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sep 13 2012

21 New Airline Routes Launching Soon

Flying to the Bahamas will be easier with new routes launching this winter (Courtesy pugaangie16/myBudgetTravel)

Can't decide where to go for your next vacation? With lots of new routes launching, the decision might be easier than you thought. Here is a sampling of what's coming up.

Airline: Alaska Airlines

Destinations: Washington, D.C, San Antonio, Atlanta, Orlando

The airline launched service between Seattle and Washington's Reagan in late August, plus will be adding a Seattle to San Antonio route on September 17—the same day they double the amount of flights between Seattle and Atlanta (from one to two per day). There will also be a new service between San Diego and Orlando starting October 11, with five flights per week.

Airline: Allegiant

Destination: Hawaii

The budget carrier launched flights to Hawaii in June 2012 and are adding five new routes this fall. Starting in November you will be able to fly nonstop to Honolulu from Bellingham, Washington; Eugene, Oregon; Santa Maria, California; and Stockton, California. The airline will also offer a nonstop between Bellingham and Maui starting in November.

Airline: Delta

Destination: Caribbean

December will be a good time to fly to the Caribbean from New York. Starting that month, there will be daily nonstop flights between LaGuardia and Nassau, Bahamas as well as JFK and Aruba and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Daily service will start between JFK and Punta Cana in February 2013, while daily flights between LaGuardia and Bermuda in April 2013.

Airline: Frontier Airlines

Destination: Orlando

Taking the kids to Disney will be a little easier starting in November, when Frontier launches nonstop flights to Orlando from Columbia, Missouri; Greensboro, North Carolina; Trenton, New Jersey; and Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.

Airline: JetBlue

Destination: Charleston

Northeasterns looking for some southern comfort can start flying nonstop on JetBlue starting in February 2013. There will be two daily flights from New York's JFK and one from Boston's Logan Airport.

Airline: Spirit

Destination: Los Cabos

The budget airline will launch a nonstop between San Diego and Los Cabos starting in November (with a connection from Dallas/Fort Worth), four times per week.

Airline: United

Destinations: Bahamas, Paris

United is still figuring out routes post merger with Continental and has been on a spree of launching new routes, from Newark to Istanbul to D.C. and Dublin. Expected in the next few months are a weekly nonstop between Chicago and Nassau, Bahamas starting in February (through July 2013) and a daily nonstop between San Francisco and Paris starting in April 2013.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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