This spring, Icelandic airline Play fly between the United States and Iceland. Service has already started between Baltimore and Boston to Reykjavík, with onward flights to Dublin, Prague and nearly two dozen European cities. Flights to and from New York Stewart International Airport, an hour’s drive from Manhattan in New Windsor, NY, are expected to get started this month. To find out how much baggage fees or seat assignments might cost — or even pay for your ticket — you’ll need to register for an account with an email address.
Other new international airlines include Zipair, a Tokyo-based airline that offers daily nonstop flights to Tokyo from Los Angeles and Honolulu (once a day after July 16). But unlike many other low-cost airlines, Zipair has a separate business class cabin on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet with flat seats† These seats can start as low as $900 one way, compared to established airlines’ business class tickets that can easily exceed $3,000 one way.
And arajet, a low-cost carrier in the Dominican Republic, plans to launch a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets in July. With a base in Santo Domingo, the airline expected to serve destinations in the United States, Brazil and Colombia, but a roadmap has not yet been announced.
New domestic options across the country
Avelo Airlines service began last April, of nonstop flights to more than 30 destinations in the US from hubs in Burbank, California, New Haven, Conn. and Orlando. As with many other low-cost carriers, Avelo’s flights are not scheduled daily. tickets on the newest routes, including Baltimore to Orlando and Burbank to Denver, start at $29 each way.
Breeze Airwaysfounded by former chief executive of JetBlue, David Neeleman, began operations in May 2021. The Utah-based airline serves more than 30 U.S. destinations, including airports in Westchester County in New York, Louisville, Ky., and Charleston, SC, and emphasizes its “point-to-point” single-route system – rather than the traditional hub-and-spoke model – as a benefit to the traveler.
In May, the airline also announced it would begin nonstop service between Jacksonville, Florida, and eight cities, including New Orleans and Las Vegas. Fares start at $49 each way. If you are used to calling customer service to buy, change or cancel flights, you’re out of luck† the airline will only respond to requests by email, SMS or via Facebook.
ah! – which stands for air, hotel and adventure – is a brand of the regional airline ExpressJet Airlines. It offers nonstop flights from the hub in Reno, Nev., to 10 West Coast destinations, including Palm Springs, California and Spokane, Wash.