United Airlines (Chicago) will launch a new summer seasonal spoke route from its Newark hub to Newcastle in the United Kingdom on May 23, 2015. The flight will operate five days a week until September 7, 2015 with 169-seat Boeing 757-200s. This will be the first trans-Atlantic route for Newcastle.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-224 N58101 (msn 27291) climbs away from the runway at Los Angeles.
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Jet2.com (Jet2holidays) (Leeds/Bradford) is continuing its growth at Newcastle International Airport with the launch of four brand new destinations for the summer of 2015. The discount airline will launch new routes from NCL to Antalya (Turkey) (weekly, May 22), Larnaca (Cyprus) (weekly May 27), Malta (weekly May 21) and Zante (Zakinthos) (weekly May 27).
The company has also announced a significant expansion plans at Belfast International Airport, including new routes, an additional aircraft plus even more seats for the summer of 2015. The new routes include Prague and Rome and the sunshine hotspots of Gran Canaria and Zante.
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-27B G-LSAE (msn 24135) in the Jet2holidays livery (which is based on Allegiant Air’s color scheme) departs from Tenerife Sur. The 757 was previously painted in a promotional livery for Newcastle International Airport when they celebrated 75 years .
Tiger Airways (Australia) (tigerairways.com) (subsidiary of Tiger Airways Singapore) (Melbourne) will launch the prestigious Melbourne-Sydney route on July 3 with four daily roundtrips. This is bound to create a new fare war as the existing carriers will move to protect this lucrative route. Tiger will offer a A$68 one-way fare between the two cities.