S.

As the world continues to reopen, airlines have been bringing routes back online after two years of limited options. But even more exciting: companies are now regularly announcing entirely new flight routes as well, increasing connections between some of our favorite destinations around the world. This shift is most noticeable for flights to Europe, where demand continues to be strongest.

Read on for more of the new routes around the world we’re most excited about.

Contact Indagare or your Trip Designer to discuss your upcoming travels, including the destinations that are open to travel,  future trip-planning advice, inspiration and ideas.

New Routes to Europe

Södermalm, Stockholm. Photo by Ola Ericson courtesy Visit Sweden

Södermalm, Stockholm. Photo by Ola Ericson, courtesy Visit Sweden
New York, Miami and Los Angeles to Stockholm with FinnairHelsinki

-based Finnair has turned Stockholm into its newest hub, launching service between the Swedish capital and five cities, including New York City, Miami and Los Angeles. The JFK to Stockholm route is offered three to four times a week on A350-900 planes.

New York to Milan with La Compagnie The Paris-based, all-business-class airline La Compagnie is offering new service from Newark Liberty International to Milan’s Malpensa Airport on its fleet of A321neo planes.

San Diego to Munich with Lufthansa In March, Lufthansa replaced its previous non-stop service between San Diego and Frankfurt (canceled during Covid) with five-time weekly service to Munich instead.

Newark to Palma de Mallorca & Tenerife with United Catch a nonstop flight from the New York area to Spain’s Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands three times a week, beginning June 2. This marks the first nonstop service from the U.S. to either destination.

Los Angeles to Barcelona with Level Newcomer airline Level, based in Spain, is now operating the only service between the West Coast and Barcelona.

Portland, Oregon to London with British Airways Originally slated to launch in June 2020, nonstop service between Portland, Oregon and London Heathrow will finally begin on June 3.

Seattle to Helsinki with Finnair Along with expanding its Stockholm offerings, Finnair is adding summer service between Seattle and Helsinki three times a week beginning June 1.

Boston to Athens with Delta Starting in May, Delta will fly from Boston (called “The Athens of America” thanks to its history of academic achievements) to Athens, Greece three times a week on an A330-900.

Austin to Amsterdam with KLM This March, KLM opened nonstop service between Austin and Amsterdam for the first time. The flights—on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners—had originally been planned to begin in May of 2020, but were postponed because of the pandemic.

Newark to the Azores with United This May, United will launch the first direct route between the New York City area and the Azores with service to Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

Seattle to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines In May, Turkish Airlines will launch four-times weekly service between Seattle and Istanbul on a Boeing 787-9.

New York to Stockholm with Delta Delta will begin non-stop service between JFK and Stockholm in June on an A330-900.

Related: Join our June 2022 Insider Journey to Stockholm with WSJ. Magazine. Indagare CEO and founder Melissa Biggs Bradley and WSJ. contributing editor Sarah Medford will host this six-day exploration of the style and design hub. See the trip.

New Routes to Africa & the Middle East

New York to Doha with American Airlines

American Airlines’s longest new route will fly between JFK and Doha beginning June 4.

Boston to Tel Aviv with Delta Beginning May 26, Delta will offer new service between Tel Aviv and Boston aboard A330-900 planes.

Resuming: New York to Cape Town with United Beginning in June, ​​United is resuming three weekly flights to Cape Town aboard a 787-9 Dreamliner. This marks the only service between the United States and the beloved South African city.

Related: Your 2022 Travel Calendar: Where to Go and When to Book Your Trips

New Routes to Asia & Oceania

New York to Delhi with American

At the end of 2021, American launched service from JFK to Delhi.

Dallas to Melbourne with Qantas With Australia once again open to visitors, Qantas is launching new service between Melbourne and Dallas, the first connection between these cities by any airline. The four weekly flights will use Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

New York to Auckland with Air New Zealand This ultra long-haul route between JFK and Auckland, New Zealand will launch in September, running three times a week on Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Seattle to Tahiti with Air Tahiti Nui This October, Air Tahiti Nui will connect Seattle with the South Pacific for the first time, operating twice-weekly service to Tahiti on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

New Routes to the Caribbean & Latin America

New York to Cartagena with Avianca

The world’s second-oldest airline added nonstop between JFK and Cartagena at the end of March.

Miami to Anguilla with American American Airlines recently launched the first nonstop service between the United States and Anguilla.

Related: Direct Flights to the Caribbean

New Domestic Routes

Chicago to Martha’s Vineyard with American

American Airlines will commence seasonal service between O'Hare and Martha’s Vineyard on June 9.

Atlanta to Maui with Delta In November, Delta will launch new service from its home airport Atlanta to Maui.

Contact Indagare or your Trip Designer to discuss your upcoming travels, including the destinations that are open to travel,  future trip-planning advice, inspiration and ideas.

Published onApril 13, 2022

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